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Police Beat: January 26, 2015

All because of you

A UA student was cited and released for unlawful possession of narcotic paraphernalia on Jan. 20.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was called to an apartment for a narcotics violation. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the apartment in question.

The officer knocked on the apartment door, and when the student answered, the officer asked him if he knew why he was there. The individual replied, “Because of this,” pointing to a bong and other drug paraphernalia that were sitting on his bathroom sink.

Upon a closer inspection, the officer also found ashes from burnt marijuana in an ashtray, a marijuana grinder, paper clips with burnt metal ends and prescription bottles with marijuana residue in them.

The individual was read his Miranda rights. He said understood them and agreed to answer the officer’s questions. The individual said he had purchased the marijuana off campus, bought a baggie of marijuana for $10 that day and had been smoking marijuana for two years.

He also said he had been smoking marijuana with his next door neighbor. The officer soon made contact with three suspects in the next room who all claimed they had never seen marijuana before and that they did not know what it looked like, despite one of the individuals having a greenish-colored tongue.

The officer collected the drug paraphernalia from the bathroom and cited the individual.

Gone, gone, gone

A UA faculty member was interviewed on the phone by a UAPD officer regarding a bike theft on Jan. 19.

The faculty member said his bike was on the northeast bike rack at Steward Observatory and went missing later that day.

The bike was described as a blue “Specialized Crossroads” costing approximately $600.

Items attached to the bike were a saddlebag amounting to $28, a dog-running system amounting to $25 and a rear bike rack amounting to $25.

The bike was chained to the rack with a combination lock that went through the frame and the front wheel, but the lock was gone, too.

The faculty member provided the serial number of the bike, and it has been entered into the National Crime Information Center database.

He requested his victim’s rights and informed officers that he wanted to be a part of future judicial proceedings.

– Compiled by Holly Halstead and Amber White

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