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Police Beat: April 7, 2015

Double trouble

Two men caused trouble at Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall after being asked to leave on March 22 at 10:07 p.m.

The resident assistant who spoke to the University of Arizona Police Department officers said the men used to live in Room B112 and were eventually evicted but continued to return, causing trouble. UAPD was called twice for prior incidents, but the men always escaped before officers arrived.

A UAPD officer knocked on the B112 room door, and two UA students answered and claimed to be nonresidents. The men said the resident went to Highland Market, and they were unsure when he would return. The officer asked the men if they were alone, and they said yes; two other men were seen in the bathroom. All were asked to step out into the hallway and sit down.

Only two men had their identification. The RA identified the unknown men as the two who had been previously evicted and received several warnings not to return to Colonia de la Paz.

A check revealed the UA student identified as causing trouble had a UA warrant for failing to appear on another charge he received. The non-UA-affiliated man causing trouble showed signs of alcohol consumption with his red watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong smell coming from his mouth.

The officer contacted the Community Director and asked if Residence Life wanted the two men arrested for trespassing. The director called her supervisor, who wanted both men arrested.

They were arrested on charges of first degree criminal trespassing. The non-UA-affiliated man was also arrested on a charge of minor in possession, and the student was arrested on a charge of failing to appear for the UAPD warrant. Both were transported to Pima County Jail and booked on charges.

Altoids, anyone?

A UA student was busted by UAPD for smoking marijuana in the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall on March 22 at 10:27 p.m.

UAPD officers arrived on the scene and were escorted to Room 406 by the RA. They started to smell burnt marijuana around the frame of the closed room door. The officers went around and smelled other door frames in the area to make sure the smell wasn’t coming from another location.

An officer knocked on the door, and a UA student who lived in the room answered. Immediately, the officer noticed the man had red eyes, and the marijuana smell became stronger as he entered the room.

In the refrigerator, the officer found a red and white Altoids tin box. It contained three plastic cigarella mouth pieces, half of a cigarella and ashes. The student said he mixed marijuana inside the cigarellas and smoked them. He told the officers he bought the marijuana on “the street” from an unknown individual.

The man was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for possession of drug paraphernalia. The Altoids tin box and other contents were put into UAPD Property and Evidence.


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