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Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, September 29, 2005
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Two students were arrested early Sunday morning for underage drinking at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 1449 N. Cherry Road, reports stated.

While an officer was on foot patrol he noticed several people outside the house with open liquor bottles from the party. People were entering and exiting through several different parts of the house, reports stated.

When an officer spoke with the hired security at the event, he noticed a male and a female student knocking on a door in the northwest corner of the house, reports stated.

As the male student knocked, police could hear him shout, "They told me to come around, there's cops out front," in slurred speech, reports stated.

Police made contact with the students to inform them they were no longer out front, report stated.

The officer told the students if they wanted to enter the house they had to go around to the front, and he told police he was not aware of the rule, reports stated.

Police could smell an odor of alcohol on the student's breath and his eyes were red and watery, reports stated.

The male student told police he did not have his identification on him but that he was 22, reports stated.

He gave police a name and birth date that showed up as a California resident. Police asked the student if he knew it was a crime to lie to police about his date of birth and he said he did not, reports stated.

Police then asked the man if he was sure the information he gave was going to return with a valid driver's license and the student said no, reports stated.

The president of the house then came over and told the student, "Just tell the truth," reports stated.

Police asked if the name the president called him was his real name and he said yes, reports stated.

Police placed the student in handcuffs and arrested him for lying to an officer and underage drinking, reports stated.

The student told police he lied because he didn't want to get in trouble for underage drinking, reports stated.

The female student also had an odor of alcohol on her breath but told police she wasn't drinking, reports stated.

When police asked her why she smelled like alcohol, she admitted she had a few beers before she arrived at the fraternity, reports stated.

The female student was also cited for underage drinking and because she is 17 years old, police called her parents and left a message informing them of the incident, reports stated.

The students were released at the scene, reports stated.

A woman was arrested at North Euclid Avenue and East Mabel Street for knowingly displaying a fictitious license plate at 1:14 a.m. Saturday, reports stated.

The woman was traveling north on Euclid Avenue when police ran the plate and saw it was registered to a different car and was flagged as not valid for highway use, reports stated.

The woman told police the plate belonged to the previous owner of the vehicle and showed police the current registration and plate she had just received, reports stated.

The woman was cited and released and the fictitious plate was placed into evidence, reports stated.

A student's 2000 Honda Accord was broken into while parked in the Zone 1 lot behind the Student Recreation Center, 1420 E. Seventh St., sometime Saturday afternoon, reports stated.

The student said he parked his car at 3:30 p.m. and when he returned at 4:15 p.m. his dashboard was destroyed and his $170 Pioneer CD player and $180 climbing gear, including shoes and a harness, were missing from his vehicle, reports stated.

The student noticed the small rear window on the right side of his vehicle was damaged, and police determined it was broken with a small screwdriver between the window and frame, reports stated.

Police fingerprinted the car and found three useable prints that were placed into evidence, reports stated.

Police have no suspects, witnesses or further information, reports stated.

A man driving a green taxicab was arrested for driving with a suspended license after he ran a stop sign near North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard at 2:45 a.m. Friday, reports stated.

The driver told police he didn't have a license but a records check showed the man's license was suspended for Motor Vehicle Division and court action and that he also had a warrant from Tucson Police Department, reports stated.

The man was advised of the warrant, cited and released at the scene, reports stated.

Police told the man and the owner of the cab that the man could not continue to drive and someone else needed to move the cab, reports stated.

- Ross Hager contributed to this report.

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