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    Police Beat: Feb. 13

    Smokin’ in the buff

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a call made by a resident assistant in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall about an odor of marijuana in the hallway, wafting from one of the residents’ rooms, at 11:08 p.m. on Feb. 3. Officers knocked on the student’s door and asked if they could speak with him and come inside. The student said, “I am naked. If you give me a minute or two, then I will let you in.” An officer replied he would not be embarrassed, and asked to come in anyway. The student responded, “Um, ah, OK.”

    The officer entered the room and saw a glass bong on the table and a rolled-up towel blocking the bottom of the door. As more officers entered the room, they spotted many prescription bottles. They asked if they could take a look around the room as the resident got dressed. They found five full prescription bottles of marijuana, a grinder, two bottles of vodka, two beers and a cut off bottle of Dr Pepper used to inhale smoke.

    The officers then ran the student’s profile and saw that he had a warrant out for his arrest. He was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol in body, possession of a container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and for his arrest warrant. He was taken to the Pima County Jail. Officers seized more than 1.5 grams of marijuana.

    Push and tell

    Two roommates in Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall got in an argument over an Xbox and a TV at 10:32 p.m. on Tuesday. One roommate owned the TV and the other roommate owned the Xbox. After arguing, they eventually agreed to disconnect the Xbox from the TV. The roommate who owned the Xbox disconnected the console within the next several days.

    An Ethernet cable, which belonged to the other roommate, had been connected to the Xbox, and was taken to the Xbox owner’s brother’s house. The roommate who owned the TV noticed that his Ethernet cable was missing, and immediately asked where the cable was. The Xbox owner then admitted that he had forgotten to remove the cable and return it, but said he would call his brother and ask him to return the cable. The brother did not respond to the phone call and the roommate who owned the Ethernet cable became angry. The two roommates started arguing and yelling at each other. The TV owner said to the other, “You skinny bitch.” He then pushed his roommate into the corner of a wall. He attempted to continue to fight and push him, while the other roommate tried to turn away. When UAPD officers arrived, the two students had already been separated.

    The Xbox owner was asked to show officers his back. He had a 7-inch black bruise from being pushed into the wall. Officers asked why the two didn’t try to resolve the argument some other way. The TV owner replied, “I am from New York and I have an aggressive attitude. We have been in each other’s faces before and I got tired of it.”

    Both roommates agreed that they wanted nothing to do with each other and were asked to be separated from each other. The TV owner was arrested for domestic assault. The injured roommate said he would press charges.

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