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Police Beat: October 8

Unsure passengers

On Sunday at 11:49 p.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer arrested a UA student near campus for possession of drug paraphernalia. While an officer was monitoring traffic, he noticed a car’s driver side headlight was out and pulled it over.

The car had three UA students inside. The student in the passenger seat said the vehicle was his, but he had left his vehicle registration and proof of insurance in his room.

The officer said he could smell marijuana coming from the car. The students said there was no marijuana in the car at that particular time, but there had been at some point in the past.

Two more UAPD officers came to the scene. They split up the passengers as one officer talked with the owner of the car.

The owner said that he was “pretty sure” there wasn’t any marijuana or drug paraphernalia in the car. Officers requested to search the car.

They found a metal grinder with some marijuana residue inside. They also found a few clear plastic bags with marijuana residue.

The owner admitted that everything belonged to him. Officers gave the owner a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and released him.

Faked it

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office on Monday at 7:10 p.m. for having a fake identification card.

The wallet had been turned in to UAPD. While looking in the wallet for the owner’s information, two IDs from different states were found. One ID was real while the fake ID stated the owner of the wallet was 21 years old.

UAPD contacted the owner of the IDs and told her to go to UAPD to claim her wallet.

When she arrived, officers asked her about the fake card. She said her old roommate had given it to her as a gift, but she had never used it or planned to use it.

UAPD confiscated the card.

Cracking push

On Monday, UAPD officers were called regarding the assault of a UA student in the Student Union Memorial Center at 9:07 p.m.

When officers arrived to the union, a man standing nearby pointed out the student who made the call. The student said he was walking east through the student union’s breezeway to the library. He said he heard footsteps behind him and was then shoved hard in the back. He turned around quickly and saw a man running toward the UofA Bookstore.

The student was not injured, but when he checked his laptop in his backpack, he found the screen was broken and reported the incident to UAPD.

The student told the officers he couldn’t see the man’s face but he gave a physical description and what the man was wearing.

Officers searched the area but could not find the man. Pictures were taken of the broken computer screen and submitted to UAPD as evidence.

The student said he wanted to act in future court procedures. No other legal action was taken.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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