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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 17, 1998
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University police arrested a Tucson man on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia Tuesday night after officers saw him swerving in and out of a traffic lane, police reports stated.

Police stopped a white Jeep Cherokee near the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue at 11:42 p.m.

The driver of the truck, Loyd Byron Dabney, 44, of the 300 block of East Lester Street, agreed to let police search his car after officers noticed a strong smell resembling that of marijuana coming from the driver's-side window, reports stated.

Officers found two suspected joints and asked Dabney what they were.

Dabney told police, "It's joints. Marijuana. You got me," reports stated. He was cited on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession instead of drug possession because the joints did not contain enough suspected marijuana to smoke, reports stated. Dabney was also cited on suspicion of making an improper lane change and released, reports stated.

University police responded to an anonymous call Tuesday evening reporting that a white truck busted through a parking lot's control arm.

Police looked at the lot on North Fremont Avenue and East Sixth Streetaround 6:17 p.m., police reports stated.

The informant said the white Ford pickup truck drove through the arm, but the truck was gone when police arrived. The caller did not give a description of the driver.

A student was arrested on suspicion of stealing a UA parking permit Monday afternoon after she was found using a permit that had been reported stolen, police reports stated.

Reports did not indicate how police became involved, but officers went to the University Services Building, 815 E. Second St., at 3:21 p.m., where the student, Rachel A. Kaiden, 21, of the 1200 block of East Blacklidge Road, told police she found the permit in her car.

She said her boyfriend put the permit in her car while they were in New Jersey so that he wouldn't accidentally leave the permit at home in New York.

The car was shipped to Tucson and she said she thought the permit inside the car was hers, reports stated.

Her boyfriend told police he thought he had misplaced his permit, so he reported it stolen and bought a new one.

Kaiden was then cited on suspicion of theft and released, reports stated.

University police cited a Tucson woman Tuesday evening after spotting her driving without lights at the intersection of North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard, police reports stated.

Police stopped Kathryn Anne King, 25, of the 800 block of North Balaice Lane, and asked to see her driver's license and registration.

King's registration was expired and her driver license was suspended, reports stated. She was cited and released.

University police found a stolen car with a pile of parking tickets parked at the intersection of East Seventh Street and North Highland Avenue Tuesday morning.

Police were on patrol about 6 a.m. when they saw the black Nissan Pathfinder covered with parking tickets. The first ticket was issued Sept. 3, police reports stated.

The Pathfinder was left unlocked and a registration check showed it was stolen.

Police towed the car. Police were unable to immediately contact the owner.

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