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    Police Beat: September 5

    Party hard, puke hard

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer found two highly intoxicated women on the east side of the Learning Services Building at 12:46 a.m. on Aug. 24. The officer requested backup.

    When the second officer arrived, one of the women was lying on the floor in front of a window. She was curled up into the fetal position and there was fresh vomit on the ground next to her. The subject continued to fall in and out of consciousness while answering the officer’s questions.

    Before passing out, she gave the officer her driver’s license and aimlessly talked about her father being a former chief of police in California.

    The UAPD officer called the Tucson Fire Department to the scene. The woman’s eyes were red and watery, her speech was slurred, she smelled of alcohol and she was continuously vomiting.

    Moments later, TFD and the student EMT crew arrived to assist the situation. She was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center for evaluation.

    The second woman was later taken back to Coronado Residence Hall.

    The UAPD officer went to UAMC later and attempted to talk with the intoxicated woman but she was asleep.

    You can’t hide the evidence

    An 18-year-old woman was arrested for a Minor in Possession at 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 24 at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house.

    Two UAPD officers saw the woman standing outside Fiji, holding a vodka bottle. As the two officers approached the woman, she tried to get rid of the 1.75 liter bottle of Gran Legacy by hiding it behind a large pillar.

    The officers asked her to come to their patrol vehicle for questioning. She did so and answered their questions after being read her Miranda Rights. She said that she had been at a party at Sigma Chi and that was where she got the vodka. While at the party she had a couple of shots.

    After questioning, she was escorted to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

    Swiper ordered to stay away

    A 29-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting and possession of narcotic paraphernalia at 9:49 a.m. on Aug. 24.

    A UofA Bookstore employee called UAPD after witnessing the subject shoplift. The man had allegedly placed some sale items into a dark blue backpack before leaving the bookstore. The bookstore employee followed the subject so that he could detain him until the officers arrived, but the man would not stop and continued to run eastbound from the store. Eventually he stopped behind the Education building.

    The man admitted to shoplifting and told the officers that it was a stupid decision. The man claimed he was on pre-trial release for narcotic possession and has been cooped up at home, not using drugs for the past few weeks.

    Officers then noticed a fresh injection mark on the man’s left inner forearm and he then admitted to injecting heroin within the past week. The shoplifted items were found in his backpack, described by the bookstore employee, along with narcotic paraphernalia. All items were placed into evidence.

    Before citing and releasing the man, officers found that he had 39 previous contacts with UAPD. He had been arrested for narcotic possession and paraphernalia, shoplifting and trespass/warning.
    Based on his history, the man was issued an exclusionary order.

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