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    Police Beat: Sept. 30

    Woman reports calculator stolen from Harvill building

    University of Arizona Police Department officers received a telephone call on Sept. 22 at 10:25 a.m. from a woman who wished to report a theft. According to police, the woman claimed that her Texas Instruments TI-89 graphing calculator had been stolen from her backpack in the Harvill building on Sept. 21 between 4 and 5 p.m. The woman claimed that she had been waiting in the hallway on the first floor with a fairly large group of students. She claimed that she kept the calculator in a specific pocket of her backpack and when she went to retrieve the calculator for a test she was supposed to take, she noticed it was missing. The woman also told police that her boyfriend had found a listing for a similar calculator on Craigslist, created hours after her calculator was discovered missing, and requested that police to investigate the seller. The woman was unable to provide police with a serial number for her calculator, and subsequently was unable to provide proof of ownership. The woman was issued a Victim’s Rights form. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Speeding motorist cited for driving on suspended license

    UAPD officers were monitoring westbound traffic on Speedway Ave. on Sept. 22 at 10:58 a.m. when they saw a silver sedan that appeared to be moving faster than the other vehicles on the road. Officers determined the speed of the vehicle at 47 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver who identified herself with an Arizona driver’s license. A records check of the driver revealed a license suspension that was activated on Sept. 9. Police cited the woman on charges of driving on a suspended license. Her vehicle was towed for a mandatory 30-day impoundment and she was released on scene.

    UA employee alleges another employee tried to run her over

    UAPD officers responded to the university’s carpenter shop at Drachman Street and Ring Road on Sept. 22 at 11:40 a.m. in reference to a report of an employee who was almost hit by a vehicle driven by her co-worker. Upon arrival, officers met with the woman who reported the incident.

    According to the woman, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, she had parked her work vehicle in a fenced yard near the carpenter shop. She was walking to the shop when another employee drove his work vehicle into the area and almost hit her. She told police she had to “”hurry up”” to avoid being struck by the vehicle.

    Police asked the woman if she knew why the man would have tried to hit her. She claimed that for over a year, herself, her husband and the other man had been in an ongoing dispute over her husband being charged with poaching. According to the woman, the employee that tried to hit her was an avid hunter and became upset after learning about the charges, to the point of harassing she and her husband.

    She also claimed that the husband had filed a restraining order against the man, but that it was no longer valid. Officers met with the employee who allegedly tried to hit the woman. He told police that he had not been trying to hit the woman at all and that a passenger who was in his vehicle at the time would corroborate his story. The man also told police that the fenced yard where the incident allegedly occurred was not large enough for him to have done what the woman claimed. The man admitted to being “”upset”” about the poaching issue but denied harassing either the woman or her husband. The man also told police that the woman’s husband had fabricated information in order to get a restraining order against him. Officers spoke with the passenger of the man’s vehicle and he confirmed the man’s story. Officers met with the carpenter shop supervisor who advised them that he was currently working with University Human Resources regarding the ongoing conflict between his employees.

    Suspended license discovered after traffic stop

    UAPD officers were observing northbound traffic on Campbell Ave. on Sept. 22 at 11:40 a.m. when they observed a Toyota Camry moving at a higher rate of speed than other vehicles. Police confirmed the vehicle’s speed at 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver. The driver identified himself with an Arizona driver’s license. A records check revealed that the man’s license was suspended. The man was arrested and cited on charges of driving on a suspended license. His vehicle was towed for a mandatory 30-day impoundment and he was released on scene.

    Apple juice enticing but too expensive

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the Cactus Grill in the Student Union Memorial Center on Sept. 22 at 2:13 p.m. in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, officers met with the restaurant shift supervisor, who told them an unidentified man drank a bottle of juice and left without paying for it. The supervisor led police to the area where the man was seated and pointed him out. Police contacted the man, who identified himself with an Arizona driver’s license. The man told police that he had come to the restaurant to eat lunch but left because he did not have enough money. He told officers that he borrowed some money from a friend and returned to order food. While waiting in line, he opened a bottle of Minute Maid apple juice and drank it. He then placed the bottle behind the soda fountain and then paid for his food. Police asked the man if had had any intention of paying for the juice and he said that he had not. He was cited on charges of shoplifting and released on scene. The shift supervisor provided police with a receipt for the juice, valued at $1.59. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students office.

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