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    Police Beat: April 27

    Baffled, besotted students deny rooftop adventure

    After insisting that officers never “”saw”” them, three drunken UA students were charged for trespassing on the roof of the Henry Koffler building on April 23.

    At approximately 2 a.m., two University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the building after receiving reports of people on the roof.

    At the top of the southwest stairwell of the building, an officer observed a man on the staircase side of the roof’s security fence, apparently helping a woman over the fence from the roof.

    After all three students cleared the fence and were in the stairwell, the officer began interviewing them.

    They said they were on the roof to observe the view from the top of the building that a professor had told them about.

    All three admitted to drinking that night and the woman submitted to a portable Breathalyzer test.

    One of the men grew argumentative with the officer.

    “”You never saw me on the roof,”” he said. The officer replied that the group’s collective admission was satisfactory.

    “”Well, I never actually admitted that I was on the roof, did I?”” the man said.

    Still, the officer cited all three for trespassing and cited the woman for minor in possession.

    All three were referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Hello Kitty disapproves of DUI

    A non-UA affiliated woman waiting for Hello Kitty novelty license plates was stopped for expired registration on April 23 and ended up with a DUI charge.

    Around 3:45 a.m., a UAPD officer observed the vehicle stopped at Sixth Street and Campbell Avenue and checked its registration. The license came back invalid and the officer stopped the vehicle. Upon meeting with the driver, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

    Other than the driver, there were four other passengers, two who admitted to being under 21 and drinking.

    The driver claimed that she recently applied for “”I Love Hello Kitty”” license plates from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. A records check on the Hello Kitty plate showed that it was valid for her car.

    Because of the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, the officer asked her to step out from the vehicle. Immediately, he noticed a strong alcoholic odor on her breath. She took the field sobriety tests and a portable Breathalyzer test, and was found to be intoxicated.

    At 4 a.m., the officer arrested her for driving under the influence. She was transported to UAPD for paperwork. Though cited and released to her mother for DUI, she was not charged for her license violation.

    Witch threatens to hex community director

    A male UA student “”witch”” threatened a UA Residence Life community director via Facebook on April 20 and was referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    The community director reported the message to UAPD on the same day it was posted. She said she believed the student may have been upset because he had been written up for repeatedly violating Residence Life policy about guests in his room.

    Several times, guests have stayed over in his room longer than 72 hours, which is against policy. The community director was notified of the message by another resident of the residence hall.

    “”I swear if I or my friends get in trouble, someone is going to pay. It’s not a threat, it’s a promise,”” he wrote in a status update.

    The community director said that these posts made her and her resident assistant staff feel threatened and Residence Life suggested that she file a police report. She did not want UAPD to contact the student because he might become more aggressive toward her.

    The officer instead spoke with the suspect without informing him of who reported him. The student said he posted the status update because he was upset but had no intention of physically harming anyone or anything.

    He went on to say that he studied witchcraft and, at most, put a “”hex”” on people that upset him. He said that he was a Wiccan.

    The officer told him that any further incidents or threats could be referred to the Dean of Students Office or could result in his arrest, depending on the severity of the incident.

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