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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday January 22, 2003

A Tucson woman was arrested near campus Monday after she admitted to police that she had used heroin earlier that day, reports stated.

Employees at Buffalo Exchange, 2001 E. Speedway Blvd., asked the 23-year-old woman to leave the property after she was seen hanging out in front of the store, report stated.

The woman refused but later left the store and was seen loitering near Blockbuster Video, 1977 E. Speedway Blvd. Police ran a background check on the woman and learned that she had a warrant issued for her arrest for failing to appear in court for a marijuana possession charge, reports stated.

Police searched the woman and found three needles, a bottle of pills and a marijuana joint, reports stated.

The woman told police that she had used one of the needles at 10 a.m. to inject herself with heroin.

She was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of having a prior arrest warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription-only drugs, reports stated.

A UA student was placed into the diversion program early Saturday morning after police saw him holding a cup full of beer in a campus elevator, reports stated.

When police got on the Coronado Residence Hall elevator, 822 E. Fifth St., they saw the 19-year old holding a blue cup. When the student saw police, he tried to hide the cup behind his back.

Police eyed the cup and inquired about its contents, reports stated.

The student admitted that the cup was filled with beer.

The student was placed into the UA Dean of Students diversion program on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Police cited and released a UA student after he was seen passed out near campus early Friday morning, reports stated.

Officers spoke to the man just before 2 a.m. after they received a report that he was passed out in the grass on the southeast side of North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard, reports stated.

The 19-year-old admitted to drinking alcohol and had two driver licenses, reports stated.

One driver license stated he was 20.

The student was cited and released on suspicion of being minor in consumption of alcohol and possession of a fictitious ID, reports stated.

University officers cited a student Saturday after he admitted to drinking alcohol and was seen lying on the floor of a residence hall room wearing a vomit-stained shirt, reports stated.

The student, 18, was talking loudly, had slurred speech and was being tended to by his friend at the Babcock Apartments, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd.

The Tucson Fire Department checked on the student and determined that he did not have to go to the hospital. The student's friend said that he would stay with him through the morning to make sure he was all right.

The student was cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in consumption of alcohol, reports stated.

A UA student was placed into the diversion program Thursday after he admitted to smoking marijuana in his residence hall room, reports stated.

Police knocked on the student's door at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., after they smelled marijuana coming from his room, reports stated.

The student allowed the officers to enter and search his room.

A police dog was used but recovered no marijuana.

The student said that he didn't have any weed because he smoked it about an hour before police arrived, reports stated.

The student was placed in the UA Dean of Students diversion program.

A graduate student had $600 worth of books and office and art supplies stolen from a study room, reports stated.

The student reported the theft to her supervisor, who told police.

The supervisor told police that many students have keys to the Forbes building's study room, 1140 E. South Campus Drive.

Officers found no signs of forced entry and do not know if other students' items were stolen from the room.

There are no suspects, reports stated.


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