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By Blake Smith

Arizona Daily Wildcat

University police warned several men about trespassing Wednesday morning after hearing them snoring in a campus building, reports stated.

An officer conducting a building check at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., saw a man on the fourth floor with his shoes off and two chairs positioned to accommodate his sleeping needs.

Police awoke the man and asked if he needed medical attention. He declined and produced a CatCard.

The man's student status was confirmed, and he was told that the library is a place to study, not to "bed down."

As the officer continued through the same floor, he came upon a man who was snoring loudly, reports stated.

The man, who was curled up on a couch, was awakened and asked if he required medical attention.

He said that he had the flu, but the medics were not needed, reports stated.

The man said he just needed a warm place to sleep and was not affiliated with the university. He was escorted from the library and asked not to return without legitimate business.

The officer then came upon a male who awoke as he was approached, reports stated. The man was asked to leave the library after he admitted to not being affiliated with the university.

Police then met up with a man on the third floor of the library after hearing him snore very loudly, reports stated.

The sleeping male was wearing a sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and sunglasses, reports stated.

The man said he was a freelance tutor for the UA and was also employed by the sociology department to do research.

When he was asked to confirm his affiliation, he said it might take a couple of days.

A background check revealed that the CatCard the man produced was not valid. After warning him, police left without further incident.

Police recommended two UA students to the Dean of Students' Diversion Program Wednesday morning after one of them was taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning, reports stated.

Officers went to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., in reference to a medical-assist call.

Upon arriving, they met with Elizabeth Davison, 18, a Coronado resident. She smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot eyes, reports stated.

Davison said she called university police because her roommate, Sara Sarvas, 19, had thrown up and passed out. She added that she became concerned because Sarvas was unresponsive and was acting strange, reports stated.

Davison said the two of them went out drinking to celebrate Sarvas' birthday.

Police talked to Sarvas, who was laying on the bed and occasionally responded to officers' questions.

Medics were called and they took Sarvas to the University Medical Center because of her incoherent state, reports stated.

Police told Davison that she and Sarvas were going to be enrolled in the Dean of Students' Diversion Program for minor in possession of alcohol.

Officers planned to follow up with Sarvas yesterday to check on her state and inform her of the punishment.

Officers spoke with a female student Wednesday afternoon concerning the theft of her wallet, reports stated.

She told police that she parked her car in the parking lot outside of the Park Student Union, 615 N. Park Ave., around 1:15 p.m. that day.

When she returned two hours later, she discovered her wallet missing.

The woman said she left her car doors unlocked, the wallet in plain view and her previously damaged passenger window unattended.

Police have no suspect information.

Police warned two UA students about trespassing on campus Wednesday morning, reports stated.

An officer observed two men doing jump tricks on their skateboards outside the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave.

When the men were stopped, they told police they were UA students.

After conducting a background check for previous arrests and contacts, they were verbally warned about trespassing and conducting activities in areas of campus they were not authorized to be in.

The officer left the area after pointing out a posted sign which read "No Skateboarding."

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