Police Beat

By Joseph Barrios

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 20-year-old student reported she was sexually assualted Tuesday between midnight and 3 a.m. at the Delta Chi fraternity house, 1701 E. First St. Police are conducting an investigation and no further information was available.


A 22-year-old male was cited and charged with drinking in public Tuesday at the intersection of North Mountain Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard.

Jason Robert McLaughlin, of the 600 block of East University Boulevard, was cited about 1:10 a.m. after a UAPD officer noticed McLaughlin with a beer can in his hand. The officer confronted McLaughlin, who apparently threw his can on the ground.

Police asked McLaughlin to pick up the can and he said, "I'm not going to lie to you, I had a beer but I don't remember where I threw it." He picked up a gold-colored can of Miller beer.

McLaughlin then said, "I wasn't drinking, I just picked up any can. I'll see you in court with my lawyer." He was cited and released on site.


A student is seeking charges of disorderly conduct against the Beta Theta Pi fraternity after the student complained of high noise levels at a party on Monday.

The student complained to UAPD about 10:30 p.m. that the noise level was too high at the Beta house, 645 E. University Blvd. UAPD officers advised off-duty Tucson Police officers working at the party of the student's complaints. UAPD and Tucson police officers assessed the level of noise and determined that it was not excessive.

Party organizers were willing to turn down the level of music. UAPD officers noted that no other neighbors complained of the party but closed it down about 11:35 p.m.

The Pima County Attorney's office will determine if disorderly conduct charges can be filed against the fraternity.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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