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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat



    A student reported his car was stolen Oct. 18 from a UA parking lot, 1845 E. Enke Drive, sometime between 12:15 p.m. and 7:11 p.m., reports stated.

    The student said he parked and locked his white Dodge Durango, which was equipped with an alarm system, when he left the car.

    When he returned to the lot, the car was gone.

    No evidence was found at the scene, and police do not know how the car was entered.

    An attempt-to-locate call was sent out for the car, which the owner described as having chrome wheels and low-profile tires.

    The vehicle’s value is estimated at $9,500, and the items left in the car were valued at $2,630. The 25-gallon gas tank was also full of gas.

    Police have no suspects and no witnesses.

    An unknown person discharged a fire extinguisher Oct. 18 on the fifth floor of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., reports stated.

    The discharge set off a fire alarm, and the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene.

    TFD found only a small amount of powder had been released from the extinguisher, but they determined that the device still needed to be replaced.

    The powder did not appear to cause any damage to the residence hall.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A residence assistant from Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reported an odor of marijuana Oct. 20 on the hall’s fourth floor at 1:57 p.m., reports stated.

    The police officer who responded to the scene smelled an odor of marijuana as he walked through the fourth-floor hallway, but he caught an especially strong whiff of the smell as he passed a room that had its door open.

    No residents were inside, but the officer talked to a few neighbors about the residents and checked the bathroom.

    As the officer returned from the bathroom, he saw one of the residents he had talked to previously walk into the open room.

    The man turned out to be one of the empty room’s residents. He had lied about his residency initially because he said the hallway smelled like “”bud.””

    The resident said he only had some marijuana seeds, and he found them and gave them to the officer. He said that he had bought them in Amsterdam and was going to either sell them or grow them.

    The student allowed the officer to search the remainder of his half of the room, and the officer found remains of fresh marijuana in a red cylindrical container with what looked like a siren on top.

    Shortly thereafter, the room’s second resident arrived with a friend. The officer described the second resident as being sweaty and very nervous.

    The resident said that he was nervous “”because I have marijuana in my room.””

    Before the officer searched his half of the room, however, the second resident showed the officer the marijuana he had in two plastic bags inside a soda box in his closet.

    The second resident said that he had gotten the drug from his friend who had arrived at the residence hall with him.

    The friend confirmed that he had had the marijuana on him earlier that day, but he did not want it in his backpack when the two men walked to the student union, so he asked the second resident if he could put it in the closet of his dorm room until they returned.

    All three men were cited and released.

    Two men were cited and released for alcohol infractions at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 14, reports stated.

    A police officer was walking on North Vine Avenue near East First Street when he saw two men walking with small paper sacks in their hands.

    Before the officer confronted the two men, the younger one tried to hide his bag by placing it behind a brick structure.

    One man was older than 21, but the other was 19.

    The older man had said he bought liquor at 7-Eleven with his friends, and he had given some to the younger man.

    The older man admitted he knew the younger man was under the legal limit foralcohol consumption, and both men said they knew the legal limit is 21.

    The younger man told the officer that they were just having a few drinks and not causing trouble.

    The officer confiscated the alcohol the two were carrying and poured it onto the ground.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police?Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at

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