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    Police Beat

    A man and a woman were arrested for possession of marijuana after an officer conducted a traffic stop at East Seventh Street and North Norris Avenue in which the driver fled at 3:13 a.m Aug. 2.

    The officer initiated the traffic stop after he noticed the 1996 Honda speeding westbound on Sixth Street. As the officer exited his vehicle, he noticed the driver’s side door of the Honda open and he yelled at the driver to stay in the vehicle. The driver ignored the officer’s command and fled from the vehicle, running northbound into the High School Wash between Sixth and Seventh streets.

    The officer proceeded to conduct a high-risk traffic stop once other police units arrived. When the vehicle was cleared of the two passengers, the officer approached the car and noticed the odor of marijuana emerging from the car. He could see a clear plastic sandwich bag containing marijuana on the passenger side floorboard and an open woman’s purse with a large amount of cash in it.

    The male passenger, 25, refused to answer any questions from the officer. The female passenger, 20, told the officer that the male passenger was her ex-boyfriend with whom she shared a child. She said they had just met the driver earlier that night when they were at Ten’s Showclub and accepted a ride home from him, saying they were “”gonna go party.”” The female said that she did not know the driver’s name and that the marijuana did not belong to her.

    A records check found information on the owner of the vehicle. The man and woman were cited and released for possession of marijuana.

    An unknown person drove a UA football car into an electrical sign at Arizona Stadium, 530 N. Vine Ave., sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

    The car had been parked on the north side of the field behind the bleachers when the groundskeepers locked up the stadium Aug. 2. The groundskeepers returned the next morning and noticed the accident, which had caused damage to the electrical sign.

    The groundskeepers secured the field except for a small gate on the west side because the fire marshal requested that it be left open at all times during construction.

    There are no suspects at this time.

    An unknown person siphoned and stole about 20 gallons of diesel fuel from two tractors at the West Campus Agriculture Center, 2831 N. Freeway, sometime between July 30 and Aug. 4.

    An employee said he had last used the farm’s 2008 John Deere tractor on July 30. On Aug. 4 at 11:30, a.m. he noticed the hood of the tractor raised and the fuel tank, located under the left side of the tractor, lowered and touching the ground. The employee showed an officer where two bolts holding the fuel tank had been removed, causing it to fall to the ground and damage the fuel line.

    The employee estimated about 15 gallons of diesel fuel were missing from the tractor and said another tractor had been tampered with and was missing about 5 gallons of fuel. A third tractor had its hood cover removed, but no fuel had been taken from it. The stolen fuel amounted to about $80.

    No clear tire tracks, footprints or fingerprints could be obtained. There are no suspects.

    An officer responded to the UofA Bookstore at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., referencing a man who had stolen two books from the store at 12:12 p.m. Aug. 5.

    Bookstore employees said that the man entered the bookstore, picked up two of the same used textbooks from the shelf, approached the register and walked out of the store without paying for the two books. The employee at the register said the man approached the register and stated, “”Oh, my wife,”” before walking out with the two books. Police were notified after the man had left the store.

    The man was also caught on the store’s security cameras.

    There are no suspects.

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