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    Police Beat: March 6

    Rock ’em sock ’em roommates

    Two roommates were referred to the dean of students following a domestic violence incident in Coronado Residence Hall at 8 p.m. on March 2.

    The University of Arizona Police Department met with a resident assistant and community director at 10:54 p.m. to learn about the details of the fight, and then spoke with the women involved.

    One of the women had left the building with her mother before police arrived, but officers spoke with the other, who said she had been “uncomfortable” living with her roommate and had decided to move her own belongings to an empty room next door.

    As she was doing this, her roommate confronted her and pushed her, using obscene language and demanding to know why she was moving. The roommate then began to speak badly about one of the woman’s friends while pushing the woman and pulling her hair.

    The woman said this made her so angry that she hit her roommate. She showed police a scratch on her neck and her irritated scalp from the hair pulling, which police photographed for evidence.

    She then told the police that her friend had witnessed the fight.

    The friend, who was interviewed independently by police, said the roommates had been angry at each other all night and while drinking at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house earlier.

    The friend said she wasn’t sure who had started the fight, but she had seen the roommates scratching each other and pulling each other’s hair.

    Police spoke on the phone with the roommate who had left the dorm. She had been unwilling to disclose details to a resident assistant.

    The roommate, who police noticed “seemed partially confused and spoke in a thick tongued manner” over the phone, said, “I was laying in bed and [my roommate] just got in my face” and “just pulled my head to the ground.”

    She refused to have her injuries photographed, including a small cut above her left eye, and was generally uncooperative.

    The woman who was still in Coronado was moved into another dorm for the night and will eventually be relocated to avoid any more fights.

    Both students were referred to the dean of students.

    Urine trouble

    A UA student was arrested on charges of minor in possession of alcohol after he urinated himself on First Street at 4:58 p.m. on March 2.

    A UAPD officer on the way to an unrelated call saw the man unzip his swim trunks to urinate. The student was facing a wall, but he looked in the direction of the officer and then immediately started walking away.

    When the officer stopped the student and asked him for identification, the officer noticed the man was slurring his words and smelled strongly of alcohol. The officer also noticed the man had urinated in his swim trunks and forgotten to zip them up.

    A sobriety test of the man confirmed that he had been drinking. He was cited for minor in possession, and the officer gave him a ride home.

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