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    Police Beat

    Loud music results in complaint

    A fraternity was told to turn off its music Feb. 20 at 12:44 a.m.

    Police responded to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in reference to a noise complaint. When they arrived, they saw approximately 25 women standing on the front porch. None of them appeared to have drinks in their hands. When the women noticed the police, they all went inside.

    The fraternity president approached the officers. Police told him there had been a noise complaint and since it was 1 a.m. on a Thursday night they needed to turn off the music. The man went inside and the music stopped. He told officers that they were having a get-together at the house. He said he had just returned to the house. No other people came out of the house while police were there.

    A Greek Life representative was contacted. The Dean of Students Office was also notified about the incident.

    Intoxicated student yells ‘Satan’ at officers

    A man was arrested on seven counts Feb. 21 at 10:23 p.m.

    Police responded to the Coronado dorm in reference to a male resident in the Arizona-Sonora dorm who was intoxicated and fighting with the resident assistants. Prior to their arrival at the dorm, police were told by another officer that the man had fled and an officer was in pursuit of him. The man was headed toward the Gould-Simpson building.

    When police arrived in the area, they saw the man and the officer who had been chasing him. The man was hitting the officer with his fists. Police reported that he saw the man hit the officer three to four times on the face and body.

    The other officers ran to the stairwell and one of them was able to push the man to the ground. They yelled at him to “”stop fighting,”” but he attempted to hit the officers who were holding him down. The man then started to yell, “”police brutality,”” and “”Satan!””

    Police pulled the man up, but reported that the man continued to struggle with them even though he was in handcuffs.

    More officers arrived to help. Police removed the handcuffs from their original position to cuff the man’s hands behind his back. While doing this, a female officer began yelling. The man had grabbed her in the crotch region. Later in the evening, she had bruising on her thighs.

    After securing the man, some of the officers went to talk to the RAs in Coronado. The reporting RA said that she had been walking into the dorm when the man approached her with a bottle of Grey Goose vodka and a Gatorade and asked her if she wanted to drink. She informed him that she was an RA and that he could not bring alcohol into the dorm.

    The man stayed outside and tried to enter the dorm with a group of people. He ran past the guest log-in center and onto the elevator. The RA followed him and asked for his identification. He ignored her. The man then went up to one of the rooms and began knocking on the door. The RA advised the residents not to open it.

    The RA then called another RA to assist her. The new RA and two others arrived. They were able to get the man on the elevator and out of the dorm by physically pushing him outside. The man stayed on a bench near the dorm and tried to re-enter the dorm several times, and had to be forcibly removed each time. When the RAs called police, he told them, “”No cops.”” When the man saw police approaching, he began walking on Tyndall Avenue.

    Tucson Fire Department was called to check his health. While waiting, he explained his condition to one of the officers by saying his mom had attempted suicide two days ago and he was emotional. When TFD arrived they took him to University Medical Center for evaluation.

    When the man was released from UMC at 7 a.m., an officer made contact with him. He told them he drank approximately four shots of whiskey, three 12-ounce beers, and half of a bottle of Grey Goose. He told the officer that he did not remember anything that had taken place after 4 p.m. except being restrained on the ground by UAPD. The officer noted that the man smelled of intoxicants, had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.

    The man was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail where he was booked for two counts of first degree criminal trespassing, two counts of aggravated assault against an officer, resisting arrest, being a minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

    Sick man cited as minor in possession

    A man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol Feb. 21 at 4:20 p.m.

    Police responded to 940 E. Fourth St. in reference to a man who was extremely intoxicated. When they arrived, they were taken to a room where they found a sick man. The man told officers that he was not feeling well and that he had been throwing up. Police noted that he smelled of intoxicants.

    He told them that he had been drinking beer at a friend’s house off campus, although he did not know how much.

    TFD arrived on the scene and determined that the man needed to be taken to UMC.

    UMC staff informed officers that the man was fine; he was just suffering from dehydration due to intoxication. The man was cited and released on scene.

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