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    Police Beat: April 25, 2012

    In a bar ‘far, far away’

    University of Arizona Police Department officers saw a student jumping over walls in a hurry while they were patrolling the campus at about midnight on Monday.

    Officers pulled her aside and told her that the walls can be dangerous. The officers asked her if she’d had anything to drink after they noticed that her breath smelled like alcohol and her eyes were bloodshot and watery.

    “I was drinking earlier tonight at far, far away,” she said. The officers asked if she meant a place that was far, far away or if the place was called, “Far, Far Away.” She ignored the question and told officers that she could not remember if she’d had beer or liquor. They told her that it’s illegal to drink under the age of 21, and she told them she was 19. Officers cited her for minor in possession and referred her to the Dean of Students for a Code of Conduct violation.

    Wrong bench, wrong time

    A Tucson resident saw a student lying down on a bench in front of the Administration building on Sunday at 1:41 a.m. and called UAPD.

    Two officers arrived and asked the man on the bench if he was all right. He didn’t move or answer. They nudged him and asked him to wake up and give them his driver’s license. Because he was unable to perform basic tasks, the officers called the Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Medical Services to have him evaluated. When emergency personnel arrived, the student began to wake up.

    Officers said he was very uncooperative with the EMTs and firefighters. The student informed the EMTs that he had about 12 beers at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and he was on his way home but decided to stop for a little bit. He said he lived in the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

    Officers called and explained the situation to the resident assistant. The RA told them that there was no one living in the residence hall by that name.

    Then the student yelled that he lived in Villa del Puente Residence Hall. Officers called Villa del Puente’s RA and confirmed that the student lived there.

    The officers unsuccessfully called the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity but didn’t get an answer. They cited the student for minor in possession of alcohol in body and possession of a fictitious license, referred him to the Dean of Students Office and transferred him to the University of Arizona Medical Center for further evaluation.

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