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Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 27, 2000
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University police arrested a man Thursday after he ran a red light on his bicycle, police reports stated.

An officer was driving south on North Euclid Avenue at about 7:57 p.m., when Kerwin Pewewardy, 42, of the 2600 block of North Palo Verde Boulevard, ignored the red light on East University Boulevard and pulled out in front of the officer, reports stated.

The officer had to brake quickly and change lanes to avoid Pewewardy and then he pulled him over, reports stated.

Pewewardy stopped his bike, and the officer asked him for his identification.

A check of his records initially revealed no warrants, so the officer wrote Pewewardy a warning for running the red light and released him.

UAPD dispatch then radioed the officer and told him that Pewewardy had four warrants for his arrest from the Tucson Police Department.

The officer stopped Pewewardy again, and Pewewardy said he knew about the warrants, reports stated.

The officer handcuffed and searched Pewewardy and found two hand-rolled cigarettes containing a green leafy substance in his jacket pocket and another burnt, hand-rolled cigarette that had the smell of burnt marijuana in his pants pocket, reports stated.

He told the officer he bought the substance from a man a week ago for $20 and used rolling papers to smoke it, reports stated.

The officer transported Pewewardy to Pima County Jail, where the officer cited him on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also cited him for the four warrants, failure to pay a fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to pay a fine for driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into Pima County Jail.

A UA student was placed into the Dean of Students' Office Diversion Program after he admitted to a UAPD officer that he smoked marijuana in his residence hall room, reports stated.

The officer went to Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., at about 11:30 p.m. after a residence hall assistant called police because he smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from a room, reports stated.

The officer went to the residence hall and saw Nicholas Mowan, 19, in his room with the door open.

The officer immediately smelled burnt marijuana coming from his room, reports stated.

He asked Mowan if he was smoking marijuana in the room, and Mowan said he hadn't, reports stated.

The officer asked if he could look around the room to see if there was any marijuana, and Mowan agreed to let him search the room, reports stated.

The officer found nothing, and he asked Mowan if he could speak to him in the hallway of the residence hall, reports stated.

Mowan and the officer went outside the room, and the officer asked him if he would close his eyes and tilt his head back.

Mowan did, and the officer noticed his eyelids fluttering rapidly, a sign that a person has been smoking marijuana, reports stated.

The officer again asked him if he had smoked marijuana, and Mowan this time said he had, reports stated.

He said he had one hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, and he smoked it about five minutes before the officer arrived, reports stated.

The officer said he would place Mowan into the diversion program if he promised to complete it.

He warned Mowan if he didn't complete the program, he could be charged with possession of marijuana, reports stated. Mowan agreed to enter the program.

A UAPD officer arrested a man Thursday after the man was found sleeping and drinking a beer on campus, reports stated.

The officer went to the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road, and saw Daniel Wilson, 49, of a general delivery address, at about 1:48 p.m. sitting near a shopping cart filled with his personal belongings.

The officer noticed Wilson had a cup of beer and an empty can of Icehouse Beer was sitting next to him, reports stated.

Wilson told the officer he didn't have a place to drink, so he drank there, reports stated.

The officer cited him on suspicion of drinking in public and transported him to UAPD Station, 1200 E. Lowell St., to inventory and store his personal belongings.

Wilson was then transported to Pima County Jail and booked.

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

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