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    Police Beat: Aug. 26

    Students cited for marijunana possession

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to La Paz residence hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., on Aug. 20 in reference to an odor of marijuana in one of the rooms.

    The resident assistant who made the call escorted the officer to the room where the odor was coming from. Another RA saw the residents inside the room leave prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers searched the surrounding area and found them at the corner of Fourth Street and Highland Avenue soon after.

    The officer explained to the residents that UAPD was informed of a strong odor coming from their room. One of the residents said the officer probably smelled marijuana because they had smoked some “”off-campus”” earlier in the day. The other resident told his roommate to just “”give up the marijuana”” so they wouldn’t get into any more trouble. The roommate agreed and handed the officer a glass marijuana pipe from inside a Pringles canister and approximately 10 grams of marijuana located inside a book safe.

    The two residents were diverted to the Dean of Students Office. 

    Suspects flee scene of sign-theft

    A parking sign was recovered Aug. 23 after three unidentified subjects attempted to steal it just north of the James E. Rogers College of Law building. At 2:30 p.m., a witness called UAPD to report that he had stopped three subjects carrying a residential parking sign.

    While speaking with UAPD on the phone, the witness said all three subjects fled the scene.

    A vague of the subjects description was provided. Two people were stopped by an officer near Pima residence hall, but were subsequently released after it was determined they were not the suspects.

    The sign was recovered near the area and held at a nearby parking garage for safekeeping.

    Woman busted for outstanding warrant, drugs

    A woman was arrested for possession of prescription drugs, paraphernalia and failure to comply Aug. 22. UAPD responded to 1510 E. University Blvd. There, officers found two subjects sitting on the southeast lawn near the UA Main Library. A male and female were identified. The male reported that the female was in an argument with another woman about an impounded vehicle that the female’s boyfriend was driving. The second woman wanted to collect money for the impoundment fees, and an argument arose between the two women. The second woman had fled the scene by the time UAPD arrived.

    A check revealed that the first woman had an outstanding warrant from the Pima County Sherriff’s Department. She was placed under arrest, searched and placed into a patrol vehicle. When the woman’s purse was searched, officers found a plastic box containing a chrome vial with residue and two small cotton balls. Additionally, an orange plastic prescription bottle containing six generic Vicodin and seven Diazepan pills was also found.

    The woman did not have a prescription for the medications.

    The woman was transported to Pima County Jail. 

    Coronado resident caught with marijuana

    A UAPD officer responded to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., in reference to marijuana odor coming from a third-floor residence at 1:50 a.m. Aug. 22. Upon arrival, an RA escorted the officer to the room where the marijuana odor had come from. The officer knocked loudly for approximately 10 minutes to make contact with the residents inside. There was no answer. 

    Two officers returned at 2:15 a.m. when the residents returned to their dorm. The two men were asked to sit in the hall while an additional officer searched their room. The officer spoke to the men individually, both stating they had no knowledge of marijuana inside their residence. One of the men “”swore on his life, his family’s lives, his unborn children’s lives, and to God”” that there was no marijuana inside the room. 

    While both officers continued to search the room, one of the officers found 2.1 grams of marijuana inside a pretzel container and 0.9 grams under one of the residents’ shoe. 

    Both men were cited and released for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Dean of Students Office was notified. 

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