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Police Beat: August 22

Scammer seeks medical attention

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a report of fraud at 3:10 p.m. on Aug. 15. A UAPD officer talked with a 20-year-old male student regarding his wallet, which disappeared in mid-February, but showed up again the following day. According to the report, the man was satisfied until he noticed that his driver’s license was missing.

He said he didn’t have much need for it at the time because he wasn’t going to be driving anytime soon, so he did not file a report. On February 21, his driver’s license was used at the University of Arizona Medical Center for emergency medical attention, and the man was subsequently charged $241 for services he did not receive. It is unknown who claimed to be the man on the driver’s license. The man did not report until Wednesday that he wasn’t the person who had used his driver’s license in the hospital.

In mid-June he was also charged for a $150 purchase over the Internet that he did not make. After this charge was made to his account he canceled his Wells Fargo card. The man has not reported any further charges. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Rock meet glass

A female UA employee reported a broken window in a lab at the UA poultry farm at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 14. According to the employee, the window was intact the day prior but she noticed that the window was broken at 8:30 a.m. that Tuesday when she arrived at the lab. The doors to the lab were all secure and nothing appeared to be moved or missing. The lab has a motion detector but the employee mentioned to the UAPD officer that the detector had been “acting funny” that morning.

Glass was found on the ground outside the lab and on the counter inside, and a rock was found on the floor of the lab. The employee found the blinds covering the window closed and the window frame intact, which indicated that no one had entered the building. The report added that it was also highly unlikely that anyone had entered the building because the window pane still contained small pieces of undisturbed glass and dust still lingered around the window frame. Photos were taken at the crime scene and claimed as evidence. No further action has been requested.

Pima’s box

A female student living in Pima Residence Hall reported found property at 2:41 p.m. on Aug. 14. She told the responding officer that a janitor found a locked box in a room on the third floor. The resident gave the property to the officer, who then made a report and put it into Property/Evidence as found property. Later on, the locked box was opened by a code and was found to contain confidential information.

Inside the box was a passport, social security card, birth certificate and other personal identification items. The owner of the items is a female UA student who most likely lives in Pima, the report said. She was sent an email informing her that her property had been found. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Mommy can’t help you now

A UAPD officer witnessed a vehicle, on the north side of UAMC’s Parking Garage B, fail to stop at a stop sign at 8:40 a.m. on Aug. 14. The vehicle was headed toward the north side of the parking garage. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on the east side of the Cancer Center.

The driver was non-UA affiliated and his driver’s license was suspended as of July 6, 2011.

During questioning, the driver said he didn’t see the stop sign and that he was unaware of which location the officer was referring to. At first, the driver claimed to be unaware of the fact that his license had been suspended, but later on said he may have received a notice in the mail but was sure he had already taken care of it. He claimed to have had a suspended license prior to the one he was carrying with him that day. The officer proceeded to ask for insurance information, but the driver didn’t have evidence of insurance and said his mother paid it for him.

The driver was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, driving with a suspended license and having no mandatory insurance. He was released after signing his criminal complaint citation. His vehicle was impounded.

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