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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday November 15, 2002

Smoking marijuana in dorm

A student received a warning from police Saturday after he admitted to smoking a marijuana cigarette in a dorm room, reports stated.

At about 11:45 p.m., two resident assistants contacted police to report a smell of burning marijuana coming from a dorm room. Police went to the room and could smell a strong odor of burning marijuana around the door frame.

An officer knocked on the door and waited five minutes before a student opened the door. Police saw two male students and a 14-year-old sister of one of the students in the room. At first, the students denied smoking marijuana in the room.

Later, the student with the visiting 14-year-old-sister admitted to smoking one marijuana cigarette, known as a "joint," in the room. He also told police he was the only one that had been smoking.

The other student gave consent to officers to search his side of the room. No marijuana or paraphernalia was found, reports stated.

The sister also told police her brother had smoked one marijuana cigarette in the room. Police verbally warned the student, reports stated.

Threatening phone message

A student reported receiving a threatening phone message from an unknown man on Nov. 8, report stated. At about 1:40 p.m., police met the student in the lobby of the Delta Delta Delta sorority house. The student told police an unknown man had left the threatening message about ten minutes earlier while she was not in her room.

The student said she does not know who called and is not familiar with the voice of the caller. She said she did not suspect anyone in particular and has no reason to believe that anyone is upset with her. She told police the message was the first threatening message or call she has received.

The message was recorded on a micro-cassette and placed into University of Arizona Police Department property as evidence. Police advised the woman how to trace a phone call on campus if another call happens while she is at home. Police also told the student to contact police if she receives another call. The student said she was afraid and felt threatened for her life by the message. If the man is identified, the student would like to prosecute for threats and intimidation and harassment. There are no suspects at this time, reports stated.

Fraternity feud

Police went to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on the night of Nov. 8, after about twenty Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity members damaged DTD's homecoming float, reports stated.

At about 10 p.m., police went to the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House, 1050 N. Cherry Ave., and met with three members of the fraternity.

The students told police that at about 8:30 p.m., two of them were guarding the fraternity's homecoming float, which was parked on the north side of the house. Then, about twenty members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon charged the float from an alleyway, tearing many pieces of tissue paper off the float, as well as a side panel that was dragged across North Cherry Avenue before being thrown to the ground.

No permanent damage was done to the float.

During the rush, two DTD members were punched by the charging SAE members. Several DTD members responded and chased the SAE members into the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House, 1509 E. Second St.

One of the DTD members told police he recognized two of the charging SAE students as people he went to high school with. At this time no charges are being sought. At the time of the report, the President of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house told police he was speaking with Greek Life to handle the matter administratively, reports stated.

Trespassing in closed pool

Two juveniles were warned for trespassing Sunday, after police found them at Hillenbrand Pool, 1824 E. Enke Dr., while it was closed, reports stated.

At about 5:20 p.m., a security officer reported two juvenile were on diving boards at Hillenbrand Pool. The pool was closed and the gates were locked.

Police went to the pool and stopped the two youths at the northeast corner of the facility by the diving well.

The two juveniles identified themselves and told police they knew they were not supposed to be there, and that they climbed the northeast wall to get inside, reports stated. Police took the two kids home, releasing them to adult relatives.

The two were warned about trespassing at the UA, 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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