Police Beat: September 10
Best two out of three
Two UA students were arrested, cited and released on Sept. 4 at approximately 12:40 a.m., after a resident assistant reported an odor of marijuana coming from their dorm room.
Two UAPD officers arrived at the residence hall and were able to confirm the smell coming from the room. They then made contact with the occupants, who were three UA students.
All three roommates admitted to smoking marijuana in their room, and one of the students said the marijuana belonged to him. He agreed to show an officer where it was located, while the other officer stayed with the other two roommates in the hallway.
The student stated that he kept his marijuana in a backpack in a locked drawer in his desk and agreed to open the drawer to give the marijuana to the officer.
The backpack contained approximately 21.2 grams of marijuana in plastic baggies, four smoking pipes, two bongs, one vaporizer and one metal marijuana grinder.
The officer read the student his Miranda rights and the student stated that he got the marijuana from a UA student, but didn’t know their name. He was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and asked to have a seat in the hallway while the officer spoke to the next roommate, who had a bottle of vodka under his desk.
The student agreed to speak with the officer and said the vodka belonged to him. He also stated that he got the alcohol from another UA student, but could not remember the name. He was cited and released for underage person in possession of liquor. He also admitted to smoking marijuana in the room.
The last student stated he had smoked marijuana with his other two roommates in the room, and agreed to a search of his area. No contraband was located on his side of the room. All three roommates were issued code of conduct violations.
Locked out and lonely
On Sept. 1 at approximately 2 a.m., two UAPD officers were dispatched to a residence hall in reference of a possible harassment incident.
When they arrived, the officers met with a woman in the lobby who told them that she was the one who made the 911 call.
She stated that a man had been following her around that night and was in the nearby common room on the ground floor.
She then observed the man in the main hallway looking at her and the officers through a glass pane wall. She advised the officers that she believed the man was under the influence of alcohol.
At that time, an officer made contact with the man and identified him as a UA student, while the other officer stayed with the woman and asked her to explain what had happened.
She stated she had had a movie marathon night in her room when she got up to walk around the residence hall and met the man in her hallway. She explained that she had a conversation with the man, which led them to go to the common room to speak more.
She then noticed the man had trouble balancing and using his phone. At one point, he asked to go back to her room and placed his hand on her lower back, to which she replied, “You should go back to your room.”
A friend of the woman’s observed that she had been gone a long time and went to the common area, where she noticed the woman seemed uncomfortable.
The man said he could not go to his own room because he was locked out. He went to the elevator and left, but returned a few minutes later.
The officer then spoke with the man and read him his Miranda rights. The man had red, watery and bloodshot eyes, a flushed face and smelled of alcohol. When asked how much he had had to drink, the man stated, “A bit of beer.” He said he had been drinking with friends at another residence hall, but would not give a room number.
The officer asked the man why he was following the women, and he said, “I have no idea what that’s about,” and stopped answering questions.
He was arrested, cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol and was told not to contact the women in the future.
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