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By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday September 24, 2002

Underage alcohol consumption

A UA student was cited Saturday after police saw him staggering while walking home from a date dash, reports stated.

Police saw that the man was having difficulty balancing while he was walking toward them near East Second Street and North Park Avenue.

Officers heard the 18-year-old man say something as he passed, but they didn't understand what he said.

When they stopped the man, they noticed he had watery and bloodshot eyes.

He told police that he had a "few beers" at a date dash, reports stated.

He was cited on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol and driven back to his room at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.


Harassing calls

Five students received sexually harassing phone calls Sunday, reports stated.

The students who received the calls were all women living on the same floor of a campus residence hall.

They told police that the caller identified himself as Greg, asked them what they were doing, and then asked if they would help him masturbate, reports stated.

One woman told officers that the caller made noises into the phone.

All of the females who were called have phone numbers with almost consecutive digits.

The women tried to dial *57 and trace the call, but they were unsuccessful.

The caller did not have a discernable accent or speech impediment.

None of the women recognized his voice. There are no suspects.

The floor's resident assistant is planning on sending an e-mail about the incident to other residents in the hall.


Marijuana possession

Five UA students were placed into the diversion program on Sept. 16 after police smelled burnt marijuana coming from a campus residence hall room, reports stated.

A resident assistant told police that he smelled marijuana coming from a room inside Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive.

When police arrived on the floor they noticed an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the door and underneath the door of another room, reports stated.

Before police could knock on the door, it opened as a man tried to exit the room.

Police saw a water bong and five students inside.

"Everybody pitched in for it," one student said when police asked to whom the smoking device belonged.

The students all said they were partial owners of the bong. When police requested identification, one student opened his desk drawer to get his CatCard. While the drawer was open, officers saw a plastic bag of what they believed was marijuana.

The officer told the student to take out the bag and any other marijuana in the room.

Police searched the room and also found another pipe and a small glass jar that contained a substance that officers believe is marijuana.

Officers noticed that some of the students had bloodshot eyes and taste buds that were slightly green and raised, reports stated.

Two of the students were put in a diversion program on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana, and three were put in a diversion program on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

"We were smoking marijuana and watching a movie," one student told officers.

After the students turned over some marijuana and officers searched the room, officers had seized two pipes, a bong and five bags of marijuana. The total weight of the bags and their contents were 17.7 grams, reports stated.

The paraphernalia and substance believed to be marijuana were placed into UAPD as evidence. The items will be sent to the Department of Public Safety for testing, reports stated.


Unwanted advances

A UA student was asked on a date inside a campus library Thursday, reports stated.

The student was on the second floor of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at 10 a.m.

The man approached her while she was studying. He sat down next to her and said that she had pretty eyes and that they would make a good couple.

The man left and then came back twenty minutes later. He then asked the woman out to lunch. The man said that he came to the library every day, but the woman doesn't remember seeing him before. She told police the incident bothered her and that she wanted it documented.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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