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Police Beat: March 26

Monkeying around

University of Arizona Police Department officers were called to the Psychology building Animal Care facility on March 21 when a suspicious man who claimed to be a previous employee wanted to say hello to the monkeys.

A psychology department staff member spoke to the man, who identified himself as Bruce Sterling,, outside of Room 136 at around 10:30 a.m.

The man told the staff member that he had been an employee during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The staff member then called UAPD.

Officers made an initial investigation, but there was no sign of the man.

The UA Animal Care Instruction Specialist Senior was contacted. She could not find any history of an employee named Bruce Sterling. The man’s description and alias were forwarded to all Animal Care employees.

Officials conducted an online search for Bruce Sterling and any affiliations the name might have to the UA. No results were found.

The UA Human Resources department was contacted to confirm Bruce Sterling’s employment between 1965 and 1975. No records prior to 1991 were found.

Where are the fossils?

A non-UA affiliated man was transported to a mental treatment facility on March 20, after UAPD was contacted about a man swinging a metal object around in the Anthropology building.

A staff member of the anthropology department reported a man who was swinging and throwing a metal object in Administration room 210 around 8:30 a.m.

A UAPD officer noticed a man matching the description near the Arizona State Museum. The man was taking off his pants and seemed to be intoxicated.

The man told the officer that he was taking medication for mental health issues. After searching his backpack, the officer found a 5-inch piece of brass tubing.

“It makes a cool noise when you hit it on stuff,” the man said. He also told the officer that he was in the Anthropology building to look at fossils.

After the officer talked to him, the man ran through the grass and began running and stretching in the middle of the road.

The information returned from dispatch showed that he hadan outstanding warrant from the city of Show Low, Ariz. The man was transported to the Crisis Response Center and filed for emergency admission for evaluation.

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