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    Police Beat: Oct. 26

    Second door damaged in serial break-ins

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine building after receiving notice of a burglary.

    The officer spoke with a UA employee on Thursday at 3:22 p.m, who showed him a black iron rod screen door, which was bolted to the building. The top portion of the screen had been welded to the iron, but had become detached. The officer saw that a gap was left in the door, though he noted it was not big enough for a person to fit through. There was no damage done to the actual door. There were also no signs of tampering with the iron bars over the screen portion of the door.

    The officer examined some of the other doors in the same building and determined that there was no way the screen could have come out of the weld on its own. The employee told the officer the screen had not been damaged on Oct. 15, and that staff had found it like this at 8 a.m. on Oct. 18.  

    The employee told the officer she believed this occurred over the weekend and that it could be connected to another similar case. There were no suspects or items of value. The employee said a welder would come the next day to fix the door.

    Lost set of five keys

    A man contacted UAPD at 6 p.m. on Thursday, saying he had lost his set of keys on campus near the César E. Chávez building.

    He said he last remembered having his keys at approximately 2 p.m. that day. He realized he had lost them at 5 p.m.

    The key ring was silver, and he said it held one key to a Saturn automobile, two miscellaneous silver keys, one bronze key and one bicycle lock key. No further information is available at this point.

    Dorm beds are uncomfortable but this is new …

    A UA student was transported to University Medical Center at 8:22 p.m. on Thursday because she was having hip pain and was unable to walk.

    A UAPD officer went to the third floor of Pima Residence Hall and directed Tucson Fire Department to park closer to the east side of the dorm for easier access. The officer went to one of the rooms in the residence hall and met with the resident assistant on duty, who was assisting the student.

    TFD arrived and assessed her full condition. The student said she was walking to the bathroom when her left leg gave out and she fell to the floor. She said she had been having problems with that leg and didn’t know what was wrong with it. She assessed her pain as a six on a scale of one to 10.

    She talked to her parents, who said they would meet her at the emergency room. The paramedics arranged for an ambulance to transport her to UMC.

    She’s fine, probably just a heavy sleeper

    A UAPD officer responded to Coronado Residence Hall at 12:38 a.m. on Wednesday because a resident was unresponsive. She was, however, still breathing.

    The officer entered the room and detected a strong smell of alcohol. He approached the student, who was on her bed. She was completely unresponsive to her roommates, who were shaking her and yelling her name.

    The officer approached the bed and smelled alcohol coming from the woman. It was even stronger than when he first entered the room. Her two roommates also confirmed that she had been drinking. The resident assistants at the scene had found a bottle of liquor in the room prior to the officer arriving.

    Tucson Fire Department arrived and checked the student’s vitals. They advised that she was stable enough to stay in her room and sleep. The woman was not transported to the hospital. She was however, diverted to the Dean of Students Office for a reference of minor in possession of alcohol.

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