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Police Beat

By Audrey DeAnda
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
August 23, 1999

Two University of Arizona students were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of marijuana possession, police reports stated.

University police arrived at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at about 10:30 p.m. after a resident assistant reported the smell of marijuana, reports stated.

Officers located the room where they discovered Scott Michael Phillips and Patrick Mallee. Police asked Phillips, 18, if he had anything illegal in the room.

Phillips took a water pipe out of his closet and a baggie containing a green, leafy substance from his pocket, reports stated.

According to reports, Phillips said he smoked a "bowl" about a half an hour earlier.

Mallee, also 18, was located in an adjacent room and said he smoked with Phillips earlier, reports stated.

Police noticed that Mallee had two Pennsylvania driver licenses and he told the officer he used the identification to buy an 18-pack of Budweiser, reports stated.

Mallee was arrested on suspicion of misrepresentation of age to obtain alcohol, possession of marijuana and minor in consumption. Phillips was arrested on suspicion of minor in consumption, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were cited and released at the scene.

A UA employee reported a bank deposit bag containing $100 missing Wednesday morning.

The woman told police she had three bank deposit bags in a safe, and each bag contained $100.

The employee said business was slow and only two bags were used, reports stated.

She discovered that one bag was missing Tuesday night.

The safe was unlocked during the day but was inside an office that is locked and not open to the public, reports stated.

Police went to a campus-area bar Thursday night after a woman was reportedly choked by her boyfriend during a domestic fight, reports stated.

An officer located a woman at the intersection of East University Boulevard and North Park Avenue.

The woman told police her boyfriend choked her and threw her on the ground outside Gentle Ben's Brewing Co., 865 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The woman said she ran from her boyfriend and called her father, who contacted police, reports stated.

She did not have any visible injuries and told police she did not want to press charges, reports stated.

A UA employee reported damage to a vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

The parking enforcement officer was on duty near East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue when he noticed broken glass near a 1985 BMW 535, reports stated.

The employee told police the driver's side window of the vehicle was broken and the front of the radio was missing.

Reports stated nothing else appeared missing from the car.

A UA employee reported damage to a surveillance camera Thursday afternoon.

Police went to Biological Sciences West, 1041 E. Lowell St. at about 1 p.m.

The woman said the camera was in place on Tuesday night, but when she returned Wednesday morning it had been ripped from the wall with only part of the bracket remaining, reports stated.

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

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