Police Beat: Dec. 7

No one likes a liar

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was working with the Southern Arizona DUI task force on Saturday at 12:40 a.m. when he noticed a white car speeding at Broadway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver and her passenger. The officer detected a faint odor of marijuana and asked the driver if she had been around marijuana that evening. She said yes, but denied that she had any with her. The officer told her he did not like liars and the woman handed over a small plastic bag containing marijuana. She also gave the officer a metal marijuana grinder and an orange glass smoking pipe. The officer then noticed a black pistol on the floorboard, but verified that it was only a BB gun. The woman was cited and released at the scene for possession of marijuana.

Too much booze

A UAPD officer went to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall at 1 a.m. on Saturday in response to a report of an extremely intoxicated woman. The officer arrived and found the woman vomiting into a toilet. She identified herself, and her roommate provided the woman’s driver’s license to the officer. The woman told the officer, “I drank way more than I should have,” and continued to vomit. Paramedics arrived and treated the woman at the scene. The woman was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and was released into the care of her roommate.

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Not where he thought he was

A UAPD officer was working with the Southern Arizona DUI task force on Saturday at 2 a.m. when he saw a car near Speedway Boulevard and Cherry Avenue traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer stopped the car and spoke to the driver, who identified himself with his U.S. passport. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man’s mouth and noticed his eyes were watery. The officer asked the man if he knew he had been speeding and the man replied, “That’s weird, I’ve been sitting at the 7-Eleven for a while.” The man admitted to drinking and said the car did not belong to him. The man was cited and released into the care of a friend for driving under the influence. The car was impounded.

Swiped plate

A UAPD officer met with a woman in the UAPD lobby at 2 p.m. on Saturday in response to a theft. The woman reported that someone had stolen her Nevada license plate from her Ford Focus sometime between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 8 p.m. on Friday. She had parked her car at a friend’s house and later at the Sixth Street Parking Garage. She said she did not know which location her plate had been stolen from. The woman said her father had already notified the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and it issued new plates for the car. The woman was given victim’s rights forms.


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