Police Beat

Police Beat

Zach Thomas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 9, 1996

A resident of Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., was arrested Tuesday on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana after a resident assistant called police.

Police initially saw a small pipe on a table in the apartment of Jan E. Leanderson, 22, and a further search yielded a partially-burnt hand-rolled cigarette containing a "brownish green vegetable substance" in the water heater closet.

Police reports indicate Leanderson was asked about the cigarette and responded, "I got stoned and forgot about it. I should really quit this habit."

Leanderson was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was cited and released. The confiscated items were placed into evidence.

University police arrested a Tucson man on DUI charges Wednesday at the intersection of East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue.

George T. Rivera, 41, of the 2700 block of East 19th Street, was pulled over at 12:36 a.m. after making an illegal left turn. When officers approached his vehicle, Rivera reportedly stuck his head out the window and said, "You caught me; I been drinking."

After he failed the first field sobriety test, police reports indicate he told officers, "I don't want to do any more. I am guilty."

Rivera was taken to university police headquarters and Intoxilyzer tests showed a blood-alcohol content of .173. He was charged with DUI and DUI with a blood-alcohol content above .10.

Rivera was cited and released to a friend.

An Illinois man was arrested on trespassing charges at 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning after custodians found him sleeping in a doorway in the McKale Center Stadium Club, 1721 E. Enke Drive.

Jeffery L. Epstein, 37, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., told police he had come inside to sleep because it was cold outside.

Epstein was taken to Pima County Jail and charged with second degree criminal trespassing.

A resident of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., called police after someone put "krazy glue" inside the keyhole of his door between 6:10 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The student returned to his room and found his lock would not work. Police reports indicate when he removed the key from the lock, it was covered with glue.

The student called Facilities Management, who fixed the lock.

A Tucson man was bitten by a 100-pound Rotweiler dog named Caine at the intersection of East Second Street and North Warren Avenue Tuesday when the man walked past the dog and its owner.

Police reports indicate the dog's owner was taking Caine for a walk when it jumped and bit the victim.

The victim suffered a puncture wound to the upper left biceps. He was treated by Rural Metro paramedics and released.

Animal control was notified, but the dog was not quarantined.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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