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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday September 10, 2002


An employee with a Tucson security company found an empty bottle of vodka, some pills and an unconscious co-worker inside a campus building Sunday morning, reports stated. The man told police that when he arrived for his shift change at about 6:45 a.m. at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory, 950 N. Cherry Ave., he saw his coworker lying unconscious in the hallway, reports stated.

The employee found the man breathing, but unresponsive. The coworker then went to the security office to call 9-1-1. When he entered the office he saw an empty bottle of vodka and a plastic baggie that contained pills, reports stated. The coworker called for emergency care but did not touch the vodka or pills, reports stated.

The unconscious man was taken by ambulance to the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The fire captain told officers that the man smelled of alcohol and may have taken some Valium, reports stated.

Disorderly conduct

A Phoenix man was arrested and taken to jail after he sprayed shaving cream on a woman while she was asleep inside a campus residence hall early Friday morning, reports stated.

Police went Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., to investigate the incident after the mother of the victim's roommate called police.

One woman told police she awoke at approximately 5:30 a.m. to see a man standing over her spraying shaving cream on her hair, reports stated. The man ran out the door after the woman screamed, awakening her roommate.

Both roommates told police that the door was shut and locked and that they didn't recognize the man but believe that the victim's ex-boyfriend may be involved.

While police were speaking with the women, the victim's ex-boyfriend, also a Coronado resident, came in the room.

The man was visibly shaken by the incident and told police that he was not involved in the shaving-cream incident, but did say that his friend, who was visiting him, may be responsible, reports stated. Officers went to the ex-boyfriend's room and spoke with his two guests from Phoenix. At first, both men denied any involvement.

After being separated, one man admitted to police that he took a can of shaving cream, went in the unlocked door and sprayed his friend's ex-girlfriend, reports stated.

The man said that it was meant to be a prank.

The woman wanted to press charges. The Phoenix man was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of disorderly conduct, reports stated.

Sign theft

Three UA students were cited after they were seen dragging a traffic sign inside a campus residence hall early Friday morning, reports stated.

The community assistant at the Sky View Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St., saw the students in the third-floor hallway carrying a speed-limit sign and behaving in a disorderly manner, reports stated.

While speaking with police, the men denied any knowledge of the sign. Officers noticed the man had red watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, reports stated.

The men later said they had consumed alcohol and brought the sign from the University Heights apartment complex to the resident hall. The men told police that the sign was found lying on the ground. The men, each between the ages of 18 and 19, were cited and released on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

The sign was taken to the University of Arizona Police Department, where it will be stored until the City of Tucson can pick it up, reports stated.

Minor in possession

A UA student was cited Saturday morning outside a campus fraternity house after she gave police a fake driver license and was seen drinking alcohol, reports stated.

Police saw the woman holding a red plastic cup on the north side of the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1616 E. First St.

The woman, who smelled like alcohol, was told to dump out her beer. Officers spoke to her in front of the house, where she identified herself with a driver license that stated she was 22-years old, reports stated.

Police ran a background check, but it took a long time and they eventually released the woman before all of her information was confirmed. When officers learned that there was no record of the woman's driver license, they returned to the fraternity house and asked to speak to the student.

She later gave police her real driver license, which stated that she was 20-years old. She was cited and released on suspicion of possessing ficticious identification and being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

Police drove her back to her house, reports stated.

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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