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    Students cited near Cellar

    Two women were cited and released for being minors in possession of alcohol Feb. 7 at 2 a.m.

    While patrolling an area near the Cellar restaurant in the Student Union Memorial Center, an officer observed two women who were swaying while they walked. He approached the woman and asked them if they were ok. Both said they were, but he smelt a strong odor of intoxicants coming from their mouths.

    One of the women began to cry and spoke with slurred speech. She told the officer that she had two beers while at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. She also told them, “”I was already diverted last October, my parents are going to kill me,”” and “”I have a 3.25.””

    The officer informed her that because she had been diverted already, she might be eligible for a county diversion program.

    The other woman told the officer that she had a mixed drink at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. She told the officer that it was her “”first time out drinking alcohol.”” She had a hard time maintaining her balance and slurred her speech while she spoke.

    Both women were cited and given a ride back to their dorms.

    Dorm door graffiti seen as threat

    A man called officers after feeling threatened Feb. 8 at 7:32 p.m.

    When they arrived, the man told officers that on Feb. 6, someone had ripped up a picture of him from the newspaper and placed it on his door. Then, on Feb. 8, someone wrote the word “”kill”” in black ink in front of his name on his dorm room name plate. He was not sure exactly when the last time he saw his nametag without the word “”kill”” was.

    He told the officer that he did not feel that his life was in danger, but he felt threatened and scared and wanted to file a police report for documentation purposes. He also told officers he wanted to press charges if the responsible party was found.

    There are no suspects. The name plate was taken and put into evidence.

    Men cited for afternoon toke in Tyndall

    Two men were cited on drug charges Feb. 8 at 1:34 p.m.

    While patrolling the Tyndall garage, an officer noticed a car with two men in it. He made contact with the men in the car to do a field interview.

    The officer asked the men what they were doing in the car. The driver said that they were eating, but no empty food wrappers or containers were visible in the vehicle. The officer then noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. Both men also had red, glossy eyes. The officer asked them what the smell was and both remained silent. They were told to exit the vehicle and sit along the center wall.

    When asked if there was any marijuana in the vehicle, the passenger said, “”Yeah, it’s in my backpack in the front seat.”” The officer removed the backpack and began to search through it. He found one multi-colored glass pipe with marijuana residue in it, one silver colored metal grinder, one package of Zig-Zag rolling papers and one Swisher Sweet cigar. While searching the car, the officer found five lighters, a bottle of eye drops, and empty baggies that smelt of marijuana.

    The passenger told the officer that he and the other man had gone to the garage around 1:00 p.m. to smoke marijuana. The man said he did not have a lot of marijuana, but they were able to smoke about “”two bowls.”” He admitted that the pipe and all other paraphernalia was his.

    The other man told the officer that he was from Phoenix and visiting the passenger. He said they had gone to the garage to smoke before he left.

    Both men were cited and released for possession of marijuana. The passenger was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The man who was going to go to Phoenix was advised not to drive his car because he had been smoking marijuana. All the items were confiscated and placed into evidence. The man who was a student was also referred to the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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