[Wildcat Online: News] [ad info]






By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 13, 2000
Talk about this story

UAPD officers arrested two UA students Tuesday evening after the students ran from police while the officers were patrolling a UA parking garage, reports stated.

The officers were in the fourth level of the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave., at about 10:21 p.m. when they saw the two students, Connor Beckley, 18, of Hopi Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fourth St., and Lauren Coleman, 18, of Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Dr., sitting near the east wall of the garage.

The officer in the passenger seat noticed Coleman put something in her purse when she saw the patrol car, reports stated.

The officers backed up to talk to the two students, but they got up and ran down the east stairs of the garage into the Olive Drive pedestrian tunnel.

The officers gave chase on foot and caught up to Coleman, who stopped in the underpass to put a glass smoking device she was holding on the ground, reports stated.

An officer stayed with Coleman and detained her while the other officer continued to follow Beckley.

Beckley stopped running in a parking lot near the underpass and the officer chasing him handcuffed him and detained him.

The officer patted him down and found a lump in his jeans pocket which was a baggie containing a green plant-like substance, reports stated.

The other officer spoke with Coleman, who said she had only known Beckley for a few hours and had spoken with him on the phone about smoking marijuana together, reports stated.

She denied having any possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

Coleman was cited on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and released while Beckley was cited on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and taken to Pima County Jail where he was released by pre-trial services.

The parents of a UA student called UAPD Tuesday after the student's car was broken into and her UA Zone 1 parking pass was stolen, reports stated.

The parents were in Tucson Monday to visit the student and drove her 1997 Ford Explorer that day.

They told police they parked the car at North Park Avenue and East Lowell Street and left the sunroof open.

The parents contacted UAPD because they were the only people that knew the whereabouts of the car when the pass was stolen and the student needed their testimony to get a replacement pass.

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

[end content]
[ad info]