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    Police Beat: Feb. 23

    Fake money fun

    University of Arizona Police Department officers investigated two businesses where someone spent counterfeit money on Monday. An employee in the Park Avenue Parking Garage called the department at 11:15 a.m., and said someone gave them a fake $20 bill. The employee said he was unable to get the name of the person who gave him the money but that he thought the bill had been spent this past weekend or earlier Monday morning.

    Two more counterfeit $20 bills were also found at Pinkberry. The business’ accountant reported the fakes and said they were in a pile of money when employees noticed markings on the bills. The accountant also said the fake money may have come in this past weekend or on Monday morning. Officers are investigating the incidents and said they believe they are related. The UAPD has also asked the United States Secret Service of Tucson as well as the Phoenix Secret Service to help them find more information. So far, neither UAPD nor the Secret Service has found any information on suspects or witnesses.

    Pikes next to bikes

    UAPD officers were on patrol at 1:20 a.m. on Monday when a Manzanita-Mohave Resident Hall residence assistant called them and said there was a student passed out in the front of the dorm next to the bike racks. Officers arrived on the scene and noticed a student who was passed out in the fetal position wearing a wet black shirt and jeans with the legs rolled up. Officers woke him up and he was hardly able to walk or speak. They carried the student to the benches nearby to question him. The officers asked what he was doing. He told them, “I am rushing Pike and I was drinking at the house earlier in the night.” Officers continued to ask how long he had been there. He said the last thing he remembers is one of the fraternity members taking him home, and left him next to the door. He said he did not remember anything after that but crawling next to the bushes and bike racks.

    The student then asked the officers where his roommate was, and told them his roommate was pledging the fraternity as well, but he remembers last seeing him at the fraternity house. Officers then searched the surrounding areas for his roommate, where they found him heavily intoxicated. The officers picked his roommate up and escorted him back to the dorm. While they were driving him back, the student threw up in the back of the police car. As they arrived at the dorm, officers called Southwest Ambulance to have the students transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center. Both were cited for minor in possession of alcohol in body and referred to the Dean of Students Office. Both were fine the next day.

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