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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 15, 2000
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University police arrested a man and diverted another to the UA Dean of Students Diversion Program Saturday after witnessing them with alcohol, police reports stated.

The officer saw the two men walking near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at about 11:15 p.m. carrying plastic bags.

The officer saw the second man, later identified as Cory Kaufman, 18, of Northridge, Calif., put a box on the ground and continue walking, so he exited his car and approached them, reports stated.

The officer noticed the first man, later identified as Robert Abramowitz, 18, of Coronado, walking with the bags and asked them both to stop.

The first bag contained two pint bottles of Heineken beer and the second bag contained a six-pack of Heineken.

The officer asked Abramowitz if he had been in the diversion program before, and he said he hadn't, reports stated.

The officer requested Abramowitz be placed in the program and cited Kaufman on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol because he isn't a UA student.

Both men were released at the scene.

The UAPD placed a student in the UA Dean of Students Diversion Program Saturday after finding suspected marijuana in his possession, reports stated.

An officer responded to Kaibab Residence Hall, 945 E. Fifth St., at about 12:49 a.m. in reference to a strong odor of possible marijuana.

When the officer approached the room in question, he noticed the odor, reports stated.

The officer knocked on the door, and a woman who lives in the room answered the door.

She let the officer in and the officer noticed an even stronger odor of possible marijuana, reports stated.

A man, later identified as Patrick Blake, 19, of Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr., was sitting at a desk in the room.

The officer told the woman and Blake that he smelled the odor, and if he found any marijuana, the woman would be responsible because it is her room, reports stated.

He noticed a plastic baggie containing a green, leafy substance directly behind Blake, reports stated.

Blake told the officer the baggie was his and he didn't want the woman to get in trouble, reports stated.

The officer took the baggie, which contained 8.4 grams of the substance, and told Blake he was going to be placed in the Diversion Program.

The substance was taken for evidence and both Blake and the woman were released.

A UAPD officer arrested a man Sunday outside of a Circle K convenience store after recognizing the man had warrant out for his arrest, reports stated.

The officer saw Michael Briggs, 28, of a general delivery address, sitting near the convenience store at 540 N. Vine Ave. and remembered from prior contact that Briggs had been advised of the warrant and had been given time to make arrangements with the court system.

The officer contacted UAPD dispatch and it was confirmed that the warrant had not been taken care of.

The officer approached Briggs and advised him he was under arrest.

From prior contact with him, the officer knew the man was a heroin user, reports stated.

During a search of Briggs' backpack, the officer found three hypodermic syringes that looked old and used, reports stated.

He asked Briggs if he used the needles to inject heroin, and Briggs said, "Yeah, you know me," reports stated.

The officer found a fourth needle in Briggs' sock, reports stated.

He handcuffed him and cited him on suspicion of possession of narcotic drug paraphernalia and failure to appear in court for a third-degree criminal trespass charge.

Briggs was transported to Pima County Jail where pre-trial services released him.

The syringes were taken to UAPD for evidence.

A UA student called police Saturday after realizing someone stole her CatCard, reports stated.

The woman said she was eating at Cafe Sonora in the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 2 when her CatCard was stolen from her tray.

The woman told police she saw two men sitting near her, but she couldn't describe them and didn't see any suspicious activity from them as they left, reports stated.

Whoever stole the CatCard charged about $10 on it.

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

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