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    Police Beat: October 30

    Nonexistent sex offenders brought to UAPD’s attention

    The University of Arizona Police Department received two unmarked envelopes containing printouts of area sex offenders at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 25.

    The envelopes, addressed to “Campus Police U of A”, contained no return address and enclosed identical printouts of a local sex offender. Written on the bottom of each printout, below a picture of the registrant read, “Working in dorms when students are there. Is this allowed?”

    The officer who found the envelopes, unsure of what to do with the information, called a UA office to determine whether or not the individual was an employee. The office informed the officer that the individual was not an employee.

    The officer then verified with Residence Life and UA human resources that the person was not an employee. Since there were no return addresses provided on the envelopes, the officer was unable to contact the sender and learn whether or not the sex offender works for a third-party contractor or vendor.

    Hide the stanky dank

    A UAPD officer responded to the Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall in reference to a smell of marijuana coming from a room at 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 25.

    The resident assistant who reported the incident led officers, when they arrived, to a room where she’d detected the smell.

    The officer knocked on the door, and was greeted by a man saying it was his room, and was able to identify himself with a Massachusetts driver’s license. While his roommate wasn’t present, three other men were.

    When the officer asked if he could enter the room, the man let the officer in. The officer asked the occupant of the room if he too could smell the odor, and the student paused, looked down and then informed the officer he did have a small amount of marijuana in his room. The subject then turned around and grabbed a small bag of fresh marijuana, which weighed 2.7 grams.

    The other three men in the room were then questioned about paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. One of the individuals provided the officer with a small black plastic pipe, which he said was for tobacco use. However, when an officer noted the bowl of the pipe smelled of marijuana, the subject admitted its use for smoking the illegal substance.

    The tenant of the room was cited and released for possession of marijuana, while the individual with the pipe was cited and released for drug paraphernalia.

    Stressed Rec center breaks window

    A UAPD officer met with the Campus Recreation Center’s facilities maintenance supervisor regarding a broken window at the Rec Center at 7:55 a.m. on Oct. 25.

    Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. the night before, a student was on the second floor jumping rope when one of the 3 feet by 5 feet glass panels shattered. The window, which faces the volleyball courts, did not fall out of its frame. The area surrounding the window was then taped up and blocked off for safety precautions.

    The supervisor stated that a similar incident with a separate window had occured recently as well due to stress from the building, and that the same cause may have led to this recent window. According to the report, the event does not look to be the result of criminal damage.

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