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Police Beat: May 6

Keep the blinds closed

Four UA students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on April 28.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a call from Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. A resident assistant led the officer to a room from which the smell of burning marijuana was coming. A man could be seen through a window lighting what appeared to be a pipe.

When the door was opened, the officer saw there were three other men also in the room. After identifying all four students, the officer noticed a grinder and hose with burnt residue in plain view.

The officer asked one of the students where the rest of the materials were and the students brought out a vaporizer from the closet and a small baggie with marijuana and rolling papers from the desk. The students gave all of the materials to the officer.

The officer noticed all four students had bloodshot eyes. They explained where they got the vaporizer and marijuana from, and all four admitted that they had smoked the marijuana.

The officer informed the students they would be diverted through the Dean of Students Office.

An honest mistake

A UA student was cited for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore on April 28.

A loss prevention officer told a UAPD officer that a UA student had tried on a pair of sunglasses, then took them off and held them in his hand while he looked at clothes. He walked out of the store without paying for the glasses.

The officer spoke with the student, who agreed to answer the officer’s questions. The student said he tried on the sunglasses, and then took them off to look at clothes and forgot he had them. He said he left the bookstore and was confronted by a loss prevention officer.

The student said he did not come to the bookstore to steal the sunglasses and he did have money to pay for them. He claimed he had left the store without paying by accident.

The student was then cited and released, and was advised that if he returned to the bookstore, he would be arrested for trespassing.

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