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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 19, 1999

University police arrested two UA students and two other men early Saturday morning after a resident assistant reported a possible marijuana smell, reports stated.

The resident assistant called police to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., at about 2:30 a.m.

The officer responded to UA student Philip Westwood's room and knocked on the door.

Westwood, 18, didn't answer the door, but the officer said he heard voices in the room, reports stated.

After identifying himself and knocking several times with no response, the officer opened the door to Westwood's room, reports stated.

The officer found Arizona-Sonora resident Yann Gavillot, 18; Michael Dowd, 18, of Phoenix; and Eric Kessler, 19, of Paradise Valley, in the south part of the room, and Westwood in bed covered, with his clothes and shoes on, reports stated.

He asked Westwood if he normally slept with his shoes on, and Westwood told the officer that he got really drunk and passed out in bed with his clothes on, reports stated.

The officer noticed a heavy smell of alcohol in the room and saw some empty cans and bottles lying around, reports stated.

The officer then asked Westwood if he had been smoking marijuana in the room.

Westwood told police he was asleep because he drank too much, but woke up to the smell of marijuana and police knocking on the door, reports stated.

The officer talked to Dowd, Gavillot and Kessler separately, and they admitted to smoking marijuana in the room and said Westwood provided the marijuana and smoking device, reports stated.

According to reports, Westwood admitted to smoking marijuana and showed police a glass smoking device hidden under his bed.

Westwood consented to a search of his room, and the officer found a plastic container with another glass smoking device, a wooden smoking device, a hand-rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance and cigarette rolling papers inside, reports stated.

The officer also found a baggie containing a green leafy substance on a desk in the room, reports stated.

Westwood was cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and minor in consumption of alcohol, and released.

Dowd, Gavillot and Kessler were cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana and released.

A UA student was arrested Friday morning for underage drinking and using a fake driver license.

Police went to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at about 12:20 a.m. in response to a report of a suspicious person on the west side of the building.

Laura Flechner, 18, of Coronado Residence Hall, was with the man who called police when officers arrived.

According to reports, Flechner immediately told the officer that she had been drinking.

The officer asked for identification, and Flechner gave him her CatCard.

He asked her if she had a driver license, and she said she didn't have it with her, reports stated.

The officer saw she was carrying a small black wallet, and asked to look through it for her license, reports stated.

Flechner then opened the wallet and retrieved a Colorado driver license, reports stated.

While she was flipping through the wallet, the officer noticed another driver license in the wallet, reports stated.

He asked her to see the license, and she ignored him, reports stated.

The officer took the wallet from her and found a fake New York driver license, reports stated.

Flechner said she purchased the license for $40 to $50 in Colorado and had used the license to get into Club Metro, 269 N. Stone Ave., and buy two beers, reports stated.

Flechner was cited on suspicion of minor in consumption of alcohol, misrepresenting age to purchase alcohol and possession of fictitious license and released.

A UA student called police Saturday afternoon after realizing his car was missing.

The man's 1997 Nissan Pathfinder was parked by a friend in a lot at 1509 E. Second St. at about 12:30 a.m. that morning, reports stated.

According to reports, the man's friend said he put the keys in the vehicle owner's mailbox after he parked the car, reports stated.

When the man returned at 3:30 p.m., his keys were not in the mailbox and the vehicle was missing, reports stated.

The car is valued at an estimated $23,000.

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