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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, September 15, 2003
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A student was found with marijuana early Sunday morning at the Kaibab/Huachua Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., after police cited him and another student for underage drinking, reports stated.

When police arrived, a resident assistant told them the student seemed intoxicated when he went into his room. The RA told police he had also smelled marijuana coming from the room.

Police knocked and one of the students answered. The student said he had been sleeping. Police smelled alcohol on the student's breath and smelled marijuana coming from the room.

The student told police his friend was sleeping in the room. Both students were asked to leave the room, reports stated.

Police noticed that the other student had bloodshot watery eyes and smelled like alcohol.

Both students were tested and cited for underage drinking. Police then got a search warrant and searched the students' room, reports stated.

Police found an Altoids tin with marijuana in it. Police then found a plastic bag with marijuana in it.

One of the students admitted the marijuana was his and was cited for possession of marijuana.

Both students were released, reports stated.

Six messages were posted around the Harshburger building, 1133 N. Campus Dr., Monday morning, reports stated.

When police arrived a UA employee told them she had seen the messages, which were written on pink paper, when she got to work. The employee said she had kept only one of the messages and had thrown the other five away.

The message had been ripped and was unclear, reports stated. Police saw that the bottom line on the message said, "move back to geosciences."

The employee told police the message was probably for a professor who had recently moved into the building.

The professor told police he did not know why anyone would post the messages.

Police placed the message into evidence, reports stated.

A $5,000 golf cart was stolen sometime between Saturday and Monday from the Jiminez Practice Field, 591 N. Campbell Ave., reports stated.

A man told police he had rented golf carts for the UA/Utah football game. The man said he had placed the golf cart into the practice field around 11:30p.m. Saturday, and when he returned around 8 a.m. Monday the cart was gone.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A student was taken to University Medical Center Monday afternoon after he fell off his bike in the Warren tunnel, 1143 N. Warren Ave., reports stated.

When police arrived, the student told them his bike chain had come off while he was riding, causing him to fall.

The student's left arm appeared to be broken.

The Tucson Fire Department treated the student and then took him to UMC, reports stated.

Someone called police after they suspected two students of smoking marijuana Thursday afternoon at the Arizona/Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived they talked to the two students.

Police found no evidence or signs that the students had been using marijuana.

A man was found with marijuana Thursday night near the 7-Eleven, 1001 E. Speedway Blvd., after police found the man and a friend sleeping in an alley.

When police arrived they ran a records check on the man and discovered he had an active warrant. Police arrested the man. The man was handcuffed and then searched.

Police found a small clear bag of marijuana in the man's left shirt pocket.

When police found the bag the man said, "I think it's just tobacco, not marijuana," reports stated.

The marijuana was placed into evidence.

The man was booked into Pima County Jail for the warrant and possession of marijuana, reports stated.

Three students were cited for being underage and having alcohol Sept. 8, after police pulled them over for having an expired registration on North Park Avenue and East Second Street, reports stated.

While the driver was looking for his license, police saw a 30-pack of beer in the back seat covered with a towel.

All of the students admitted they were under 21.

When police asked who the alcohol belonged to all of the students hesitated and then said it was theirs, reports stated.

The students then told police there was no more alcohol in the car, but police saw a bottle of vodka under one of the student's feet.

Police told the students not to lie and asked if there was more alcohol.

One of the students then said, "Yes, there is more beer in here," and pointed to a gym bag.

Police found two 30-packs of beer in the gym bag.

The students said that someone had bought the beer for him.

The students were cited and released, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at

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