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    Police Beat: April 2

    Inappropriate man busted for creeping

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived at the Sky View Apartments on Friday at 3:47 p.m. after a community director called to report a suspicious person.

    The community director was with the resident who initially reported the incident when the officer got there.

    The resident told the officer that she rolled over at 4:45 a.m. while she was sleeping and saw a man about 5-feet-11 inches tall and 30 years old standing in the hallway of her apartment wearing a gray T-shirt and dark baseball hat.

    She said that he was slowly walking down the hallway and when he was out of the hallway she got out of bed, slammed her door, shut and locked it.

    The woman said she could hear the man leave the apartment, shut the door behind him and put the deadbolt on.

    She and her roommate live in the apartment alone.

    She also reported that over the spring break she noticed two boxes of macaroni and cheese had been taken from the kitchen and a jar of peanut butter that was full when she left was empty when she returned. Both she and her roommate were gone over break.

    The woman told the officer that the man she saw in her apartment looked very much like a maintenance worker in the building who usually wears a grey shirt and baseball hat.

    The officer spoke with another student that said the worker has made several inappropriate comments to students in the past and has shown up at her apartment in the night drunk.

    He has also made students feel uncomfortable by coming on to them. He has bragged to students about having keys to every room in the Sky View Apartments.

    The community director told the officer that when she first called the worker to tell him the lock needed to be changed for the resident, he was acting strange and said, “”It wasn’t me.””

    The officer spoke with the worker outside of his house and the man admitted to acting too personal with students and has made them feel uncomfortable. He told the officer that he had left the apartments at 7 p.m. and did not return.

    After searching the maintenance room of the building, the officer found an 8-inch long knife stabbed into the wall. The man stated it was not his.

    The man had his keys to the building taken away and was told not to return to Sky View.

    The residents of the apartment that was broken into were also transferred to a new room.

    Man smokes marijuana to avoid Xanax

    A UAPD officer arrived at the Tyndall parking garage on Monday at 5:04 p.m. after getting a report that there were people smoking marijuana in a beige Ford Explorer.

    The officer found the car there, and when he walked up the passenger side door of the car, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the open window.

    Both the passenger and the driver were taken from the car and read their rights.

    The passenger told the officer, “”I smoked a ‘J’ with my friend just briefly. I smoke because of my anxiety and I don’t want to take Xanax.””

    The man said there was also a metal grinder in the center console of the car; the grinder and the marijuana were not his.

    While the officer was speaking with the man who had been in the driver’s seat, the man said, “”My friend and I were just having a smoke.””

    The man told the officer that he did not know of a baggie of marijuana that was found in the car and thought that it was in his dorm room. He admitted that the marijuana was his. The metal grinder and pipe found in the car, were also his.

    A digital scale, an 8-inch hunting knife and a 4-inch knife were also found in the car.

    The passenger admitted to providing rolling papers for the marijuana and he was cited and released for unlawful use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The officer asked the driver if he had any other marijuana in his dorm room and the man gave consent to the officer the search the room.

    In the room, the officer found a marijuana bud in a plastic baggie and a pair of brass knuckles.

    The man was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The knives and brass knuckles were placed into property for safekeeping. The marijuana and all paraphernalia were placed into property as evidence.

    The officer sent Code of Conduct referrals to the Dean of Students for both men.

    Man fails to use phones after assault

    A UAPD officer met with a University Medical Center nurse on Monday at 9:20 p.m. after she reported to the officer of a possible assault victim.

    The nurse told the officer that a man came into the emergency room with a 3-inch laceration on his upper left arm.

    The nurse said that the man did not want to talk with police about the incident but had told the nurse that three men assaulted him outside of the UA Main Library.

    The man did tell the officer that he had walked to UMC from the library but did not call police on the way to report the men because, according to the officer’s report, “”There were no pay phones along the way and a pedestrian probably would not have helped him because he was Hispanic.””

    The officer tried to give the man information about the Blue Light emergency phones on campus but the man was not interested in learning about them.

    The man was advised to call UAPD if he changed his mind about officially reporting the incident.

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