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    Police Beat: April 12

    Heat of the moment

    A UA student met with police at the University of Arizona Police Department lobby at 10:11 a.m. on April 9 because she feared her ex-boyfriend might hurt himself.

    She said her ex-boyfriend, a UA student, didn’t respond well to their breakup. He told her that he didn’t want to live without her and threatened to harm himself.

    Due to her concern for his health, she agreed to meet the man in a public place several days prior to her report. He picked her up in a car and the two spent time together off-campus. While discussing reasons the two had separated, the man became “upset” and “started driving crazy.” She then asked for the man to go back to campus, but he continued driving. When she asked the man to take her home, the man drove to the area of Campbell Avenue and River Road, before stepping out of the car and laying on the road. He told the woman he was waiting to be hit by a car. No car was in the vicinity of the man, the woman said, and she convinced him to get out of the road before she called and asked her parents to pick her up.

    She wanted the case to be documented and for the man to possibly receive professional help.

    UAPD officers then went to the man’s house, who wasn’t at home, but spoke with a friend of his. The friend said he was aware of the couple’s break-up but wasn’t aware of any differences in the man’s behavior.

    Police were then able to speak with the girl’s ex-boyfriend at a later time and he admitted he said he might harm himself, but that it was done in the “heat of the moment” and he had no intention to do so.

    He told police he would be willing to speak with a representative from Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation to discuss any issues.

    Party Foul
    A UA student “flagged down” Student Emergency Medical Services to evaluate a woman vomiting due to intoxication outside of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at 1:10 a.m. on April 9.
    When UAPD officers, SEMS was evaluating the woman who had the “chills,” due to the rainy weather and who had been vomiting earlier. Paramedics determined the woman was capable of taking care of herself and she was released from their care.

    UAPD then spoke with the woman, who said she had been drinking both vodka and champagne at an off-campus location. She refused to say where or how she’d received the alcohol, but she informed police she was underage. The woman, who had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and vomit on her dress, had difficulty standing while identifying herself.

    When a UAPD officer asked for her identification, he noticed an Idaho driver’s license in her iPhone case, claiming that she was 23-years-old. A records check proved this information to be false and the woman admitted to receiving the fake I.D. online. The woman was then cited as an underage person with spirituous liquor in body and fictitious out of state driver’s license, before being released to the care of a friend.

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