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    Police Beat: Oct. 13, 2011

    Police shut down “shake”

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol near University Boulevard and Park Avenue around 2 p.m. on Monday when he noticed a woman wearing inline skates lying on the sidewalk. She appeared to have fallen and her belongings were spread out near around her. The officer approached the woman, who told him she had not fallen, but she had back and medical problems and was waiting for a service cart to pick her up. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the woman. He told her he could smell it and asked if she had any drugs or paraphernalia with her. The woman became very nervous and told the officer about her medical issues, schooling and plans for the future. He pointed out that she had not answered his question and asked if she would consent to a search of her purse. The woman removed the items from her purse and placed them on the ground, including a purple plastic container. Inside the container was a pipe and a few pieces of “shake” marijuana. The pipe had burnt marijuana in the bowl. The woman was cited and released on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Can you hear me now?

    A UAPD officer spoke with an employee who reported that several microphones had been stolen from University Information Technology Services. The employee said four handheld microphones had been stolen from Room 140 of 1500 E. University Blvd. between Sept. 30 and Oct. 10. The microphones are valued at $300 each. A victim’s rights form was mailed to the UA. There are no suspects at this time.

    Swiped iPad

    A UAPD officer met with a woman in the Main Library who reported that her iPad had been stolen from Maricopa Residence Hall on Monday. The woman said she had been cleaning her purse between 5:45 and 6 p.m. in the alley between Maricopa and Second Street. She said believed she left her iPad on the ground. She went back to search for it but it was gone. The woman provided the officer with the iPad’s serial number. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

    Bamboozled bicycle

    A UAPD officer met with a woman who reported her bike had been stolen from the racks outside of Centennial Hall on Monday. The woman said she had last seen her bike when she locked it to the racks with a cable lock through the frame and front tire. When she returned from class an hour later, the bike and lock were gone. The woman said she would call UAPD with the serial number for her bike and that the bike is registered with Parking and Transportation Services. The woman said she wished to participate in judicial hearings if her bike is recovered.

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