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    Police Beat: September 16

    Greeks bearing gifts

    Two UA students were sent to a student diversion program for a Minor with Spirituous Liquor in Body on Sept. 6 after they were found intoxicated outside of the Sigma Chi fraternity house.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was conducting usual lot checks at First Street and Vine Avenue and noticed that the west entry gate of the fraternity house was closed. As the officer was exiting, he noticed that the west gate had been opened with no one in the area. After driving slowly past the gate, the officer noticed two men walking north through the west courtyard of the fraternity house toward the open gate.

    According to the officer, the two males were each carrying a large letter. The letters were about three-feet tall and 18-inches wide and were Greek symbols. One was for the letter Phi, and the second was for the letter Epsilon.

    When the two students saw the officer, they immediately stopped walking, set the letters down and attempted to hide behind a bush. The officer stopped and asked them what they were doing and where they got the letters. They said that they found them in the street near First Street and Cherry Avenue. When the officer took a closer look at the letters, he saw that they were wooden and appeared to be charred or burned.

    The students said that their intentions with the letters were to take them home, pointing toward the Sigma Chi gate, because they liked them. As the officer continued speaking with the students, he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants on their breaths.

    Another UAPD officer arrived on the scene and went to check to see if any letters from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house were missing, but there was no damage consistent with the letters.

    Both students identified themselves to the first officer, and both were under the legal drinking age of 21.

    The students said they had been drinking beers at an off-campus address, which they would not disclose.

    The students were issued a student diversion program that was completed and sent to the Dean of Students Office, but kept the letters in their possession.

    Too much drank

    A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office on Sept. 6 around 12:30 a.m. because of a minor in possession of alcohol on Fifth Street and then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center for additional observations in reference to extreme intoxication.

    A UAPD officer saw the student passed out in front of the traffic circle to the east of the Coronado Residence Hall. Next to the student was another student holding up the intoxicated student and preventing her from laying on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with both women. The intoxicated female was able to identify herself but then became incoherent and was unable to answer the rest of the officer’s questions.

    The officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her general area and, due to her inability to remain awake, the officer called for firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department to observe her.

    After TFD firefighters arrived and evaluated her, they called Southwest Ambulance to transport her to the UAMC for additional observation.

    The officer later spoke with the other student who was assisting the intoxicated student. She told the officer that they were at an off-campus party where her friend had drank alcohol but was unable to give the officer an estimate of how much the student drank.

    After being observed at the UAMC, the student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for extreme intoxication.

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