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Car with drugs flees cop, gets caught

On Feb. 22, UNMPD pulled over a driver who was allegedly speeding. According to the report, the driver attempted to elude police, but eventually pulled into a parking space. The driver was arrested, after which the officer reportedly found marijuana, a glass pipe, a “bong-type glass item” and syringes filled with spores for making mushrooms.

UNMPD: bong, pot seized from dorm

An officer went to a dorm room in Casas del Rio—Chama on Feb. 27 and discovered a bong and less than an ounce of marijuana. The UNMPD report did not list why the officer went to the dorm. The items were tagged for destruction. No further information was available at the time of the report.

Report: man assaults couple on Central

According to a UNMPD report, “a male subject was threatening and menacing a couple as they walked on the sidewalk” along Central Avenue on Feb. 27. Two patrolling officers saw a group of three people arguing and one of them was holding a large rock.

When the officers approached, the subject ran across the street.

The officers caught up with him, and the subject told them he was upset about the way the man was escorting his wife down the street. The officers caught up with the other subjects who said the other man was threatening the husband, stating that he was going to “kick his ass.” They also said the man was simulating kicks and punches toward them. This went on for approximately four blocks, according to the report.

The man was placed under arrest and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Prisoner Transport Center. No further information was available at the time of the report.

Lights in front of Hodgin Hall broken

Unknown suspects allegedly damaged four lights installed in the ground surrounding a Lobo bust statue in front of Hodgin Hall in the early morning hours between Feb. 17 and 18. According to the UNMPD report, the damage is valued at $4,464. There were no witnesses to the incident and no other information was available at the time of the report. The case is considered to be closed pending further leads.

Assault with car door reported at clinic

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A woman pulled into her parking space at the Family Health Clinic and opened the door when the wind reportedly blew the door out of her hand. It struck the SUV parked next to her. She grabbed the door and tried to get out, but the man in the SUV next to her opened his door and pinned her leg between her car and her car door, according to the report. He then reportedly tried to hit her with the door when she got out of the car.

She then got back inside and closed the door, called UNMPD and drove to another area. Police checked the area for a dark blue SUV with a partial New Mexico license plate of 1UNM, but the woman did not know the entire license plate number or make and model of the vehicle. There was no further information available at the time of the report.

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