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Police Beat: November 15

Wrong place, wrong time

Two UA students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Monday at 1:50 a.m.

Officers from the University of Arizona Police Department were in the middle of responding to a burglary alarm set off in the North End Zone when a vehicle slowly passed by and shined its lights on them.

An officer approached the vehicle to ask if anyone inside knew about the alarm. Then, two men jumped out of the vehicle and began to run in opposite directions.

The officer had the vehicle pull over to question the remaining people inside, where he noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from two of the passengers.

The passengers all said that they knew nothing about a break-in.

Two women, however, admitted to drinking at an off-campus party.

Both women were given Preliminary Breath Tests. While taking the test, the women were not able to stand straight for a long period of time. They kept swaying back and forth and slurred their speech.

One woman also had mood swings while taking the test, switching between laughing fits and sobbing.

Both students were diverted to the Dean of Students for underage drinking and taken to Likins Hall, where of the students resides.

Unfriendly friend

A non-UA affiliated man called UAPD officers on Monday at 8:30 a.m. to report an assault by his friend.

Approximately two weeks ago, the man was walking with his friend down the Highland underpass from Wilbur’s Underground, where they had been earlier that evening.

As they were walking, his 27-year-old friend threw a soda can at him. They continued walking, and the man’s friend pushed him several times.

The man told officers that his friend had not taken his prescribed medications earlier which was most likely the cause of “him being so mean.”

The man said he did not want to press charges but wanted the assault documented in case of a future incident.

Roughly an hour after the man called UAPD, he called again saying that he wanted to retract what he said because he did not want to hurt his friend in any way.

No legal action was taken for the assault.

— Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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