Police Blotter

UW-Eau Claire Police responded to eight total drug cases and two instances of underage drinking this week

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Hidden Stash

On Friday in Horan Hall at 12:10 a.m. University Police responded to a resident assistant who said he smelled burnt marijuana while making rounds, according to the report. The RA claimed while he was on rounds he detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the upper floor.

The officer walked to the upper level of Horan Hall and detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from a room. The officer heard a fan in the room and at least one male voice, according to the report.

He knocked on the door and a male stuck his head out. The officer introduced himself and told the suspect he was there to talk with him about the odor of marijuana in his room.

The officer asked who else was in the room and when the suspect opened his door, he observed another male in the room. The two men confirmed they both lived in the room.

The resident gave the officer consent to enter the room. As he did, the odor of the burnt marijuana grew stronger. The officer observed two fans blowing towards an open window and a towel at the base of the door.

When the officer asked the suspects if they had anything else in the room one of them opened a desk drawer and removed a large glass jar containing many plastic bags, one of which contained a marijuana joint.

The male also removed a silver metal grinder and a bong. Then he opened another drawer to another desk and removed a plastic energy powder container holding rolling papers, a plastic bag with a green leafy substance inside it and a glass pipe inside a padded cloth pouch, according to the report.

The officer asked which of the items belonged to the two suspects and they both admitted they shared all the items. The two roommates said they had purchased the marijuana in Eau Claire the day before, according to the report.

Suspects gave the officer consent to search their room. During the search he found 10 cans of Busch Lite and a bottle of Dr. McGillicuddy Liquor.

Both suspects opted to participate in the diversion program.

Fleeing the scene

At 1:22 a.m. Sunday, police arrived at Towers North Hall after a caller reported three male subjects bypassed security desk workers and went to a nearby room.

The owner of the room refused to identify who was inside. The caller revealed she could hear other people inside the room, but the owner declined to open the door, according to the report.

Three male subjects heading westbound in Towers Circle matched the caller’s description. The two officers on the scene pulled around Towers Circle in attempt to make contact with the three suspects. The suspects changed direction and began walking towards the main entrance of Towers Hall.

One of the officers introduced himself and said he needed to speak to them. One of the three suspects told the officer they were never in Towers Hall North and denied running from the caller. The same suspect said they were on their way to Towers Hall North to visit a friend but denied being inside prior.

The officer asked what their friend’s name was. A suspect gave the name of the owner of the room they were hiding in and ran out of earlier, according to the report. Another one of the male subjects said he did not realize they needed to be signed in at the security desk and that the owner of the room let them into Towers Hall using a side door.

The male subjects were asked why they ran. One of them claimed the owner told them to leave. All three of them said they didn’t know the caller wanted to speak to them and identify them so they ran to avoid getting into trouble, according to the report.

The officer asked them how much alcohol they consumed and two of them said they had been drinking Crown Royal mixed drinks from approximately 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. The officer requested the two of them take a Preliminary Breath Test. They both consented. One of them received a result of .128 and the other .09.

Both suspects got a citation and a first offense for underage alcohol consumption.