Police Beat: November 2

Meghan Fernandez

Khaki tales: part I

A University of Arizona Police Department officer approached a UA student who was trying to get into the Likins Residence Hall late one night.

The student was a resident at Likins Hall, but tried entering through a gate that was locked instead of going through the front entrance. When the officer approached the student, the student told the officer he was a resident there, but he didn’t have his CatCard with him to get inside the building.

The officer noticed that the student was swaying while standing and had slurred speech. The student informed the officer that he had attended a party at a fraternity and consumed a quarter of a fifth of whiskey.

After hearing this, the officer asked the student to take a breath analysis test, which the student consented to, and the test came back positive. The officer could also smell alcohol on the student.

The officer observed that the student was dressed in khaki pants with a white dress shirt, and his clothing was dirty looking.

The student was sent to the Dean of Students Office for a minor in possession.

Khaki tales: part II

A UAPD officer responded to Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage for a welfare check on a student who was vomiting.

This student, too, was dressed in khaki pants and a white dress shirt, which was soiled. The student’s shoes were nearby on the sidewalk.

He was stooped over, vomiting and smelled strongly of alcohol when the officer arrived. The officer asked for the student’s name, but the name the student gave didn’t match an official record.

The student then gave the officer his CatCard and driver’s license, with which the officer properly identified him.

The student told the officer he was waiting for an Uber to pick him up and take him to the Coronado Residence Hall. His speech was incoherent and he could not focus his eyes while talking to the officer.

When the officer asked him where he was drinking, the student simply said “off-campus.” The officer then asked him how much alcohol he drank, to which he said “not that much.”

The officer also asked him why he vomited and the student stared at the pile of puke as if he was surprised and didn’t realize it was his.

The student was sent to the Dean of Students Office for a minor in possession.