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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Four UA students were referred to the Dean of Students' Diversion Program Friday night after they were caught smoking marijuana in a residence hall, reports stated.

Officers went to La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., Friday night after receiving a report of a marijuana smell coming from an area near the roof of the building, reports stated.

As the officers were looking for a way to get on the roof, they passed one of the rooms in the residence hall and detected a "moderate smell of burning marijuana coming from inside," reports stated.

One of the officers knocked on the door and spoke with Megan Rovner, 18, a resident of the dorm, reports stated.

The officer asked Rovner what was going on inside the room and she replied that they were smoking, reports stated.

The officer then asked her what they were smoking and she replied "marijuana," reports stated.

The officer then asked if they could enter the room, which was filled with smoke, and Rovner replied that they could, reports stated.

Rovner then pointed to a plastic "baggie" containing a green leafy substance and a multi-colored pipe which were sitting on a desk in the room, reports stated.

Rovner then gave the officers permission to search her side of the room, but nothing else was found, reports stated.

Officers then informed Rovner and three other females in the room identified as Alison Goldfarb, 18, of the 800 block of East Fifth Street, Jori Kaplan, 20, of the 900 block of East Fourth Street, and Beth Katzenoff, 19, of the 900 block of East Fourth Street, that they would be referred to the Dean of Students' Diversion Program for possession of marijuana, reports stated.

Rovner was also referred to the program for possession of the pipe, reports stated.

The "baggie" and pipe were taken as evidence, and the four were released at the scene.


An employee of a UA sorority called police April 16 when another employee broke a few glasses after being fired, reports stated.

An employee of Kappa Alpha Theta, 1050 N. Mountain Ave., said after she fired the employee, the employee went into the kitchen and broke about eight glasses, reports stated.

The employee also said that the fired employee, described as a "hippy-type," called her a "fucking bitch" and a "cunt," reports stated.

The employee said she does not wish to assist in prosecution for criminal damage, nor does she know where the fired employee lives, reports stated.

The value of the glasses is not known.


Graffiti was found inside a bathroom stall in a UA building Saturday, reports stated.

An officer responded to Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., Saturday afternoon after the word "KORPSE," written four times in a bathroom stall in the stadium, was discovered.

The "tagging," which was done with a blue marker, was probably done sometime earlier in the day, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


A UA employee called police after he found the windshield on his car broken by what was apparently a softball, reports stated.

The employee said he parked his 1991 Geo Prism near Hillenbrand Stadium, 1700 E. Second St., during a UA softball game and later noticed a softball-sized dent in the center of his windshield, reports stated.

The employee said he talked with a UA employee who said the athletic department would pay for the damage, but wanted UAPD to document the case, reports stated.


A UAPD officer discovered damage to a UA building Thursday, reports stated.

The officer found scratches on a glass door located on the northwest side of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The scratches were done in a circular pattern and appeared to have been done with a sharp object , reports stated.

It is unknown when the damage was done, and there are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

The case is closed pending further leads.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at w3.arizona.edu/%7Euapd/Daily%20Resume.htm