Police cite underage drinkers at party

by Sarah McKenzie

Minneapolis police arrested the president of a University campus fraternity early Saturday morning for selling liquor to minors, according to police reports. He was not charged or cited with the offense, however.
The man was booked at Hennepin County Jail after officers broke up the party at the Lodge fraternity. He said he was in police custody for more than 12 hours.
Police ticketed three other students for underage drinking at the party, according to police reports. The fraternity is located at 1515 University Ave. S.E.
The fraternity president said the incident is not in violation of the greek system’s alcohol policy. He noted that it is difficult to regulate underage drinking at a party that typically draws between 200 and 500 individuals.
According to the policy, University fraternities are barred from providing alcohol to their guests at open parties.
The policy also states that partiers are required to bring their own beverages, and fraternities are expected to card all guests before they enter the party.

In other police news:
ù University Police are investigating the disappearance of a 40-year-old man who was last seen in a parking lot near the University of Minnesota Cancer Center on Friday afternoon.
The man’s estranged wife reported him missing to police Saturday morning, said University Police Detective Charles Miner. The missing man is from Eveleth, Minn., and is not affiliated with the University.
His wife told police that the man had an appointment at the center for cancer treatment, but Fairview-University Medical Center have no records indicating that the man was scheduled for an appointment, Miner said.
Camille Milender, 22, the woman who reported the man missing, told police that she waited several hours in the parking lot for the man to return from the cancer center, according to police reports.
“He just vanished,” Miner said. “No one has heard or seen from him yet.”
Miner said he has made several calls to the man’s friends and family members, but currently has no leads on the disappearance.
There are no indications of foul play, Miner said.