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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday September 27, 2002

Possession of marijuana

Two UA students were diverted to the Dean of Students on Wednesday for possession of marijuana and two were diverted for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

At about 12:15 a.m., a resident assistant at Apache Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., contacted police to report a smell of marijuana coming from a dorm room.

When police arrived, the resident assistant was in the room speaking with the four students. Police noticed a faint smell of marijuana in the room.

The three females and one male student identified themselves to police. Officers noticed all the students had glossy eyes and dilated pupils and spoke very slowly, reports stated.

Police asked what they were doing and one of the students replied, "Just hanging out and smoking some."

Police asked if he meant marijuana, and he said yes, reports stated.

Police then pointed to each student in turn and asked if they had smoked. Three students said, "yes," and one nodded her head up and down.

Police asked if there was any marijuana left and how it had been smoked. One of the students reached to a shelf and handed an officer a bag.

She said the bag and blue pipe inside belonged to her. Police saw a multicolored pipe and baggie containing a leafy green substance.

Police asked who owned these items and one of the students replied they were his, reports stated.

All students were diverted to the Dean of Students.

Warned for trespassing

Police warned a registered sex offender for trespassing Wednesday, after he was trying to sell food and ice cream from his "ice cream" truck, reports stated.

At about 6:15 p.m., police spoke with a 48 year-old man in the parking lot near North Highland Avenue and East Fourth Street who said he has sold food and ice cream from his "ice cream" truck at parks around Tucson.

A records check revealed that the man is a registered sex offender.

Police warned the man for trespassing at the UA without a legitimate reason and advised him to contact the university to get proper documentation to be a vendor on campus, reports stated.

Warned for trespassing

Two men were warned for trespassing Wednesday after police saw them loitering near a campus building, reports stated.

At about 9:20 a.m., police were driving northbound on North Park Avenue when they saw two men sitting on the ground in a shady area on the west side of the Fine Arts building, 1017 N. Olive Rd., reports stated.

Police made contact with the men, and asked them if they were OK and if they needed medical attention.

Both said they were tired from walking the streets all night and were just resting.

Police asked if they were students, faculty or staff at the university, and they said they were not. Officers asked if they were affiliated with someone at the university and if they had a legitimate reason for being on campus.

The men said they were not affiliated with anyone at the university and were just resting.

Police asked if they had written permission to be by the Fine Arts building and both men laughed and said no, reports stated.

A records check showed that neither of the men had any warrants, but both were flagged by the Tucson Police Department's database as suicidal.

Police warned the men if they returned to university property without a legitimate reason and loitered, they could be arrested.

Both men said they understood and left campus without incident, reports stated.

Suspicious activity

A student reported a suspicious man was aimlessly looking around a room inside a campus building Wednesday, reports stated.

At about 10 a.m., the student reported a suspicious man was in Room 101 of the Architecture building, 1040 N. Olive Rd.

The student told police she saw an older man in the room, and asked him what he was doing, as he was aimlessly looking around several student work areas. The man said he was looking for sketch pads. When the student told the man there were not any in the room, he left.

No thefts were reported and the student said she just wanted to report the "strange activity."

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the man, reports stated.

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


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