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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 22, 1999
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A male student called university police Tuesday after he noticed $20 missing from his wallet, police reports stated.

A credit card belonging to the student was also allegedly taken from his wallet about a month ago. Someone charged $550 to the card, but the student did not report the alleged theft to authorities.

The student, who lives in Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., told officers he believed his roommate stole the credit card. After the incident, the student said he began to keep track of his money.

He told officers that he had $101 in his wallet before he went to bed Monday night. When he woke up the next morning $20 was missing, reports stated.

The student said, to the best of his knowledge, only he and his roommate had been in their room Monday night and Tuesday morning.

After he noticed the money was missing, he said his suitemates, who share a bathroom with him, were missing items as well, reports stated.

The student told police he could not decide if he wanted to press charges.

The suitemates met with police later that afternoon. They told officers two credit cards, a compact disc player, a baseball cap and a bottle of cologne were taken from their room.

A charge of $350 was placed on one of the credit cards, reports stated.

The suitemates put a dead-bolt lock on their bathroom door after getting a resident assistant's approval.

Both men said they wanted to press charges against their neighbor's roommate, reports stated.

The suitemates told police they confronted their neighbor and he reportedly denied any knowledge of the incidents.

Police attempted to contact the suspected student, but were unable to reach him.

Police arrested a student on suspicion of underage drinking Tuesday morning after he admitted to buying alcohol, police reports stated.

A Coronado dorm resident assistant called police at 12:21 a.m. to report the smell of burning marijuana.

Officers went to the dorm, 822 E. Fifth St., and knocked on Adam S. Ross' door, reports stated. Ross, 18, told police he had "smoked a joint off campus" earlier that night.

Officers noticed two opened cans of Budweiser beer on Ross' dresser, reports stated.

Ross admitted to buying the beer at the Texaco Star Mart convenience store, 501 N. Park Ave., reports stated.

Police did not find any marijuana in Ross' room. The student gave officers the rest of the beer and was reportedly "cooperative."

Officers cited and released Ross.

Police arrested a Tucson man and woman Tuesday night on suspicion of marijuana possession after they were stopped for expired registration.

An officer was on patrol when he saw a black 1989 Mazda 323 driving south on North Euclid Avenue at 7:02 p.m. The officer stopped the Mazda at East Fifth Street and Euclid because the registration was expired, reports stated.

The inside of the Mazda reportedly smelled of burning marijuana, but the driver, Serafine M. Perna, and the passenger, Robert W. Sherlock, told police the smell was "just cigarette smoke," reports stated.

Sherlock, 35, of the 1100 block of East 14th Street, told officers he had just purchased the car and was having difficulty changing the name on the vehicle's title.

Another officer arrived and spoke with Perna, 34, who lives with Sherlock. Perna admitted to smoking marijuana and then told police marijuana and paraphernalia were in her purse.

Officers found a pill bottle containing a green leafy substance inside the satchel along with two pipes, reports stated.

Sherlock then also admitted to smoking marijuana, reports stated.

Perna was cited on suspicion of marijuana possession, paraphernalia possession and expired registration. Sherlock was cited on suspicion of marijuana possession.

An employee called police Tuesday afternoon to report the smell of burning marijuana.

Police went to the Art building, 1031 N. Olive Road., at 1:07 p.m. and found a homemade pipe at the bottom of the south-side stairwell with alleged marijuana residue in it, police reports stated.

Police took the pipe into evidence.

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