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    Two students were arrested for alcohol-related violations at the corner of North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard on Saturday.

    An officer was patrolling the area when he saw the students on the northwest corner of the intersection.

    When one of the students saw the police car, he squatted down and placed a large bottle on the ground next to a trash can, as if he were trying to hide something from the officer’s view.

    The officer approached the pair and noticed the bottle was a 40-ounce of Mickey’s Malt Liquor that was two-thirds full.

    He asked the man for identification and where he got the liquor. The man produced a valid Arizona driver’s license and said someone at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, 1050 N. Cherry Ave., had given it to him.

    He said went to the fraternity house because the other student had called and asked him to escort her home.

    The male student had the smell of alcohol on his breath, and his eyes were red and watery.

    The officer asked the other student if she had been drinking, and she said she had a “”little bit”” to drink at the fraternity house, according to reports.

    She also had the smell of alcohol on her breath as she spoke, and her eyes were red and watery.

    The male student was arrested for being a minor in possession of liquor, and the female student was arrested for being a minor with liquor in the body.

    Both were cited and released on the scene.

    After receiving his citation, the man said he no longer

    wanted to escort the woman home. At her request, the officer transported the woman to her dormitory.


    A student was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, Saturday.

    An officer was called to Coconino when an odor of marijuana was coming from a third-floor hallway. When the officer arrived, he determined where the smell of burnt marijuana was coming from and approached a resident of the room.

    The student allowed the officer to enter his room and was asked if he would consent to a search or wanted to hand anything over.

    The student moved a trash can from underneath his desk and revealed 4.4 grams of marijuana, rolling papers, a bong and a humidifier. A broken glass pipe was found in his desk drawer.

    The man said there was residue in the humidifier but that he had not used it since last semester. He said he used to smoke marijuana outside with his friends but that they had recently decided to smoke inside.

    “”I know it was stupid,”” he said, according to reports.

    It was assumed the student had put a towel in front of his door to block the odors of burning marijuana from escaping but failed to open a window to vent the odor outside.

    The student was cited and released at the scene, and the paraphernalia was placed into the property and evidence room.

    The student was also referred to the Dean of Students Office.


    A woman was transported to University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., after threatening suicide at the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, 1500 E. University Blvd., Jan. 30.

    An officer was told that the woman reportedly climbed over a railing and was threatening to jump down to the courtyard on the first level.

    When the officer arrived, he saw a woman standing on the ledge on the inside of the rail on the north side of the ILC courtyard. She was reaching behind her to hold on to the rail and was crying hysterically. Several students watched from the courtyard below and tried to talk her out of jumping.

    The officer slowly approached the woman and began talking to her. She told the officer her name and said she was upset because she had just had an argument with her ex-boyfriend.

    She said she “”didn’t want to deal with it anymore,”” and “”she just wanted to die,”” according to reports.

    While the woman was distracted talking to the officer, two other officers were able to approach her from behind. One officer grabbed her upper body in a bear hug and pulled her back over the rail to safety.

    While sitting in a patrol car, the woman said she was on medication for depression and that she had attempted suicide in the past.

    The woman was taken to UMC for psychiatric evaluation and was held there until Friday.


    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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