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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday September 12, 2003

A student was cited for marijuana possession after he unknowingly invited UAPD officers into his room before hiding his pot on Sept. 9, reports stated.

A resident assistant at Apache/Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., called UAPD after he smelled burning marijuana coming from the student's room. When officers arrived, they said the student's door was ajar and they could also smell marijuana, reports stated.

Officers knocked on the door and one of the two students inside yelled "It's open." Officers entered and saw two male students playing video games, reports stated.

In plain sight in the middle of an open desk drawer, the officer saw a "roach bud" and a plastic bag with a green leafy substance inside. After further searching, the officer found two more roach buds in the desk, reports stated.

The student said he smoked earlier in the night on the west side of Arizona Stadium. After citing the student, the officer took the bag of pot and the roach buds into evidence, reports stated.


UAPD officers stopped a man after he was seen riding away from a bike rack at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr., on Sept. 8, reports stated.

After he was stopped, the man said, "I was just checking out the women here. What's wrong with that?" reports stated.

Officers asked him about the bike that he was riding and he said it was his. When asked what model bike it was, he could not name it, reports stated.

The officers saw two bike locks attached to the bike's frame and asked why they were there. The man said he had the keys for them, but that they were at home, reports stated.

He eventually admitted that the bike was not his, but that he did not steal it. The bike was confiscated and the man was told that he was welcome to pick it up at UAPD after he presents a proof of purchase, reports stated.


A woman reported that a man on a bicycle rode by and grabbed her purse off her shoulder on Sept. 8, reports stated.

The woman was walking near the Sixth Street Garage, 1201 E. Sixth St., at 9 p.m. A man wearing a white T-shirt and long black pants rode by on a bike and grabbed the purse, reports stated.

The woman and other witnesses in the area were unable to see the man's face, so there is no composite sketch available, reports stated.


A UA employee reported a DVD player and a VCR stolen from a room in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., on Sept. 8, reports stated.

The employee said she last saw the DVD and VCR on Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. When she returned to the room at the same time the next day, they were missing, reports stated.

The room is open to the public, but locked when not in use. People must get a key from a staff member in order to access the room, reports stated.

There was no evidence of forced entry, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.


A man was arrested for bike theft after he was seen riding a bike and pulling another by his side on Sept. 7, reports stated.

A witness called UAPD after he saw a man loitering around a bike rack near Arizona Stadium. Officers found a man fitting the witness's description riding a bike on East University Boulevard. He was also seen pulling another bicycle beside him, reports stated.

When questioned, the man said he found the bikes behind UA Liquors. After further questioning, the man admitted to stealing the bikes, reports stated.

A name check through the police database showed that the man had an area restriction from the UA campus.

Officers inspected the bikes and found that two of the tires matched the front tires of bicycles on the rack near the stadium. Those bikes were still locked to the rack, but were missing their front tires, reports stated.

Police found a variety of bolt cutters, pliers, screwdrivers and syringes in the man's backpack. He was later booked into Pima County Jail.


A woman was cited with a minor in possession charge after she was seen being carried by friends into her residence hall on Sept. 7, reports stated.

An officer driving by Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., saw the woman as she was being carried into the residence hall by her friends. When the officer stopped the students, the woman said she had been drinking beer, reports stated.

The woman smelled of alcohol and slurred her words when she spoke. When she tried to stand up, she swayed from side to side, reports stated.

The woman was cited and released.

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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