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    Police Beat: Sept. 25

    Pink pipes are very ‘in’ right now

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to Coronado Residence Hall on Sept. 16 at 10:46 p.m. in reference to possible drug activity. Upon arrival, officers met with a police aide who advised them that three unidentified females were hiding behind an electrical transformer on the southeast side of the building and that the odor of marijuana was detected coming from that area. As police approached the area, the three females tried to walk away. Police were able to stop the women and question them about their activities.

    According to police, two of the women admitted to smoking marijuana that evening and police cited the women on charges of illegal use or possession of marijuana. The third woman handed police a pink glass pipe that contained marijuana residue in it. Police cited her on charges of illegal use or possession of marijuana and illegal use or possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

    One of the women was underage and was transported to the Pima County Juvenile Center until she could be released to the custody of her parents. The other two women were released on scene. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Bicyclist urinates on building, gets free trip to foreign country

    UAPD officers noticed a man urinating in public near 1303 E. University Blvd. on Sept. 16 at 11:10 p.m. The man then got on a bicycle and began to ride towards the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Mountain Avenue where police were able to stop him. When officers made contact with the man, he was unable to provide police with any form of identification. During questioning, the man gave police three different names and three different dates of birth. After questioning, the man finally admitted to being in the country illegally and refused to give officers a real name. US Customs and Border Protection arrived on scene to take custody of the unidentified man and he was transported to a nearby government facility where he is awaiting deportation.

    And the night just got worse …

    UAPD officers were observing traffic on westbound Speedway Boulevard at Park Avenue on Sept. 16 at 11:50 p.m. when they observed a Nissan pickup truck travelling at a high speed. Officers pulled out into traffic and caught up to the truck before stopping behind it at a red light. When the light turned green, the truck accelerated into the intersection with officers following behind. Police were able to pace the pickup truck and estimated its speed at approximately 70 mph. Officers initiated a traffic stop at Speedway Boulevard and 13th Avenue, where according to police, the driver told them he was having a bad night. A records check revealed a suspended driver’s license and the man was cited on charges of driving on a suspended license and criminal speeding. The pickup truck was towed for a mandatory 30-day impound and the driver was released on scene.

    Fake ID fiasco

    UAPD officers were stopped at a red light on Mountain Avenue at Speedway Boulevard on Sept. 17 at 12:24 a.m. when they observed a Ford Mustang convertible displaying an illegal license plate frame. According to police, the Mustang had a “”Delta Gamma”” sorority plate frame that obscured the word “”Arizona”” on the license plate.

    Officers initiated a traffic stop and asked the driver for her identification. When the woman reached into her wallet to produce a Minnesota driver’s license, police noticed a South Dakota driver’s license inside the wallet that the woman quickly tried to hide. Officers asked the woman about the two driver’s licenses and she eventually admitted to buying the South Dakota driver’s license for $100 and using it to get into bars and to buy alcohol. A records check revealed that the woman had a valid Arizona driver’s license, making her Minnesota driver’s license invalid. The woman claimed to have lost her Arizona driver’s license and thought it was legal to use her Minnesota driver’s license.

    The woman was advised of the cost and procedure for securing a duplicate Arizona driver’s license and she was cited on charges of possession of a fake ID. She was released on scene after being advised to remove or alter the license plate frame on her vehicle.

    Escorted out on first day of new job

    UAPD officers responded to the Student Union Memorial Center on Sept. 16 at 9:10 p.m. in reference to a report of an unauthorized employee on campus. Upon arrival, police met with the employee’s supervisor, who told them that he had recently discovered that the employee had an active exclusionary order issued against him and was not allowed on campus. The supervisor told police he had not known about the order because the employee had failed to mention it. Officers contacted the employee, who claimed he knew about the order but was under the impression it had expired. He also claimed that he did not want any trouble, that it was his first day and that he just needed the job. Police escorted the man off of campus and advised the supervisor to suspend the employee until the exclusionary order can be removed.

    Honda motorcycle taken from Cochise

    UAPD officers responded to Cochise Residence Hall at 5:02 p.m. on Sept. 16 in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers met with a man who told police his Honda CBR 600 motorcycle had been stolen from the parking lot just south of his dorm. He claimed he had parked the motorcycle on Sept. 16 at 1 a.m. and when he returned at 4:40 p.m. he noticed it was missing. He searched the immediate area but when he could not locate the motorcycle, he called police just prior to 5 p.m. According to police, the man told them that nobody else had a key to the motorcycle and the financing on the vehicle loan was up to date. Officers issued an attempt to locate order for the motorcycle and issued the man a Victims Rights form. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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