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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Two UA students requested an ambulance after drinking too much alcohol Saturday night, reports stated.

An officer responded to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., after two students, identified as Michelle Wake, 18, and Hillary Kniss, 20, both residents of the dorm, were vomiting and crying after attending a party where they drank a mixture of vodka, rum and Kool-Aid, reports stated.

Wake also told the officer that she had "blacked out," reports stated

The officer asked them why they were crying but they said they did not know, reports stated.

They were both cited for minor in possession of alcohol and transported to University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, where they were later released, reports stated.

A UA student was arrested Saturday evening after being caught smoking marijuana and lying to police, reports stated.

An officer observed William Daley, 18, of the 800 Block of East Fifth Street, smoking what smelled like marijuana on the top level of Tyndall Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

When the officer observed Daley, he threw a pipe, which was later found by a UAPD canine, over the side, reports stated.

Daley told the officer that he had been smoking apple-scented tobacco out of the pipe, and said he threw it over the side because his roommate smokes marijuana out of it, reports stated.

Daley later admitted to smoking marijuana out of the pipe, and told the officer that he lied because he "had to give it the college try," reports stated.

Daley was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and false reporting to law enforcement and was released at the scene.

Two Tucson men were arrested Sunday morning after a hit-and-run accident, reports stated.

An officer who arrived at North Campbell Avenue and East Helen Street, where the accident was reported, spoke with Bryan Rockford Wedel, 20, of the 3700 Block of East Second Street. Wedel said that a man in a small blue truck had hit his car after running a stop sign, reports stated.

Wedel, who had a "very animated and excited nature about him," told the officer that the man who hit his car was drunk and fled the scene, reports stated.

A Tucson woman, who was driving behind Wedel at the time, wrote down the license plate number of the blue truck, reports stated.

The woman gave a similar description of the blue truck and said that Wedel had yelled "don't go," to the driver of the truck.

The officer at the scene smelled an odor of intoxicants coming from Wedel and asked him if he had been drinking, reports stated.

Wedel denied drinking and officers conducted sobriety tests on him, which he failed.

Officers also found flakes of what appeared to be marijuana in Wedel's car and a UAPD canine discovered a pipe with suspected marijuana resin and a container with a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, reports stated.

Wedel was charged with being a minor operating a vehicle with liquor in his system, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to UAPD for breath tests, reports stated.

Officers went to the residence of the truck's owner, and spoke with Joel Martinez Jr., 43, of the 900 Block of North Dodge Avenue, concerning the accident, reports stated.

Martinez told the officer that he was sleeping for "at least an hour" but then said he left a place called "Adventures" 30 minutes before. He then said that he wasn't driving at all that night, but that his boyfriend was driving and he was a passenger in the vehicle, reports stated.

Martinez refused to tell the officers who his boyfriend was, and Wedel was brought to the scene to identify Martinez as the driver of the blue truck.

After being identified by Wedel, Martinez was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, violation of driver's license registration, failure to yield at a stop sign and not having mandatory insurance, reports stated

Martinez was released at the scene and Wedel was released to friends at UAPD headquarters.

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