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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 14, 1999

A UA student was arrested yesterday after a resident assistant reported the possible smell of marijuana coming from his room, police reports stated.

The resident assistant was walking past the student's room at about 10:53 a.m. when he noticed the smell.

Justin Laird, 19, of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., was in his room when police arrived.

An officer knocked on his door, and Laird asked who was there.

Laird opened the door when the officer identified himself.

The officer said he noticed the possible smell of marijuana and that Laird's eyes were watery and red, reports stated.

The officer asked Laird if he had been smoking marijuana, and Laird answered yes, reports stated.

Police asked Laird if he had any marijuana, and Laird produced a baggie of a green leafy substance, reports stated.

After an officer asked for identification, Laird gave him his wallet.

The officer found a fake Louisiana driver license in the wallet.

Laird was cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of false identification and released.

A UA student called police yesterday after discovering his car had been broken into and more than $3,000 worth of items were stolen.

The student's 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse was broken into while it was parked in a lot at 1701 E. First St., just north of the Delta Chi Fraternity house, between 9 p.m. Monday and 11:45 a.m. yesterday, reports stated.

The car's front and rear passenger windows were broken.

According to reports, stereo equipment valued at an estimated $2,250, golf equipment valued at an estimated $1,385, a pair of Revo Python H2O sunglasses valued at an estimated $350 and 50 compact discs that were valued at an estimated $450 were missing from the car.

The student said he heard his car alarm go off for about a minute at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, but nothing was suspicious when he looked out his window, reports stated.

He said he heard the alarm go off again at about 12:15 a.m. yesterday, but nothing was wrong again.

His roommate told him later that the car alarm had gone off a third time at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday, but he didn't check on the car.

Police responded yesterday to a report of a VCR being stolen from a UA building.

An employee at Babcock Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., called police after she noticed the JVC video cassette recorder was missing.

The employee said the office she works in is sometimes left unlocked when people are not in the room, and the VCR was not secured to a fixed object, reports stated.

The employee said the recorder was stolen sometime between 3:50 p.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. Oct. 8.

The VCR is valued at an estimated $50, reports stated.

A UA employee contacted police Oct. 8 after finding his car was broken into and his parking permit was stolen.

The man said he parked his car in a lot at East Lowell Street and North Fremont Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 7.

When he returned at 5 p.m. that day, he said there was no damage to his car, but the permit was missing, reports stated.

The man told police he thought he might have left his windows rolled down too far and someone may have entered that way, reports stated.

Police responded yesterday to a report of vandalism at a UA parking garage.

A UA employee called police after noticing what appeared to be a torch cut in a four-foot pole on the third floor of the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., reports stated.

Police took photographs of the marking and said the vandalism probably occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. yesterday, reports stated.

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