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Police Beat: Sept. 30

Special brownies and milk

A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a report of alcohol and drugs in one of the rooms. The officer spoke with resident assistants who said a resident had requested a room change because his roommate kept alcohol and marijuana brownies in their shared refrigerator. The officer spoke to the man who said he confronted his roommate about the items before, but the roommate frequently became aggressive about it. He asked his roommate to “do that somewhere else.” He added that his roommate had given him a brownie without telling him what it contained. He later realized when he felt the effects of the marijuana and told his roommate “it wasn’t cool not to tell” him what was in it. The roommate offered to sell him another brownie for $10 if he liked it. The man then requested a room change when his roommate would not get rid of the items.

During the move, RAs found a plastic shopping bag containing seven marijuana brownies and an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka. The man asked the officer to take the items. The officer then spoke to the roommate and asked him if he knew why he was being questioned. The man said, “Yes, because of some objects I shouldn’t have?” He told the officer there were two empty alcohol bottles and nothing else in the room. He talked about brownies that might have had marijuana in them but denied that they were his. He said some visiting friends may have put them in the fridge while he was sleeping. The man was arrested for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol.

After hours, out of luck

A UAPD officer went to the UA Main Library around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a report of an unwanted person in the library. The officer spoke with a library employee, who told the officer a man was violating the library policy that all non-UA personnel are required to leave the library by 9 p.m. She told the officer that library staff sends out a message to all the computers informing patrons of the new requirement. She added that staff members have spoken to this man before about the policy. The officer approached the man, who identified himself with his Missouri identification card. He said he was aware of the 9 p.m. curfew and acknowledged his other warnings from UAPD. He said he just lost track of time and did not remember receiving the message on the computer. The man was cited for trespassing and was told not to return for at least 24 hours.

Cruiser bike sails away

On Tuesday a UAPD officer spoke on the phone with a woman who reported that her bike had been stolen from Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall. She told the officer she locked her silver Schwinn Delmar Cruiser to the rack with a U-Lock through the frame at 3 p.m. on Monday and when she returned Tuesday morning, the bike and lock were gone. The woman estimated the value of the bike to be $150 and the lock, $30. She was able to provide the serial number and said the bike is registered with Parking and Transportation Services. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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