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    Police Beat: May 3

    So you think you can spray?

    UA custodial staff reported elaborate street art found at the Henry Koffler building to the University of Arizona Police Department on April 27.

    At 8:16 a.m., a UAPD officer was dispatched to the building and located the graffiti on the southwest corner.

    The officer described the art as being a “”representative flag of the United States of America.””

    It was drawn in red and blue spray paint and outlined with six red stripes.

    In the upper left hand corner there was a square outlined with blue paint that contained nine stars.

    Partially covering the flag was a stenciled figure of a person drinking from a bottle with a gun to his head.

    There are no suspects for the criminal damage, but it is believed to have occurred between April 26 and 27.

    The officer photographed the spray paint and placed it into UAPD property as evidence.

    Red, red wine party

    A resident assistant called UAPD to report two residents drinking in their room on April 27.

    At approximately 12:15 a.m., the officer arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall and met with the residents.

    Both female UA students admitted to drinking and had symptoms of alcohol consumption.

    One of the students immediately surrendered a half-full bottle of white wine from the common fridge in the room and the empty bottle from the trash can.

    Both students were arrested, cited and released for minor in possession and referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Craigslist couch quandry

    Two female UA students selling furniture on Craigslist were written a phony check valued at $2,000 more than their selling amount on April 21.

    The two students posted a listing on the internet classified site on April 18 to sell their couch.

    They received an email response from an individual who only used her first name.

    All further communication was done via email because the interested buyer described herself as deaf.

    The buyer agreed to purchase the couch for $100 but sent the roommates a check for $2,250 on April 21.

    According to FedEx, the envelope was mailed from McAllen, Texas, but did not have any return information.

    In an email received that day, the buyer informed the students to cash the check, retain $100 and send the remaining balance to a moving company which would deliver the couch.

    The officer conducted an investigation of the check and found that the check issuer was an actual business.

    Furthermore, the bank listed was a real bank, but the routing number on the check did not correspond to the bank.

    The only lead in the case was the owner of the moving company in California.

    After informing the buyer that they would only transact in person, she ceased all communication with the students.

    Due to lack of evidence, the officer closed the investigation.

    Lonely coloring book

    A UA facilities management employee found an unusual briefcase at the corner of Fourth Street and Park Avenue.

    The small leather briefcase contained art paper and a coloring book.

    Yet, no identification was found with the items.

    The briefcase and its contents were submitted into UAPD property for safekeeping.

    Suicidal student sends TPD and UAPD on search

    A male UA student went missing for several hours after sending suicidal text messages to friends and family.

    Tucson Police Department received a call from the student’s psychiatrist about his suicidal message at 5:04 p.m.

    “”My life is over, I want to die. I can barely function,”” the message said.

    According to the psychiatrist, the student had a history of suicidal thoughts.

    The student suffered from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

    TPD was not able to find the student in his residence.

    After a brief search, TPD officers found him at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus.

    TPD advised UAPD officers that they were going to involuntarily commit the student to Tucson Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

    UAPD then informed the Dean of Students Office about the welfare of the student.

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