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    Police Beat: Nov. 23

    Upset woman cuts herself, refuses treatment

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were dispatched to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Nov. 13 at 12:34 a.m. in reference to a welfare check. A female student claimed to have hurt herself and wished to speak with the Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation. On arrival, officers met with the woman outside of the residence hall. She was engaged in a phone conversation with her father and refused to speak with officers, claiming that she would only deal with the mental health corporation. Officers asked the woman if she had cut herself and she replied that she had. She then showed police approximately seven 2 inch-long cuts on her left arm in between her elbow and her wrist. The cuts appeared to be fresh but were superficial and not bleeding. The woman refused medical attention and became agitated upon seeing the crowd that was gathered around her.

    Officers dispersed the crowd as mental health personnel arrived to evaluate the woman’s mental condition. She told Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation representatives that she was upset that law enforcement had been involved but would not divulge why she was initially upset. She signed a waiver stating that she was not suicidal and did not have any intention of hurting herself. She informed officers that she would seek help in the future rather than cut herself.

    Computer caper in Chavez building leaves police baffled

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the César E. Chávez building on Nov. 14 at 2:32 p.m. in reference to a report of a larceny. Upon arrival, officers met with the man and the woman who had reported the incident. According to the pair, they were working in room 402 at approximately 2:05 p.m. They heard voices coming from room 402A but did not think anything of it, as multiple people have access to that room. They left room 402 and walked into room 402A at approximately 2:10 p.m. It was then that they noticed several items missing.

    Among the missing items were two laptops and a cell phone. At approximately 2:12 p.m., the pair placed a call to the missing phone. A woman answered and in the background, a man was heard telling her to hang up the phone,  which she did. Another call was placed but it went unanswered. According to the pair, room 402A is secured by a keypad and can only be accessed through knowledge of the key code. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Sober man requests transport to detox

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the fourth level of the Park Avenue Garage on Nov. 14 at 11:11 p.m. in reference to an emergency blue light call, which was hung up. Officers arrived on scene but were unable to locate anybody near the emergency phone. During a search of the area, officers observed a man near the southwest stairwell, drinking from a 24-ounce can of Steel Reserve beer. Police watched as the man placed another call from the same emergency blue light.

    They made contact with him and he identified himself with an Iowa state identification card. He told police that he had placed the emergency call because he wished to be transported to detox. Officers noticed the smell of intoxicants coming from the man’s mouth as he spoke, but he did not appear to be intoxicated or impaired. A records check revealed that the man had been warned on two previous occasions for trespassing on campus, once for sleeping in a women’s restroom and once for sleeping in a men’s restroom. Police cited the man on charges of drinking in public and trespassing. Officers contacted Compass Health Care but were informed that no rooms were currently available. He was released after he told police that he would take a taxi home.

    Intoxicated woman vomits on self, surroundings

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the Villa del Puente Residence Hall on Nov. 15 at 2:15 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated woman in need of medical assistance. Upon arrival, officers observed the woman sitting in a chair with her head in a trashcan. She had vomited in the trashcan, in the hallway and all over herself. Officers asked the woman where she had been drinking and she stated that she did not know. She told police that the location was off campus and she had been dropped off. According to police, the woman had watery, bloodshot eyes and the strong odor of intoxicants coming from her mouth. She told police that she did not remember exactly what or how much she had to drink. She was cited on charges of an underage person with spirituous liquor in the body. She was released on the scene and her friend stayed the night to keep an eye on her.

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