Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

An 18-year-old student was arrested Friday night for unlawful possession of marijuana after police noticed a group of males loitering in the alley on the south side of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

Samuel Ronk, a resident of Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., was with the group of men who dispersed quickly after seeing the police car. Ronk walked toward the car with his hands in his pockets and ignored orders from police to remove his hands from the pockets.

Ronk then walked to a nearby street light and officers saw him throw two small bags of marijuana behind him. Ronk denied the bags were his and police said he made movements to run away. Police had to detain him in a "wrist hold" until another police car arrived.

Ronk was cited and released.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday night for possession of marijuana with intent to sell after he ran from police who were questioning him and a friend about weapons possession.

An officer said he saw Paul Charles, of the 1500 block of North Craycroft Road, walking with a friend through a parking lot near East Sixth Street and North Santa Rita Avenue. The officer said Charles and his friend were staring at him and then abruptly changed directions.

The officer approached the two men and asked if they were carrying any weapons and if he could search them. The men agreed to be searched. But while the officer was searching the one man, Charles ran away.

With the help of an officer on bike patrol Charles was caught and was found to have three plastic bags of a "green leafy vegetable substance." Charles told officers he was going to sell the bags for $10 each. He was transported to the county jail and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Charles' friend was not apprehended and police were unable to identify him.

A 22-year-old UA football player was arrested for theft under $250 after he was seen damaging a parking meter to obtain time on it.

Police were called by a parking and transportation employee who said he saw Claudius Wright, of the 4200 block of North First Avenue, put something into the meter slot and spin the meter hard three times. The employee said the meter then registered two hours.

Wright denied doing damage to the meter and said the two hours of time were already on the meter when he arrived.

Wright was cited and released.

A student reported the theft of his $350 bicycle Saturday from the south side of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, 1525 E. Drachman St.

The victim said he locked his black specialized 18-speed mountain bicycle to itself at 4:30 p.m Friday and noticed it missing Saturday afternoon.

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

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