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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday October 23, 2002

Marijuana possession

A man was arrested for having two warrants for his arrest and for being in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Monday, after police helped him push his car into a parking lot, reports stated.

At about 8:30 a.m., an officer was helping a man push his car into the Circle K parking lot near the intersection of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard. After the car was in the lot, the officer asked the man for his driver's license so that the officer could make a report describing the public assistance he had performed. The man told the officer he did not have his license because it was suspended, and gave police an Arizona identification card.

A records check showed that the 25-year-old man had a warrant issued by the University of Arizona Police Department for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while on a suspended license. He also had another warrant issued by the Pima County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear in court on a charge of writing bad checks.

Police handcuffed the man and placed him in a patrol car. Officers asked the man if there was anything in his car they should know about and he said there was not.

The man then said, "I don't want you in my car," but would not explain why, reports stated.

Police searched the car, and found a Marlboro cigarette box with a baggie inside containing 3.6 grams of a green leafy substance. Officers also found a small clear glass pipe with marijuana residue inside it, reports stated.

The man denied owning the items.

He was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail for booking, reports stated.


Minors in possession, disorderly conduct

One student was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and another was cited for the same charge as well as disorderly conduct Sunday night, reports stated.

At about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, police went to Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., in response to a report of two intoxicated students.

Police met with a resident assistant who said the two students were intoxicated and being disorderly.

Police went to the room the students were in and saw the door was open with the two students inside.

Police asked them whose room it was, and one of the students said, "It's mine," reports stated.

He allowed police to enter the room and officers noticed both students had watery, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants coming form their breath.

Police asked the resident if he knew why officers came to his room and he replied, "because we were drinking." Police then asked the other student, also a resident of the dorm, but not of that room, if this information was correct.

"Yes, we were drinking 40s of beer," the student said, reports stated.

Police asked the resident of the room where they had been drinking and he said, "In this room." He later told police there was no beer left, reports stated.

Police told the students that they would be diverted to the dean of students.

At about 1 a.m., police were again called to the dorm. Officers met with another resident assistant who told them that after they had left the dorm, the resident of the room became disorderly.

She said when police left the dorm at 11:15 p.m., the resident of the room began knocking on her door. The resident assistant opened the door, and the student said, "Fuck you, why did you call the cops on me, now you got me in trouble, you fucking bitch," reports stated.

The resident assistant said the other student did not say anything and was trying to calm down the resident.

Thirty minutes later, the resident assistant heard another knock on her door, and when she opened the door, she saw a baggie containing red licorice on the ground in front of her door. She recognized the baggie as the one she had given the resident earlier in the day. The words, "Fuck you," were written on both sides of the baggie, reports stated.

Police went to speak with the students again and informed them they would now be cited for being minors in possession of alcohol and that the resident would also be cited for disorderly conduct.

The baggie was placed into property as evidence. The red licorice was thrown in the trash, 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 www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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