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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 4, 1998
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University police arrested a man Tuesday evening on suspicion of giving an alias to police after he was confronted for disturbing the peace.

Police received a call that men outside the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., were doing tricks on bicycles and blocking pedestrians, police reports stated.

The informant said that the men were bald and not wearing shirts.

When police officers arrived, they found the men in front of the library and asked them to identify themselves, reports stated.

One of the men, later identified as Brian Thomas Jefferson, 18, of the 2300 block of East Hampton Street, told police his name was Timothy Jefferson, adding that his birthdate was April 4, 1980, according to police reports.

A check done on Jefferson's name and date of birth didn't match up, but dispatchers at police headquarters said the name Brian Thomas Jefferson matched the April 4, 1980 birthdate, reports stated.

Jefferson fled from police on his bike after the check was completed.

Police requested Jefferson's home address from dispatch and contacted his mother, explained the situation to her and asked her to contact police once her son arrived home, reports stated.

Later that evening, Jefferson's mother called police and officers came to the house and cited him on suspicion of giving false information to law enforcement, reports stated.

Jefferson told the officer he fled from the scene because he didn't want to be arrested.

University police arrested a UA student on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia Wednesday evening after a dorm resident allegedly reported the possible smell of burning marijuana.

Police were informed by a student living in the Apache Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., that another student in the dorm was possibly hiding a pipe for smoking marijuana in a stuffed animal in her room, police reports stated.

After police received the information, they searched Erin Liegh Brown's room and found a pipe inside a teddy bear, reports stated.

When police took the pipe, Brown, 17, told police, "I just bought that," reports stated.

Police noted that the pipe possibly smelled of marijuana, reports stated.

As she was escorted to university police headquarters, Brown told police that she bought the pipe Aug. 28 from Zip's Music, 946 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

Brown was then taken to the Pima County Juvenile Correction Center and booked, reports indicated.

University police caught two students allegedly smoking a joint early Wednesday morning on the southeast side of a parking lot near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

The two students, later identified as Andrew Robert Greene, 18, and Jonathan R. Lederer, 18, both of the 800 block of East Fifth Street, were spotted smoking what appeared to be a "marijuana cigarette," police reports stated.

A university officer saw Greene put the joint to his mouth and noted a strong odor of marijuana in the air, reports stated.

As the officer was approaching the two students, he saw Greene throw the joint on the ground and step on it, reports stated. Greene then put a cigarette to his mouth and the two students tried to walk away, reports stated.

The officer stopped Greene and Lederer and picked up the joint from the ground. Greene and Lederer admitted to smoking marijuana, and Greene said that he had more of the substance, which he had gotten from a friend, reports stated. Greene refused to identify the friend who had supplied him with the marijuana, according to police reports.

Police then referred Greene and Lederer to the Dean of Students Diversion Program.

A UA employee Wednesday afternoon reported her purse stolen after she left it unattended for a half hour.

The black, leather purse was nabbed from the Education building, 1430 E. Second St., between 3:10 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., police reports stated.

The employee left her office to help a professor with a computer program, and when she returned the handbag was gone, reports indicated.

The employee said the purse contained an Arizona driver's license, an ATM card, a CatCard and a cellular phone, reports stated.

She told police she saw no one in the area at the time of the theft.

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

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