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Issue date: 2/14/08
A UNM Police officer went to Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science when a student was found with a knife. A teacher said school officials were told the student smelled like marijuana. When school officials searched him they found a pocketknife. They also found a bag of marijuana, a pipe and a lighter. The student’s guardian was called and asked to come to the school. The student signed a waiver of rights, and the guardian signed as a witness. The student was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
A UNM Police officer went to the UNM Mental Health Center after a health care worker was assaulted by a patient. The health care worker told the officer he was tending to an out-of-control patient when another patient ran across the room and punched the worker on the left side of his head. Staff subdued the patient and gave him medication to calm him down. The officer said he spoke with the patient, but the patient was incoherent and didn’t know what had happened.
A UNM Police officer went to the Coronado Hall because a woman was trying to commit suicide. When the officer arrived, the woman told him she had taken about 75 pills. She said she took 25 Prozac along with Advil and Ibuprofen. The officer asked the woman if she wanted to hurt herself. She responded, “No, I don’t want to hurt myself. I want to kill myself.” An ambulance arrived and took the woman to UNM Hospital.
A UNM Police officer went to the UNM Mental Health Center after a woman jumped out of a moving vehicle. The officer met with the woman’s son who said he was taking his mother to the hospital because she was having suicidal thoughts. The man told police that his mother was bipolar and hadn’t taken her medications since November. He said he took his mother to the Emergency Room, but the visit didn’t help her. He told police he was taking her to the Mental Health Center when she jumped out of the car and started running down the street. Police searched for the woman but couldn’t find her. Later, the officer received a call from UNM Hospital Security that the woman had checked herself into the Mental Health Center.