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Police Beat: October 13

Repeat tailgater?

A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a call that an individual had been dumping food over the fence of The Little Chapel of All Nations on Sept. 24.

Upon arrival, the UAPD officer spoke with the reporting party, who directed him to the dumping location. It was on the north side between a shed and a wooden fence surrounding the property, and there were approximately five or six piles of what appeared to be food.

The reporting party directed the officer to the south side, where there was another pile of what looked like the same trash. There was another pile that was dried up on the northeast side that was possibly the same garbage. The piles smelled foul and had the scent of rotting food or vomit.

The reporting party informed the officer that as days passed, the piles increased in number. They were all similar and could have come from the same source.

The reporting party said someone who tailgated nearby for football games may be the individual who was throwing the trash.No suspect information was known at the time, and the reporting party was advised to continue checking the area periodically and around football games to determine if it was a random act or if it was a tailgater.

‘Too much’A UA student was issued a Dean of Students Office referral on Sept. 27 for minor in possession of alcohol in body.

A UAPD officer was dispatched to a lot on Vine Avenue around 5 a.m. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with an individual who identified an unresponsive male student.

The individual said the man called him for a ride from the 7-Eleven on Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. The man was laying on the floor, his shirt was covered in vomit, and he was unable to answer any questions or sit up on his own.

The Tucson Fire Department arrived on the scene and gave the student medical assistance.

The officer asked the reporting individual if he had been with the man throughout the night. He said, “No,” but was aware he consumed an entire bottle of Smirnoff vodka and had used cocaine. He also said the party the man attended was on Speedway Boulevard.

The individual handed the officer the man’s wallet and cellphone. Upon looking for identification in the wallet, the officer was informed the male student’s CatCard and driver’s license were missing and that someone at the party may have taken them.

The individual informed the officer of the dorm the student lived in. Due to being unresponsive, TFD transported him to the University of Arizona Medical Center. The officer contacted the resident assistant of the student’s dorm to confirm he was a resident. The RA confirmed he lived there.

The individual was identified as an 18-year-old. Upon attempting contact around 10 a.m., a nurse was able to wake the man, who identified himself. The officer read him his Miranda rights, which he said he understood.

The male student said he was at a house party. He admitted to drinking vodka, but when asked how much, he said, “Too much.” He was unaware of who provided the vodka and also denied any cocaine use.

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