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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 5, 1998
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University police arrested a man Wednesday evening after smelling what they suspected to be marijuana, police reports stated.

Officers were patrolling in the area of East University Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue at 10:44 p.m. and as they were approaching the courtyard of the University Services building, 888 N. Euclid Ave., police smelled what they suspected to be marijuana.

They saw three people sitting along the sidewalk near the south side of the building, and as officers walked toward them, they saw one of the men try to hide what appeared to be a joint, reports stated.

Officers then asked the three people if they were students. One of the men and a woman said they had already graduated.

According to reports, Random Harrison, 41, of Widsburg, N.M., dropped what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette on the ground by his feet when police asked him for his identification.

Police then told Harrison he was under arrest on suspicion of possessing "dope." Officers took him to Pima County Jail where he was booked, reports stated.

The two people with Harrison were warned not to trespass and were released.

A UA employee reported a theft to police Thursday afternoon after finding hundreds of dollars worth of drama department camera equipment missing.

According to police reports, the employee called police at 3:12 p.m. and reported a Nikon camera, 55 millimeter macro lens and a Fuji camera stolen from the Drama building, 1025 N. Olive Road. The stolen property was valued at $1,250.

The employee told officers the theft occurred between Sunday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m., and added that about 15 people have codes to the keypad of the room where the equipment was stolen.

He told police he changes the code to the keypad every semester.

According to reports, the employee had asked all 15 people where the cameras might be and none of them were aware of anything.

The employee reportedly believed someone with a key stole the equipment.

A student living in the Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, told police Thursday morning that money, clothes and cosmetics were stolen from her room.

According to reports, the woman and her roommate said they rarely were both away from their room at the same time, but they believed the theft might have occurred Thursday, Oct. 1, between 9 and 9:15 a.m. when they both stepped out.

Police reports indicated the two residents last noted the items in place Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The total value of the stolen items was $299.

Officers said there were no signs of forced entry.

A Zone 1 parking permit was stolen from a student's car Thursday afternoon.

The student told police she parked her car Sunday, Sept. 27 in the Zone 1 parking lot located at the corner of North Vine and North First streets at 10:30 p.m. When she returned Monday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m., the $160 parking permit was gone, police reports stated.

There were no signs of forced entry, but the Mazda Miata's driver side window had been left slightly open.

An employee reported five broken greenhouse windows to police Thursday afternoon.

According to police reports, the employee, working at UA greenhouses, 1059 E. Eighth St., called police at noon on Thursday to report the damage she believed occurred a few minutes before. When police arrived, they were unable to locate the employee.

Officers located the five broken windows on the east side of the building.

A blue, 21-speed, Cannondale bicycle was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon from McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., police reports stated.

The owner told officers he secured his bike with a cable lock by McClelland Hall at 11:30 a.m. When he returned at 3:13 p.m., his bike and lock were gone.

According to reports, the bike was worth $1,200 and the student was able to give police the serial number of the bike.

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