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    Police Beat

    Intoxicated man vomits in water fountain
    A man was cited and released for minor in possession on Oct. 31 at 12:04 a.m.

    Police responded to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall in reference to a man vomiting. When they arrived, officers saw a man vomiting into a water fountain on the fourth floor. After he finished, police asked him for his name.

    After running the name he told them, police did not find a match. They then asked the man for his real name. He gave them a different name, which had a match for someone who was under 21.

    The man told officers that he had three to four beers at Coronado Residence Hall. After drinking there, he went to a club and then headed back to his residence. The man said the beers made him sick.

    He was cited and released for MIP. The man was also referred to the Dean of Students’ office.

    ‘Pranksters’ steal showering man’s clothes
    A man claimed to have been sexually harassed by residents of his hall on Oct. 31 at 12:13 a.m.

    Police responded to La Paz Residence Hall, where a man said that three other men took his clothes, underwear and towel while he was showering, leaving nothing for him to wear so he could get back to his room. The officer asked the man if he had problems with these men in the past and he said, “”No, not until now.””

    The man informed the officers that he knew that he had been sexually harassed, because he had to go back to his room naked.

    The man informed officers that he did not want to press charges for the harassment or theft but that he wanted the individuals talked to.

    Police made contact with the three men. One told the officer that “”pranks”” had been happening since the beginning of the semester, and all of them were getting along until recently. The man told the officer that they had informed the man of their plans before he took a shower, and he had responded, “”Then I’ll just walk to my room naked.”” The men told officers that they were only going to keep his clothes for five minutes, but then the man in the shower “”just lost it.””

    The officer advised the men that all pranks should stop so the situation did not get out of hand. All agreed.

    Two cited for drug paraphernalia
    Officers arrested two people on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 1 at 10:10 p.m.

    Officers were driving to the Art building when they noticed two subjects sitting on the service access stairwell of the Art building. Officers slowed down when they noticed that both subjects were huddled over with their backs toward the officers.

    Police parked their car and approached the subjects. They aimed their flashlights at the two people. Both were startled and looked up. The officers noted that there was a male and female subject. They asked them what they were doing and why they were sitting in a service stairwell. The subjects told officers that they had just purchased food at Circle K and were just sitting there. Reports noted that both appeared nervous and anxious to leave. The officers asked the people for identification, but both said they did not have any. When the officer asked the woman to identify herself, she stood up. The officer immediately noticed two syringes on the ground where her feet had been while she was seated. One of the officers instructed the woman to sit a few feet away and not reach for the syringes.

    Both of the subjects verbally identified themselves to officers but denied that the syringes belonged to them. The officer used his flashlight to look around and noticed a small plastic baggie with a tin cap next to the woman’s right side, which had not been there before. The officer picked up the baggie and saw that the tin cap had a reddish brown residue and several small cotton balls. The officer recognized these items as those consistent with things carried by intravenous drug users.

    The woman immediately denied that the baggie was hers, saying that none of the items in it were hers.

    The woman was told she was being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and she needed to stand up to be handcuffed. She refused. After several requests for her to stand up, the woman said she would not unless she was helped. The officer helped the woman up, but placed her in an empty control hold to handcuff her. A search of her name found that she had two warrants out from the Tucson Police Department.

    The officers then began to question the man. He said that he did not know anything about the syringes or other items found. While talking with the man, one of the officers noticed that his pupils were small, and considering the lack of light in the area, this was unusual. The officers reported that this was consistent with someone who used opiates.

    The man denied using any drugs. The officers informed him that he was under arrest on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, and asked to search him. He was reluctant, but finally agreed. During the search, officers found a single syringe in his left pocket.

    The man was taken to the police department for identification verification. When he was identified, he was cited and released on paraphernalia charges. The woman was taken to the Pima County Jail to be booked on her two warrants and a drug paraphernalia charge.

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