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    Vomiting woman taken to UMC
    Two women were cited for minors in possession of alcohol on Oct. 31 at 11:45 p.m.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer observed two females near East Speedway Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue; one was lying on the ground vomiting on herself while the other one was attempting to help her. The officer approached the woman and noticed that the one who was vomiting smelled strongly of intoxicants, had bloodshot, watery eyes and disheveled clothing. The other woman smelt slightly of intoxicants.

    The officer called Tucson Fire Department to respond to check the girls out. The one who was found on the ground was taken to University Medical Center for extreme intoxication.

    Both women were cited and released for MIP. The parents of the woman who was taken to UMC were called to pick her up from the hospital.

    Girl booked on MIP charges in Coronado
    A woman was taken to the Pima County Jail on Oct. 31 at 11:16 p.m.

    Police responded to a call in the Coronado dorm in reference to a liquor law violation. Upon arrival, officers met with the community director who said there had been alcohol in the room and it had been destroyed prior to police arrival. The man told officers the people in the room, who were UA students, would be handled through Residence Life, as per their policy, UAPD needed to be contacted to handle individuals who were not UA students. The man identified a female subject, who was only 17 years old, as one of the people in the room.

    Officers made contact with the girl. During their conversation, they detected a faint odor of alcohol coming from her breath. Officers asked the girl if she had been drinking. She said she had a shot of Bacardi. Officers asked the girl to take a portable breath test, but she refused. She told officers she did not know where the alcohol had come from. When they asked if she was a student, she said no, she was just visiting a friend for the weekend.

    Officers asked if the girl’s parents could come pick her up, but she told them she was from Scottsdale. Police contacted the woman’s father who stated that the only family in Tucson was her cousin who was out of town. Police told the girl’s father that without a legal guardian to release her to, she would be booked in the Pima County Juvenile Court Center. He said he understood.

    The girl was placed under arrest for being an underage person in possession of spirituous liquor.

    Man assaulted in stairwell
    A man was taken to UMC after being assaulted in a stairwell on Oct. 31 at 9:56 p.m.

    Police were flagged down by a man on Eighth Street near the Campus Crossing apartments. The man told officers he had been assaulted earlier. He said he was on the fourth floor of Campus Crossing and had left to go to the second floor via the stairwell. While in the stairwell, he got into a confrontation with an unknown male. The unknown male punched the man in the nose. He sustained numerous lacerations on his face and arms. After the fight, the man left the stairwell and flagged down the officer.

    Upon making contact with the man, police called paramedics to respond to the scene. They stated that the man needed to go to UMC for further evaluation, although none of his injuries were life-threatening.

    The man described the unknown male as 5 feet 10 inches, 175 pounds, with a shaved head, wearing a black shirt with orange mesh and dark pants.

    There are no suspects and the man said he could not identify the subject.

    Man arrested on charges of shoplifting beer
    A man was arrested for shoplifting and consuming alcohol in public on Oct. 31 at 4:54 p.m.

    While an officer was stopped at the Circle K on Speedway Boulevard, a man approached his car saying that another man in a grey tank top who was drinking a beer at the bus stop had just stolen that beer and two others from the store.

    The officer drove over to the bus stop and made contact with the man. The officer informed the man he had seen him drinking a beer. The man said, “”Well, I guess you got me there.”” The officer then asked if the man had taken the beer from the Circle K. The man said no. Two other officers arrived and had the clerk and other witnesses identify the man as the one who stole the items.

    It was confirmed that this was the man. He was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail where he was booked for shoplifting and drinking in public.

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