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    Police Beat

    A student was arrested for underage drinking after he forced himself onstage during a concert in the Grand Ballroom at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday.

    The concert’s security manager grabbed the student off of the stage and called police. An officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the student’s breath, and his speech was slurred.

    The security manager searched the man and pulled out a silver flask from his back pocket. The flask was half full of whiskey.

    The student was cited for being a minor in possession. After being released, he walked to his room in Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

    Three men were smoking marijuana at the Forbes building, 1140 E. South Campus Drive, around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

    A police aide noticed a man near the building pacing in a circle and acting nervous as the aide approached; he was then joined by two other men. The three men tried to leave the area, but the aide stopped them and asked for identification.

    When officers arrived, they noticed that the three men, all students, had red, glassy eyes and smelled strongly of marijuana. An officer asked the first man if he had been smoking marijuana. He told officers that he and his friends had finished smoking about 10 minutes before the police aide approached.

    The man produced a medicine bottle with marijuana inside and a bong from his backpack and gave them to police. He added that he bought the marijuana a week ago from a guy on the street for $25.

    The second man told the officers he had smoked earlier that night at a skate park inside of Reid Park but not with the other two men.

    The third man admitted to smoking marijuana but said it was his first time and told the officer it was an “”awful experience.””

    The three men were placed into the Dean of Students Office’s Diversion Program for narcotic and drug offenses.

    Police stopped a student who appeared to be drunk near the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage, 1641 E. Enke Drive, at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday.

    A UA custodian flagged down an officer because somebody was passed out lying on a bench between McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, and the garage. On the way over to the benches, the officer saw a man staggering between the two buildings and stopped him.

    The man could barely stand, so the officer helped him over to the patrol car so he could lean on the car and not fall over.

    The man’s eyes were red, his speech was slurred and his breath smelled of alcohol.

    The officer asked for the man’s identification twice, but the man said he did not have anything on him. When the officer asked where the man lived, he said, “”Irvine, California,”” and then “”Tucson, California,”” according to reports.

    When the officer asked a third time for identification, the man pulled out his wallet and gave his California driver’s license to the officer.

    He said he had not been drinking alcohol that night and agreed to take a Breathalyzer test. After two unsuccessful attempts, the man gave a sample with a 0.069 blood-alcohol content. When the officer showed the man the results, he said, “”OK, I’ve been drinking,”” according to reports.

    The man said he did not know where he was drinking, how he got there or how he got back to campus, but did say that he was drinking hard alcohol.

    The student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking and transported to his room in Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St.

    Police stopped a student who appeared to be intoxicated near the east entrance of the Park Student Union, 615 N. Park Ave., at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday.

    Police saw a woman walking south on North Park Avenue, where she badly staggered to the right and almost fell to the ground. When the officer asked her how old she was, she said that she was 21 years old.

    The officer pointed out that her driver’s license said she was 18 years old. The woman stared at the officer and then started to cry.

    The woman said that she was “”really scared,”” and that she really was only 18 years old, according to reports. Her eyes were extremely red and watery, and her breath smelled of alcohol.

    She continued to apologize to the officer and said she only had a “”little bit of beer,”” according to reports.

    Police diverted her to the Dean of Students Office and released her to her roommate.

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

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