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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, October 10, 2005
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A student was cited for criminal littering and lying to police early Tuesday morning after a UA employee saw him throwing glass bottles off the third floor of Babcock Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., reports stated.

The employee said around 6 a.m. he saw the student throwing the bottles.

When police asked the student if this was true, the student denied throwing the bottles and said it had been another student.

Police questioned the other student who said he had not thrown any bottles.

The student then admitted to throwing the bottles off the third floor.

The student was released.

A student was diverted to the dean of students for smoking marijuana the night of Oct. 3 after police smelled marijuana in Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

Police noticed four females on the top level of the garage sitting along the wall around 11 p.m. Police smelled marijuana.

When the student saw police she attempted to hide something in her purse, reports stated.

Police approached the student and the smell became stronger.

The student allowed police to smell her fingers and to look into her mouth. The student's fingers smelled like marijuana and the student's tongue was yellowish, reports stated.

The student then admitted to stealing marijuana.

Police found a partially smoked rolled-up cigarette nearby.

The student said there was nothing else in her purse and allowed police to search it.

Police did not find anything in the purse.

None of the other females showed any signs of having smoked marijuana.

The student was released and the cigarette was placed into evidence, reports stated.

A student saw a man steal his $450 red mountain bike Wednesday from Pima Residence Hall, 1340 E. First St., reports stated.

The student said his bike had been locked with a cable lock. The student told police he had looked outside his window around 12:30 p.m. to see a man with a white bike helmet riding a bike that looked exactly like his.

The student said when he got downstairs his bike was gone, reports stated.

A woman was found with a driver's license that was not hers in the early morning of Oct. 2 while police were investigating underage drinking at East First Street and North Cherry Ave., reports stated.

The woman, who was younger than 21, said she was holding the license for a friend who had been arrested for drinking and driving.

The owner of the license was older than 21, and the picture on the license looked similar to the woman.

Police told the woman they would hold the license and the owner could come pick it up.

The woman said this was fine, reports stated.

A student's $100 blue and silver bike went missing sometime between Sept. 30 and Tuesday from La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

The student said he had locked his bike with a cable lock around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and returned around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to find the bike gone.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A UA employee found a student's CatCard Wednesday afternoon at McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., reports stated.

The employee told police she had found the CatCard next to a copier.

An e-mail was sent to the student.

The CatCard was placed into evidence for safekeeping, reports stated.

A woman was booked into Pima County Jail for driving on a suspended license, having no identification and having no insurance Oct. 2 after police pulled her over on East Ninth Street and North Campbell Avenue, report stated.

Police pulled the woman over around 11 a.m. after the check on the records of the vehicle she was driving showed an insurance problem.

After being pulled over, the woman got out of the truck. Police told her to get back in and she did.

Police noticed that the steering wheel column on the truck was broken apart. The paneling around the ignition was also broken.

The truck was not registered to the woman, and police asked her who the owner of the truck was.

The woman said, "I don't know who owns the vehicle, and I didn't notice the steering column broke," report stated.

The woman said a man named Rusty had given her the truck and told her to take it to a man she didn't know.

Police went to the address of the owner of the truck. A woman answered the door and said the owner of the truck was not there. The woman said the owner was a drug addict and would often disappear for weeks.

The woman said the damage to the vehicle had been done a while ago and was partially caused by the owner.

The woman said the owner had probably lent the truck out and said it was unlikely that it had been stolen, reports stated.

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

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