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Police Beat: May 7

Big spender

A UA employee reported credit card fraud to the University of Arizona Police Department on May 1.

The employee told UAPD officers the physical card had not been stolen, but that he had been travelling and the card number may have been compromised while he was away.

The employee was informed of potentially fraudulent charges on his UA employee PCard by an administrator on April 29.

The charges totaled more than $1,240 at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.

The card was cancelled, and the employee was informed of his victim rights.

Daddy day care

UAPD officers observed a white SUV speeding on campus on May 1.

Officers pulled the car over and saw that the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver told the officers he was speeding because he was late to pick up his son from day care.

Officers smelled marijuana as they approached the car. The driver told police he didn’t have any marijuana, but that there was drug paraphernalia in the car.

Officers ran his driver’s license and found there was a felony warrant out for him in Maricopa County for drug possession.

The driver was placed under arrest and taken to Pima County Adult Detention Complex.

Hot seat

UAPD responded to a fire at Delta Chi fraternity on First Street on May 1.

A UAPD officer was on patrol on First Street when he saw black smoke and flames coming from the courtyard of Delta Chi fraternity.

The covered patio and exterior wall were on fire. The officer approached and saw several men standing near a burning couch. The officer yelled at the men to get away from the fire, and they complied.

The officer called the Tucson Fire Department. TFD responded and put out the fire.

The UAPD officer was told an unknown Delta Chi member had set fire to the couch.

The Tucson Police Department took over the investigation because the incident was in TPD’s jurisdiction.

There was no further UAPD investigation.

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