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    Police Beat: Oct. 14

    Man jacks into the Internet, gets jacked up email

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer met with a UA employee on Tuesday about a threatening email. The employee told the officer he had received an email from an unknown sender on Monday. The message, titled “Accusations” was from someone named “Jack” at The email read, “This is the only way I can contact you for now, you need to be very careful about this … No need of knowing who I am or where I come from … I have been paid some ransom in advance to terminate you with some reasons listen to me by my employer.” “Jack” wrote that he has been following the recipient for some time and noticed he was “innocent of the accusations leveled against” him. He insructed the recipient not to contact the police or he would be “pushed to do what I have been paid to do” and to reply to him for further details and information.

    The UA employee said he did not believe the email to be a serious threat and he has no knowledge of “Jack” or the accusations he writes about. The officer advised him to be cautious and contact police if anything unusual occurs.

    Troubles pool at Babcock

    A UAPD officer went to Babcock Residence Hall on Tuesday in response to a report of suspicious activity. The officer spoke with a Facilities Management employee who reported that someone had thrown the metal pool furniture into the pool and left a water hose running in a nearby trashcan overnight. In the pool were a large table, six chairs, four lounge chairs and a trashcan. The employee did not know who had done it. The officer photographed the incident and contacted Residence Life to help remove the furniture.

    Woman floored by lack of laptop

    A UAPD officer spoke with a woman over the phone on Tuesday who reported that her laptop had been stolen from the Kiva Auditorium in the Education building on Oct. 4. The woman said she had forgotten her laptop in class, because she usually keeps it under her chair when it is not in use. She said she checked the Lost and Found in the Education building and the Student Union Memorial Center, but it was not in either. The woman said she has also been in contact with University Information Technology Services who said it might be able to put a trace on her laptop because it has a GPS system built-in. The woman told the officer her laptop could be easily identified because her photo is the desktop background. The officer completed a victim’s rights form for the woman.

    Ma’s possession of wallet a Relic of the past

    A UAPD officer met with a man on Tuesday who reported his wallet had been stolen the day before. The man said he had his wallet on Monday when he bought lunch from the union and when he went to class at 1:30 p.m. When the man reached into his pocket an hour later, his wallet was gone. The wallet is a brown, Relic trifold wallet worth approximately $200. The wallet contained the man’s CatCard, Pima Community College ID card, driver’s license, debit card, gas card, $20 in cash and three Pride of Arizona raffle tickets. A victim’s rights form was mailed to the man.

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