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    Police Beat: Oct. 5

    There’s a security system? Use it

    A burglary occurred at the UA Department of Emergency Medicine between 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 7:40 a.m. on Sept. 30.

    At 7:50 a.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the department and contacted an administrative assistant in that building. The woman said she locked the building and departed at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The woman returned the next day at 7:40 a.m. and discovered that the north entrance door was damaged. Furthermore, she entered the building and discovered damage to two more doors inside.

    The damage consisted of pried-out door locks, broken lock wells and broken doorframes. Additionally, the woman reported a digital camera was stolen from the top of her desk housed in the second room. The building was equipped with an Amer-X security system that, according to the woman, was rarely used and was inactive during the timeframe of the burglary.

    The officer inspected the premises and did not detect any items of evidentiary value. The officer then took digital images of the damage and submitted them as evidence. At this time there are no known suspects or witnesses.

    UA employee finds white wallet

    An employee of the university turned in a wallet to UAPD on Sept. 30 at 8:37 a.m.

    The employee worked for UA Parking and Transportation Services and had found a white wallet, which held a debit card and two Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) cards. A voicemail was left for the woman whose name appeared on the cards, and she was advised that a wallet containing her name is at UAPD. All property was logged into property and evidence for safekeeping.

    That’s the problem with Jeeps …

    A man reported that his backpack was stolen from his Jeep.

    At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 30, the man reported his missing backpack to UAPD. An officer contacted him on campus. The man said he had left his backpack in his Jeep at the Rincon Vista Sports Complex on Sept. 27, at approximately 7 p.m. to play intramural football. When he returned two hours later, his backpack was gone.

    The Jeep had a soft top with a zipper entry to the vehicle.

    The backpack contained two textbooks, a TI-89 calculator and paperwork for the man’s schoolwork.

    There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

    Officer fuddles search law, student still in trouble

    Two resident assistants at a dorm on campus reported the odor of marijuana coming from a room on Sept. 30 at 8:53 p.m.

    A UAPD officer met with the RAs who said one of the inhabitants of the dorm room was in another room because he had just been returning to the dorm and was not involved in the incident.

    The officer knocked on the door, but there was no answer. The officer then spoke to the roommate who was not involved who told the officer that he could go into his dorm because nobody was there to answer. Once the man entered, he said that the officer could come in to look around.

    The officer told him because his roommate was not there, they could only do a cursory search of the side of the room that did not pertain to him. Upon conducting the cursory search, the officer noticed a black pipe in a clear plastic bag, out in plain view. The baggie was in a mailing envelope that was open on one end. There were other over-the-counter medications inside of the envelope as well.

    The officer thought that once he established the paraphernalia was in plain view, he was then able to search the rest of the room that belonged to the absent dorm resident. During the search, a grinding device was found inside a container that held a mixing powder for drinking. Also, inside of a desk drawer, he found a device used to roll marijuana joints. His supervisors later informed the officer that his understanding of the search law pertains to vehicles only and not to rooms.

    All of the items were entered into property and evidence. The suspect was not in the room at the time, but if and when he returns the RAs will call and notify UAPD. A code of conduct violation will be sent to the Dean of Students Office.

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