Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police arrested three students Tuesday after they saw them smoking marijuana in a car parked in the lot at Seventh Street and Mountain Avenue.

Gary Liang, 19, of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., Jose Espesel, 18, and Todd Jensen, 19, both of Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. S. Campus Drive, were arrested for unlawful possession and use of marijuana.

On routine patrol, police said they saw two people crouched over in the front seat of a car. When police approached the vehicle they could smell marijuana and after questioning Liang, the driver, he admitted they had been smoking in the car.

Liang allowed police to search his vehicle where they found a brown wooden smoking pipe and a small plastic bag of marijuana.

Liang, Espesel and Jensen were cited and released at the scene.

A student reported Tuesday that someone broke into his car parked at 822 E. Fifth St. and stole a stereo and compact discs.

The victim said he parked the car at midnight and when he returned at 9:00 a.m. the driver's side door was unlocked and the alarm was inactive. Missing from the vehicle were 30 assorted compact discs, valued at $450, and an AM/FM stereo, $200.

The thieves were unable to steal a CD player in the car because it was bolted to the dashboard.

Police have no suspects.

Someone stole a $350 bicycle from racks outside the Old Chemistry building Tuesday.

The owner said he locked his blue Cannondale mountain bicycle to a rack with a cable lock at 1 p.m. When he returned at 4 p.m. the bicycle and lock were missing.

Police have no suspects.

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

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