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    Police Beat: August 26

    Risky business

    Three UA students were reported to the Dean of Students on Thursday after they were seen exiting the Old Main construction site at approximately 12:10 a.m.

    A man told the University of Arizona Police Department he saw them leaving through an opening in the perimeter fence on the north side and walking toward the UA Mall, but said they did not appear to be carrying anything.

    An officer located the three students, who said they had not been inside the construction site but had just been hanging out in the grass on the Mall. Officers then decided to bring the man who reported the three students to the scene. The man confirmed they were the students he had seen and a woman from the group then admitted she had lied because she was nervous.

    She said the three of them had been bar hopping on University Boulevard and were on their way home when they noticed the fence was open. She added they wanted to see the building because it wouldn’t be open before they graduated.

    The officers checked the site for damage, reported the students to the Dean of Students and secured the open area in the fence with a piece of fence wire.

    Doomed from the start

    A UA student was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on Wednesday after the driver of a car was pulled over for not displaying a license plate at approximately 12:55 p.m.

    While speaking with the driver, one of the UAPD officers was informed that the passenger had a warrant out for his arrest. The second officer at the scene smelled marijuana when speaking with the passenger. The man told the officer he was carrying marijuana but that he had a medical marijuana card.

    The officer then asked the man to step out of the car. The man gave the officer a Ziploc bag of marijuana as well as his medical card from Oregon, which stated that he was allowed to carry 24 ounces.

    The officer told the man he had an active warrant for failure to comply with an original charge of criminal damage, and the other officer on scene placed him under arrest. The marijuana was placed into property and evidence, and the student was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Petty theft

    A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students on Wednesday at approximately 3:45 p.m. for reportedly stealing a key chain from the UofA Bookstore.

    A UAPD officer spoke with a bookstore security employee who said the student was seen putting a keychain in his pocket after picking up two shirts and a pair of shorts valued at $62.59.

    The student paid for the clothing, but walked away with the keychain in his pocket, the employee said. Security stopped the student outside the door and asked him to empty his pockets. They found the keychain and the student said he had forgotten to pay for it and apologized.

    The student admitted to putting the keychain in his pocket but said he did not realize he had done so. He was diverted to the Dean of Students.

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