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    Police Beat: Jan. 27

    Holy hairspray

    A fire alarm went off in a room in Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall on Monday at 10:03 a.m. When University of Arizona Police Department officers arrived, Tucson Fire Department firefighters and UA janitors had already surrounded the door. The officers had the dorm’s resident assistant open the door. Upon entering, neither the firefighters nor the officers saw smoke or a fire, but did notice the room smelled strongly of hairspray. The four women who shared the room were notified that their room was entered because the fire alarm was triggered. They asked why the alarm went off, and officers told them that the amount of hairspray in the room set it off.

    The girls were asked to use less hairspray, and prop doors and windows open when they do.

    A good Samaritan

    A UA employee reported that she had been in an accident on Monday morning. When a UAPD officer arrived, he found the woman standing next to her silver Honda Civic. The officer asked if she was OK and what had happened. The woman said she was pulling into lot 2147, near the Medical Research building, when she accidentally hit a silver 2003 Jeep Wrangler. The employee also said she had been trying to contact the owner of the Jeep, but all of her attempts were unsuccessful, so she called UAPD. The officer also could not reach the owner of the Jeep. The officer inspected the damage to the car and found a minor dent on the left side of the rear plastic bumper.

    The employee was released from the scene after giving all of her information to the officer. The officer left his contact card with the case number on it so the driver could call him if needed.

    Ex-girlfriend strikes back

    UAPD officers went to an employee’s office on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in response to a report of harassment. The employee, who was nearly in tears, said a young female voice kept calling and verbally harassing her. According to the report, the young woman had called another individual earlier in the day at Babcock Residence Hall. The caller badgered the UA employee by saying, “I know who you are dating right now and I hate him, he (the employee’s boyfriend) destroys lives and has a bad temper. I hate him so much. He ruined finances and he gave me an STD.” The UA employee continued to ask who she was speaking to, but the caller did not acknowledge the employee.

    The caller finally hung up as officers arrived. The number was blocked, but the employee said she thought it was her boyfriend’s former girlfriend. The officer contacted the boyfriend and asked if he had received any threatening calls, and the boyfriend said he received emails and text messages in the past, but nothing lately. The officers documented and forwarded the information to University Information Technology Services to possibly find the blocked number. Officers told the couple to continue telling the caller to stop if she called again.

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