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Police Beat: January 23

For emergencies only

Two students were cited and released for underage drinking at the corner of Highland Avenue and Sixth Street on Saturday at around 2:05 a.m.

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the activation of a blue light emergency phone near Seventh Street and Highland Avenue. When they got there, the officers noticed a group of people walking north on Highland Avenue, away from the blue light phone.
When the officers asked the group if anyone had activated the blue light, the group erupted into commotion. One male student climbed on top of a green electrical cover box in the middle of Sixth Street. The group then began crossing Sixth Street against a red light.

One officer asked the student on the green electrical box to sit down on a bench. The officer noticed the student’s speech was slurred and smelled alcohol on his breath. The student admitted to drinking but would not say what he was drinking or where he had been drinking.

Another male student in the group showed signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and breath that smelled of alcohol. The second student would not cooperate when asked if he had been drinking.

Conduct violations were sent to the Dean of Students Office for both students.

Pizza break, pee break

Two students were cited and released for urinating in public on Saturday at about 7:30 p.m.

A UAPD officer noticed two male students standing on opposite ends of a dumpster behind the 7-11 on Speedway Boulevard while conducting a security check in the alley. The two were facing away from the alley entrance and looking downwards. When the officer approached the two, he noticed a large wet spot on the ground in front of them. The officer also noticed the two were both carrying pizza boxes from 1702.

One of the students said he lived in the Delta Chi fraternity house, which was about 75 yards away.

The officer advised the two that they should have used a bathroom in the house. The student
admitted that they had made a mistake by urinating in the alley.

Both students were cited and released at the scene.

It’s a fake

A UAPD officer went to Canyon Coffee to look into a report of a counterfeit $5 bill on Jan. 16.

The officer met with the store manager, who said one of the clerks was working a register when a regular customer came in to make a purchase. The customer paid with a $5 bill. The clerk scanned the bill using a counterfeiting pen and determined the bill was counterfeit. The customer was cooperative and paid with another $5 bill.

Since the customer had already left, the officer called him on the phone. The customer told the officer he might have picked up the counterfeit $5 bill at CVS or OfficeMax, since he was shopping at those stores earlier in the day.

The $5 bill was entered into UAPD evidence.

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