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Police Beat: April 23

Everybody’s doing it

A UA student was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol on Sunday at around 4 a.m. on Seventh Street and Cherry Avenue.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was patrolling the area when he saw a student and a man screaming at each other. The officer pulled over and attempted to separate the two. The man was yelling, “Get away from me! Get this crazy bitch away from me! She won’t go away.” Two other officers arrived on the scene to assist.

The student and the man had supposedly been arguing about the student’s friends, and the student said she was “trying to protect them.” The student’s eyes were watery and bloodshot, and she was slurring her words. The student asked why the officers were there and what she had done. An officer asked her what she thought she was in trouble for, and she replied, “Drinking, big deal. Everybody in the party is [drinking], and they are drunk.”

The officer told her she was going to be arrested for underage drinking and they were going to get her home safely.

However, while completing the paperwork for her citation, the student refused to sign the ticket multiple times. The officers told her if she did not sign it, she would be booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center. When she continued to refuse to sign it, she was arrested and booked into the detention center.

Liar, Liar

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and spirituous liquor.

A UAPD officer was doing rounds with a resident assistant at Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall when they noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana on the second floor. A student answered the door of the room the smell was coming from. He said he did not have marijuana in his room but had just finished smoking with his friend in his car.

The officer asked if they could search the room, and the student said yes. While searching the room, the officer found three bottles of beer, a mason jar filled with marijuana and a pipe. The student admitted they were his and said he had lied earlier because he was afraid he would get in trouble. He added that he had just finished smoking in his room.

Officers disposed of the alcohol and confiscated the marijuana and pipe as evidence. The student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office.

Party’s over

A UAPD officer noticed about 15 people congregating around an entrance to a fraternity house on Cherry Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday. The house seemed noisy, suggesting there were a lot of people inside.

The officer checked the Greek Life calendar of events, and saw there was not a registered party at that address or time. The officer tried to get in contact with someone at the house, but when the people saw the officer, they all ran quickly into the house to avoid him. He then began to shine his light inside the house and saw about 100 people in a room.

When they saw the light, all the people consuming alcohol either dropped or tried to hide it from the officer. The crowd then began to retreat to a different part of the house that was out of sight.

The officer found a resident of the house and asked for the president of the fraternity to come outside and speak with him. The president came to speak with the officer and told him there were about 86 people in the house. The officer told the president of the house that there appeared to be underage drinking going on and that it appeared to be a violation of GAMMA rules.

The president told the officer he would tell everyone to leave. Shortly after, about 200 people left the house. The officer contacted Greek Life to report the incident.

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