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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 15, 1998
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University police arrested a Tucson man Tuesday afternoon after he admitted to smoking marijuana.

According to police reports, a Tucson police officer stopped a yellow 1998 Jeep at the intersection of North Mountain Avenue and East First Avenue about 1:30 a.m.

Two university officers on patrol stopped to assist the other officer with the traffic stop.

According to reports, four passengers were in the Jeep, one of them being Alan Ray Edwards Jr., 20, of the 2400 block of North Quesnel Loop. Edwards admitted to one of the university officers that he had smoked marijuana about an hour before the traffic stop.

Police, who searched Edwards' pockets, found a pipe and a baggie containing a green leafy substance, reports stated.

Edwards was cited on suspicion of drug and paraphernalia possession and released.

A UA student was arrested on suspicion of disobeying a police officer Saturday night after the UA-UCLA football game.

According to police reports, officer Marsha Hogan was overseeing traffic and pedestrians at 11:07 p.m. on the north corner of East Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue. Hogan was detaining pedestrians until city buses driving east and west on Sixth Street had passed.

Belen Anesia Rodriguez, 20, of the 0-100 block of North Cherry Avenue, stepped into oncoming traffic on Sixth. Hogan said to Rodriguez, "Ma'am you need to step back on the sidewalk," reports stated.

Rodriguez said to the officer, "Fuck you, I'm crossing." Hogan attempted to grab Rodriguez by the arm and push her back onto the sidewalk. Rodriguez pulled away from the officer and moved back toward the sidewalk and said to Hogan, "You can't touch me, bitch," reports stated.

Rodriguez walked back into the street and officer Danny Mallory, who was standing on the south side of Sixth, also told her to move. She stood in the middle of the street and stared at the officer. Mallory walked up to Rodriguez and her sister, who were yelling obscenities at Hogan, and stopped the confrontation, reports stated.

Mallory handcuffed Rodriguez and cited her. Rodriguez' sister said to the officers, "I'll kill your fuckin' ass."

According to reports, the crowd surrounding the incident cheered when officers placed handcuffs on Rodriguez.

A student employee called university police Tuesday night after finding pornographic material on four of her office computer disks.

According to police reports, the student told officers at 9:30 p.m. that all the files on her disks had been replaced with pornographic pictures. She told police she wasn't sure what time it occurred but believed it had happened within the last two weeks.

The woman said she left her disks in an office in the Harvill building, 1103 E. Second St., reports stated.

A student called police Monday afternoon to report his car stolen, which was later found.

According to police reports, the student told officers he parked his 1998 green Dodge Durango at 1:30 a.m. in a Zone 1 lot on East Lowell Street. When he went back to his car at 2 p.m., he believed his car to be missing.

Officers went to where he thought he had parked his car and found no evidence of theft.

The student later realized he had forgotten where he parked his car after it was found in a different lot at 4 p.m., reports stated.

A resident assistant called police early Tuesday morning to report vandalism in Cochise Resident Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive, police reports stated.

Officers went to the dorm at 1:51 a.m., spoke with the reporting RA and viewed the vandalism.

According to reports, someone wrote in blue marker on a different RA's door. The vandalism stated, "(RA's name) is a virgin."

Police also found a clear, jelly-like substance on the doorknob.

The victim told police he believed a student living next door to him might be responsible for the vandalism, reports stated.

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