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    A man was admitted into University Medical Center on Sept. 15 at 10:09 p.m. because of suicidal notions stemming from voices inside his head.

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were dispatched near the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., after a man called police from a pay phone to say he was suicidal. The man was sitting on the ground on the east side of the library when officers arrived.

    The man told police that he wanted to go to the hospital because voices in his head were telling him to kill himself and were getting worse. He told the cops that he was taking medication twice a day for schizophrenia and that he had not taken the pills that day.

    The man was taken to UMC, where the staff later told police that they were familiar with the man and that he would be admitted.

    A student was arrested for third-degree trespassing at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., during the UA-New Mexico game Sept. 15 at 8:50 p.m.

    A concessions stand supervisor at the stadium called police to inform them that she was having a confrontation with a student at stand 14. She told the officer she did not want the student to come back to the stand because he was upsetting the volunteer cashiers.

    An officer arrived and informed the student he was not allowed to return to the stand, and that if he did, he would be asked to leave the stadium. The officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the student’s breath.

    Ten minutes later, the woman contacted the same officer because the student had returned to the stand. The officer informed the student that he was being escorted out of the stadium and if he returned he would be arrested for trespassing.

    Ten minutes after that, the officer saw the student walking up the stairs in the student section. The officer told him he was under arrest and placed him into handcuffs and escorted him to the UAPD command post, where he was cited and released.

    A 17-year-old girl was arrested for underage drinking and false reporting to an officer before the UA football game Sept. 15 at 5:40 p.m.

    An officer saw the girl walking near North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard, carrying an open Michelob beer bottle, which appeared to be half full.

    The officer asked her how old she was, and she said she was 21 years old but did not have any identification on her.

    She spelled out a fictitious name and gave a birth date of Jan. 22, 1987. A records check returned no information for the girl, and the officer reminded her of the importance of providing real information.

    She then admitted that her real birth date is Jan. 22, 1989, and that she was under the legal drinking age. The officer told her she was under arrest for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

    She told the officer that her real name was similar to the fake name she gave the officer but that her first name was misspelled on her birth certificate. The officer still could not identify her, so she called her father.

    The father verified the information about the birth certificate and then told the officer her name and birth date, which really is Jan. 22, 1990. The girl then provided her driver’s license to the officer and claimed that she forgot that she had it with her.

    A man was arrested for public sexual indecency, disrupting an educational institution and disorderly conduct at the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, 1500 E. University Blvd., Sept. 15 at 2:33 p.m.

    A man inside the ILC called police to report another man massaging his genitals and masturbating while working on a computer. The man reporting the incident said that the man touching himself left the ILC and was walking westbound on University Boulevard. Police made contact with the man at the Koffler building, 1340 E. University Blvd.

    One officer returned to the ILC to view the Web sites the man had been looking at before he left. The officer found two Web sites that were questionable. Both of the sites were focused on female bodybuilders.

    The man reporting the incident said the other man “”was looking at pictures of women, put his hands down his pants and began to rub/massage his genital area,”” according to reports.

    The man said he could not see the other man’s genitals, but his face became red and flustered.

    A records check showed that the man touching himself had a similar complaint lodged against him before.

    “”I wasn’t doing anything lewd and lascivious, this was the same thing that happened last time,”” the man told police, according to reports. The man said that he was not looking at porn Web sites about body building on the computer but rather at vacation and hotel Web sites.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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