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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 10, 1998
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Two UA students were referred to the Dean of Students Diversion Program Tuesday morning after police caught them with 29 cans of beer, according to police reports.

A university police officer was on North Olive Drive near the Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Drive, when he spotted a woman resident of the hall unloading full cans of beer from a vehicle parked near the dorm, police reports stated.

The officer then saw another woman resident sitting on a wall adjacent to the vehicle, reports stated.

The woman on the wall told the officer that she and her cohort had gone to a concert earlier in the evening and her pal was the designated driver. She also admitted to drinking beer earlier that evening, reports stated.

The officer checked the women's identification and confirmed that they were 18 years old - under the legal drinking age. After the officer told the women they would be referred to the Dean of Students Diversion Program on suspicion of minors in possession of alcohol, one of them became argumentative with the officer, reports stated.

The student stated that she didn't think the officer was being fair because her friend had been the designated driver that evening. She told the officer that she should get a break because she had kept others who were intoxicated from driving, reports stated.

The officer told the women that they could not legally consume or possess alcohol because of their ages. The 29 cans of beer were then taken to the university police headquarters to be photographed and poured out.

University police warned two boys spotted jumping stairs on their in-line skates Monday evening.

An officer spotted the 17-year-olds on the stairs of the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., and they said they had been previously warned for skateboarding but didn't know the warning also applied to skates, reports stated.

The officer warned them and told them that they would be arrested if they are seen doing tricks on bikes, skateboards or skates on campus again, or if they are caught trespassing, reports stated.

The boys told police they understood and that they would comply with the rules, reports stated.

A university police officer gave a UA student a verbal warning Monday night after seeing him climb over a locked gate.

The officer was patrolling North Vine Avenue east of Hopi Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fourth St., when he saw a man climb over a locked gate that leads to the Scoreboard Cafe inside Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., police reports stated.

The student told police that he and some friends had been playing football in the stadium, and that he had climbed the gate to retrieve a ball, reports stated.

The officer told the student that he would be a suspect if anything is reported damaged, tampered with or missing that night from the stadium, reports stated.

The officer then verbally warned the student about trespassing and let him go.

A UA student reported finding suspicious damage to his car Monday after leaving it in a Zone 1 lot on the north side of campus.

The student told university police he parked his car in a Zone 1 parking lot near the Babcock building, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., about 2 p.m. When he returned to the car at 4 p.m., he found a 4-inch dent and a 4-inch crack on the front of his car, police reports stated.

An officer arrived and also found a 2-inch mark of red paint on the black car. The student told police he didn't remember seeing any red cars parked near his car, reports stated.

There were no witnesses and police have no suspects. Police took a photograph of the damage and left the scene.

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

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