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    Police Beat: March 22

    Smokers burned during purse return

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the UA Main Library on March 10 at 9:20 a.m. to pick up a purse that belonged to a UA student an employee had found.

    After checking records for the woman to whom the purse belonged, an address was found and the officer drove to her Campus Crossings apartment to let her know she could pick the purse up from UAPD.

    When the officer got to the hallway the room was in he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from either the woman’s room or the one across from hers.

    After the officer knocked on the woman’s apartment door, a man answered and told the officer that the woman who owned the purse did not live there, and it was only himself and his girlfriend that had been living there for two months.

    The officer could tell that he had just woken the man up. He asked if the man had any marijuana in the room and he said, “”Yeah, a little.””

    The man went back into the room and got two small bags with marijuana inside and gave them to the officer.

    The man was then told the man to put on a shirt and shoes and get his identification.

    The man was identified by an Arizona driver’s license and cited and released for possession of marijuana.

    At the UAPD main station, the officer weighed the marijuana. The first bag had 1.4 grams and the second bag had 3.3 grams.

    The marijuana was placed into property as evidence and a Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students for the man.

    Man requests hospital visit for ‘dry heaving’

    A UAPD officer was on patrol on March 10 at 1:15 a.m. when he saw a man being carried away by two others from the front door of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at 1509 E. Second St.

    The officer spoke with the man as he was lying across the backseat of a car. He gave the wrong name at first, but it was later corrected after a records check.

    The man told the officer that he wanted, “”to go to the hospital”” because he “”was dry heaving.””

    Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived to the scene to treat the man for extreme intoxication.

    The man told the paramedics that he drank an unknown amount of beer.

    The man was cited for minor in possession and a Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students.

    Jack it back

    A UAPD officer arrived to the parking lot at 945 N. Palm Dr. on March 10 at 11:09 a.m. after a UA Parking and Transportation employee called to report criminal damage done to a padlock.

    The employee told the officer that he was at the Architecture building to pick up a bicycle that had been put inside the building. Keeping bikes inside buildings is prohibited.

    The employee took the Trek mountain bike from the building to his truck and secured it with a cable and padlock.

    After securing the bike, the employee went back inside the Architecture building to check for more bicycles.

    While he was walking on the second floor of the building he could see out the window a group of people standing next to his truck.

    When the group saw the employee coming toward them they scattered. One of the men was holding a pair of bolt cutters and had cut the padlock off the bicycle.

    The man took the bicycle and started walking toward the Center for Creative Photography.

    The employee was able to catch up to the man while he was locking his bicycle to the bike racks in front of the center.

    The man was told that cutting the padlock was vandalism and asked for his identification. He gave the employee a CatCard.

    The employee told the student that he was going to call the police. After waiting several minutes while the police were on the way, the student told the employee that he had to get to class and left his CatCard with the employee.

    While the officer was taking a statement from the employee, the man came out of the Architecture building and told the officer that items had been stolen off of his bicycle many times before and he thought the only way the keep his property safe was to put it inside the building.

    When the man went to get his bike and saw that it was not there, he thought it had been stolen.

    After speaking with the man, the officer placed him under arrest for criminal damage. He was handcuffed and put in the back of the patrol car.

    While the officer was writing the citation, the Associate Dean of Architecture asked the officer if there was anything that could be done to help the student.

    The officer said that the student would be released after getting his citation.

    The man was cited and released and the cut padlock was taken into evidence.

    Car keyed after man takes parking spot

    A man went to the UAPD main station on March 10 at 10:37 a.m. to report his Toyota Tacoma had been vandalized on March 8.

    The man told a UAPD officer that he was at the parking lot at 750 N. Cherry Ave. on March 8 at 10 p.m. trying to find a parking spot. He saw a black SUV circling the lot trying to find a spot.

    The man saw a couple leaving and asked if he could have their parking spot when they left. The couple told him that he could have the spot and he positioned his car to take the spot.

    While the man was waiting, the SUV pulled up next to him and the man driving said that they had been waiting longer and should get to park in the spot.

    The couple left and the man pulled into the spot. The woman in the passenger seat of the SUV yelled to the man, “”That was messed up.””

    While the man was walking toward the library he kept looking back at his car to see what the people in the SUV were doing.

    The man saw the driver get out of the car and walk toward his car a few times. He decided to go to the library anyway.

    The man left the library at 11:15 p.m. to go home. The next morning at 5 a.m. he noticed that “”Fuck you”” had been keyed into the driver’s side door. The man told the officer that he thought the couple in the SUV was to blame.

    Photographs of the engraving were put into property as evidence.

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