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    Police Beat: Feb. 10

    Turning himself in

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded at 11 p.m. on Sunday to a call from a resident assistant in Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. The RA said the dorm smelled heavily of marijuana. Officers arrived and instantly noticed the smell. The RA said he saw two male students open the door of their room, and smoke poured out. Officers knocked on the students’ door and asked if they could enter the room and speak with them, and the students said yes. Before the officers could close the door behind them and ask the students if they had been smoking marijuana, one of the roommates blurted out, “My roommate was not involved with smoking and I only had a couple of hits.”

    Officers asked if the students had additional marijuana, and the roommate who was supposedly not at fault grabbed the bag of marijuana. Officers were then allowed to search the room for additional illegal items. They found two full bottles of vodka, lighters, a purple grinder, papers and an apple bong. Both students were cited, one for smoking and possessing marijuana and the other for possessing drug paraphernalia. The illegal drugs and alcohol were both taken into UAPD property and evidence.

    When the cat’s away, mice will play

    Over winter break, a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity said his room in the fraternity house was vandalized, although he was just now reporting the incident. The student said he spoke with the fraternity’s president about who was allowed in the house over winter break. The president said no one was in the house, but that one of the fraternity members was given a master key to all doors in the house. The student’s door was not damaged, but it was opened and items had been stolen. The student said he had medications, vitamins, two bottles of vodka and groceries stolen from his room. Police are attempting to contact the president and the member who had the master key to the fraternity house.

    You can run, but you can’t hide

    UAPD arrived at the UofA Bookstore at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday after a bookstore employee reported that a man had attempted to shoplift a T-shirt by wearing it out of the store. Bookstore employees said they witnessed him pick out a shirt, head to the corner of the store where he thought no one could see him, and put it on. The bookstore employees then watched him as he attempted to walk out of the store. Employees caught him at the door and detained him.

    Officers arrived and immediately viewed the security tapes, then arrested the student, who agreed to questioning. The officers asked why he took the shirt and if he had enough money in his pockets or on his credit cards to pay for it. He said he did not have enough money and that he really wanted the shirt. Officers gathered evidence of the video footage and took pictures of the stolen item. The item was returned to the bookstore.

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