Tempe Police reported the following incidents Tuesday:
- A 27-year-old Scottsdale man was arrested Sept. 18 on the 700 block of north Mill Avenue on suspicion of narcotic drug possession, according to a police report.
Security contacted the man at the Marquee Theater after seeing him snort what they believed to be cocaine in a bathroom stall, the report said.
The staff escorted the man out of the bathroom, then patted him down and found a plastic baggy containing a white powder substance in his left front pocket, according to the report.
Security believed the white powder was cocaine and escorted the man to Tempe police officers working the event, the report said.
The man told officers he hadn’t used cocaine in over a year, but he wanted to have a good time at the concert, police reported.
Police interviewed the security staff separately and recorded their statements, according to police.
The man was taken to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and released pending charges, according to the report.
- A 23-year-old Tempe man was arrested Sept. 22 on the 900 block of east Apache Boulevard on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession and being a fugitive from justice, according to a police report.
Police responded to a Taco Bell after receiving a call from the store’s manager, who wanted police to remove the man from the property, the report said.
A records check revealed the man had an outstanding warrant in Pinal County, according to police.
During a search, officers found a glass pipe with black burn residue on it in the man’s front right pocket, police reported.
The man told police he had been using methamphetamine to deal with the recent death of a child, police said.
He was taken to Tempe City Jail where he was booked and held, the report said.
Reports compiled by Mark Remillard.
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