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    Police Beat: July 11

    Not that kind of “little blue pill”

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop at Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue on July 5 at 12:55 a.m. The officer noticed a black BMW traveling westbound faster than other traffic. He pulled the vehicle over into the McDonald’s parking lot on Speedway Boulevard. The officer approached the male driver and asked for his driver’s license, registration and insurance. He stated in the report that the suspect was driving with expired insurance. The officer asked the suspect if he had current insurance and the suspect replied, “This is my parents’ vehicle and they pay for insurance.” The suspect also had a suspended Arizona license as well as a California license. The officer asked the suspect to step out of the vehicle and asked permission to search the car. While conducting a search of the vehicle, the officer found a long glass pipe underneath the driver’s seat. It was noted in the reported that the glass pipe contained a burnt residue and smelled of marijuana. The officer asked the suspect if there was anything else and the suspect voluntarily handed the officer two small blue pills. The suspect was arrested on the scene and was read his Miranda rights. It was noted in the report that the suspect did not want to answer any questions, so no incriminating questions were asked. The suspect was charged with speeding 14 mph over the posted speed limit, driving with a suspended license and possession of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. The vehicle has been impounded and the prescription drugs and the glass pipe were taken back to headquarters. Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center identified 30 milligrams of oxycodone. Evidence from the scene was placed into UAPD Property and Evidence.

    Sign stealing on the fourth

    UAPD officers noticed two non-UA affiliated males running from Zendejas restaurant on July 4 at 6 p.m. The suspects were carrying a green Grosche Premium Lager sign. Both males stepped into an alley when officers approached them. Officers asked the suspects for identification and asked the suspects why they were carrying the sign. One of the suspects said, “We found the sign in the alleyway next to some restaurant.” It was noted in the report that one of the officers asked the suspect if the restaurant was Zendejas. The suspected said yes and the officer informed the suspects that he saw both of them take the sign. At this point, both suspects admitted to theft. Officers stated in the report that the suspects were purchasing cigarettes at a Circle K when they decided to steal the sign from Zendejas. While speaking to the suspects, one of the officers noted that one male was emitting a strong odor of alcohol from his breath. He asked the suspect if he had been drinking and the suspect replied, “Yeah, but that was earlier.” Both suspects were arrested for theft less than $1,000. The suspect that was drinking was also charged for underage drinking. The suspects were cited and released at the scene. The sign was secured at UAPD headquarters, as the restaurant was closed for the holiday.

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