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    Police Beat: Oct. 6

    Stumbling into trouble

    Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were sitting in the lobby of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Friday night when they noticed three women enter. Two of the women were supporting the third, who was having trouble walking and appeared to be only half-conscious as they made their way to the elevators. The officers stopped the women and could smell alcohol when talking to them. Preliminary breath tests proved positive for all three women. The woman who had been stumbling told the officers they had been at an apartment party somewhere west of Interstate 10 earlier and she drank about seven shots of straight vodka. The other two women declined to answer questions. All three women were cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol in body and were referred to the Dean of Students office.

    ‘Lame’ citation from mundane situation

    UAPD officers responded to a UA parking lot on Vine Street around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 to check the welfare of two women who were reported sitting in a car for a while with the lights on. When officers arrived, they found two women sitting in a car with the engine running and the lights on. The car was parked crooked and the windows were down. The woman in the driver’s seat opened her door when the officer approached and told her he was conducting a welfare check. The woman said she was a Sigma Kappa and that she and her sorority sister were sitting in the vehicle to talk because the house is always so busy. The officer asked her why the car smelled like alcohol and she admitted they had been drinking. When the officer cited the woman for minor in possession of alcohol, she became angry. The woman said her citation was “lame” and slammed her car door very hard.

    The officers then spoke to the passenger, who also showed signs of intoxication. She denied drinking, but later admitted she had after a preliminary breath test showed positive results. The woman said she was surprised by the test because she had not drank since 7:30 p.m. She was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol.

    ‘If you must,’ leads to drug bust

    A UAPD officer responded to Yuma Residence Hall at 2 a.m. on Friday in reference to an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer met with a resident assistant, who said she had noticed smoke coming out of the window of one of the rooms. She said she initially thought someone had been smoking a cigarette, but then noticed the smell of marijuana. The officer knocked on the door of the room and the resident answered. The officer immediately noticed a strong smell of air freshener. He asked the man why he sprayed so much air freshener, and the man replied it was because his room smelled like dirty clothes. The officer asked if he could come inside the room and the man said, “If you must.” The officer told him that he needed verbal permission to enter and the man clarified, “Yes, you can come in.” The man said the only thing he was smoking inside his room was an electronic cigarette, which he showed to the officer. The man’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. The officer asked when the last time he smoked marijuana was, and the man said “an hour ago.” The officer read the man his rights and asked him if he had marijuana in the room. He said he did and gave the officer a jar with four small buds of marijuana in it. The officer also found a grinder, which the man admitted using to grind the marijuana. The man was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The items were taken into evidence.

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