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    Police Beat: Nov. 8

    Law college fraudster vacations at Knott’s Berry Farm

    A University of Arizona purchasing card was issued to the James E. Rogers College of Law on Oct. 30. The card number was then used to make two fraudulent online purchases totaling $281 and $327 at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

    A UAPD officer went to the College of Law on suspected fraudulent charges on Tuesday. Chase Bank has been advised of the fraud and cancelled the card, and workers said the card gets used so frequently that it is hard to see where the number got stolen.

    There are no leads as to who committed the fraud.

    ‘You don’t want to piss me off!’

    UAPD officers responded to the women’s locker room of the Student Recreation Center where a man had walked in and refused to leave.

    He rushed quickly past security saying, “”I’m with construction.””

    The police were told the man had slapped a woman on the buttocks in the women’s locker room. On surveillance video, he stood next to the girl while she placed her purse in a locker, shut the door and said, “”You got caught, girlfriend.”” The student identified the man in the video as the one who had assaulted her.

    She rushed out of the room when she felt “”violated and shocked”” by the unwelcomed touching before she reported the incident to employees and began her exercise bike workout.  She noticed the man was working out as well and chose to end her workout.

    When employees tried to remove the man from the locker room, he responded “”You don’t want to piss me off!””

    Officers searched the locker room and found the man hiding in the showers alone. They announced “”Police”” and directed the man to exit the shower. The man feigned deafness, pointing to his ear as if he couldn’t hear and refused to speak.

    After police told him they knew he could speak, he began answering questions, but only if looking directly at officers, saying he was a lip reader. The man was placed under arrest by the officers.

    The man had been flagged by police as mentally unstable in previous incidents and issued him a six-month exclusionary order after his meeting with police.

    Narcotics, condoms and cologne

    Officers reported to Park Avenue and Sixth Street on Nov. 1 at 11:14 p.m. after a community service officer saw two men running away from Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana at the scene.

    One man wearing dark clothing and a black backpack ran down Sixth Street, then through Life Science South and Bio Sciences West buildings.

    After two verbal warnings to stop running, the man stopped.

    The black backpack the man had been wearing earlier was found in the bed of a UA service truck and half of a metal grinder was found in the entryway of lot 5078.

    The backpack contained a pill bottle full of 2.5 grams of a substance that looked like marijuana, three Magnum condoms in gold wrappers, a quarter-full bottle of Givenchy cologne, a half-full Dasani water bottle, rolling papers, a bamboo cigarette roller and an HBI humidifier.

    A baggie left at the parking garage seemed to have marijuana left inside.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail. The baggie found on top of Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage, the half-metal grinder, and the backpack’s contents were entered as evidence.

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