By Keith J. Allen
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 12, 1997

Police Beat

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana Friday in Lot 6093 south of the Campus Community Service Center, 1600 E. University Blvd.

According to university police reports, police were leaving McKale Center after searching for youths reportedly trespassing. Police then observed six boys in Lot 6093.

As police spoke to the group, they smelled the "heavy odor of marijuana," police reports stated.

Police smelled each of the juveniles' hands and found the marijuana odor on the fingers of three youths, reports stated.

One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old boy, told police, "We were smoking a strawberry type of tobacco that is used as a marijuana substitute," according to police reports. The youths told police they did not have any tobacco left.

Police asked the youths to empty their pockets, and the 15-year-old boy removed a metal tin from his left front pocket which contained baggies holding "suspected" marijuana, reports stated.

The 14-year-old and the 16-year-old boy admitted to smoking marijuana after police found the baggies, according to police reports.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested and released to his mother. The other two boys were picked up by their parents.

A knocked-over drinking fountain flooded a southwest hallway Sunday on the second floor of Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave.

According to university police reports, police noticed water coming from the southwest ground floor doors when they entered the hall.

Police found approximately two inches of water on the hallway floor. Police reports stated a "heavy" flow of water was traveling through the stairway, first floor and second floor.

The drinking fountain was found on its side on the second floor and the Tucson Fire Department was called to stop the water flow.

According to police reports, a man fell in the second floor hallway and was transported to the University Medical Center.

Police spoke to several residents of the hall and none of them saw who knocked down the water fountain.

The value of the damage was unknown.

Two door windows were found broken Sunday at Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house, 1449 N. Cherry Ave.

According to university police reports, police saw two men come from the area around the fraternity house at 1:35 a.m. and run west from the area.

Police chased one of the men on foot but lost visual contact of him in an alley near East Drachman Street.

No one was found inside the fraternity house, but door windows on the south side of the first and second floors were found broken. The fraternity house had been closed since January, according to police reports.

Facilities Management was contacted by police to secure the building.

A female student reported her wallet and items in it missing Friday from the Arizona Health Sciences Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The student told university police her wallet was taken about 11:25 a.m. from her backpack's outside pocket.

The values of the leather wallet, New York driver's license, University of Arizona student identification card and credit cards were unknown.

The wallet also contained $35 cash.

A female student reported her wallet and items in it missing Friday from the Douglass Building, 1100 E. University Blvd.

The student told police she left the wallet inside an unattended backpack in Room 102A at 10 a.m. When she returned at 2 p.m., the wallet was gone.

The leather wallet was valued at $50. The values of a Visa credit card, a Discover credit card, 10 checks, a Norwest check guarantee card and a University of Arizona student identification card were unknown.

The wallet also contained $6 cash, a Minnesota driver's license valued at $20, a spare vehicle key valued at $2 and a UA copy card valued at $15.

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

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