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Police Beat: November 12

Show me your guns

Two UA students were issued code of conduct forms for causing unintentional damage to a vehicle near the Theta Chi fraternity house at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was called to investigate two men sitting on the balcony of the fraternity house shooting off BB guns. When the officer arrived, he saw several blue Styrofoam cups in various locations throughout the parking lot. Each cup had several small holes from the BBs.

The officer spoke to the two men, who said they were pledges at the fraternity and were shooting cups.

The officer then took the students to the cups and showed the placement in relation to the vehicles parked nearby. They then found a vehicle that had been hit by stray BBs.

After apologizing, the students told the officer their guns were inexpensive and would be thrown away. The owner of the damaged vehicle was contacted but did not want to press charges on the students as she was a friend to both and there was minimal damage.

They assured the officer that they acted alone and the fraternity did not know of their actions. A code of conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office on behalf of each student.

False alarm

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday for falsely reporting an emergency response in the Coronado Residence Hall.

UAPD officers responded to an emergency duress alarm that was activated from the front desk of Coronado.

When the officers arrived, they spoke to the desk assistant who said a resident of the dorm had walked behind the desk while she was on duty. She told the student he could not be behind the desk and had to leave the area.

As the student was leaving the area, he saw a red button and asked the desk assistant what it was for. She told him it was for immediate emergency response by police.

The student said he always wanted to see what would happen if he pressed the button and then slammed his hand on it. Officers contacted the student who admitted to pressing the button and said he was just being stupid.

No further legal action has been pursued.

Left behind

Two UA students were arrested for underage persons with spirituous liquor in the body at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday near the north end zone of Arizona Stadium.

Earlier that evening, UAPD officers saw four men pulling blue plastic trash containers past the north end zone. The men appeared to be drunk, though officers weren’t certain.

When the students saw the officers’ patrol car approaching, they ran west. Two students were caught by an officer and held back while the other two students continued to run down Highland Avenue and eventually split up.

Assisting officers who ran after the students were unable to find them.

During the chase, two trash containers had been knocked over and garbage was thrown all over the sidewalk. The two students being held offered to pick up the trash and replace the trash bins. While the students were speaking, officers noted that they both had watery, red eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol.

One student denied drinking. However, when a preliminary breath test was conducted, alcohol was present in his body. He then admitted to drinking vodka at a party at The Retreat.

The other student admitted to drinking as well. Both said that they did not know where they got the alcohol from or who the two men who ran from the scene were.

The students were arrested for underage drinking. They were taken to their residence at Colonial De La Paz where they were cited and released.

A code of conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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