Tempe Police: Men walk across light rail bridge while intoxicated

Tempe Police reported the following incident:

A 22-year-old Tempe man was arrested Jan. 17 on the 300 block of West Lakeview Drive on suspicion of criminal trespassing on a critical structure, according to a police report. 

That night, the man and his friend walked across a Metro light rail bridge with "no trespassing" signs posted throughout, police reported. 

Light rail security heard an alarm and noticed the pair crossing the bridge, at which point they detained them until police arrived, according to the report. 

In an interview with police after his arrest, the man admitted to being intoxicated and crossing the bridge, claiming he did not see the "no trespassing" signs, police reported.

Because the light rail is deemed critical infrastructure, the man's crime was more serious, according to the report. 

The pair was transported to Tempe City Jail, where they were booked and held to see a judge, police reported. 

Reports compiled by Arren Kimbel-Sannit.


Reach the reporter at Arren.Kimbel-Sannit@asu.edu or follow @akimbelsannit on Twitter.

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