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By Ross Hager
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, January 20, 2006
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A $70 paper shredder was taken from the Esquire building, 1230 N. Park Ave., sometime between Jan. 11 and Tuesday, reports stated.

A UA employee told police that she had last seen the paper shredder in the office lobby area on the afternoon of Jan. 11 and noticed it was missing at 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 17, reports stated.

Police asked the employee if she had asked her co-workers if the paper shredder was simply being borrowed. The employee said she had not, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


A man was arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor on Tuesday after police discovered him using a computer in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., to download and view child pornography, reports stated.

A man who was using another library computer gave a description of the suspect and advised police of his location.

As police approached the man they could see that he was still in the process of using the computer, reports stated.

The man looked at police and attempted to turn off the computer, reports stated. Police grabbed the man's arm to prevent him from doing so.

Police observed several digital photos of naked children on the computer screen, reports stated.

The children were in sexual positions and all appeared to be under 10 years of age, reports stated.

Police secured the computer and took the man into a library room near the computer.

The man told police he did not believe it was wrong to look at naked photos of children and advised them that it was not against the law, reports stated.

The man also told police that it wasn't considered pornography unless the children were actually having sex, reports stated.

Detectives were called to the scene and the man was arrested for a class 2 felony.


A student's $300 iPod was taken from his backpack sometime between 3:15 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, reports stated.

The student last saw his iPod in his backpack while in class at the Family and Consumer Sciences building, 1110 E. South Campus Dr., reports stated.

After walking to a city bus stop, the student looked in his backpack and discovered the iPod was missing, reports stated.

The student said he has no idea who took it.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.


A student was arrested for possession of marijuana Monday after police were called to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

A resident assistant on duty reported the smell of marijuana coming from a resident's room on the eighth floor, reports stated.

As police were walking down the hall towards the room they observed the student knock on the door and walk in. When the door opened, police smelled a faint odor of burned marijuana, reports stated.

Police asked if they could come in and speak to the resident of the room. The resident said, "sure," reports stated.

Police entered the room and observed several students in the shared bathroom, reports stated.

The students were asked to come into the room and sit down.

While the officer stayed with the students, another officer went into the hall and knocked on the suitemate's door, reports stated.

As the officer waited with the students, he observed a male resident open the door to the bathroom from the adjoining door and run inside, reports stated.

When the male resident saw the officer in the bathroom, his eyes reportedly grew wide.

The officer told the male resident to go back into his room, where he observed towels were placed under the doors which appeared to be an attempt to block the odor of marijuana, reports stated.

The male resident admitted to having marijuana and produced a plastic bag that had been near the trashcan, reports stated.

The officer observed several champagne and beer bottles throughout the room.

The male resident denied having any other drugs in the room, reports stated.

The officer located a wooden grinder on the male resident's desk, a plastic bag of marijuana on the shelf of the desk and a black pouch containing a glass stem from a water pipe in the top drawer of the desk, reports stated.

The male resident denied having any knowledge of any of the items, reports stated.

The officer searched the male resident's backpack and located a blue plastic container that smelled like marijuana, reports stated.

The male resident denied the container ever contained marijuana and told the officer it was his pog container, reports stated.

The male resident was cited and released, reports stated.

Police placed the items into property and advised the RA of the alcohol, 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 http://uapd.arizona.edu.



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