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    Police Beat: Jan. 31

    Student blesses officer before leap

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer conducted what was expected to be an ordinary traffic stop on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

    The officer pulled the vehicle over on Mountain Avenue and Second Street for driving over 200 feet in a bike lane.

    The driver, a male UA student, pulled his vehicle over and the officer began to issue a citation to the student for driving in a designated bike lane.

    Meanwhile, the student sat on the roof of his vehicle.

    When the officer asked the student to sign the citation, the student jumped down from the vehicle and signed the citation and threw it in the window of the vehicle.

    The student then told the officer, “”God bless you,”” and jumped over the parking garage rail to the ground 15 feet below.

    The officer informed other UAPD officers about the student’s erratic behavior and to check up on him.

    Witnesses said that they saw the student run into the Student Union Memorial Center, uninjured, but still acting strangely.

    Officers were not able to make contact with the student again.

    Parked pervert pulling his pud

    An unknown man was observed masturbating in his pick-up truck in a parking lot on Vine Avenue on Tuesday at 3:52 p.m.

    A UAPD officer responded to a woman calling in who observed the public exposure.

    The woman said that she had parked her car at 3:50 p.m. and then noticed a red pick-up truck with its door ajar as she was walking by.

    As she walked by, she saw the man sitting in the driver’s seat of the truck masturbating.

    The man was smiling at her while doing it.

    “”You’re disgusting!”” yelled the woman.

    As the woman walked away she said that she heard the man laughing.

    The woman observed the truck leave the lot and head south on Vine Avenue.

    The officer initiated an area search with the description from the woman of the suspect.

    No matching truck or person was found.

    The woman wished to press charges in case the man is found.

    Harassing emails sent to former lover’s coworkers

    A UA employee received several harassing emails from a former boyfriend between Jan. 23 and 25.

    The employee contacted a UAPD officer on Wednesday at 3:37 p.m. regarding the emails.

    She said that a majority of the emails received were technically off-campus and therefore the jurisdiction of the Tucson Police Department.

    However, she also said that the man has sent emails to her coworkers at UA.

    The employee said that she had met the man through an online dating service in the summer of 2010.

    The employee described a long-distance relationship that was “”growing.””

    After the holidays, the employee gave the man a copy of her house keys. The man talked about moving to Tucson from his home in Texas.

    The two split after the employee told the man that she was going to go out with a girlfriend on Jan. 22.

    On Jan. 23, the man sent the employee a text message ending the relationship.

    The employee hasn’t directly contacted the man, but the man has sent many emails to the employee’s friends, family and UA coworkers accusing the employee of disturbing acts.

    The man accused the employee of being involved in drug deals and having a hand in killing a former lover.

    The employee was concerned because her family and coworkers are worried about the false statements.

    She did not feel in physical danger from the man, but the officer still advised the employee to change the locks in her home.

    The officer also advised the employee to inform UA Human Resources because of the emails being sent to coworkers.

    The officer notified the employee that the case would be a public assist, but that TPD would have primary jurisdiction in charging the man.

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