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    Police Beat

    A student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for using marjuana outside the Gould-Simpson building, 1040 E. Fourth St., on Sept 18.

    Police were dispatched to 617 N. Santa Rita Ave. on reports of a strong odor of marijuana. An officer noticed the odor and saw a man sitting on the sidewalk directly south of the Gould-Simpson building. The man took out a bag from his pocket and dropped it inside a water drainage opening.

    The officer encountered the man and told him that he saw him drop the bag into the water drainage and that the area smelled like burnt marijuana. The man told the officer that he was smoking some marijuana and put the rest in the drain when he saw the officer approaching.

    The cop used his flashlight to find the clear plastic bag floating in the drain. After removing the bag, the man admitted that the green, leafy substance inside was his marijuana.

    Five people were arrested for possession and use of marijuana at Main Gate Parking Garage, 815 E. Second St., on Sept. 17 at 11:30 p.m.

    Police were conducting a security check of the garage in a patrol car when they saw three men and two women sitting on the ground on the garage’s top level.

    An officer walked toward the group and immediately saw a clear plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance; cigarette rolling papers with green leafy substance evenly distributed on the paper; a black plastic tube; an orange packet of cigarette rolling papers; and a partially burnt cigarette rolling paper in the middle of the group.

    The officer asked whom the items belonged to, and one of the men said, “”The marijuana is mine. Also the black tube is mine. I know it looks bad because of the straw, but I use it for my rolling papers,”” according to reports.

    All five people admitted to smoking marijuana, and when asked where they got it the man immediately said, “”I bought from a guy by Manzi-Mo,”” referring to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, according to reports.

    Two of the men were arrested for possession and use of marijuana as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, while the other three people were arrested for possession of marijuana. They were all cited and released.

    The officer put the orange packet of cigarette rolling papers, the partially burnt cigarette paper, the plastic bag containing marijuana and the black plastic tube into University of Arizona Police Department property. The bag of marijuana weighed 10.6 grams.

    Police arrested a resident of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., for underage drinking on Sept. 16 at 12:40 a.m. Police were dispatched to Coronado on a report of a woman passed out in a dorm room Sept. 15. When officers arrived, they found her lying on the floor. She would not respond to any of their questions.

    The Tucson Fire Department arrived, and she told them she had been drinking at a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity date dash. TFD said she did not need to be taken to the hospital and could stay by herself for the night. The resident assistant went and got an extra key to open the woman’s room.

    One of the officers returned later to speak with her, but she was not there. Police returned on Sept. 16, and she told them that she did not remember what had gone on and that other people told her what had happened. She apologized for everything and said she recognized the danger of her actions.

    She was cited and released.

    Five men were smoking marijuana in a stairwell at Sky View Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St., on Sept. 15 at 3:52 a.m.

    After responding to a call about a suspicious person, an officer walked toward the stairwell and tried to open a door, but it was jammed by a person’s body. The officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the other side of the door. The men told the officer they were “”smoking a cigarette,”” according to reports.

    The officer then ordered all five men to come out and sit down on the floor. Four of them obeyed the orders, but one ran away. The officer chased the man to the third-floor landing, where he stopped running and began apologizing. The man followed the officer to where the others were still sitting.

    The officer asked if any of the men had any marijuana in their possession, and one of them said they had a small amount of marijuana in the pipe and it had already been smoked.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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