By John Brown
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 28, 1998

Police Beat

University police referred three students to the Dean of Students' diversion program after officers found them smoking marijuana Thursday at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

Officers went to the room about 10:26 p.m. and whiffed a strong odor of marijuana in the hallway and at the room's door, police reports stated.

A 19-year-old woman, an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were in the room.

The older woman told university police the trio had been smoking marijuana, police reports stated.

The 18-year-old told police she bought $60 worth of marijuana at a party.

Police confiscated a glass pipe, a filter made from a medicine bottle, rolling papers, a yellow bowl containing a "green, leafy substance," and a brown box with 2.7 grams of the suspected contraband.

University police arrested a UA student on drug charges early Sunday morning at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

Police went to the room of Jacob M. Frehan, 18, about 1:30 a.m. and detected a strong odor of marijuana wafting through the cracks of the door, police reports stated.

Frehan was in his room with a male and female student and another woman who does not attend the UA, reports stated.

Frehan told police he and one of the other women had been smoking marijuana.

Police took a green plastic bong and a hand-rolled green-leafed cigarette as evidence.

Frehan was taken to university police headquarters, cited on a marijuana possession charge, and released.

Someone snatched two new chairs from the Respiratory Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., during winter break.

An employee told university police that the chairs, which had been delivered and left in a building hallway, were taken between Dec. 18 and Jan. 9.

Construction crews were working in the area during the time of the theft, police reports stated.

The chairs had a total value of $440.

A woman directing traffic prior to Sunday's men's basketball game was injured when a car backed into her outside McKale Center, 1700 E. Enke Drive.

The woman, Terry A. Villelas, was wearing a reflective jacket and was seated in a chair in the middle of Enke Drive, just east of North Martin Avenue, when the late-model sedan parked south of the building backed up and hit her, police reports stated.

Villelas told university police that she tried to brace for impact with her right leg, but was knocked backward and fell on her wrist, causing a minor cut.

The woman driving the car, Jamede D. Reece, age unavailable, of the 400 block of North Olsen Avenue, told police she didn't see Villelas.

The Tucson Fire Department responded and treated the woman at the scene.

Reece was cited on charges of unsafe backing and no insurance.

Police estimated the car's speed at the time of impact to be about 2 mph.

A female student's unlocked bicycle was stolen Thursday while she used an automatic teller machine just west of the Administration building, 1400 E. University Blvd.

The woman told university police she left her Giant-brand road bike near the building's east side while she made her transaction at the ATM.

When she was done, her $170 bicycle was gone.

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


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