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    Police Beat: Sept. 2

    What’s a Smirnoff beer?

    Resident assistants at Coronado Residence Hall contacted the University of Arizona Police Department about an intoxicated man who had fallen on the sixth floor of the building on Aug. 28 at 12:12 a.m.

    The man, who was unsteady on his feet, wasn’t able to walk in a straight line and told the officer, “”I’m not that drunk.”” He was also confused and didn’t know whether he was a UA student or a Coronado resident.

    The officer found out the man was visiting someone and wasn’t a UA student.

    The man became very agitated and claimed he was in the military but the only identification in his wallet was an American Automobile Association card.

    The man was taken to Pima County Jail and told not to return to Coronado or he would be subject to arrest on trespassing charges.

    The man claimed he drank between two and three bottles of Smirnoff beer, but was told by officers there is no such thing. Upon hearing this, the man recanted and said it was Smirnoff light beer.

    ‘My friends made me do it’

    A UAPD officer responded to a call from Coronado to assist officers with a possible fight brewing on Aug. 28 at 12:27 a.m., but when he arrived there was no activity.

    The officer was checking the north side of the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall when he saw an unconscious man lying on a bench in front of the dorm and woke him to ask his name.

    The man, who sat up and was very unstable, said he didn’t know his name and didn’t think he had any identification but was “”too drunk”” to know if he had any.

    The man had watery, bloodshot eyes and there was a strong smell of intoxicants on his breath. He continued to say he was too drunk to know anything.

    The man didn’t know when his birthday was and said he had had three shots of vodka but didn’t know where.

    He kept repeating that his friends made him do it but wouldn’t give the officer their information. He said he lived in Arizona-Sonora.

    The man continued to say he was too drunk to answer questions and the officer identified him through identification in his wallet.

    Resident assistants were called to verify the man was a resident at Arizona-Sonora before the man was cited and released on charges of underage drinking.

    The perils of hitchhiking

    A UAPD officer driving by Campbell Avenue and Enke Drive saw two women, one with her thumb raised as if she were hitchhiking, on Aug. 27 at 12:49 a.m.

    The officer told the women, who were UA students, about the dangers of hitchhiking.

    The women told the officer they were 18 and 19 years old but had left their identification in their room. They said they were coming from a party at an apartment complex on First Street but couldn’t give the officer any details about the party. The officer could smell a moderate odor of intoxicants on their breath.

    Both women hesitated before saying they hadn’t had anything to drink. Another officer arrived so the women could be spoken to separately.

    One woman admitted to having one and a half beers. The other maintained she hadn’t had anything to drink but the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption.

    Both women were cited and released on charges of underage drinking.

    Throwing beer: not a good way to meet people

    A UAPD police officer responded to a call from the Tucson Police Department about people throwing beer bottles at passersby at the Park Avenue Garage on Aug. 27 at 2:19 a.m.

    The officer went to inspect the top level of the garage after someone claimed they saw people there.

    Broken glass and a few bottles were found on the west side of the top of the garage, but the people had already left.

    TPD stopped a man on the north side of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall who fit the description they were given.

    The UA student was later arrested on charges of underage drinking and admitted to throwing and breaking bottles on top of the garage.

    He said he was out trying to meet people and didn’t know the other man, who ran away.


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