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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

A student was cited with a minor in possession charge on Friday while walking in front of Bayside Terrace Apartments, 1018 E. South Campus Drive, reports stated.

A UAPD officer saw a man walking down the street carrying a can of Bud Light. When the man saw the officer, he threw the can into a bush, reports stated.

The officer stopped the man and learned that he was under 21 years of age. The student was cited and released and deferred to the Dean of Students diversion program, reports stated.


A female student was cited with a minor in possession charge when an officer found her passed out on a park bench on East South Campus Drive on Friday at 1:27 a.m., reports stated.

The UAPD saw the woman lying on the bench and stopped to help. After waking her up, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. Her eyes were watery and bloodshot, reports stated.

The woman had trouble standing , due to intoxication. The girl admitted to drinking earlier in the night in her room, reports stated. After refusing medical treatment, the woman accepted a ride home from the officer, reports stated.


A melee broke out on Friday at the basketball court of the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

One student was left with a 1-inch-long gash over his eye after being thrown to the floor and punched repeatedly. Another student sustained cuts under his eye and ear, reports stated.

The fight occurred when one student "got in the face" of another student and was pushed. The student who pushed the other was then grabbed, thrown to the floor and punched repeatedly by a player from the other team, reports stated.

After he was thrown to the ground, the nine other students "got involved," reports stated.

Neither party could recognize who was at fault, but one student said it was started when one man started "talking trash," reports stated.

None of the players chose to press charges.


A student was charged with possession of marijuana after a green leafy substance was found buried in a box of clothing under her bed on Wednesday, reports stated.

The female student, a resident of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fourth St., was turned in by a resident assistant who called police after smelling marijuana near the woman's room, reports stated.

When a UAPD officer came to the door, he asked the student if she had anything to hide in her room. The student said that there was nothing of interest in her room and the officer left, reports stated.

The officer then spoke to another resident who said the woman was storing marijuana under her bed. The officer asked the woman if he could search her room and she consented, reports stated.

The officer found a box of clothing under the student's bed. When he started looking through the clothing, he could smell marijuana, reports stated.

As the search continued, the officer found a 5-inch, orange smoking pipe and a bag with a green leafy substance in a black purse, reports stated.

The student was cited and referred to the Dean of Students' diversion program, reports stated.


A man was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct at the Integrated Learning Center, 1500 E. University Blvd., after he gave a false name to officers who asked him to leave the area on Sept. 1, reports stated.

UAPD responded to a call that the man was trespassing in the area. He was asked to leave the area after his name did not reveal any warrants, reports stated.

A Tucson Police Department officer called UAPD and said that he had recently arrested the same man, but under a different name, reports stated.

The officers returned to the ILC and found the man still in the area. They confirmed that the name the man had given was false, and after checking his real name, they found an outstanding warrant, reports stated.

The man was booked in Pima County Jail for a third-degree trespassing charge and disorderly conduct, reports stated.


Two students were charged with minor in possession charges after they were found passed out in a room at Apache Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., on Aug. 31, reports stated.

A resident assistant called the UAPD after he received a report of intoxicated students in the building. A UAPD officer responded and knocked on the door of the room where the students were thought to be, reports stated.

There was no response to the officer's knocks, so he entered to do a welfare check, reports stated.

When he opened the door, he saw a male and female student passed out on the floor. The male student had vomited on himself, reports stated.

The officer was able to revive the students, both of whom began vomiting when they sat up, reports stated.

The female student refused medical attention. The male student was taken to University Medical Center, reports stated.

Both students were charged with minor in possession charges, 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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