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    Police Beat: March 9

    You can run, but you can’t hide

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived to the Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. after a resident assistant reported the smell of marijuana in one of the hallways.

    When the officer knocked on the door and said he was a police officer, the RA then yelled to the officer that, from the outside, he could see the men climbing out of the window.

    As the men began to run west down Highland Avenue, the officer repeatedly yelled for them to stop. They refused to stop and headed toward the walkway between Villa del Puente and Pueblo de la Cienga Residence Halls.

    Another officer was on patrol behind those dorms, so he yelled for the men to stop, and one of them immediately laid on the ground. The other man continued running until he tripped and fell. Both were instantly handcuffed.

    The man who lay on the ground refused to identify himself. The officer was able to get the man’s wallet from his front pocket. He noticed that the man smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes.

    Inside the wallet, the officer found a UA CatCard, a Connecticut driver’s license, an expired New York driver’s license and two Arizona driver’s licenses. The Connecticut license was real and showed the man to be 18 years old. The first Arizona driver’s license had the picture of a 21-year-old man, but the license number showed that it belonged to an 80-year-old woman.

    The officer told the man that he was under arrest. After placing the man under arrest, the officer reached into the man’s other front pocket and found a crumpled piece of paper with marijuana inside.

    The RA had been waiting outside the room window, and both he and the officer could see that inside the dorm room was a bottle of tequila and buds of marijuana on the students’ desks.

    A resident of the hall reported that a man walking down the hall had run from the same room earlier.

    When the officer spoke with the man, the resident said he lived in the room across from the room in which they had been smoking marijuana, and he left when they started smoking and drinking.

    The officers got a search warrant for the room by phone at 3:30 a.m. and found a wallet with Zig Zag rolling papers on the desk, a full bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial tequila, two baggies with marijuana buds inside, a glass pipe with burnt residue and a Zong bong with fresh marijuana in its stem.

    Both of the men who ran were taken and booked into Pima Country Jail for minor in possession, refusing to provide a lawful name after detainment, possession of marijuana and possession of a fictitious license.

    Thief caught magenta-handed

    A UAPD officer arrived to the UofA Bookstore at 1209 E. University Blvd. on Thursday at 1:35 p.m. after bookstore security reported a shoplifter.

    The officer met with the shoplifter in the conference room and asked him what was going on. The man said, “”I took the markers.””

    After the man was read his rights and agreed to answer questions, the man said he had gone into the bookstore with a group from his Amerischools College Prep Academy class.

    While he was walking around the store, the man said he saw two markers, a black, medium-point Sharpie, worth $3.49, and a magenta fine point Sharpie, worth $3.29, and decided to take them.

    After he put the markers in his back pocket and walked past the point of all sales without paying, security stopped him.

    The officer asked the man if he had any money to pay for the markers, and he said no.

    The man was arrested for shoplifting. He was cited and released on scene to the care of his teacher.

    Photos of the markers and a receipt were placed into property as evidence along with video surveillance of the crime.

    Rude awakening: Napping man sent to jail

    A UAPD officer was performing a security check of the parking garage at 1060 N. Cherry Ave. on Thursday at 1:02 a.m. when he found a man sleeping in a truck.

    The officer woke the man up and identified him by an Arizona driver’s license.

    The man told the officer he was sleeping in his Chevy pickup because his girlfriend is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and she would not let him stay the night in her room.

    A records check on the man showed he had a warrant out of Pima County Jail for failure to appear in court.

    He was handcuffed and searched. The officer found a woman’s CatCard in his pocket which the man said was his girlfriend’s.

    The man was warned not to sleep on campus again or he would be arrested for trespassing. He was then transported to Pima County Jail.

    Parking and transportation was told of the car in the parking garage, and the CatCard was returned to the woman.

    Printing costs a lot more after wallet is stolen

    A woman working at the computers in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center reported that her wallet had been stolen on March 2 at 1:41 a.m.

    The woman told a UAPD officer that she left her wallet in her backpack unattended at the computer desk when she went to print off some papers.

    Once she had her papers, she got her book bag and returned to her dorm. At the dorm, she saw that her wallet was missing.

    After checking the area in which she had been working and asking ILC employees if a wallet had been turned in, she called the police to report it stolen.

    The officer told the woman to stop usage on all cards and to report any suspicious spending on any cards to UAPD.


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