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POBEAT: 9/11/16

Surprise gift

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to Babcock Residence Hall after a reference of the odor of marijuana. The RA on duty told officers that he saw a room with an open door where there was alcohol on a table and an odor of marijuana. The officer saw that there were six men in the room, and the two residents of the room gave the officers consent to enter the room. 

The officers asked to search the room, and both residents said yes. One resident said that the officers could search everywhere but a locked cabinet by his desk. He said his girlfriend had put a gift in there and, while he had the lock combination, he couldn’t open it until their anniversary. He said that the gift was personal to him and he couldn’t see it because his girlfriend would get mad. 

After the officers questioned him about what was inside the cabinet, the resident opened the cabinet. He said there was a shoebox in the cabinet and, because he didn’t want to see the kind of shoes his girlfriend got him, he said the officer couldn’t search it. The officer asked if he could search the box while the resident looked away. 

The resident then pulled out a duffel bag and put in the middle of the room, saying, “I’ll make it easy on you guys.” The bag had a bong for marijuana wax as well as other marijuana paraphernalia, a lighter and a plug-in for e-cigarettes. The resident was criminally cited and released for drug paraphernalia. The other six students received an FYI referral to the Dean of Students.

What’s behind the refrigerator

UAPD officers went to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall to respond to a burglary call on August 27. A resident reported that her white iPhone and her red clutch were stolen the night before from her room. She had come back to her room around 1:30 a.m. and her roommate was already in the room. The resident said she fell asleep and when she woke up around 7:30 a.m. noticed the items were missing.

The other resident said that she fell asleep around 2:30 a.m. and when she woke up around 4:30 a.m., she saw the that door to the room was open and closed it. She didn’t notice anything missing. The residents did not know how someone entered the room, but it’s possible the door could have unintentionally been left unlocked. The mother of the resident whose items were stolen was contacted due to her age . 

Later, on August 31, officers returned to Mohave where a student had found a red purse and wallet while moving his refrigerator in his dorm room. The student contacted the RA on duty and the items were placed into evidence due to the ongoing investigation. 

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