Police Beat

Brian Kimball

A student was arrested for multiple offenses at 12:27 a.m. April 17 at Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St..

A residence assistant smelled marijuana near the west end of the first floor, according to reports. The RA told University of Arizona Police Department officers he had seen a man enter the room sometime before and the other occupant was studying downstairs in the basement.

Officers approached the student in the basement and he agreed to lead them to his room. Officers said he showed no signs of marijuana consumption.

Upon entering the room, one male was lying on his bed and appeared to be sleeping. He sat up abruptly as the officers entered the room and looked confused, according to reports.

Officers told the student their reason for being in the room and the student said he was arrested for a similar incident a few weeks ago and thought UAPD was picking on him.

An officer noticed that the student’s eyes were red and glossy, and there were two cans and one bottle of beer on the desk. The two cans were empty, but the bottle was two-thirds full.

The student said he was known as the “”party guy”” and left his room unlocked for friends to watch TV. Officers found a pack of striped rolling papers, a container with a marijuana-like substance inside and a plastic bag with marijuana-like flakes in the desk drawer.

The student said the marijuana must have been there from earlier, and he had no idea who the beer or marijuana belonged to.

Police cited and released the student on scene. The student was charged with minor in possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.


A student was caught shoplifting from Cactus Grill, 1303 E. University Blvd., at 12:12 p.m. April 18.

An employee saw a male student put a sandwich wrap in his backpack, according to reports. The employee told the student to pay for it and watched him do so.

After the student passed the cashier area, a different employee said he saw the same student put two drinks inside his bag earlier. When confronted, the student opened his bag and removed a 12-ounce can of V8 and a small plastic bottle of orange juice.

An officer read the student his Miranda rights and asked him why he was stealing the drinks. The student said he didn’t have enough money to buy the sandwich wrap and drinks.

The student said he was really sorry and hadn’t done anything like this before. Police referred the student to the dean of students.


A male student stopped an attempted theft in progress at the Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., at 11:50 p.m. April 18.

An officer was sitting in UA lot 8106 doing paperwork when a student approached, according to reports. The student said a man fled in an unknown direction after he was confronted at the bike racks on the west side of the Rec Center.

The student described a white 35- to 45-year-old male, possibly wearing a striped shirt, who was putting a tire on an unsecured bike. The student noticed his front tire was missing and said, “”Hey, that’s my tire.””

The student said the man came up with “”some story”” and started to walk away with the bike while leaving behind the front tire.

The student saw the back tire of the man’s bike matched a front tire that was still locked to the bike rack and then the man ran away.

Police were unable to locate the man.


A male student was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia at Kaibab/Huachuca Residence Hall, 722 E. Fourth St., at 1:35 p.m. April 19.

An RA smelled marijuana coming from somewhere on the third floor. Officers arrived and noticed the smell was very strong around Room 340.

Officers knocked on the door and a male student answered, according to reports. The student said this was his friend’s room and that she was in Mexico doing research for her degree.

The officers asked if there was anything illegal in the room and the student said yes. The student reached into his right combat boot and pulled out a pair of rolled-up socks.

The student removed a bag containing marijuana and a wooden pipe from the socks. The student admitted to smoking in the room.

Officers asked the student if his friend knew he was there. The student said she knew but she didn’t know that he was smoking in her room. He showed the officers the key she had given him.

The student was cited and released on scene, and an RA confiscated the key.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu