Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police were called to the University Medical Center emergency room Saturday regarding a paraplegic student who was kidnapped Friday afternoon.

The student, who is confined to a wheelchair, told police he was leaving a building on North Park Avenue when he encountered a man whom he had met previously this year. The victim said the man told him he was "going for a ride" and took control of his wheelchair. He was then driven to an unknown desert location and left in the car overnight

Saturday morning the victim was dropped off by an unidentified female at the UMC emergency room. The attendant who received the student said the back seat where he was laying was covered in rotting food and trash.

The victim told police he thought the man who allegedly abducted him was using cocaine at the time.

The case was transferred to the Tucson Police Department.


An 18-year-old student was arrested Saturday night and charged with suspected manufacture of marijuana after a policeman saw him tending a marijuana plant near McKale Center.

Scott Cadwallender, of Navajo-Pinal-Sierra Residence Hall, said there had been several other larger plants east of the stadium that had been removed.

Police asked to search Cadwallender's room and he consented. In the room, police found a prescription medicine bottle containing what Cadwallender said were marijuana seeds. They also found a white powdery substance and 13 unidentified red pills.

Cadwallender was cited and released.


Police arrested two 14-year-olds Saturday after they were seen trying to sell LSD at Spring Fling.

Several people called UAPD to report they had been offered "acid" by the suspects. Police identified the juveniles and searched their belongings. They found a water bong, a small bag of marijuana and 10 "hits" of what the suspects identified as acid. They said they were going to sell the drug for $3 a hit.

The suspects were taken to Pima County Juvenile Corrections for processing.


A 1991 black Chevrolet Silverado truck was stolen Friday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. from the parking lot at East Fourth Street and North Tyndall Avenue.

A witness walking through the lot at the time said he saw three male juveniles looking in cars in the lot. The witness said he saw one of the suspects climb in the back window of the truck and open the doors for the other two. He said the three then drove the truck out of the lot heading north on North Euclid Avenue.

Police are investigating.

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

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