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    Police Beat

    “”Sorry big bro, I lost your license””

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed several male subjects trying to gain access to the Esquire Building at Helen Street and Park Avenue on June 25 at 12:54 a.m. The officer entered the building from the south entrance in order to make contact with the subjects. While inside the building, the officer heard over the radio that the subjects were seen fleeing from police at the north entrance.

    Another UAPD officer was able to make contact with one subject, who provided police with a California driver’s license. The subject was also found to be in possession of an Arizona driver’s license belonging to his older brother.

    The subject admitted that he used the license to purchase alcohol on several occasions. He also admitted that he had been drinking that evening and that was the reason that he decided to flee from the police.

    Officers administered a preliminary breath test that revealed the presence of alcohol in the subject’s system. The subject was issued citations on charges of minor in possession and possession of a fake ID, was warned against trespassing on university property, and his brother’s license was taken as evidence.

    The subject was released on scene.

    Boys boarding bio building, boards impounded

    While on a routine patrol north of the Sixth Street parking garage, an officer was flagged down by a bystander on June 24 at 1:40 p.m.

    The bystander told the officer that several males were skateboarding through the Biological Sciences West building. As the subjects exited the building, the bystander was able to point them out to the officer. Upon spotting the officer’s vehicle, the subjects attempted to leave the area.

    The officer made contact with three males, all of whom he recognized from a similar incident two days earlier. During questioning, the subjects admitted to knowing that university policy forbids skateboarding in any campus building.

    All three subjects were cited on charges of violation of prohibited actions, and their skateboards were impounded. The subjects were released at the scene after being assessed a vehicle impound fee.

    ID thief buys Skype credits, denied jewelry, porno

    A UAPD officer responded to a call about fraudulent credit card charges on June 24 at 4 p.m.

    The officer met with the victim, a university employee. The employee claimed that a University Purchasing Card belonging to her had been fraudulently used to make several unauthorized purchases. The employee had no idea who would be using the card number, as both physical copies of the card were still in her possession.

    She admitted that only three other people knew the information on the card, and all of them were administrative personnel within the offices of Federal Relations or External Relations.

    According to the University Purchasing Card office, seven purchases were attempted, and only four of them were successful. The four successful purchases were payment made to Skype.com in the amounts of $10, $20, $10 and $36.90. The three purchases that were declined were in the amounts of $10,609 from online jewelry store Whiteflash.com, $2,794.61 from Rickie’s One Stop, believed to be a gas station in Satesville, N.C., and $2,779.90 from the online pornographic video vendor HMFIBDVD.com.

    Minor’s beer toss blunder

    A UAPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on June 21 at 12:50 a.m.

    The vehicle was stopped, because it matched the description of a vehicle that the Tucson Police Department was actively searching for. According to the TPD report that UAPD referenced, an unidentified person claimed that somebody threw a beer from a moving vehicle at his or her vehicle while it was in motion.

    The UAPD officer called the driver who filed the complaint with TPD, but the complainant refused to follow up on the report. The UAPD officer then noticed that the driver that was pulled over had an 18-pack of Natural Light beer behind his driver’s seat.

    The officer cited the driver for minor in possession, the beer was disposed of and the driver was released at the scene.

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