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    Police Beat: Oct. 31

    Dan the man with the spray paint can

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer met with a Parking and Transportation Services employee on Tuesday who reported graffiti in Main Gate Parking Garage. The graffiti was written in orange paint and said “Dan?” The officer photographed the graffiti and placed the photos into UAPD property and evidence. The PTS employee did not know when the vandalism occurred. Victim’s rights forms were mailed to the UA.

    Couldn’t Zig Zag out of a citation

    UAPD officers went to Babcock Residence Hall at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officers knocked on the door of the room and a man answered. When the man opened the door, the officer noticed that the smell of marijuana became stronger. One of the residents and two other men were also in the room. The resident admitted to smoking a joint about an hour earlier. He told the officer he bought about 2.5 grams of marijuana from a friend a few days earlier and he kept it in the bathroom. The man said he rolled the marijuana into a joint using Zig Zag rolling paper. He said he had smoked marijuana in his room before and nothing had happened. In the bathroom, the officer found a metal grinder, 2.5 grams of loose marijuana, Zig Zag rolling papers, and a plastic tube-shaped filter called a “smokebuddy.” The man explained that he blows the smoke into the device and it is supposed to eliminate the odor. The man also gave the officer two pipes he had in his backpack. He was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The other three men tested negative for signs of marijuana use and were released.

    Unlucky driver unable to unlock door

    A UAPD officer went to a parking lot on Cherry Avenue at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a report of a damaged car. The officer met with the owner of the Chevy Silverado pickup truck who reported someone had damaged the lock on his driver’s side door. The man said his sister had parked his car in the lot next to the Student Recreation Center around 5:45 p.m. When she returned to the car at 8:50 p.m., she was unable to unlock the door because the door lock had been punched in. The man said nothing appeared to be missing from the car. He estimated it would cost more than $300 to repair the damage. There was no evidence to determine who might have damaged the truck. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Stolen bike

    A UAPD officer spoke with a man by phone on Tuesday about a stolen bicycle. The man said he had locked his green Malgrave Star bike to the racks at Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall with a U-Lock on Oct. 21. When he returned to the bike racks on Tuesday, he noticed his bike and lock were missing. The man provided the officer with the serial number, but did not know the value of the bike. A victim’s rights form was mailed to the man.

    Found debit card

    A UAPD officer went to the Sixth Street Parking Garage at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Someone had turned in a debit card with a beach scene in the background to the cashier earlier in the day. The officer searched for the owner listed on the card in the UA phonebook and emailed the owner to retrieve his card from UAPD property and evidence.

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