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    Police Beat: Nov. 6

    Friends finger marijuana fiend

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were dispatched to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Oct. 30 at 12:15 a.m. in reference to a report of the odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

    Upon arrival, officers observed that the door to the room in where the odor was allegedly coming from was open approximately 10 inches. As they approached the open door, the odor of marijuana became stronger. Officers knocked on the door and observed four people in the room. Officers separated the four occupants and questioned them about the odor of marijuana. One subject admitted that marijuana was in the room, but claimed that it was not his. Another occupant of the room told police that he knew who the marijuana belonged to, but refused to give police a name.

    The man did point police to a backpack in the room. Officers searched the backpack and found two pipes, a marijuana cigarette, rolling papers, a rolling machine, and a marijuana grinder. After police searched the bag, the man that pointed it out admitted that it belonged to a friend. The man gave police a name and officers were able to locate the backpack’s owner. According to police, the man admitted that the backpack belonged to him. He was cited on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on scene and the incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Who needs a pillow when you have vomit?

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Oct. 30 at 1:01 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated female. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the woman, who was lying in a puddle of vomit on her room.

    The woman was coming in and out of consciousness and was unable to answer any questions. Friends of the woman told police that the woman had been drinking at a house party and they were unsure exactly what or how much the woman had drank.

    Tucson Fire Department officers arrived on scene and transported the woman to University Medical Center where she was treated for intoxication. Officers cited the woman on charges of minor in possession and she was released from UMC. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Trickin’? Watch out for cops!

    UAPD officers were on patrol near the Park Student Union on Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. when they observed a male performing skateboard tricks. As officers approached the man, he fled the area on foot. Police observed as he disappeared behind the north side of the building.

    As they got closer, they were able to make contact with the man. They asked him if he had ever been contacted for skateboarding on university property. The man replied that he had been contacted in the past and had a skateboard confiscated.

    Based on the man’s admission and his previous contacts for the same activity, officers confiscated his skateboard. The skateboard was placed into police property for safekeeping and the man was warned against skateboarding on campus.

    Lightbulb! Here’s an idea, get some.

    UAPD officers on routine patrol on Oct. 30 at 6:17 p.m. observed a green sedan traveling southbound on Park Avenue without headlights light. Police initiated a traffic stop near Park Avenue and Second Street and advised the driver of the reason for the stop.

    The driver identified himself with an Arizona State identification card but was unable to provide any proof of insurance. A records check revealed that man did not have a valid driver’s license.

    Police cited him on charges of driving without a license, driving without headlights, failure to provide proof of registration, and failure to provide proof of insurance. His vehicle was towed for a mandatory 30-day impound and he was released on scene.

    Projectile vomit not a great police impression

    UAPD officers were on patrol in the area of Vine Avenue and First Street on Oct. 30 at 10:06 p.m. when they observed a man stumble in front of their marked vehicle and projectile vomit. Officers exited their vehicle and made contact with the man.

    According to police, the man had watery, bloodshot eyes, the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth as he spoke, and he was swaying back and forth and side to side as he was being questioned.

    The man claimed that he had vomited because of “”bad food from PSU.”” He was cited on charges of minor in possession and released on scene.

    Keystone culprit still at large

    UAPD officers were on patrol in the area of the Arizona-Sonora residence hall on Oct. 30 at 11:44 p.m. when they observed a suspicious male loitering near the bike racks to the east of the building. According to police, the man had a backpack on that appeared to concealing a box-shaped object. Officers watched as the man noticed police observe him. He slowly proceeding to leave the bike rack area, eventually passing through some bushes and joining a crowd of people that were entering the residence hall

    When officers looked at the area where the man had been, they observed a 30-pack of Keystone Light sitting on the ground. The case of beer was missing two cans. Police continued to follow the man into the dorm and watched as he turned a corner towards some elevators.

    Officers were unable to locate the man near the elevator area, but they discovered that he left his backpack on the ground. Inside the backpack, officers discovered a calculator with a last name printed on it.

    Officers performed a computer search of all registered university students and discovered an Eller College student with the same last name that was printed on the calculator. According to Residence Life officials, a freshman with the same last name was a resident of the dorm. As of yet, no charges have been filed.

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