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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested for shoplifting at the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., at 5:17 p.m Monday.

    An officer met with an employee who said he saw a man take an iPod armband off a shelf and remove its packaging before getting into an elevator and leaving the store. The employee detained the man outside and found the item in his backpack.

    The man said he came into the store to look at armbands for his iPod but did not have any money to pay for one. The armband was valued at $37.13.

    The man was cited and released.

    A man was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a license at 12:16 a.m. Sunday.

    While monitoring traffic in the parking lot of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., an officer observed and heard a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle entered the lot from the west end and accelerated to 20 to 25 mph while traveling eastbound through the lot.

    The officer activated his overhead lights as the vehicle approached and pulled behind it as it passed. It stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded north on North Tyndall Avenue, stopping at the Coronado pullout.

    The officer approached the driver’s side door and saw the man put a cigar box on the backseat. When the officer asked for identification, the man said he was waiting on a replacement license because he had lost his.

    While talking to the man, the officer could smell a strong odor of fresh marijuana. The man said he did not have any marijuana and that he just dropped off some friends.

    He said he wasn’t sure what they had been doing and that his friends borrow his car often. The man was asked to get out of the vehicle and sit on the curb. The officer searched the car and found an Arizona driver’s license for a different man, a glass pipe and two cigar boxes.

    The officer could still smell marijuana after the search and could see a lump in the man’s shorts in the crotch area. He felt a bag with something inside.

    The man said he had nothing in his shorts. He started feeling in his shorts and finally pulled out the bag of marijuana.

    The man was handcuffed and transported to Pima County Adult Detention Center.

    A woman reported that she was threated by her roommate at Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St at 3:18 p.m. Sunday.

    The reporting student said she and her roommate got into an argument about the noise the roommate and her boyfriend were making while watching a movie. She said she asked her roommate to turn the sound down because she was going to bed.

    According to reports her roommate became upset and started yelling and screaming, asking her if she wanted to fight. The roommate got up from the desk where she was sitting and swung at the reporting student two or three times before the boyfriend stepped in between them.

    The roommate said, “”If my boyfriend wasn’t here, I would kill you,”” according to reports. The reporting student said the comment made her fear for her safety.

    The roommate was not around while the officer interviewed the woman. The officer was given her phone number.

    The hall director was advised of the incident.

    The officer called the roommate and made contact with her in her room at 6 p.m. She said she got upset because her roommate asked her to turn the sound down, and after she did, told her to put her headphones on.

    Then the reporting student complained about it being too hot in the room and turned the air conditioning up, but the roommate was cold, so she opened the window, which upset the reporting student.

    She said the worst thing she said is that she would “”kick her ass if her boyfriend wasn’t there,”” according to reports.

    She said the tension started when the reporting student started coming in at all times of the morning.

    The roommate apologized for the statement she made, and the officer referred her to the Dean of Students Office.

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