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    Police Beat: September 6

    Fake cash for a real meal

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a report of counterfeit cash at 8:12 p.m. on Friday. A UA employee in the Student Union Memorial Center cash room reported a counterfeit $10 bill. The bill had been part of a large deposit the day before.

    Deposits are normally delivered to the employee in her cash room on the lower level of the student union from the restaurants located on the upper levels. The officers tracked the source of the counterfeit bill and found that it had been accepted by a cashier at the On-Deck Deli earlier that day. The bill was then placed into evidence. There are no suspects at this time.

    Junkie jacking

    A UAPD officer responded to the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 after being told that about 15 hydrocodone prescription pills had been taken from a UA student. The student told the officer that when he returned from class earlier that day he noticed that his closet curtain had been moved and his prescription medication, which was usually kept in a white paper Rite Aid Pharmacy bag, had been moved to a different shelf. and the order slip for the medication was out of the bag.

    The officer found a prescription bottle for the hydrocodone pills, which had been replaced with ten white, oval pills with 4H2 written on them. The pills were tested and turned up as over-the-counter antihistamine Zyrtec.

    The student said he believed that a particular floor-mate of his took the pills, because he had been told that that floormate had been in rehab for narcotic drug abuse in the past. The student’s roommate mentioned that the individual had been in their room earlier that day and was going through the student’s things.

    The floor-mate had seemed to be very interested in the student’s schedule and when he was in the room and when he wasn’t, the student told officers.

    A UAPD officer approached the floor-mate, who claimed he would never steal from the student.
    The officer searched his side of the room and found no evidence.

    No fault, no payment

    A UAPD officer performed a motor vehicle check on the license plate of a white Audi sports car around University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue at about 2 p.m. on Aug. 31. A mandatory insurance suspension came up linked to the vehicle’s plates. When the officer asked the driver for his registration and insurance, the driver claimed that he didn’t have insurance since he got into a car accident six months ago. His registration paperwork was also missing.

    The driver said he knew his license was suspended, but he thought his lawyer had already taken care of the issue. He had received a ticket for the accident but said he refused to pay it because it wasn’t his fault.

    A $500 warrant from Tucson’s department of public safety for criminal speeding was also found under the driver’s name.

    Rings ‘n’ chains, homie

    A UA student reported a class ring and gold St. Christopher pendant and chain had gone missing from his Pima Residence Hall dorm room between Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. When a UAPD officer arrived at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, the student said that when he woke up earlier that morning he noticed that his items were not where he last placed them.

    The student said the pendant had been in a small yellow jewelry box on his desk and the ring was in a black ring box in the top drawer of his desk. He searched his room and couldn’t find the missing items anywhere. The student mentioned that he went to bed the night before at midnight, with his door unlocked.

    The UAPD officer was told that the student’s items hadn’t been touched since the day he moved into the residence hall on Aug. 18.

    The student’s roommate also claimed to be missing money from his desk drawer. There are no suspected burglars at this time.

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