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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
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Two students were cited for being minors in possession of alcohol early Sunday morning after police saw them stumbling around the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, 1509 E. Second St., reports stated.

When the students saw the officers, they quickly changed direction.

Police caught up with the students and could smell alcohol.

When police asked the students if they'd been drinking they said yes, reports stated.

Police asked one of the students for her ID and she said she didn't have it.

Police then asked the student if they could search her purse and she said yes.

Police found a Texas license and the student admitted it wasn't real.

The student told police the ID belonged to her sister. When police told the student they would check to make sure the ID belonged to her sister, the student changed her story, reports stated.

The student then told police she had given them a fake name earlier and that the fake ID was hers.

The student was cited for having the fake ID and both students were released.

After running from police and being injured while jumping over a fence early Sunday morning, two students admitted to police they had been drinking, reports stated.

Police first saw the students in an alley off of East Speedway Boulevard. The students both looked at police and ran.

Police caught up with one of the students after he jumped a wire fence. The student told police he had been drinking and had beer with him. The student said he had run because he didn't want to get in trouble.

Police asked the student why he had a cut on his right hand between his thumb and index finger and the student said it was from jumping the fence.

The student then said, " I think I also hurt my ankle when I landed."

Police called for medical assistance.

Paramedics treated the student's finger and determined that the student's ankle was not broken.

The student was cited for being a minor in possession.

The other student continued to run from police.

He then turned around and put his hands up in a karate-like stance, reports stated.

Police felt the student was going to fight and tackled the student to the ground.

The student was then handcuffed. The student's hand was also bleeding from jumping the fence and received medical attention.

The student told police he had been drinking, had beer on him, and had a fake ID, reports stated.

When police asked for the fake ID, the student told them he dropped his wallet while he was running.

Police found the wallet and took the fake ID. The student was very drunk and became apologetic, reports stated.

The student was cited for being a minor in possession and having a fake ID.

Both students said they needed a ride back to the Hopi dorm.

Police took the students back to the Hopi Residence Hall, reports stated.

A student's $200 cell phone was stolen Saturday afternoon from the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

The student told police he left the phone on a bench outside around 1 p.m., and when he returned two hours later the phone was gone.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Two students were cited for possession of marijuana early Sunday morning after someone smelled marijuana coming from a room at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived they noticed there were three students in the room and asked to come in. The students agreed to let them in. Police smelled marijuana and the smell continued to get stronger, reports stated.

The three students told police they did not have alcohol in the room, but admitted that they had been drinking.

Police noticed all three students had red watery eyes and smelled like alcohol. When police asked the students if there was any alcohol or marijuana in the room they said there wasn't. The students then agreed to let police search the room.

Police found a whiskey bottle and an empty vodka bottle in plain sight.

Police then found ashes in the trash can that smelled like marijuana and a plastic baggie containing marijuana residue in a drawer.

Police then asked the students if there was anything else in the room.

One of the students told police there was a small amount of marijuana and pipe hidden in a box. Police confiscated the items. The student told police that his friends sometimes kept stuff in his room but that he knew it was there.

A source told police one of the students had not been smoking marijuana.

The other two students were cited and released, reports stated.

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