Police Blotter

Lost and napping in the campus police department

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University Police found a man lying on the ground around midnight on April 24 in the glass entryway to the police department. The subject was curled up on the rug with his eyes closed, according to the report.

The individual did not wake up until the police shook his shoulders. The subject appeared confused and pointed outside toward the bushes.

“Power,” he said.

He then attempted to stand up and almost immediately fell over, according to the report.

After being asked where he was, the subject said he was on the “first floor.” When asked what building he was in he responded by saying “Eau Claire.” The suspect also said he was not a student of the university, but had friends who live on the “first floor,” he said.

Shortly afterward, he clarified his friends lived on the first floor in Sutherland Hall and they got separated, according to the report. He didn’t intend to come to the police station, but it was the only place he could get inside, according to the report.

The subject said he had been napping for about 30 minutes prior to the police officer’s arrival.

The subject’s speech was slurred, while his eyes were glossy and bloodshot, according to the report.

He said he did not have much to drink and only consumed mixed drinks and vodka around 7:00 p.m., according to the report.

The preliminary breath test showed a result of .163 and the subject was issued a citation for underage drinking.


Concealing Liquor

A student patrol worker contacted a police officer after observing a subject with an open container around 11:00 p.m. on April 22.

The subject was observed walking with a group of friends eastbound on Garfield Avenue outside Schofield Hall, according to the report.

The subject held a can of beer in his right hand, which he kept down by his side in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal it when the officer approached, according to the report.

The can of beer was handed over when the officer asked for it. The subject apologized and said he knew it was illegal to walk around with an open container. He then said they were walking to an off-campus party.

The police detected an odor of intoxicants coming from him, while he slurred his words. His eyes appeared red with dilated pupils, according to the report.

The subject said he had consumed 10 beers in the past 2 1/2 hours. He had 13 black marker tally marks on his wrist, representing 13 drinks, according to the report.

A .10 was the result of a preliminary breath test and a citation was issued for underage drinking.