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    Police Beat

    The Tucson Police Department contacted the University of Arizona Police Department after noticing four intoxicated students in Highland Avenue Parking Garage, 1240 N. Highland Ave., Saturday.

    A TPD officer had been on his way to a reported fight when he saw a parked vehicle on the east side of the garage. He saw a female student behind the trunk of the car dressed only in a pink teddy and black high heels.

    A second female student was unconscious and two male students were attempting to place her in the vehicle.

    The Tucson Fire Department and an ambulance were called to the scene. Because all four subjects were students and associated with Greek Life, UAPD took control of the situation. The unconscious student was taken to the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

    The unconscious student’s friends said she was intoxicated and had been walking with them to a party on campus from Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, 1420 N. Vine Ave., when she fell.

    She hit her face on the ground, chipping her front tooth and getting scrapes and bruises.

    One of the male students said he left to get his car to take her to the hospital, and when he arrived he and his friend attempted to put her into the car, which was when TPD arrived.

    While the officer was interviewing the three students, they showed signs of alcohol ingestion, including the smell of intoxicants on their breath.

    The scantily clad female student said she did not have any alcohol to drink, but she had bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on her breath.

    All three were cited for being underage with spirituous liquor in the body.

    The student at UMC was unable to sign a citation due to her intoxicated state. One will be issued at a later date.


    A woman was cited for multiple driving violations Feb. 1.

    An officer was driving eastbound on East Sixth Street and was positioned to turn left when he saw a green Volvo sport utility vehicle make a wide right turn from East Sixth Street onto North National Championship Drive.

    He then watched the vehicle accelerate and briefly brake at the stop sign at East Enke Drive. The vehicle continued through the intersection without coming to a complete stop and drove into the south entrance of Cherry Avenue Parking Garage, 1641 E. Enke Drive.

    The officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle continued to drive westbound on the first level of the garage, going the wrong way on a one-way lane.

    The vehicle turned right into a northbound parking spot but immediately put the car in reverse and was approximately one foot away from backing into the officer’s car. The car tried to re-park but was again unsuccessful.

    The officer then got out and told the driver she was being pulled over for failure to stop at a stop sign. She responded, “”What stop sign?”” according to reports.

    When the officer told her she had been driving irregularly, she said a white car had been following her home from a friend’s house.

    The officer noticed she had red, watery, bloodshot eyes and failed to provide a driver’s license, registration or proof of insurance.

    She said they were in her dorm room, adding, “”Please, I just want to go to bed. You can run my ID if you like. I’m a good student,”” according to reports.

    When the officer said he was going to conduct an investigation to see if she was driving under the influence, she started to cry and said, “”Why? I just want to go. I never do anything wrong,”” according to reports.

    When asked where and what she was drinking, she said, “”No, no, I’m not going to do this. I’m not going to answer these questions,”” according to reports.

    When the officer said she was under arrest for being a minor operating a vehicle with liquor in the body she screamed, “”No, I’m calling my mom,”” according to reports.

    The woman tried to step past the officer, and he grabbed her arm. She got away and fell to the ground. The officer picked her up and put her on the hood of his patrol car where he handcuffed her.

    She then began shouting, “”Don’t touch me. Get away,”” according to reports.

    The woman was searched and given a breathalyzer test. She was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and not having a driver’s license.

    She was cited and released, then taken to her room at Navajo Residence Hall, 1557 E. Sixth St.


    A woman reported that a man left a note on her car at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., Jan. 31.

    The man left his phone number and e-mail address on the note. He wrote that he had noticed her at the Rec Center over the last year and that he did not have enough courage to talk to her.

    He also said to call or e-mail him if she was interested.

    She said she just wanted the incident documented and told the officer not to contact the man about the incident.


    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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