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    Police Beat: March 5

    Meth in AZ-SO

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived to the Arizona Sonora Residence Hall on Monday at 8:59 p.m. after a resident assistant was told by an anonymous resident that a woman was dealing drugs from her dorm room.

    The officer went to the dorm room and saw that there were two women and two men inside and could smell a strong odor of intoxicants and smoke coming from the room.

    The women were identified by their Arizona driver’s licenses and told the officers that they did not use drugs and that they did not have drugs on them.

    All four of the students were asked to wait in the hallway.

    The officer questioned one of the women in her room about having drugs. She told the officer that she was unsure if there were drugs in there, but there was an opened bottle of alcohol in her drawer.

    The woman pulled a bottle of 99 Bananas liquor out of the top drawer of dresser and gave it to the officer.

    When the officer spoke with the other resident, she admitted to having drugs in her purse and gave the officer a small green baggie with a white substance inside. She told the officer that she started doing crystal meth the past week.

    The resident also gave the officer a ball of burned tinfoil.

    The baggie with the crystals inside weighed in at .3 grams. The baggie and the tinfoil were both placed into property as evidence.

    The meth was sent to the Department of Public Safety to be tested. The officer reported that once testing was completed, he would follow up with charges for the woman.

    CPS runaway found in apartment complex

    A UAPD officer was near Sixth Street and Santa Rita Avenue on Monday at 7:06 p.m. looking for a man who had been looking into cars near Seventh Street and Highland Avenue.

    The officer got a call from police aide saying there was a man matching the suspicious person’s description in an apartment complex southwest of the intersection of Sixth Street and Santa Rita Avenue.

    The officer found the man and asked what he was doing in the apartment complex. The man told the officer he was just walking around and had not been anywhere near Seventh Street and Highland Avenue.

    The man identified himself verbally because he did not have identification on him and said that his parents lived in the apartments and he was waiting for them.

    While the officer was talking with the man, a resident went out and told the officer that the man told him the same thing about his parents, but he had never seem him or his parents in the area before.

    When the officer performed a records check, the man turned up as a runaway juvenile from Child Protective Services.

    The man was taken into custody and brought back to the Child Protective Services office at 1700 E. Broadway Blvd.

    UA hopeful sleeping under ramp

    A UAPD officer was called to the Bear Down Gymnasium on Tuesday at 12:50 a.m. after a police aide called to report a man sleeping under a wheelchair ramp.

    When the officer arrived, he used his flashlight to see the man’s legs. The rest of the man was hidden behind a large metal duct.

    The officer went in beneath the stairs next to the ramp and yelled at the man to wake up. The officer yelled again and told the man he was a police officer after he did not respond the first time.

    When the man finally responded, he was told to come out from underneath the ramp under which he was sleeping and sit on the stairs.

    The officer was able to identify the man by his Social Security number. The officer thought the name of the man was familiar and called his supervisor.

    The supervisor said that man was talked to on Feb. 16 and told not to sleep on campus anymore.

    The man told the officer that no one ever told him not to sleep on campus and became very upset when he thought he would be arrested for criminal trespassing.

    When the officer told the man he would only be given a warning for trespassing, another officer called to say that the man had already been warned.

    The man insisted on talking with the supervising officer about the previous warning.

    Before the supervising officer arrived, the man told the original officer that he was “”going to have your job for this,”” that the officer was not “”being nice to him anymore and just trying to get him in trouble so that he could not apply to UA”” and that “”I’m not going to sign your summons to court.””

    Because the man was no longer being cooperative, he was charged with third degree criminal trespassing.

    The man was cited and released and told not to return to UA property unless he had a reason to be there.

    Man assaulted at unknown party

    A UAPD officer was sent to UA Campus Health Service on Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. about an assault victim who went into the health center to receive treatment.

    The director of medicine told the officer that the man arrived to Campus Health Service complaining of lower back pain.

    During the health exam, the man said that he was assaulted at a party he was at on Sunday.

    The man stated he did not know where he was at the time but that he was hit in the head and kicked in the lower back.

    Campus Health Service is required to make a report of any assault victim.

    The UAPD officer called the man, and he said that he did not want to report the incident or press charges.

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