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    Police Beat

    Man cited for possession of marijuana

    A man was cited and released for possession of marijuana Feb. 16 at 11:43 p.m.

    Police responded to the Cellar Bistro after getting a call about a backpack that had been found. The person who found the backpack said they searched it in order to find the person’s identification, and when they did, they also found a baggie of marijuana.

    Police took the bag and searched it. There was a test in the bag with the same name as the ID that had been found in the bag.

    Police contacted the man, saying they had found his backpack. He told them he lived in Pima Hall and they could meet there so he could get his backpack.

    When the officer arrived, there was a man in the lobby waiting. He identified himself as the owner of the backpack. The man said it was his backpack and described all of the contents of the backpack to the officer except the marijuana. The officer asked the man if there was anything else in his backpack. The man said no. The officer then told him marijuana was found in his backpack. The man then said he did not know the marijuana was in the backpack when it was found, but he did know how it got there.

    He told the officer that approximately three months ago, he went with some friends to Mt. Lemmon. His friends brought the baggie of marijuana, which was the one found in his backpack. He said he and his friends smoked while on the mountain, and then placed the marijuana into his backpack. He told the officer that he had forgotten about the marijuana in his backpack and was apologetic for having it and smoking it.

    The man was cited and released on scene. He was also referred to the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Runaway juvenile arrested and detained

    A man was arrested for a previous warrant and being a runaway juvenile Feb. 16 at 2:07 a.m.

    Police responded to the Information Commons in reference to a woman having seizures. When they arrived, they made contact with a man who said he was the woman’s husband.

    The man verbally identified himself and gave his birth date. A records check showed that the name and birth date did not match. They did find an alias with the name the man had given them. It showed that the man had an outstanding warrant from the Pima County Juvenile Court for assault and that he was a runaway juvenile.

    The officers asked the man if he had previous contact with the police, and he said that he had recently been arrested for assault in Tucson.

    The physical description that police were given matched the man.

    The warrant and runaway juvenile status were confirmed. The man was arrested and booked into the Pima County Juvenile Court.

    Woman arrested on charge of armed robbery

    A woman was booked into the Pima County Jail for armed robbery Feb. 17 at 6:45 p.m.

    Police responded to the area of 1303 E. University Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery that had just taken place. There were reports that a woman wearing a brown hoodie held a victim at knife point at an ATM located on the east side of the Student Union Memorial Center. The suspect had last been seen heading eastbound on foot and was being followed by a witness.

    The suspect was located and detained on Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard.

    The woman verbally identified herself. She was accompanied by her husband. Without being questioned, she told police, “”My husband had nothing to do with this. He was inside using the computer.””

    The woman who had been at the automated teller machine identified the woman in the hoodie as the one who had tried to rob her.

    Police searched the woman for contraband. They found no weapons and $21.61.

    She told officers that she had come to UA with her husband because he needed to use the computers. She had gone to the Union to eat lunch, where she had been sitting near the ATM machines on the east side of the building for approximately one hour. While sitting there, she said she thought about robbing someone. She then watched a woman go up to the ATM and she “”just went crazy.”” She said that she walked up to the woman, put her hand in her sweater pocket to make it look like she had a knife and told the woman, “”I have a knife. Take out $200.”” The woman said a man then came and stood between her and the woman at the ATM and said something to the effect of “”What are you trying to do?”” The woman then left the area and went to the library to find her husband.

    She met up with her husband and the two left together. She then told him, “”I’m in big trouble. I just tried to rob someone.”” Her husband then asked her, “”What were you thinking?””

    The woman told officers that she was a crack user and she wanted the money for her husband’s birthday. She also told them that she was off her medication for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

    The woman was given an exclusionary order to stay off of any UA rented, owned or controlled property. She was then taken to the Pima County Jail where she was booked for one count of armed robbery.

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