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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday December 2, 2002

Beer bottle thrown at student vehicle

A student was cited on Nov. 22 after he threw a beer bottle at another student's car, reports stated.

A woman was parked outside the Navajo Pinal-Sierra Residence Hall, 1557 E. Sixth St., when she saw a man from a third-floor room hurl a beer bottle toward her vehicle.

A resident assistant met with police and showed them where she suspected the bottle came from. Police knocked on the door of the room and saw five male students and some opened beer bottles inside, reports stated. One of the men allowed police to enter the room. Officers noticed his breath smelled like alcohol. The 19-year old and another man inside the room said they had been drinking beer, reports stated.

The student said he had thrown a bottle at the vehicle.

"Yes, I'll step up and admit it. I threw it because the car was honking and I wanted it to leave," the student told police when they asked who threw the beer bottle at the car, reports stated.

The other men inside the room denied drinking beer and did not smell like alcohol.

The student's car was not damaged, but she told police she still wanted to press charges.

The 19-year-old student was cited and released on suspicion of disorderly conduct and being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

An 18-year-old was also cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

Marijuana odor detected in dorm

A UA student was not cited Nov. 25, though police smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from her room, reports stated.

A resident assistant showed police the Coronado Residence Hall room, 822 E. Fifth St., where she believed the odor was coming from.

Police knocked on the sixth-floor room just after midnight and spoke with the resident. They smelled a mild odor of burnt marijuana in the hall and inside the student's room. They noticed a rolled up towel placed against the base of the woman's door.

The woman denied smoking marijuana and displayed no symptoms of smoking, reports stated.

She told police she had been in the room a short while and didn't know who, if anybody, was smoking inside her room. When police asked her about the towel, she said she threw the towel on the ground when she got out of the shower.

Officers searched the room and found no marijuana or paraphernalia inside.

They informed her that smoking marijuana was a violation of the law and Residence Life policy.

Scientific equipment found missing

Police do not know who stole an $18,500 Polarimeter from a campus building last month, reports stated.

An employee told police that the scientific piece of equipment was left outside his office while he was moving on Nov. 10. The employee realized that the equipment was missing on Nov. 18. He sent an e-mail asking if anybody knew the whereabouts of the equipment. The employee also checked to see if anybody put the equipment into storage.

When he realized no one had any information on the Polarimeter's whereabouts, he informed police. Police documented the incident and told him to call back when he finds a serial number for the equipment.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time, 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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