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Police Beat: February 4, 2015

Driving free

A UA student was arrested by a University of Arizona Police Department officer on charges of driving with a revoked license and for having an inadequate windshield on Jan. 28.

A UAPD officer was traveling westbound on Speedway Boulevard toward Mountain Avenue behind a white BMW convertible. The officer conducted a check on the car, which was valid until November 2015 on a 2005 Chrysler convertible.

The UAPD officer verified that the car he was traveling behind was a BMW and not a Chrysler. He also noted that the windshield was cracked just in front of the driver’s view on the left side of the car.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 7-Eleven parking lot at 1001 E. Speedway Blvd. The driver said he was unaware that the license plate was not registered to the car and that he had borrowed it from his sister’s boyfriend. The driver also said he did not normally drive the vehicle, so he was unaware of where the registration and insurance were. He also said that he did not have his license with him because he left it at home.

The officer did a license check on the driver and found that his license was revoked. The social security number that the driver gave the officer was on the license as well.

The Ohio license plate was placed into UAPD Property and Evidence. A vehicle registration was located out of Texas and Arizona, both of which were expired. The BMW was towed to a mandatory impound.

Not so silent hill

A non-UA-affiliated individual was issued a citation for possession of marijuana on Jan. 28.

A UAPD officer was patrolling in the area of 1651 W. Anklam Road for a call about dogs being on Tumamoc Hill. While the officer drove up the hill, he was stopped by several pedestrians for a different complaint. They said men walking up the hill had a “boom box” playing loud music.

As the UAPD officer went up the hill, he saw three men to the east off the designated road, where it is prohibited to walk. He walked over to the men, who were playing music from a mini speaker, and told them that they were not supposed to be off the trail and were not supposed to be walking on the hill between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The officer also told the men that he was told that they had been smoking marijuana. He asked if anyone had any marijuana on them; if any one of them did, he said they should turn it over to him, and he would then write the individual a citation.

One of the men admitted to having marijuana. He pulled out a plastic baggie containing marijuana from his backpack and handed it to the officer. The man received a citation and was released. The marijuana weighed 3.6 grams and was placed into evidence.

— Compiled by Amber White

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