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    Police Beat: September 26

    Whose guns?

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer saw a red Mitsubishi Eclipse turn into a parallel lane on Highland Avenue at 2:18 a.m. on Sunday, nearly crashing into another vehicle which was turning right. As the Mitsubishi turned left, traveling about 37 mph in a 30 mph zone, it crossed the lane divider.

    The officer stopped the car at Euclid Avenue and Fifth Street. As the officer spoke with the driver, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and asked both the driver and her passenger to step out of the vehicle.

    The man claimed he had been with his friend earlier who had been smoking marijuana. The officer didn’t notice either the man or woman showing symptoms of marijuana use.

    After searching the vehicle the officer didn’t find any marijuana, but did find a loaded Browning 9 mm pistol under the front passenger seat. Under the driver’s seat, the officer found a black, plastic BB pistol without a gas cylinder or ammunition.

    Both the man and the woman claimed the weapons weren’t theirs, that they didn’t know who they belonged to and that they were unaware of how the weapons got in the vehicle.

    The driver said she is the only one who drives the vehicle, but that a lot of people ride in her car. The man admitted that he is a convicted felon and is therefore not allowed to possess weapons.

    The officer took the weapons for safekeeping and evidence, and gave the driver a case number if she happened to determine the owner of the weapons. The driver was given a warning for traffic violations and released with her vehicle and the passenger at the scene.

    Shake and bake gone wrong

    Two UAPD officers went to the Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall to respond to a report about the smell of burning marijuana coming from the second floor at 12:35 a.m. on Monday. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident assistant on duty who had reported the smell.

    As soon as the officers entered the residents’ room on the second floor, they could smell marijuana and dryer sheets. Both roommates were in the room at the time, and both identified themselves with Arizona driver’s licenses.

    At first, both residents claimed they didn’t have marijuana in their room, but later they said they had a small amount after one of the officers pointed out the rolling papers on one of their desks.

    One of the residents reached into a printer on the floor under his bed and gave the officers a small plastic bag, containing 1.8 grams of marijuana. Then the resident handed the officers another bag, which contained small amounts of “shake,” the small, leftover bits of marijuana.

    Both residents were cited for unlawful possession of marijuana. The resident who brought out the bags from under his bed was cited with an additional charge of unlawful possession of narcotic paraphernalia due to the fact that the rolling papers were on his desk.

    Look out below, for puke

    A UAPD officer noticed a student, surrounded by five other men, leaning over the 2-foot high cement wall in front of the Coronado Residence Hall at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. When the officer approached the scene, the five men standing around him immediately stepped away.

    The student was vomiting over the wall. He appeared unable to stand. His breath smelled like alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The officer noticed the student was unable to keep his eyes open for the most part and he couldn’t answer questions. He admitted to the officer that he had been drinking beer before the officer arrived.

    After the Tucson Fire Department arrived to medically assist the student, the officer referred him to the Dean of Students Office for minor in possession of alcohol in body, and he was cleared to return to his room.

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