Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, April 12, 2004

A student was caught trying to buy marijuana from a man April 7, at the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall volleyball courts, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived, they saw the man and the student both holding a baggie of marijuana. Police smelled fresh, unburnt marijuana, reports stated.

With the baggie of marijuana, police also found a chrome pipe behind the passenger seat of the man's truck, reports stated.

When police asked the student what was going on, the student said, "I was trying to buy some marijuana," reports stated.

The student told police he bought marijuana from the man on two previous occasions.

The student said he had bought $45 worth of marijuana last time but decided to buy $60 worth this time.

The student said the man gave him a baggie the same size as the one he bought the previous time.

The student said he felt like he was being ripped off because he was paying more this time but getting the same amount of marijuana.

The student said the man told him, "This is different; it's better," reports stated.

The student said he was considering not buying the marijuana and was handing the baggie back to the man when police arrived.

The student admitted to smoking pot every day, usually at night, even though he knew it was illegal.

The student was arrested for intending to buy marijuana.

The man was arrested for intending to sell marijuana, possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

A tire boot was thought to have been stolen April 7, off of a 1994 Toyota truck that was parked in a Zone 1 lot, 520 N. Euclid Ave., but the boot was later found by a Parking and Transportation Services employee, reports stated.

The employee told police he put the boot on the Toyota around 5 p.m. on April 6. The employee said he was doing rounds the next day around 5 a.m. and noticed the boot was off the Toyota.

The employee told police he suspected the owner of the Toyota had taken the boot off, reports stated.

The next day the employee called to tell police the boot had been taken off by another PTS employee and had been found.

A student told police she felt "creeped out" by a man who was sitting too close to her April 7 while she attended a class in the Education building, 1430 E. Second St., reports stated.

The class's instructor told police the man walked into her classroom on April 5. The teacher said the man was not in that class and was told to leave because her class had been taking a test. The man left without any problems, reports stated.

Two days later, the same man followed the student inside and sat close to her for about 10 minutes.

The student told police the man was creepy and asked to shake her hand before leaving.

Police have no suspects, reports stated.

A man got into an argument with a student April 7 about the Iraq war, while the student was in the elevator at the Main Gate Garage, 888 N. Euclid Ave., reports stated.

The student told police that when the man got on the elevator, he asked her about her thoughts on the war.

When the student told the man she had no thoughts on the war, the man started yelling at her, reports stated.

The man then followed her off the elevator and kept talking to her until she entered an office.

The student told police she did not want to press charges but wanted to document what had happened, reports stated.

Someone broke the glass front of a vending machine April 7 in the Education building, 1430 E. Second St. exposing its contents, reports stated.

Police found a silver chain in the trough of the vending machine that looked like it had been used to break the glass.

The items in the vending machine were put in a plastic bag and taken to UAPD.

The vending machine's owner was then contacted, and he picked up the items from UAPD.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, 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.