Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, November 1, 2004

A student was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia early Thursday morning after another student heard him and his roommate arguing about the marijuana at the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived, a student told them he had heard the other student and his roommate arguing about keeping the marijuana in their room.

Police talked to the roommate and asked him about the marijuana. The roommate became fidgety and nervous, reports stated.

The roommate told police there was marijuana in his room but said it was not his. The roommate said he had told the student not to leave the marijuana in the room and had said he wanted it out ASAP.

Police then talked to the student who became nervous and uneasy, reports stated.

Police asked the student about the marijuana and told him there were people willing to testify in court that it was his.

The student then admitted the marijuana was his. He told police he had bought a pipe on Fourth Avenue and had bought the marijuana from a man hanging outside the Circle K at East Speedway Boulevard and North Park Avenue, reports stated.

Police found the pipe in the roommate's desk drawer. They found the marijuana in a printer on top of the closet.

The student was cited and released.

The marijuana and the pipe were put into evidence, reports stated.

A man was arrested for two warrants Thursday afternoon after he grabbed a woman's arm and asked her for change on East Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue, reports stated.

When police arrived, a Parking and Transportation Services officer said he had seen the man go up to the woman and grab her arm. The officer said he asked the woman if she was OK, and she said she was unhurt and didn't want to do anything about the incident.

Police found the man, who said he had only asked the woman for small coins.

A records check on the man showed that the man had two warrants out for drinking in public.

The man was booked into Pima County Jail, reports stated.

Someone deflated a student's three tires and left a note on her car Thursday while her car was parked on the first floor of the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

When police arrived, the student said she parked her car around 10:30 a.m., and when she returned around 5 p.m. she saw the note and her tires.

Someone had put small rocks in the valve stem caps, which depressed the pins when screwed back in, reports stated.

The note on the windshield said, "Next time be nice and don't take cuts." The note had been written in pencil.

The student said when she parked her car, a male in a dark car looked upset at her driving. The student said she didn't think she had done anything wrong to make the man angry.

The student said she did not want to press charges.

The tires were not permanently damaged, reports stated.

Someone tore all of the fliers and the publications off of a bulletin board on the fourth floor in the Modern Languages building, 1423 E. University Blvd. sometime between Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, reports stated.

The fliers and the publications had been left on the ground. There was no damage to the bulletin board.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A Service Parking Only sign fell on a car Tuesday morning while it was parked in a Zone 1 lot on East Drachman Street and North Warren Road, reports stated.

Heavy rain caused the sign to fall on the car. The owner of the car said she had removed the sign from her car.

There was a small dent on the top of the car's left front fender, reports stated.

The sign was put into evidence.

A student's $1,600 laptop was stolen Oct. 20 from the Main Library, 1500 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The student said he had been studying around 9 p.m. and had put his laptop on a table. The student said he left to go to the restroom and came back 10 minutes later to find the laptop gone.

The student said he had bought the laptop in Japan so its serial numbers were probably different than U.S. serial numbers.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found daily at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu.