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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday September 3, 2003

A man was arrested after a witness saw him climb over the fence of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house Aug. 30 at 1:19 a.m., reports stated.

UAPD responded to a call from an employee of 7-Eleven, 1750 E. Speedway Blvd. and found a man lying in the backyard shrubs of the sorority house. The man had taken off his boots and was asleep, reports stated.

The officer entered the backyard and tapped the man on the foot. Awoken by the officer, the man said "stop giving me a hard time, I'm just trying to sleep," reports stated.

The officer asked the man to leave again threatening to take him to jail. The man responded by saying, "fuck you man, take me to jail then," reports stated.

The officer handcuffed the man and asked the residents of the sorority house if they wanted him to take the man away. They said yes and the man was booked in jail on disorderly conduct and trespassing violations, reports stated.


A female student was cited for a minor in possession charge after a resident advisor saw her stumbling in a hallway of Graham/Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., on Aug. 30 at 1:48 a.m., reports stated.

When UAPD responded, they were led to the student lying on the floor of her room. Officers said she had red, watery eyes and a strong odor of liquor on her breath, reports stated.

Once revived, the student said that she had taken her normal dosage of Prozac and eight tablets of Advil after drinking two pitchers of beer. When questioned further, the student said she may have drunk "jungle juice," and said that she had consumed the alcohol at a place "far way," reports stated.

The Tucson Fire Department was called for assistance. The student was transported to University Medical Center for aid. Her parents were called later in the evening, reports stated.


A man was referred to the county attorney's office after a UAPD officer witnessed him place a lit cigarette into the mouth of a child stricken with cerebral palsy on Aug. 30 at 9:10 p.m., reports stated.

The man was first seen by a Southwest Ambulance Service employee at the Arizona Stadium, 525 N. National Championship Dr., placing the lit cigarette into the boy's mouth. The employee notified a UAPD officer who later saw the man repeat his actions, reports stated.

After questioning the man, it was determined that the boy was the man's nephew. The boy was unable to inhale through his mouth, and the man did not think it was a big deal.

The man said he was acting with poor judgment and said it was the first time he had done this. The boy's father was found nearby and notified of the uncle's actions.

Police did not file a report, but warned the man not to repeat his actions.


A student called UAPD after his headphones were taken from his head as he was walking from the Chemistry Building, 1306 E. University Blvd., Aug. 30 at 11:15 a.m., reports stated.

The student reported that four to five boys on bicycles rode past him as he was walking away from the building. One bicyclist reached over and grabbed the headphones off his head. The bicyclists rode away and were not found by UAPD, reports stated.

The student said the boys all looked younger than 18 years old, aside from the man who stole his headphones. He said the man looked like he was around 20 years old and was wearing a gray shirt and had long, dark hair, reports stated.

UAPD has no suspects or witnesses.


A female student called UAPD after a man grabbed her shoulder as she was walking in the parking lot of Graham/Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., on Aug. 30 at 10:23 p.m., reports stated.

The student said that she was upset with one of her friends and went out for a walk. While she was out, the man grabbed her. She ran away and the man chased her, but couldn't keep up.

The student found an off-duty UAPD officer and reported the incident, reports stated.

The man was described as a heavy-set, 6-foot Hispanic male with short black hair. He was wearing black jeans, black shirt and dark shoes, reports stated.

Officers circled the area, but were unable to find anybody that matched the description.

The officer drove the student to meet a friend at the Student Union Memorial Center and referred her to the Oasis Center for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence, reports stated.


A student reported his bicycle and cable lock stolen from a rack at the UA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., on Aug. 30 at 5:15 p.m., reports stated.

The student called UAPD after he returned to his bike seven hours after locking it to a bike rack. The blue specialized A440 mountain bike is valued at $530. The lock is valued at $70, reports stated.

The student did not register his bike with Parking and Transportation Services. According to reports, when he finds the serial number, he will call UAPD.

The police have no witnesses or suspects.

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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