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    Police Beat: April 5

    Man confesses to wrong crime

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived to the Pueblo de la Cienga Residence Hall on March 29 at 1:53 a.m. after a student reported a theft.

    The man told the officer that between nine and 12 books were taken from his desk along with a picture frame, two pictures and two envelopes. He said that he left the room on March 28 at 3 p.m. and when he returned on the next day at 1:15 a.m. he saw that the items were gone.

    The man said that the items were all gifts from his ex-girlfriend and that she is in Tucson visiting from Yuma. He stated that his ex-girlfriend had recently met his roommate and thought maybe his roommate took the items and gave them to the woman.

    When the officer got into the dorm room, he woke up the roommate. The officer asked him if he knew why he was there and the man stated, “”I think so.””

    The officer told him to say what he thought he was there for and the man said, “”I have something illegal in my room.”” The man told the officer that he had marijuana in the room.

    The officer asked the man to get the marijuana and turn it over. The man pulled a prescription bottle out from a storage container beneath his bag and handed it to the officer.

    The man told the officer that he smokes marijuana occasionally, but never on campus. He said he bought it for $80 from a man beneath Arizona Stadium. He was cited and released for possession of marijuana.

    When asked about the ex-girlfriend of his roommate and the stolen items, the man said that he let the woman into the room because she said she wanted to return a baseball hat and get some of her belongings.

    He said that he did not think the woman was doing anything wrong because she said the items were hers.

    The officer told the man whose belongings were stolen that the woman took the items. The man said he would have to think about whether or not he wanted to press charges.

    The prescription bottle with the marijuana inside was placed into UAPD property as evidence and the total weight of the marijuana was 12.5 grams.

    A Dean of Students Code of Conduct referral was also completed for the man with the marijuana.

    ‘Bladder condition’ doesn’t justify peeing on truck

    A UAPD officer arrived at the intersection of Second Street and Campbell Avenue on Tuesday at 10:26 p.m. after a police aide reported that he saw a man urinating near a truck.

    The officer saw the man walking away from where the truck was and saw a wet puddle where the man had been standing.

    When the officer stopped the man and told him that he wanted to talk to him about urinating in public. The man said, “”Yeah, I took a leak. I have a bladder condition.””

    The man was identified by his Arizona identification card.

    The officer told the man that were plenty of restrooms in the area and the man replied, “”I’m new to the area.””

    The man was cited and released for criminal littering.

    Cop calls man’s mom after underage arrests

    A UAPD officer performed a traffic stop at Park Avenue and University Boulevard on Wednesday at 10:42 p.m. after a car made a left turn in a right-turn-only lane.

    While the officer was talking to the driver, he could smell alcohol coming from inside the car.

    There were three passengers that were all underage, identified by Arizona driver’s licenses.

    The officer asked the driver to get out of the car and after doing several tests, he saw that the man was not under the influence.

    The other three men were also removed from the car and while searching the car, the officer found an open 23.5-ounce can of Four Loco Premium Malt Liquor, which was one-third full.

    The can was found behind the passenger seat and the driver said that he thought the three passengers had brought the alcohol.

    The officer spoke with one of the passengers that had an odor of alcohol on his breath. The man said that the three of them had been at The Rock at Park Avenue and Ninth Street, and that the driver had just come to pick them up. He said the alcohol belonged to the three of them, but would not say where they got the liquor.

    When the office spoke with the another of the passengers, he said that the he bought the alcohol for the three of them because he had a fake identification card.

    The officer found a wallet on the back seat of the car and inside found a fake driver’s license showing the man’s age to be 22.

    The driver was arrested for possession of open container in vehicle. One of the men was arrested for underage drinking and contributing to a minor. The other man was arrested for underage drinking and possession of a fictitious driver’s license.

    The third passenger in the car was under 18 and was picked up from the scene by his mom.

    The license was placed into UAPD property as evidence and the can of liquor was thrown out.

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