Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 30, 2005

A student was arrested for underage drinking just after 11 p.m. Aug. 22 after his roommate called police because the student was acting disorderly in Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

Police arrived at the hall and the resident assistant on duty said the student's roommate reported the student was intoxicated and had spit on the roommate's bed and threatened him. The roommate was not in the building when police arrived, reports stated.

Police contacted the student in his room on the eighth floor, and he smelled strongly of intoxicants and had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, reports stated.

The student admitted to police he had been drinking that evening, and a records check showed the student was 18 years old, reports stated.

When police asked him about the alleged events the roommate had reported he denied having done any of them, reports stated.

The roommate returned to the room, and police questioned him about the events. The roommate told police he had received a call from the student at 7 p.m., and the student was upset because he thought someone had stolen some alcohol he had hidden in a chest in the room, reports stated.

The roommate assured the student he locked the door when he left the room, reports stated.

The roommate said when he returned to his room his suitemates told him the student was intoxicated, had punched walls and spit on his bed. The roommate said he did not witness any of the events, reports stated.

Police were unable to find any independent witnesses willing to speak about the events of the evening, reports stated.

The roommate said he didn't wish to press charges if police weren't able to locate a witness to verify the story and only wished to switch rooms, reports stated.

The roommate was told to speak with an RA about a possible switch, reports stated.

Police searched the student's side of the room after receiving permission from the student and found an unopened liter bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey on a shelf, reports stated.

The student admitted the bottle belonged to him, and it was removed from the room and poured out at the University of Arizona Police Department main station, 1852 E. First St., reports stated.

Police cited a student for skateboarding against Parking and Transportation Services regulations while he was skating on the stairs at the east side of Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., at 5:26 p.m. Aug. 22, reports stated.

Police saw three men with skateboards on the stairs and saw one doing tricks at the base of the stairs, reports stated.

As the officer stopped at the scene he heard one student say, "Oh man" and another say, "You're kidding," reports stated.

The students gave police their CatCards as identification, and police requested dispatch run a records check on the students. One student was doing tricks, one was standing on his board at the top of the stairs and the third was sitting on his board on the stairs, reports stated.

The check showed the students had all been previously warned about skateboarding on campus, reports stated.

The student doing the tricks was cited for violating the UA's Parking and Transportation Services non-motorized vehicle regulations, reports stated.

The student's skateboard was impounded, and police provided information on how to satisfy the infraction and retrieve his property, reports stated.

A student's money clip containing her debit card, CatCard and $15 in cash was stolen from her folder after she left it in a bathroom on the second floor of the Koffler building, 1340 E. University Blvd., Aug. 22, reports stated.

The student said her money clip was in her folder when she went to class at 10:55 a.m., reports stated.

She said in the next hour she went to the bathroom and left the folder in the bathroom for a few minutes, reports stated.

When the student returned her folder was still there but the money clip and items were missing, reports stated.

The student said she had cancelled her cards and police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resum3 can be found at http://uapd.arizona.edu.