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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
May 2, 2000
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University police arrested three UA students Thursday evening after someone reported they were drinking alcohol underage, police reports stated.

An officer went to Palm Shadows Apartments Residence Hall, 1816 E. Helen St., at about 10:30 p.m. and knocked on the door where the reporting party said the students were drinking alcohol.

The students opened the door and let the officer in, and the officer asked for their identification.

The students identified themselves as Peter Durham, 19, Fredrick Baker, 19, and Mike Quinn, 19, all of Palm Shadows Apartments Residence Hall.

The officer asked them if they were drinking the beer that was in view in the room, and all three admitted they were, reports stated.

The officer poured out the rest of the men's beer and cited all three on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol.

The men were released at the scene.

UAPD officers arrested a UA student and his friend Thursday evening after witnessing them drinking alcohol in public, reports stated.

The officers stopped the two men and another UA student who was with them at East First Street and North Campbell Avenue at about 10:02 p.m.

The three men all set the Keystone Light beer cans they were drinking on the ground as the officer approached, reports stated.

The officers first approached Kevin Strom, 21, of the 1000 block of North Campbell Avenue, and asked for his identification since he was carrying a 12-pack of Keystone Light beer and had an open can in his other hand.

The first officer then asked his friend, Parker Dodson, 20, of Lincolnshire, Ill., for identification, and he said he didn't have his with him but that he was 20 years old, reports stated.

The officer handcuffed Dodson, placed him by the patrol car and asked Strom if he gave his friend a beer.

Strom said he did give him a beer from the 12-pack he was carrying, and the other officer cited him on suspicion of furnishing spirituous liquor to a minor.

The first officer returned to Dodson to search him and found a small glass container with a green leafy substance inside, reports stated.

The officer asked Dodson if he was the owner of the substance, and he said he wasn't, but he refused to tell the officer who owned it, reports stated.

Dodson was cited on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana.

The third man at the scene was 21 years old and was not cited.

Dodson and Strom were released at the scene.

A UA student called UAPD after someone stole his palm-top computer from him while he was in a UA library, reports stated.

The man said he left his palm-top in his bag on the third floor of the Medical Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., at about 10:30 a.m.

When he returned to retrieve his backpack at about noon, he noticed that the palm-top was missing.

The computer is valued at an estimated $500.

He didn't see anyone suspicious in the library nor was there any evidence near his backpack.

Police requested two UA students be placed in the Dean of Students Office Diversion Program after finding they were in possession of beer while they were under 21 years old, reports stated.

Two resident assistants at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., called UAPD at about 1:57 a.m. after they saw Daniel Kingston, 20, of Coronado Residence Hall, and Nick Hansen, 20, of the 3300 block of Popinal Loop, with a backpack and what looked like a 12-pack of beer.

As the resident assistants approached the men, they put the items in the back of Kingston's 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck.

When officers arrived, they went to Kingston's room and asked if they tried to sneak any beer into the residence hall.

Kingston said they hadn't, and the officer asked if the black truck was Kingston's and if they could search it.

Kingston said he let some friends borrow the truck, so he didn't know what was in it, but that the officers could search it, reports stated.

When the officers looked in the bed of the truck, they found approximately 12 cans of Keystone Light beer.

Both Kingston and Hansen were diverted to the Dean of Students Officer program in lieu of minor in possession of alcohol charges.

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

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