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    Police Beat: Oct. 5

    Not Tanqueray’s target consumer

    University of Arizona Police Department officers on patrol observed a man walking east on Drachman Street carrying a red plastic cup on Sept. 26 at 12:53 a.m. As officers approached the man, he placed the cup on the ground and attempted to walk away from it. Police contacted the man and asked him for identification. The man identified himself and it was determined that he was underage.

    Officers asked the man what was in the cup he left on the ground and he stated that is was “”gin and tonic.”” The man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth as he spoke. Police cited the man on charges of minor in possession and released him on scene. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Twenty to four — yep, that’s a fair fight

    UAPD officers responded to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on Sept. 26 at 1:15 a.m. in reference to a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified man in the parking lot bleeding from his nose. The man told police that several members of the fraternity had assaulted him and his three friends. UAPD notified the Tucson Fire Department and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. Officers questioned the man and his friends about what had happened that evening.

    According to the group, two women had invited them to the fraternity house. Once inside, several fraternity members confronted the men and asked who had invited them.

    Apparently dissatisfied with the answer, the fraternity members then asked the group to leave. As the group was leaving, 20 to 30 unidentified fraternity members followed the group out of the house and attacked them, punching and kicking the men before going back inside.

    Officers made contact with the fraternity’s treasurer, who denied being aware that the incident was taking place. He did admit to hearing people talk about a fight and admitted that the men had been attacked after being asked to leave. The treasurer also told police that he knew the fraternity had an unfair advantage and should have handled the situation in a different way. TFD determined that none of the men’s injuries were serious and the men refused to press charges. Officers have referred the fraternity to Greek Life and the Dean of Students Office.

    Who knew urine counted as litter?

    UAPD officers responded to the U-Mart in the Student Union Memorial Center on Sept. 26 at 1 a.m. in reference to a report from custodial services of a man urinating on the building. Upon arrival, officers met with the employee who reported the incident. He led police to the area where a man had been urinating on the wall and was able to identify the man to police.

    Officers made contact with the man and asked him for identification. The man gave police a District of Columbia driver’s license, but a records check was unable to return any matches on the name or date of birth. Officers suspected that the driver’s license was fake and asked the man to confirm his date of birth. The man gave police a different date of birth than what was listed on the license and after realizing his mistake, admitted, “”It’s a fake license.”” The man then gave police a valid New Jersey driver’s license, which confirmed he was underage. According to police, the man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth as he spoke. The man further told police he drank two beers and was “”happy to pay a fine”” for urinating in public.

    The man was cited on charges of minor in possession, falsely reporting to a law enforcement officer, possession of a fake ID and criminal littering. Police confiscated the man’s fake ID and released him on scene.

    What’s the hurry?

    UAPD officers were monitoring traffic on Speedway Boulevard on Sept. 26 at 1:10 p.m. when they observed a white Acura Integra travelling at an extremely high speed. Officers confirmed the vehicle’s speed at 65 in a 35 mph zone. Officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The driver identified herself with a New York driver’s license. A records check revealed no outstanding warrants or citations and police cited the woman on charges of criminal speeding. She was released on scene.

    Man mistakes snapshots for a Social Security card

    UAPD officers were dispatched to 1339 E. First St. on Sept. 26 at 9:44 p.m. in reference to a request for medical assistance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with an intoxicated man. According to police, the man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth and body. Police asked the man for his social security number so that they could identify him. Instead, the man opened his wallet and began showing officers photographs of his friends and family. Officers alerted TFD and an ambulance was dispatched to the scene. The ambulance transported the man to University Medical Center, where his condition was evaluated. The man was cited on charges of minor in possession and released at UMC.

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