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By Audrey DeAnda
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
January 12, 2000
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University police arrested a woman early Sunday morning on reported drug charges after an officer stopped the vehicle she was riding in for a traffic violation.

Danielle Smith, 23, of the 6000 block of South 12th Avenue, was riding in a 2000 Dodge Neon when a police officer pulled over the vehicle.

According to police reports, an officer followed the vehicle to a house on East Hawthorn Street after he saw the driver of the car make an illegal right turn from North Campbell Avenue onto East Third Street.

When the officer approached the car, he noticed a man driving with a woman in the passenger seat. There was also an infant asleep in the back seat.

The driver of the vehicle told the officer he did not have a driver license and that the car was a rental, reports stated.

According to reports, the driver said he did not know who lived at the house and he was just following Smith's instructions.

Smith told the officer she did not know who lived at the house, and she did not know where the driver was going.

Another officer arrived and interviewed Smith.

According to reports, Smith told officers she thought the driver had done some speed earlier that night, and she also admitted to smoking some crack earlier that night.

The officer searched the vehicle and discovered what he believed to be a crack pipe along with a rock of crack cocaine in a cigarette box, reports stated.

According to reports, Smith admitted she had bought the cocaine 45 minutes earlier at a house near East Broadway Boulevard and East Speedway Boulevard.

Smith said her 14-month-old daughter was in the car when she purchased the drugs, reports stated.

Smith was charged with suspicion of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and permitting life, health and morals of a minor to be imperiled by neglect and abuse.

Police went to a residence hall late Monday afternoon after a student reported that her dorm room had been burglarized.

An officer arrived at Pinal Hall, 1511 E. Sixth St. at about 5:45 p.m. to find the student's dorm room "ransacked," reports stated.

The student said when she left for winter break on Dec. 17, the door to the room was locked and her roommate had already left for vacation.

According to reports, the student said only maintenance, residence assistants and Residence Life had keys to the room.

Both the student and her roommate said they had never lost their keys before, reports stated.

Police obtained some fingerprints from the student's items.

About $3,000 worth of possessions were missing, including stereo and computer equipment.

A student reported damage to his car Monday afternoon while it was parked in a UA garage.

Police went to the Cherry Garage, 1641 E. Enke Dr., after a student reported his car stereo had been stolen from his 1997 Pontiac Sunfire.

The student said he parked the car on the second floor of the garage on Dec. 18 and when he returned on Monday, his stereo was missing, reports stated.

According to reports, the student said the door might have been unlocked.

The vehicle's glove box had been forced open and there was damage to the dashboard.

An employee reported Thursday morning a sodium light fixture missing from a UA building.

Police went to the Campbell Farms-East, 4101 N. Campbell Ave. at about 10:00 a.m.

According to reports, an employee said the light was in the green house on Dec. 29, but when he returned on the Dec. 31, it was missing.

The employee said he did not report the light missing right away because he thought someone from the farms had removed it, reports stated.

According to reports, there was no damage to the green house and no signs of foul play.

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