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    Police Beat: Oct. 11, 2011

    Sharing the blame — that’s not all

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to Likins Hall at 1 a.m. on Thursday in reference to an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer met with the resident assistant, who escorted him to the room he believed the smell was coming from. The officer knocked on the door and a resident answered. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana smoke and that a vaporizer was on the desk. The resident gave the officer the vaporizer and an orange pill bottle with one of the resident’s names on it. The bottle contained about 0.4 grams of marijuana. The two residents identified themselves with California driver’s licenses. The prescription had only one of the resident’s names on it, but the other resident wished to be charged for possession of marijuana as well because the drugs and vaporizer belonged to both of them, he said. They told the officer they bought the vaporizer online for $100. Both men were cited and released on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The marijuana and vaporizer were placed into UAPD property and evidence.

    Order doesn’t stick, but odor does

    UAPD officers responded to the Arizona Health Sciences Library around noon on Thursday in reference to a man who was causing a disturbance. An employee met with the officers and said he had received several complaints from students about a man’s personal hygiene and odor. The employee added that the man had been eating something and had caused a mess in the area he was sitting. The officers approached the man and recognized him from previous police contacts. There were several food crumbs around the area. The officers told the man that library staff had requested he leave and he went outside to talk to the officers. The man told the officers he had been told not to return to the UA libraries and a records check revealed the man had an active exclusionary order from the UA. He said he frequents the UA libraries two or three times a week but he had not been contacted by UAPD since the exclusionary order was issued. The man was placed under arrest on charges of second-degree criminal trespassing and was transported to Pima County Jail.

    Cruiser bike sails away

    A UAPD officer spoke with a woman over the phone on Thursday in reference to a stolen bike. The woman said she had locked her bike with a cable lock to a rack in front of Sky View Apartments on Wednesday around 1 p.m. and when she returned to the rack Thursday morning, her bike was gone. The bike was a new pink Cruiser, with a silver basket in the back and the name “Jenny” written in black letters on the frame. The woman provided the serial number and said she believed her parents may have registered the bike, but a check with Parking and Transportation Services revealed no registration.

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