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    Police Beat: Sept. 15

    When e-mailing your professor goes wrong

    A man claiming to be a former student e-mailed a UA professor three times between Thursday and Friday.

    The e-mails were non-threatening and requested the professor fill out a college admittance referral form.

    The professor’s administrative assistant provided a University of Arizona Police Department officer with the three e-mails, as well as the college admittance referral form sent by the man to the professor.

    The administrative assistant informed the officer that the professor only wanted the incident to be documented by UAPD for the purpose of them contacting the man and asking him to stop.

    After running a records check, UAPD learned that the man had sent similar e-mails to two other UA faculty members in the past. The officer left him voicemails on both his cell phone and home phone, informing him that the professor wanted no further contact.

    Woman shaken up after man gropes her

    A woman at a UA-sanctioned fraternity party approached a UAPD officer stating that she had just been “”groped”” by a man. The officer noted that the woman had a frightened look on her face and was trembling.

    The officer asked the woman if she required any medical attention, to which she replied, “”No, I just don’t know what I should do about this.”” The officer explained the reporting process and what it would mean if she were to participate in the prosecution of the case if an arrest was made. The woman decided to participate as a victim in the case.

    As she was describing to the officer what had happened at the parking garage where the fraternity party was located, she started getting nervous again. “”I think that’s him over there to the left of that group of guys on the sidewalk.””

    The officer then walked over and approached the man she had pointed out. The man identified himself with a driver’s license. At first, he denied having been involved in such a case. But when the officer told him that it had been reported that he had groped someone and that the victim was being interviewed he stated, “”Okay, I didn’t assault anyone, all I did was put my arm and hand around her waist for a moment but after that I didn’t touch her again, can I just go talk to her please?”” The officer said the victim wanted no contact with him at all.

    The man was placed under arrest and issued a copy of the citation and court date. The officer then directed him away from the party and told him not to attempt to contact the victim. The man told the officer he did not even know the victim and would comply with the instructions.

    Found passed out in the bathroom

    A woman was transported to University Medical Center for extreme intoxication after she was found passed out in the restroom in one of the residence halls on campus at 1:54 a.m. on Sunday.

    Tucson Fire Department responded to check on her vitals. A friend of the woman’s stated that she was drinking at a fraternity house. The woman who was transported to the hospital, was cited and released for a minor in possession.

    Last chance to lose your car keys

    A UA student called UAPD to report her lost car keys on Sunday. She told police that she left her keys attached to a lanyard and sitting on a concrete pillar near the front entrance of one of the residence halls on campus. She was there to visit a friend, and when she returned to the spot she had last seen her keys they were gone. Officers advised her to check the lost and found at UAPD in a few days to see if anyone had turned the keys in. They also advised that if the keys weren’t turned in within a few days to get a locksmith to have the car locks and ignition replaced. A second set of keys were brought to the student and the officer provided her with a departmental business card.

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