Police Beat: September 6

Alison Dorf

Yu-Gi-Uh-Oh

An officer from the University of Arizona Police Department responded to the UA Main Library on Tuesday at approximately 11:20 a.m., after UAPD received a call regarding stolen property taken earlier that morning.

Upon arriving to the scene, the officer met with a non UA-affiliated man, who said he was sitting in the first level of the library in the southwest corner, when he fell asleep.

His backpack was on the ground next to him, as well as his phone and charger.

When the man awoke at approximately 8:35 a.m., his backpack was missing, which contained a laptop, a textbook and $100 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Not so sneaky

A UA student was arrested for minor in possession on Tuesday, after a UA community service officer witnessed four males attempting to conceal liquor in the back of a vehicle, while driving through a residence hall parking lot at approximately 6:19 p.m.

The individuals then entered the residence hall carrying several bags of groceries. However, the vehicle’s lights were still on, indicating that someone might still be in the vehicle.

A UAPD officer arrived at the residence hall and spoke with the driver of the car, a UA student, and observed a 30-pack of Coors Light sitting in plain view in the back seat.

The officer confirmed that the driver was underage, and told him that someone had reported seeing liquor in his vehicle.

The student told the officer he didn’t know if there was any liquor, because he had taken a group of people shopping to Target and CVS Pharmacy. He then opened the back of the vehicle and the officer also found a bottle of Skyy Vodka and Southern Comfort in CVS bags. The officer then asked the student to contact the people he took to the store, and have them return to the vehicle.

The first student to speak with the officer said a friend of his had gone into CVS, but he did not know what he had purchased. The officer asked him to contact the friend, and have him come to the parking lot.

When the friend arrived, also a UA student, the officer informed him that he knew he had gone to purchase alcohol from CVS. The officer read him his Miranda rights and asked him what he had purchased, as well as where his fake identification card was located.

The student admitted he purchased the Coors Light, Skyy and Southern Comfort, and that he had cut up his fake ID and thrown it away when he heard the officer was looking for him.

The officer told the student that because of his honesty, he would not be charged for the fake ID but would be cited and released for minor in possession.

A code of conduct violation was forwarded to the Dean of Students.

Marijuana got your tongue

A UA student was cited and released for possession of marijuana on Tuesday at approximately 10:35 p.m., after two UAPD officers responded to a call regarding the smell of marijuana coming from a dorm room.

Upon arriving to the scene, officers met with a resident assistant who escorted them to the room. An officer made contact with the student who agreed they could enter the room.

Another UA student was also in the room, though he said he did not live there.

While speaking with the officers, the resident stated that he did not have marijuana in the room and had not used any for three months.

He was checked for signs and symptoms or marijuana use, and had red, glassy eyes, a green-tinted tongue and raised taste buds.

While speaking to the other student who did not live in the room, police were informed that they had been smoking marijuana off campus, and that there was more marijuana in the room.

The resident then admitted to having marijuana in the room, but confirmed that he did not smoke in the room or on UA campus. He pointed to a plastic pill container on his desk, and stated that he had no other drugs or paraphernalia in the room.

An officer read the student his Miranda rights, and asked him where he purchased the marijuana, but the student would not provide any names.

He was cited and released for possession of marijuana, and a code of conduct was submitted to the Dean of Students. His 13.1 grams of marijuana was confiscated.

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