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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday November 12, 2002

Outstanding warrant

Police learned Wednesday that a student had an outstanding warrant for arrest after finding his duffel bag, which was tossed into a toilet, and recovering his stolen wallet, reports stated.

The student told police that he locked his bag in a locker at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., at 7 a.m. When he returned at 8:15 a.m., his bag was missing.

Employees at the Student Recreation Center told the student that his bag was found inside a toilet in the men's locker room.

The student told officers that his wallet contained a driver license, $550 dollars and a money order for $85, reports stated.

When police entered the student's name into their computer system they learned that he had an unconfirmed warrant. They called the student and set up a time meet with him, reports stated.


White powdery substance

A residence hall employee found a bag of white powder Wednesday morning, reports stated.

A custodian at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., was inside a fourth floor bathroom when she found the bag and its contents. Police took the 90.2-gram bag and its contents to UAPD, where it was sprayed with a disinfectant and stowed in a bin. Officers plan to destroy the substance and bag. Police do not know who put the item inside the bathroom.


Illegal purchase of prescription drug

Police were eating at a taco shop Oct. 29 when they saw a woman exchange money for Vicodin, reports stated.

Officers were at Del Taco, 840 E. Broadway Blvd., just after noon. While eating, an officer noticed a car pull into a spot in the taco shop parking lot. Two minutes later, another car pulled up next to it.

A woman, 34, exited the passenger seat and approached the other car. Officers saw the woman having a conversation before the woman handed a purse over to the occupants of the car, reports stated.

After the occupants of the car received the purse, they handed the woman some money and returned her purse.

Officers saw the woman put the cash in her pocket, reports stated. Police left the restaurant and spoke with the 34-year-old woman and the two women who were still sitting in the car.

The 34-year old said that she had stopped her car to pick up a print cartridge at Office Max, reports stated.

"OK, I gave her some Vicodin," the 34-year old said after police told her to be honest, reports stated.

She said the prescription painkiller was sold to the woman because she had back problems.

The other woman first told police that she stopped her car to pick up some food, but later said that both women had met in the Del Taco parking lot to exchange $20 for ten pills, reports stated.

The 34-year old, the woman suspected of selling the pills, was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a dangerous drug for sale and driving on a suspended license, reports stated.

The woman who is suspected of buying the pills was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of possessing a dangerous drug.

A third woman who was not involved in the transaction, but was in one of the cars, was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of having a warrant for domestic violence, reports stated.


Lost cell phone

A student lost a cellular phone that belonged to someone else on Halloween morning, reports stated.

The student believed he lost it while at class in the Modern Languages building, 1423 E. University Blvd. The student realized it was gone after he walked to his next class in the Social Sciences building. When he went back to Modern Languages, an instructor said that the $128 phone had not been turned in.

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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