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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 14, 1999
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Three juveniles were arrested on suspicion of trespassing Saturday evening after officers spotted them in a university golf cart, police reports stated.

Police went to the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, 1827 E. Enke Drive, at 7:14 p.m. and found the complex gated and locked.

One youth was driving the cart on the northwest edge of the pool while the other two rode in it, reports stated.

When the juveniles spotted police, they jumped the northeast wall and ran across North Campbell Avenue. Officers stopped two of the boys on the other side of Campbell, reports stated.

Police separated the two youths and drove them to UAPD headquarters. As an officer was driving north on North Highland Avenue, the boy in his car said, "there is my other friend, but don't tell him I pointed him out," reports stated.

The juvenile on the road told police he didn't know about the golf cart incident and then gave police a fake name, date of birth and address, reports stated.

Police took the boy to UAPD and discovered he had provided false information to police. He was cited on suspicion of trespassing and false information to law enforcement.

All three juveniles were cited and released to their parents.

A La Paz dorm resident admitted to smoking marijuana Sunday morning after police came to his room and found a bag of suspected marijuana in his room, police reports stated.

Police went to the residence hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., at 5:07 a.m., and staked out the student's room. One officer stood by the front door, while another stood near the student's open window.

A strong scent of burning marijuana flowed from the window, reports stated.

The student denied smoking marijuana, but admitted to using Zig Zag papers to smoke after police entered the room and saw the suspected marijuana on the student's desk, reports stated.

Police took the suspected marijuana and papers into evidence. The student was referred to the Dean of Student's Diversion Program.

La Paz dorm residents were evacuated from their rooms Saturday night after a fire alarm in the building was activated, police reports stated.

Officers went to the dorm, 602 N. Highland Ave., at 11:03 p.m., and inspected the alarm. They concluded the device had been pulled and Tucson Fire Department firefighters arrived to inspect the building.

Firefighters did not find any flames or smoke. Police reset the alarm and allowed people to enter the building.

Officers went back to the residence hall later and spoke with two students who had information regarding the alarm.

One student told police she saw a man standing near the alarm who ran away after it was activated. She said she recognized the student to be a UA basketball player, reports stated.

The student said she did not actually see the basketball player pull the alarm, reports stated.

The other student said he saw the basketball player, along with "four to five" other people, run out of the building and leave in a gray Honda Accord immediately after the alarm sounded, reports stated.

A Tucson man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Sunday morning after police spotted him swerving in and out of a traffic lane, police reports stated.

The officer saw a white Jeep swerving while headed east on East Speedway Boulevard at 1:21 a.m. The officer followed the Jeep and clocked its speed at 63 mph on North Campbell Avenue, reports stated.

After Trey C. Vass, 25, completed field sobriety tests, police took him to UAPD and attempted to test his blood alcohol level.

Vass' blood alcohol content was .207 at 2:05 a.m. dropped to .202 at 2:15 a.m., reports stated.

The breathalyzer test was reportedly not completed correctly, so the officer asked Vass to give blood. Vass refused and the officer suspended his driver's license because of the refusal.

Vass, of the 4100 block of East Lee Street, was cited on suspicion of speeding, driving under the influence and lacking current registration. Vass may also be cited on suspicion of a BAC over .10 and extreme DUI pending review of the BAC tests, reports stated.

Police arrested a Tucson man on suspicion of underage drinking Sunday night after he was seen walking in the street, police reports stated.

An officer saw Zachary T. Burwell, 19, walking north on North Euclid Avenue at 9:34 p.m.

Burwell, of the 8100 block of S. Wilmot Road, was reportedly "dodging cars in the street." He told police he was drinking because "me and my girlfriend just broke up," reports stated.

Police cited Burwell and took him to his friend's house.

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