By John Brown
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 27, 1997

Police Beat

Two male students were arrested on drug charges Wednesday at the Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave.

The hall director smelled what she believed was marijuana smoke about 11 p.m. coming from the room of resident Sol De Otono Navarrette, police reports stated.

The hall director told university police she knocked on the door and Navarrette answered.

According to reports, Navarrette denied he was smoking marijuana and said he was just smoking cigarettes.

When officers arrived at 11:05 p.m., they saw a small plate on the coffee table with .4 grams of a green, leafy substance they suspected was marijuana, reports stated.

Navarrette told police it was his and that he and a friend had smoked two marijuana joints earlier that night, reports stated.

According to police reports, Brian M. Picco, 20, of the 5800 block of East Bellevue Avenue, came through the door and told police the contraband was his and confirmed Navarrette's statement that the two had smoked joints that night.

Picco told police he turned himself in because he didn't want Navarrette to get busted alone.

The two students were cited for possession of marijuana and released at the scene.

A student reported Thursday that someone had scratched a giant "X" on her car while parked in the lot north of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

The student told university police she parked her Honda Civic Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. and returned at 9 p.m. the next day to find the large "X" on the trunk.

According to police reports, the markings ran the full length of the trunk and were made with a key.

The value of the damage is unknown.

A student reported Wednesday that his $690 parking permit was stolen out of his girlfriend's backpack while she was at the Taco Bell Express at East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue.

The student told university police his girlfriend went to the restaurant about midnight and left the store at 1:30 a.m. to go back to her residence hall.

According to police reports, she realized the "super pass" permit was missing when she looked into the pack.

Both students said they don't know who took the permit, reports stated.

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


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