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    Police Beat

    Coronado residents lose their own name game

    Two women were diverted to the Dean of Students Office on April 27 at 11:29 p.m.

    Police responded to the Coronado Residence Hall in reference to the smell of marijuana. When they arrived, police knocked on the door where the odor was coming from, but no one answered even though police heard voices from inside the room. A woman then walked out of the door next to the one police were knocking on. They asked her what her name was and she said one of the names that were on a nametag outside of the room. They asked her which room she lived in and she told them it was the one next to the door they were knocking on. After more questioning, she admitted that she lived in the room they were knocking on.

    The woman told her friend who was inside to open the door. As soon as police entered, they reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana. The women admitted that they had smoked marijuana outside the room approximately 15 minutes prior to police arrival. When police asked if either woman had any illegal items, one woman told them that she had put a pipe in a purple bag behind the bed. Police continued to search the room for other contraband. Next to the fridge, they found a bottle of Bacardi Rum that had one-eighth of its contents.

    The rum and pipe were confiscated. One woman was referred to the Dean of Students for possession of drug paraphernalia and the other was referred for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

    ‘I don’t know why I took them. I already have a pair.’

    A man was arrested for shoplifting and an outstanding warrant on April 27 at 12:20 p.m.

    Police responded to the UofA Bookstore in reference to a person in custody for shoplifting. When they arrived, police made contact with a security employee who said that he saw a man take a pair of black-framed sunglasses and place them in his left front pocket. The man then walked out of the store without paying for glasses.

    The man told police that he had just “”snagged some sunglasses”” from “”off the rack.”” The man then apologized, saying, “”I don’t know why I took them. I already have a pair.””

    A records check of the man’s name showed that he was wanted by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for shoplifting.

    The man was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail where he was booked for shoplifting and his warrant.

    Woman accused of highway robbery back for more

    A woman was taken to the Pima County Jail for criminal trespassing and loitering on April 27 at 11:45 a.m.

    Police responded to the UA Main Library in reference to a woman who was panhandling in front of the building. When they arrived, they made contact with a woman who said that she was not begging for money.

    A check of the woman’s name showed that she had been given an exclusionary order from the UA on Feb. 17 because she was charged with highway robbery after she attempted to rob a female student who was using the ATM. The woman told police that she knew she was not allowed to be on any UA rented, controlled or owned property, but she was just waiting for her husband to finish up in the library.

    When the woman’s husband came out of the library he asked why his wife was being detained. Police informed him that she was in violation of her exclusionary order.

    The woman was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail where she was booked for third degree criminal trespassing and loitering.

    ‘Two swigs’ earns a minor in possession

    A man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol on April 25 at 6:48 p.m.

    While on bicycle patrol, an officer noticed two men standing between two cars drinking from a bottle. As the officer approached the men, one of them placed the bottle into the open door of one of the vehicles they were standing next to and shut the door.

    Both men identified themselves to the officer. Only one of them was of legal drinking age. The underage man had bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of intoxicants coming from his breath.

    The officer looked into the car and saw a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum on the front seat. Without being questioned the underage man told the officer that he had taken “”two swigs”” from the bottle and that he knew he should not have.

    The man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

    Intoxicated man passes out under a bush

    A man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol on April 25 at 3:46 p.m.

    Police responded to a call with Tucson Police Department in reference to a UA student who was passed out under a bush. When police arrived near Second Street, the man in question attempted to give police a fake name before quickly giving them his real name. He told police that he was “”fucked up”” and that he drank tequila earlier, although he did not know how much.

    A portable breath test showed that the man had alcohol in his system. He was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol and then given a ride to Coronado Residence Hall, where he lived.

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