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    Police Beat: Feb. 24

    Kachina dolls stolen from union Lounge

    Several Kachina dolls were stolen from the Student Union Memorial Center sometime between Feb. 14 and Feb. 18.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer met with the reporting student union employee on Monday at 1:05 p.m.

    The employee was an art curator and didn’t discover the theft until Monday.

    The ten Kachina dolls were stolen from the third floor Kachina Lounge room in the union.

    Each Kachina doll was wooden and approximately ten inches in height. The dolls were painted in various colors and mounted on wooden bases.

    The dolls were on display in a clear plastic case inside the room and secured in place with a small cable.

    The cable had been cut to remove the dolls and there was no video camera surveillance in the area.

    Apparently, the theft went unnoticed, the employee said. There are no suspects at this time.

    Online gamer sends suicidal texts

    A male UA student received suicidal text messages from a woman he met in an online game around midnight on Monday.

    A UAPD officer responded to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall after being referred by the Tucson Police Department, who first received the student’s call.

    TPD said the student had already called about receiving suicidal text messages from a woman.

    TPD was requesting assistance from UAPD to review the text messages.

    The phone number was originally misattributed to another woman. TPD had contacted Biddeford Police Department in Maine and Biddeford Police made contact with the other woman.

    The other woman denied sending any messages to the student and said she didn’t know who the student was.

    UAPD made contact with the UA student in the residence hall at 1:20 a.m.

    The student said he had met the woman through an online game called “”Farm Town.””

    The student had known the woman for approximately three hours and did not know the woman’s last name or where she was from.

    The two began chatting through the game and eventually started sending text messages to each other.

    The woman told the student that she wanted to be in a relationship with the student.

    The student said that he couldn’t because he was pursuing a relationship with another female.

    The woman then started making comments about how nobody cared about her and how she wanted to “”end it all.””

    The student deleted the messages except for the most recent one which read, “”You don’t care at all.””

    The student was worried that the woman might commit suicide and called 911.

    The officer looked at the phone number and saw that it was different than the one TPD had received.

    The officer contacted TPD with the new phone number, to trace its origin.

    TPD contacted Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, and a short time later the officer was informed that they had made contact with the woman.

    The woman had recently been released from a psychiatric facility for severe depression.

    The information obtained by UAPD was recorded and provided to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for their case.

    Thumb drive and purse stolen in a flash

    A female UA student’s purse was stolen and found at Centennial Hall on Feb. 16.

    A UAPD officer met with the student around Euclid Avenue and University Boulevard.

    The student was a teacher’s assistant responsible for helping students with in-class assignments.

    The class had approximately 600 students enrolled.

    At the beginning of class, the student put her purse below her seat.

    While helping students in the row where her purse was, the student noticed a man standing next to the seat with her purse at 11:45 a.m.

    When class was dismissed, the student returned to her seat and could not find her purse.

    She said that it was extremely rare for a student to leave the class early because the professor often points out those that do.

    The student provided a description of the suspicious male.

    She also retrieved participation slips that she said could contain the name of the male who took the purse.

    The student narrowed it down to one of two men. The student was unsure which slip belonged to the suspicious man, but said she was certain it was one of them.

    No witnesses watched the purse be stolen.

    After the officer took the student’s statement, she went back to Centennial Hall and found her purse.

    The student contacted the officer and said that she was only missing an orange and black thumb drive, several quarters and a dollar bill.

    The student’s credit cards, keys, phone and iPod were untouched.

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