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    Police Beat: Jan. 28

    TMI leads to phone harassment

    A UA employee who had been receiving harassing phone calls contacted a University of Arizona Police Department officer on Monday at 11:56 a.m.

    The man received the first call on Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. The caller told the man he was a police officer and that the UA employee was going to be arrested over the phone.

    After telling the man he would be arrested, the caller asked him, “”How does it feel to be a faggot today?”” and then hung up.

    At 11:40 a.m. on Monday the employee got another phone call from the same person. He could hear laughter in the background and people telling the caller to say he was from a magazine. The caller then asked the same question as the first phone call.

    The UA employee told the caller, “”If this is a student from Cholla High School, you will be reported.”” The caller then hung up.

    He said that on Jan. 22 he had done a speaking engagement at Cholla High School and spoke with a college prep class that had freshman through seniors.

    The man recalled that during the speech, he might have gotten ahead of himself and given out his cell phone number.

    The officer told the man to have the blocked calls unblocked from his cell phone by calling his cell phone carrier.

    The man said he would like to press charges if anyone was found.

    Smokin’ some ‘Heavy D’

    A UAPD officer was on patrol driving north-bound on Campbell Avenue when he noticed a black car with a headlight out on the driver’s side near Sixth Street on Monday at 9:03 p.m.

    The officer waited until his light turned green and then pulled over the car.

    As he walked up to the driver’s side window he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. He asked both the driver and passenger where the smell was coming from and they said they didn’t know.

    The officer took the driver’s license and insurance, but the driver said he did not have his registration and didn’t know what one looked like.

    The driver was identified by a Texas driver’s license. The officer told the driver that there was probable cause to search the car.

    Another officer kept an eye on the men who were seated on the curb while another officer searched the car.

    The driver was asked if there was anything in the car that could be causing it to smell like marijuana, and he said “”all I have is this grinder,”” and he took a metal grinder out of a compartment under the steering wheel.

    The officer also found the passenger’s backpack behind his seat with a small baggie that had marijuana in it labeled “”Heavy D.”” The passenger stated, “”The guy I bought it from said there was an ounce.””

    A notebook and some receipts found, along with the backpack, marijuana and grinder, were all photographed and placed into property as evidence. Both the driver and passenger were cited and released.

    Suggestive spanking survey?  No thanks.

    On Jan. 26 at 9:20 p.m. a UAPD officer reported to the La Aldea Residence Hall in response to a report of suspicious phone calls.

    A UA student and residence assistant stated that on Jan. 22 at 9:10 p.m. the student was in her room when the room phone rang. She said she thought it was strange because the room phone had never rung.

    The caller asked her to take part in a survey. She told him that she didn’t have much time, but would answer a few questions.

    The man calling told her it was survey asking her opinion on the initiation procedures of fraternities and sororities.

    The woman gave her opinion, but then he started asking her about the spanking that happens during initiation and she said that she didn’t know anything about it.

    He started telling the woman about getting spanked by his mother and that it caused him to get an erection.

    She immediately hung up the phone and disconnected the line. The woman also described the voice as nervous and not college-age but a little older.

    The caller never gave his name or where he was calling from.

    The woman did not want victim’s rights, but wanted to report the incident.

    Officer, it was my imaginary friend

    A UAPD officer on patrol Sunday at 5:43 a.m. at Park Avenue and Elm Street saw a pick-up truck in front of him brake quickly and make a sharp turn without signaling.

    The officer turned his lights on and pulled the truck over.

    The man in the truck claimed that “”a friend”” had been driving and that when they got pulled over he quickly ran off.

    A check of the man’s license status showed that a suspended court action was required. The driver did not have a license with him and identified himself verbally.

    While the man was still in the passenger seat, he repeatedly reached toward the floorboard for “”keys, a phone or an mp3 player,”” even after the officer told him to keep his hands where he could see them.

    The man was handcuffed and seated toward the rear of the patrol car for the officer’s safety. He was then cited and released on a criminal traffic charge of driving on a suspended license.

    The truck was towed and impounded for a mandatory 30-days.


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