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    Criminal damage classified as a hate crime was reported at the UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    A library employee reported damage in a bathroom. An officer arrived and noticed five sentences of racial slurs mixed with profanity on a stall written in white pen.

    Custodians responded to remove the writing. It is unknown when the damage occurred.

    Police have no suspects.

    A man was cited for failure to control speed to avoid collision and for having an open container of spirituous liquor in his vehicle at East Speedway Boulevard and North Mountain Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    A vehicle was stopped in traffic at East Speedway Boulevard and North Mountain Avenue when the man became distracted by his cell phone and rear-ended the car.

    The man had an open container of beer in his vehicle. Beer was spilled all over the center console.

    He did not appear to be impaired.

    There were no injuries.

    A Ford Mustang’s rear window was smashed out at 435 N. Fremont Ave. sometime between 5:00 p.m. April 29 and 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

    An officer responded to UA lot 7102 in reference to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle. He met with a woman who said someone smashed out the rear window of her Mustang.

    An unknown object was used to break the window. The officer found no evidence at the scene. The woman inspected the car and said there was no additional damage or stolen items.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A student was arrested for marijuana possession at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., at 10:15 p.m. April 29.

    An officer responded to a room in the dormitory in reference to an odor of burning marijuana that two resident assistants reported. The officer knocked on the door, and a resident answered, allowing the officer to enter.

    The officer detected a stronger odor of burning marijuana and the smell of air freshener that had recently been sprayed. The resident said he did not smoke marijuana but that his roommate may have earlier.

    He said he came into the room and his roommate was not there. He smelled marijuana and sprayed the air freshener.

    The back window was open, with a fan blowing outward.

    The student said he smoked marijuana socially, but that he did not smoke any that day or the day before. He showed no signs or symptoms of being under the influence.

    The officer asked if there was anything in the room he should know about, and the resident said, “”No, not on my side of the room,”” according to reports.

    In the middle of the room was a portable, two-drawer dresser. Right on the top of it was a silver tin grinder, which the resident said belonged to his roommate.

    The officer saw nothing else in plain view but asked for consent to search. The resident agreed to open all the drawers on his side of the room.

    To the left of his desk was a four-tier shelving unit containing protein supplement containers. When he opened one and showed the officer the contents, he appeared to be trying to hide something.

    The officer saw a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, and the resident admitted it was his. The officer told him he was under arrest for possession, and the man began crying and covering his face with his hands.

    He admitted to smoking about once a week and said he bought the marijuana for an upcoming concert. There was no additional marijuana in the room.

    There are two pending charges with the roommate, pending the officer’s interview with him.

    The resident was cited and released.

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