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Arek Sarkissian II

Thursday August 23, 2001 |

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Two students were arrested Friday night for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

Officers were driving west on East Fourth Street when they noticed a male acting suspicious behind a dumpster located at Fourth Street and Vine Avenue. As officers approached the dumpster, the male subject came from behind the trash receptacle, reports stated.

Officers asked him what he was doing and if he was the only one at the scene. The individual, Blair Knepper, 19, of the 1400 block of East Fifth Street, said he was smoking cigarettes and was the only one behind the dumpster.

Knepper had his left hand closed, which made officers suspicious. He opened his hand to reveal small pieces of a green leafy plant substance, reports stated.

Officers smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the substance. As Knepper was handing the substance over to officers, the pieces dropped on the ground.

Officers reported they were unable to find the substance because of the condition of the ground, which was rocky, wet and had puddles of water.

As officers were confronting Knepper, a second subject, Kyle Koop, 19, of the 1400 block of East Fifth Street, came from behind the dumpster as well.

Officers checked the area behind the dumpster and found a 6-inch, colored, glass bong with what appeared to be marijuana inside. Officers searched both Knepper and Koop and found a baggie of a green leafy substance on one of the individuals, reports stated.

One of the suspects admitted to bringing the marijuana and bong from California. Both pleaded with officers to forgive them and said it was a stupid mistake. The two students were escorted back to their rooms and gave officers permission to search their dorm rooms, where nothing else was found.

A student was arrested at the UA police station Monday evening for possessing two fictitious driver's licenses, reports stated.

Police responded to the UAPD Station lobby, 1852 E. First St. when a reclaimed lost purse was found by dispatch to contain two fictitious drivers licenses.

The person in the lobby identified herself as Jennifer Drubin, 18, of Park City, Utah.

Drubin's Utah driver's license in the purse confirmed her identity.

Police asked about the two fictitious drivers licenses, to which Drubin stated the one from Connecticut was a gag gift from a bar mitzvah. Drubin said the license from New Jersey was a gift for graduation.

There was a high school picture I.D. that matched both fictitious license pictures. Drubin said the pictures were computer generated and doesn't know how they got her photo from high school.

She stated that she never used the fictitious licenses to buy beer or gain entry into a bar.

Both licenses stated that she was 21 years old. She was cited and released at the scene.

A university supervisor called police Monday after a tent was stolen as a vehicle was being loaded, reports stated.

The supervisor said his employee had been loading some equipment into a van for transport to the UA Mall when he forgot to load the tent into the van.

The supervisor said by the time his employee had returned, the tent was gone.

The tent is described as a four-pole, pop-up tent with UA colors. There are no suspects at this time.

A student called police Monday after his vehicle's wheels had been stolen from a UA garage, reports stated.

The student said he parked his car in the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Avenue, at approximately midnight and when he returned, all four wheels to his car were gone. He also said that the vehicle was sitting on blocks.

An officer located the vehicle on blocks on Monday morning but was unable to contact the registered owner. The student said he had an alarm on the car but it hadn't been activated.

There are no suspects at this time.

An individual was arrested for urinating on UA property late Tuesday night after officers asked him to leave.

Officers were on patrol on the south side of Santa Cruz dorm when they noticed a male walking eastbound in a parking lot. The male was stumbling badly, so officers stopped to check on his condition, reports stated.

Upon contact, the male identified himself as Virgil G. Norris, 41. Officers could smell a strong odor of liquor coming from Norris's breath. He told police he had drank two 40-ounce beers. Norris was warned about trespassing and released.

Officers reported that after staggering in a southeasterly direction, Norris stopped and urinated on the ground, reports stated.

Norris was then placed under arrest for criminal littering. He was transported to Pima County Jail.

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


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