The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

94° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


    Police Beat: Nov. 24

    Possibly suicidal student transported to UMC

    A student was transported to University Medical Center on Thursday, at 1:32 a.m., due to a possible pill overdose.

    At 12:46 a.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer went to Babcock Residence Hall on reference of a suicidal student. A friend of the student had been talking with her on the computer via Skype and reported the incident to UAPD because the student told her that she and her boyfriend had agreed to take pills that night to kill themselves.

    The woman told the officer that her friend had tried to commit suicide this semester by trying to suffocate herself and by banging her head into the floor. The student also had a history of cutting herself, according to the woman.

    The officer went to Babcock, accompanied by another UAPD officer, and met with the residential assistant on duty.

    When the officer arrived he could see lights on inside. There was a loud crying coming from the room, but he could not see in through the windows. He knocked on the door, and a woman who looked upset opened it. She let the officers inside, provided an Arizona driver’s license and verified her name. It matched that of the student who was reported to be possibly suicidal.

    The woman told the officer that she was upset over a fight she had with her boyfriend and took some prescription pills to get rid of the pain. She showed the officer the bottle of pills, which were identified as Amoxicillin, that were prescribed to her aunt. Inside of the bottle were white pills that were identified as Motrin through an online drug website. The woman said that she had numerous suicidal attempts in her past. She informed the officers that she sees a psychologist, but that the psychologist does not know what has been going on the last two weeks.

    The woman admitted that she told her friends she was going to kill herself, she also told the officers that she only took the pills to dull the pain.

    Tucson Fire Department responded and transported the woman to UMC to be evaluated. The officers followed the ambulance and spoke to medical staff at the hospital. They said the woman was going to be fully evaluated by a doctor for both physical and mental conditions. At the request of the student, her sister was contacted. The officers left the hospital after speaking with the woman. The Dean of Students office will be given a referral of her mental health.

    Found keys

    An anonymous person found a set of keys on Thursday. They were found at the Student Union Memorial Center at 10:30 a.m., and UAPD received them fifteen minutes later. The keys were placed into property and evidence for safekeeping. The lost and found was alerted of the found set of keys, in case anybody goes to look for them.

    A wallet lives happily ever after …

    While a UAPD officer was performing routine patrol on Thursday, a middle-aged man flagged him down and handed him a wallet that he found. He said he found the wallet on University Boulevard at about 2:20 p.m., The officer returned the wallet to UAPD’s property and evidence, and tried contacting the man whose name was listed on the cards. The attempts were successful, and the man arrived at the police station at 3:10 p.m. to pick up his lost wallet.

    Found wallet

    An unknown person turned in a wallet to UAPD on Thursday, at 1:25 p.m. The wallet was a Kipling two-fold wallet. It contained $80 in cash, an Arizona driver’s license, a UA Cat Card, a United States Department of Agriculture identification card, three debit cards, three credit cards, a Chevron gas card, a UA room privilege card, a voter registration card, a AAA insurance card and other miscellaneous cards and receipts. The person whose name appeared on the card was located using the UA phonebook and an email was sent to them. The wallet was logged into property and evidence for safekeeping.


    More to Discover
    Activate Search