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Policebeat

By Devin Simmons
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday February 25, 2003

A BB gun was confiscated in Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr., Saturday, reports stated.

Two UA officers, responding to a report of a concealed weapon in the hall, confronted the two male students in their room.

The students initially denied having any kind of weapon in their room when police questioned them. But after the officers began searching the room one of the male students told the officer that he had a BB gun in a brown duffel bag, which he kept between the wall and the head of his bed, reports stated.

One of the students admitted that the gun was his. Police took the gun and a code of conduct violation was filed against the student, reports stated.


Police responded to reports of a suspicious male in the Comstock Building, 1451 N. Warren St., Friday, reports stated. The reporting person, an employee at the building, told police that a co-worker found an unknown man in one of the building's unlocked offices. The employee asked the man what he was doing and the man told him that he was looking for a water fountain. The man left the building in a hurry, reports stated.

The reporting person ran after the man and, after catching up to him, asked the man if he was a student. The man said that he was a student of Tucson High School. The man appeared to be in his late twenties, reports stated.

The unknown man was last seen in a white Chevrolet with another unknown man. After running the license, police found that the truck was stolen, reports stated.

Security at the University Medical Center reported that they too had seen a man matching the description given to police, walking around in unlocked offices in the hospital, reports stated.

Nothing was reported missing from any of the offices.


A UA student was cited as being a minor in possession of alcohol on the corner of East Second Street and North Vine Avenue Sunday, reports stated.

The student was stopped by police after he was spotted trying to hide a 12 ounce can of beer.

When the officer asked the student for his ID the student began pulling out an Oregon license, but then put it back in his wallet. The officer then asked for the student to give him both the Oregon license and his real ID. The student handed him a Texas license that was authentic, reports stated.

The officer observed that the student had bloodshot, watery eyes, an odor of alcohol, and slurred speech. The can of Keystone, was half full, and was cool to the touch, reports stated. The officer took the false ID into evidence and had the student dispose of the beer. He was cited and released, reports stated.


Two UA students were cited for Disorderly Conduct after two people reported vandalism in the La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., Sunday, reports stated.

The officers were flagged down by the reporting persons near the intersection of East Second Street and North Highland Ave. They told police that the suspects were last seen running eastbound on East Second Street.

Police found two students, who matched the descriptions given to them, running towards the Delta Tau Delta fraternity on 1050 N. Cherry Ave, and stopped them before they could get in the building, reports stated.

The two students, who are members of the fraternity, were handcuffed and read their rights. They told police that they had removed a fire extinguisher from inside the La Paz dorm and sprayed each other with it, reports stated.

The students told police that they had been drinking.

Police charged the students with disorderly conduct, interference with an educational institution, and minor in possession, reports stated.


A female UA student was cited for being a minor in possession after police discovered her sleeping in a flowerbed outside the Administration Building, 1401 E. University Blvd., Sunday, reports stated.

A UA officer responded to the building after someone reported the sleeping woman. The woman awoke after the officer shook her and patted her on the cheek for approximately one minute, reports stated.

The woman was handcuffed after she began swinging at the officer and struggling to get free.

The officer observed that the student had red, glassy eyes, slurred speech, a strong odor of intoxicants, and was unable to sit up straight in her seat without some assistance. The officer requested that medical personnel be sent to the scene.

The student told police that she had had way too much to drink the previous night, but she refused to identify the person that she was able to get the alcohol from, saying she would "take the rap herself," reports stated.

When medical personnel arrived on the scene the woman became combative with them and began yelling obscenities at people passing by. She was taken to University Medical Center for further care, reports stated.

The officer followed the student to the hospital where medical staff had to secure her to an exam table because she was kicking at staff.

The student eventually calmed down and was cited and released.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.


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