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    Police Beat: February 27

    Pull up a chair

    A UA student was cited and released after vomiting in a chair in the Coronado Residence Hall lobby at 1:45 a.m. on Feb. 23.

    University of Arizona Police Department officers went to the hall in response to a report of student throwing up in a downstairs bathroom.

    UA Emergency Medical Services arrived with UAPD and immediately assessed the man, who was slumped in a lobby chair. The student seemed intoxicated, as he slurred his speech and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

    While being evaluated by medical personnel, the student threw up.

    “I had five beers,” he said, “but I was drunk before that.”

    EMS determined that the student did not need to go to the hospital.

    Police cited and released the student for minor in possession, then took him to his room in Navajo-Pinal Residence Hall.

    Unlucky in love

    UAPD officers conducted a welfare check on a UA student at Cochise Residence Hall at 6:32 p.m. on Feb. 23 after the student made Facebook comments about his frustration with women.

    “I’m frustrated in my lack of confidence with girls. Why can’t I be like every other guy? Yes I am pathetic. I am not likeable in any relationship level. I am a miserable drunk,” read a comment from the student.

    The man’s comments were unlike his normal behavior, according to the reporting party, who was worried about the man’s mental state.

    Police spoke with the student in his room, which appeared neat.

    UAPD didn’t see any sign that the student might have been drinking or using drugs.

    The man told police he was “a little frustrated” since he couldn’t play on his club baseball team and because of his lack of confidence with women. However, he said that he is doing well in school and is looking forward to graduating from the UA and then
    pursuing a career in the FBI.

    A Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation crisis specialist then spoke with the student and saw no indication he was a threat to himself or others.

    Police told the student about Campus Health Service resources in case he had any further questions, and provided him with his case number.

    Man on a ledge

    UAPD evaluated a UA student at Highland Avenue Parking Garage after spotting him outside the wall of the garage on the fourth level at 6:22 p.m. on Feb 23.

    When police spoke with him, the student was lying down on a red brick fixture parallel to the wall.

    UAPD asked about the man’s mental health, in fear he was contemplating suicide, but the student “responded confidently he was fine,” and added he was looking forward to graduating next year.

    “No big deal to be on the ledge,” he said, adding that he wasn’t afraid of heights.

    Police told the student that the purpose of the wall was to keep patrons in the garage and that it was unacceptable to cross it.

    The student apologized and said he understood his actions and was “thankful” for UAPD’s concern.

    Police then issued an informative referral to the Dean of Students regarding the event.

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