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Police Beat: November 5

A side of burnt roach

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office on Oct. 20 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was dispatched to the Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall. The officer met with the resident assistant who escorted the officer to the room in question.

The officer smelled a faint odor of marijuana from the gap between the door and the doorframe. The surrounding doors did not have this odor.

The officer knocked on the door, and as soon as it opened, the odor became much stronger. The officer asked the woman who opened the door if she lived there, and she said she did.

She was asked if they could enter the room, and she said they could.

There was another woman in the room who said she lived there, and she did not care if they entered. Her eyes were red, and her pupils were dilated.

The other two women in the room did not have any signs of marijuana use. The officer asked if he could search the woman in question’s side of the room. She said that he could.

The officer searched the desk drawers and found a glass container that smelled strongly of marijuana. When asked if there had been any marijuana in the container recently, she said there had been, but she had gotten rid of it.

The officer asked if there was any marijuana in the room and, if so, if she could give it to the officer.

She said she had some in her purse and handed the officer a green, leafy substance in a Ziploc bag that also had a partially burned roach in it.

She also gave the officer a red and blue glass pipe with burnt residue inside the bowl.

The woman said she smoked earlier at an off-campus location and bought the marijuana from an unknown person.

On a roll

Two individuals were arrested on Oct. 22 after their vehicle was seen driving with two young children on skateboards clinging to the sides of the vehicle.

Upon seeing the vehicle with two young children on skateboards holding onto the sides of the vehicle as it drove, a UAPD officer initiated a traffic stop. After doing so, the two children let go of the vehicle and left on their skateboards. The officer was unable to stop them.

The vehicle came to a stop, and the officer approached the driver. The officer asked if the driver knew why he was being stopped, and he said, “Yes.”

The officer asked for the driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. The driver asked a rear passenger for the registration and insurance documents. She said the vehicle belonged to her father, and she did not know where the documents were.

The officer again asked for the driver’s license, and he handed an Arizona identification, advising his license was suspended.

After a records check on the driver, the officer found that his license was suspended and that he had a Tucson Police Department warrant. The officer told the driver he was being placed under arrest.

The driver said he understood but also said he was concerned about the vehicle being impounded, saying that it was the only transportation the female passenger, the mother of his children, had for their three children.

The officer asked the woman if she had a valid driver’s license. She said she did and showed a driver’s license.

A records check found that she had three TPD misdemeanor warrants. The officer placed both the driver and the woman under arrest.

The vehicle was impounded, and the two individuals were transported to Pima County Jail.

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