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Police Beat: March 24, 2015

Dropping the ball

A Rawls/Eller Lodge desk assistant called the University of Arizona Police Department in regards to an unwanted person in the hall’s walled basketball courtyard on Feb. 27 at 1:38 p.m.

The assistant knew the unwanted UA student was evicted from Residence Life. She said he was a white man with a tattoo on his forearm, and he was wearing a white T-shirt.

The officer called out his name on the basketball court. He said he had been evicted from Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall about three weeks ago for breaking a chair, but he was still allowed in other UA halls. Residence Life had given him several pieces of paper in reference to the eviction, but he never read them. He didn’t have the papers on him, either.

The UAPD officer explained to the student that he needed to read and abide by the terms in the eviction order. An officer said he would be placed under arrest for criminal trespass if he violated the order again. He left the area, and the case information was given to the Dean of Students Office.

Unknown brother

The UAPD was called to the Kappa Alpha fraternity to check on a 19-year-old UA student who appeared to be extremely intoxicated on March 6 at 10:38 p.m.

Upon arrival, an officer saw the Tucson Fire Department and University Emergency Medical Services assessing a man in the rear seat of a car. He spoke with two female UA students, who saw the man standing outside the Hub at Tucson apartments as they were driving away and leaving the Hub. They said the man was only known to them by his first name, because he asked them for a ride to Kappa Alpha where he lived. The women could see he was “drunk” and needed to get off the streets.

When they arrived at the fraternity with the man in the car, he wouldn’t get out due to being severely intoxicated. The student vomited inside the car and he was not able to stand or walk. The two women called 911 out of concern for him.

TFD concluded that the student needed to be transported to the hospital due to extreme alcohol intoxication. The officer said that the man couldn’t speak in complete sentences, and he was mumbling in the car’s back seat. He was also unable to hold up his head and needed to be supported by a TFD medic. An overpowering smell of alcohol came from the man’s breath while he was being transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center emergency room by a Southwest ambulance.

The fraternity president went to the hospital to identify the man, because he didn’t have any identification on him. He told the officer that the man was no longer a member of the fraternity and also may not be a UA student anymore.

A series of tests were done on the individual. The officer needed to verify his status as a student in order for him to be diverted to the Dean of Students Office for minor with alcohol in the body.


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