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    Police Beat: April 7

    Officer stonewalled by declinations

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the Manzanita- Mohave Residence Hall about possible marijuana possession around 10 p.m., on April 2.

    After the officer arrived, the resident assistant escorted him to the room in question.

    When the officer knocked on the door, there was a strong smell of marijuana near the room in the hallway, according to the officer.

    The officer then asked the resident for permission enter the room, which he declined.

    The officer also asked if he could search the room and, again, the student declined.

    The student also declined to answer why his room smelled of marijuana or if he had ever smoked marijuana previously.

    He was alone in is room and did not know where his roommate was or when he left.

    The officer left the residence hall without filing charges against the student or searching his room, though the student did receive a Dean of Students Office referral.

    Man jailed for snoozing on campus

    A non-UA affiliated male sleeping on the ground behind Phi Gamma Delta fraternity was charged with trespassing on April 3.

    A UAPD officer returning to the station at 11:30 p.m. noticed the man walking around in the UAPD parking lot pulling a large suitcase.

    He walked between several vehicles parked along First Street, crossed the street toward the fraternity house and disappeared behind a short wall on the south side of the building.

    Upon further investigation, the officer found the man lying on the ground with his head propped on his suitcase.

    He said that he lingered in the area because he was homeless from California and did not know that he was sleeping on UA property.

    However, a records check showed that he had a UAPD warrant and a Pima County Sheriff’s Office warrant out for his arrest.

    The officer confirmed both warrants and arrested the man on scene.

    In addition to the prior charges, the officer cited him for trespassing.

    He was transported to the Pima County Jail and was booked for his warrants.

    His suitcase with personal belongings was placed into safekeeping by UAPD.

    Drunken passengers attempt to spoil Powwow

    After yelling racist remarks at the Wildcat Powwow, two male UA students were arrested for minor in possession on April 2.

    A UAPD officer working the event at Bear Down Field heard repeated honks coming from a vehicle driving on Fourth Street at 5:05 p.m.

    One of the men was yelling “”you fucking Indians!”” from the car window.

    As the officer continued watching, he saw the driver repeatedly honk the vehicle’s horn as another man hung out of the rear window.

    The man in the rear window offensively mocked Native Americans by yelling “”woo woo woo,”” and repeatedly placing his hand over his mouth.

    When the man saw the officer in the area, he immediately got back into the sport utility vehicle and fastened his seatbelt.

    The officer made contact with the driver at Fouth Street and Cherry Avenue and ordered him to pull over.

    All occupants of the vehicle denied yelling “”you fucking Indians,”” and no one at the event could identify who made the statement.

    While interviewing the four occupants of the vehicle, the officer noticed that two of them had watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.

    The officer requested that the two exit the vehicle one at a time.

    Both admitted to drinking “”a few beers”” at a pool party but would not say where the party was.

    The officer arrested both for minor in possession and released them on scene.

    Although no one could identify who made the original offensive remark, one of the passengers apologized for his poor “”impersonation”” of Native Americans.

    Code of conduct forms were filed for the two who received minor in possession violations and were forwarded to the Dean of Students office.

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