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Police Beat: November 24

Not a bromance

A male student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Nov. 15.

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the intersection of First Street and Cherry Avenue around midnight in reference to a report of a fight. At the intersection, they saw about 20 men walking east and talking loudly.

There was no sign of an ongoing fight and the men denied being involved in an altercation.

The officers drove west based on reports of men running away from the intersection.

As they drove, they heard yelling from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, and a male voice yelled, “I will drop kick them!”

One officer exited the vehicle and stood outside the house. A man exited the south entrance, slamming the door. He immediately stopped when he saw the officer.

The officer told the man to walk over to him, and he refused. A second man exited the same door. He dropped a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and attempted to run back inside the house, but the door was closed.

The officer told the second man to walk towards him, but he also refused. The officer approached both men and asked if they were involved in the altercation; they both denied involvement.

The first man was not identified and was cleared. The second man verbally identified himself and said he was a non-UA affiliate. He refused to provide a local address. A records check found he was a UA student.

The first man told the officer he was walking by the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house with the other man when a group of approximately 20 unknown men surrounded him and wanted to fight.

He then went to Kappa Sigma to avoid conflict. He said he was not assaulted and did not wish to participate further with an investigation of an assault. He said there was tension between Kappa Sigma and another fraternity.

The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the second man and saw his eyes were red and watery, and he was swaying back and forth.

He was issued a diversion.

Cat fight near pigskin

A woman was charged with disorderly conduct on Nov. 15 at a football game.

A UAPD officer working the football game was notified by a staff member that two women were fighting on the west side of the stadium.

When the officer arrived on the scene, he saw one woman grab the other by the neck.

The officer ran up to her and she immediately put her hands in the air. The officer began to escort the woman away.

At that point, the woman being escorted tensed up, tried to turn toward the officer and started screaming obscenities.

The officer could smell a very strong odor of intoxicants on her breath. She was also slurring her speech.

As the officer escorted her to another area, she continued to scream obscenities.

The other woman said they were friends and that the woman who was escorted away had been drinking alcohol since 7 a.m.

She said she did not wish to prosecute the assault. The intoxicated woman denied medical attention and was ejected from the stadium.

She was then transported to the Pima County Jail by Tucson Police Department transportation unit and was charged with disorderly conduct.

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