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    Police Beat: April 8, 2015

    Hide and seek

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer spotted a UA student on the first floor stairwell hallway of a residence hall and smelled marijuana coming from him on March 22 at 10:38 p.m.

    The officer was finishing rounds with the resident assistants when he spotted the student through the hall door window. The student immediately turned and stood behind the corner trying to hide something in his pocket.

    After following the student back into the hallway, the officer asked him why he smelled like marijuana. The man denied having any and claimed the smell must be coming from someone else. The student was read his Miranda rights.

    When asked to answer questions, he said, “It depends; go for it.”

    He denied having any drugs but showed the officer a 3-4 inch black and narrow “one-hitter” pipe containing marijuana residue in his pocket. He turned out all of his pockets to show the officer he had nothing else in them.

    The individual was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for possession of drug paraphernalia. The pipe was taken into UAPD Property and Evidence.

    Just chilling

    A UAPD officer was driving around on Park Avenue and Second Street when he saw a male UA student playing with his shorts near the Arizona History Museum wall on March 24 at 11:47 p.m.

    The officer put on his sirens and parked his vehicle near the museum to approach the man and ask what he was doing there. The UA student said he was “just chilling.” Another man then came walking up to them. The officer noticed both men had red watery eyes, lack of balance and the smell of alcohol coming from their bodies. They admitted to drinking “a little bit” at the Hub At Tucson apartments.

    While admitting being under 21 years of age, the officer noticed a 12-ounce Stella Artois beer bottle in the non-UA-affiliated man’s back pocket. He handed the bottle to the officer. Both said they just got some food at the nearby Jack in the Box after drinking and were going to get a ride share service back to where they lived at The Retreat.

    Each was cited and released for possession of alcohol as a minor. The UA student first seen facing the museum wall was warned for urinating in public, and the other man was warned for minor in actual possession of alcohol. They both left on foot. The beer was poured out, and the bottle was thrown away in a nearby trash can. The student was also given a Code of Conduct through the Dean of Students Office.

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