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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 23, 1999
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A student called university police Friday morning after she allegedly took 60 mg of Prozac and woke up feeling "ill," police reports stated.

The Corleone Hall resident told police the pills belonged to her father. She stated she ingested them at 3 p.m. on Thursday while at her father's house in Phoenix.

The student said she had been feeling "depressed" during the last week and thought the pills would "cheer her up," reports stated.

The student told the officer she had not intended to hurt herself when she took the pills. She told police she drove back to Corleone, 1330 N. Park Ave., after taking the anti-depressant drug.

The student said she went to sleep after she returned from Phoenix and woke up at 3 a.m. feeling sick, reports stated.

As the officer spoke to the student, he noticed a blue water bong in the other room. The student denied ownership of the bong and police confiscated it.

The officer called the student's father in Phoenix, who told police he had not noticed anything unusual about his daughter during her visit, reports stated.

Medics from the Tucson Fire Department took the student to University Medical Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., where she was examined.

The doctor on duty told police the student was not a threat to herself.

Police confiscated an abandoned keg of beer Saturday night after attempting to locate the owner.

The officer was on patrol at East Second Street and North Euclid Avenue at 10:46 p.m. when he saw an 18-year-old man standing next to the keg, police reports stated.

The officer told the man he would take the keg unless the owner was located.

Police were unable to contact the owner and the keg was taken back to headquarters.

A student called police Sunday afternoon to report his Chrysler LeBaron convertible stolen, police reports stated.

The student told the officer he parked his red convertible in a lot north of his residence at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 1509 E. Second St., on March 12 at 6 p.m.

When he returned to the lot Sunday at 5 a.m., his car was gone, reports stated.

The student told police he had locked his car.

Police arrested a Tucson man Friday night on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and displaying fake license plates after an officer noticed forged registration tags, police reports stated.

The officer was on patrol at East Speedway Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue at 10:15 p.m. when he spotted a blue Toyota Paseo with suspicious tags and pulled the car over. The plates were registered to a tan 1986 Oldsmobile sedan, reports stated.

Richard Delroy DeLeon, 28, of Scottsdale, told police he sleeps in his car and did not want the vehicle to be without plates, reports stated.

The officer discovered DeLeon's license was suspended. Police took the plates and cited DeLeon.

A student called police March 11 after his professor photocopied his paper but refused to give the student his copy, police reports stated.

Police went to the Social Sciences building, 1145 E. South Campus Drive, at 5:28 p.m. and spoke with the student and professor.

The student told police the professor gave him a "D" on his paper, photocopied it and gave the student the original. The student also wanted the copy because he was afraid his professor would "plagiarize" the student's ideas.

The professor said he would not turn over the copy because he was not finished grading the paper and had not issued a final grade, reports stated.

The officer told the student he could not force the professor to return the copy. The student was not satisfied with the officer's response and asked to speak with his supervisor, reports stated.

The officer's supervisor spoke with the student and professor. He told the student he was "skeptical the professor would use it (the paper) since the grade was so low," reports stated.

He also told the student he did not have the jurisdiction to handle the matter. The officer advised the student to call his dean instead, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.