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    Police Beat: July 13

    Dance with Mary Jane in the middle lane

    Two University of Arizona Police Department officers pulled over a car that had been driving in the middle of two lanes and turned the wrong way onto a one-way street on July 7 around 1 a.m. When the officers approached the driver, there was a strong odor of marijuana and alcohol coming from the car. The driver told officers she had only taken a sip of alcohol. She had red, watery eyes and slurred speech. The woman stumbled and staggered when she got out of the car. The officers conducted various field sobriety tests and arrested the woman on charges of minor in possession, minor in possession while operating a motor vehicle, DUI to the slightest degree and possession of marijuana.

    Suspicious package, UAPD don’t mix

    On the morning of July 7, a UAPD officer responded to a call from an employee at the Space Sciences building about a suspicious package. The employee had received a manila envelope in her mailbox, with her name and the instructions “”mix with water”” written on it. The employee had opened the package and found a plastic bag with white powder inside. She told the officer she had been on vacation and did not know when the package had arrived. She said she did not recognize the handwriting and did not know of anyone who would want to threaten or scare her. The package was taken back to UAPD to be destroyed.

    Steals on wheels

    A student reported his bicycle stolen from the Psychology building on June 7. The student told UAPD on the phone that he arrived on campus for class that morning and locked his bicycle to the racks using a U-Lock. He returned around 3:45 p.m. and saw that both his bicycle and lock were gone. The student estimated the value of the bike at $200 to $400. The student had previously registered his bike with Parking and Transportation Services. There are no suspects or witnesses.

    Smart Touch meets smart thief

    A computer was reported stolen from the McClelland Park building on July 6. A teacher’s aide reported to UAPD that a Hewlett-Packard Smart Touch computer was taken from one of the rooms. The computer was last seen about a week earlier. The man said he believed that a previous report filed concerning a computer cable thrown into the trash is related to the theft. The estimated value of the computer is $2,000. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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