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POBEAT: 4/22/16

This weed is for insomnia

University of Arizona Police Department officers found two male UA students in possession of marijuana in a wash by the intersection of East Eight Street and Martin Avenue on April 10 around 12:27 a.m. The officers were conducting a special check of the area when they noticed the smell of marijuana and heard rustling coming from inside the wash.

Officers saw a man in the area and spoke with him. The man emptied his pockets and said he was alone and exploring. He had red eyes, slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants.

Another man walked out of the wash with a backpack and said he was exploring too and had insomnia. The officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the backpack. The man had bloodshot eyes.

When asked what was in the backpack, the man said a bag, which he later said contained a pipe that was for marijuana. The officers searched the bag and found a bong holder and bowls with burnt residue. The man said he didn’t have a medical marijuana card.

After a preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol in the first man, he admitted he had drank four to five beers earlier.

The second man was diverted to the Dean of Students Office, while the first man, who was already in the university diversion program, was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol in the body.

Fight the power! … plant

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a reference about a man jumping over a gate by the UA power plant on April 10 around 6:39 a.m.

The gate is around 12 feet high and has metal spikes on the top.

The man went over the main entry gate and was with a UA facilities worker. Officers saw the man on the middle of the gate on the plant side, climbing down.

The facilities worker inside the plant saw the man climb over the gate from the video security system and went out to meet him. The man climbed over the gate but had not gone anywhere else.

The man’s breath smelled of alcohol and he admitted he had been drinking at a friend’s off-campus house. He said he was going home and had climbed the gate because he thought it would be a quicker way home. He said he had no intention of disrespecting campus and that it was a stupid thing to do.

The man did not have any injuries and was referred to the Dean of Students Office for Code of Conduct.

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