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    Police Beat: April 29

    Man willingly gives up marijuana

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was called to the Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall on Friday at 8:09 p.m. after a resident assistant reported the smell of marijuana coming from a hallway on the second floor.

    The officer found the room where the strongest smell was coming from and knocked on the door. The resident of the room answered the door and identified himself.

    The man admitted to having marijuana in the room and took a plastic bag from the top drawer of his desk that had 9.7 grams of marijuana in it. He also gave the officer a multicolored glass smoking pipe that had burnt residue on it.

    The man was cited and released for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The man signed his citation and told the officer he knew what it meant.

    The marijuana and the pipe were placed into UAPD property as evidence and to be sent to the Department of Public Safety for testing.

    A Code of Conduct referral was also sent to the Dean of Students.

    Man calls cops on himself

    University of Arizona Police Department officers arrived to the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall on Friday at 4:08 p.m. after a man reported a possible assault.

    When the officers arrived, the man reporting the incident told them someone had assaulted him by pushing him and holding him to the ground. He said the person who assaulted him was still upstairs in his room.

    The officer went up to the room and was told there were also two witnesses to the incident.

    The officer spoke with the man being accused of the assault and he said it was the other man that had started the altercation.

    He told the officer he was playing a joke on a friend who shares a room with the accuser. He said he would knock on the door several times and then hide. He was wanting for his friend to come outside the room so he could scare him, but instead the other man came out and got scared.

    After being startled, the man got very upset and started yelling, “”Everyone in this hall acts like they are 12 years old. I’m sick of it.””

    The man who was playing the joke replied, “”You need to chill out and lay off the drugs.””

    After hearing the comment, the man got even angrier, got in the man’s face and said, “”You can say that to my face.””

    The man repeated what he said and then the man who had reported the incident pushed him and he defended himself by grabbing the man in an “”arm bar”” and bringing him to ground so that he would calm down.

    When the man was let up he said, “”You better have a good lawyer because I am calling the cops.””

    As he was walking down the hall, the witnesses said they heard glass break and saw that he had punched the glass pane in the fire extinguisher box.

    The officers decided that it was the man who called the cops that could be charged with assault, but the man who was shoved chose not to press charges.

    When asked about the fire extinguisher glass, the man admitted to punching it because he was angry.

    The man was cited and released for criminal damage and a Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students.

    Building evacuated, sparks fly

    A UAPD officer was called to the Carl S. Marvel Laboratories of Chemistry building on Friday at 10:46 a.m. after two students reported a circuit breaker beginning to smoke and spark.

    When the officer arrived he could smell a strong odor of natural gases coming from the room and left immediately. Above the door to the room there was a sign that read, “”Nitric Oxide Level 3 Hazardous Material.””

    Tucson Fire Department and UA Fire Safety were called to inspect the room and they made the decision to evacuate the building. People inside were warned with a fire alarm and sent to stand on the UA Mall.

    The officer spoke with the two students who had been inside the lab and they said they were setting up an electrode to measure nitric oxide release, but during the set-up no gases were released.

    The woman said a computer and printer were plugged into the wall and circuit breaker at the connection began to spark and smoke.

    She said they turned everything off, left the room and called the police. She also told the officer the gas is always on in the hoods, but not released into the room and that’s why the room could have smelled like natural gases.

    Tucson Fire Department concluded the issue was only caused by the electrical problem and there were no hazardous conditions.

    UA Electrical was called to the building to fix the problem and students and faculty were allowed back in.

    Woman too drunk to walk

    A UAPD officer arrived to the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Saturday at 3:29 a.m. after someone reported a drunk woman being carried into the dorm by two men.

    The officer found the dorm room with the three people inside and the door was completely open.

    The officer saw the woman lying face down on the floor sleeping, while the two men were both sitting in chairs.

    The woman was woken up and she and the men identified themselves verbally.

    The men said they were UA students and friends of the woman, and they brought her back to their room so she could sober up. Both men appeared to be sober.

    The woman had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol. She admitted to drinking and being intoxicated, but would not say where or when she got drunk.

    The woman was cited and released for minor in possession.

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