Police Beat

By Michelle Roberts

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 24-year-old was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana after an officer saw his truck wandering out of its lane along Sixth Street near Cherry Avenue.

When asked to take a field sobriety test, Robert Sproule, of the 7000 block of East Eli Drive, told officers he wanted to go home and that he was drinking because his girlfriend dumped him.

When officers asked him if he was willing to take an intoxilyzer test, he became argumentative with officers and said he was "just sad" because of his girlfriend.

Sproule was arrested for driving under the influence.

A second officer searched Sproule's car after the arrest and found tin foil containing marijuana. Marijuana possession charges were added.

During transport to the UAPD station, Sproule told an officer that he was a heroin user and that the marijuana belonged to a friend.

A 16-year-old was arrested Saturday for being a minor operating a vehicle with liquor in his body near Fourth Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

The minor was driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, north along Fourth Avenue, when an UAPD officer stopped him.

When the officer asked him if he had been drinking, he said that he did not but that someone spilled alcohol on him at a party.

As he exited his vehicle the minor told the officer that he drank one or two beers that night but was not drunk.

He was cited and released to a family friend.

A watch valued at $100 and $150 worth of tapes and compact discs were stolen from a room at the Lambda Chi Alpha House on Thursday night.

The victim was in the building, located at 1402 N. Vine, at the time but was not in his room. The items were taken sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and 1:30 a.m. the next morning.

The victim told police there were a lot of people coming and going from the house that night but not his room.

He told officers there were a lot of non-members coming and going from the house that night. He said he did not suspect his fraternity brothers of taking the items.

He also told police that the items were probably taken in a hurry because other more valuable items were left untouched.

Police have no suspects.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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