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    Police Beat: July 20

    Text-book case of mistaken identity

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke to a woman on July 15 about threatening text messages she had received on her cellphone in the past two months. The woman first received the texts, which she later erased, in May. The messages were from an unknown person who said her name was Cherise, then later used a man’s name. Cherise said she was going to rape the woman and that she knew where she lived, yet would not provide the address when the woman asked for it. The woman received texts a week later from the same person, who wrote the texter was female and a rapist. On July 15, the woman received a text from Cherise that said she was “”back.””  The woman called the number and spoke with a Cherise in New Jersey, who said she had not sent any texts that day and suggested one of her friends might have used her phone. The woman said she was unsure of how the person got her number and if she wants to press charges at this time. UAPD requested that the woman change her phone number and not post it on social media accounts.

    Men turn tricks in the breezeway

    A UAPD officer observed two men performing tricks on their skateboards in the breezeway of the Student Union Memorial Center and the UofA Bookstore on July 15. The officer later saw the same two men doing more tricks near Second Street and Highland Avenue. The officer stopped them and informed the men they were violating UA policy. The officer conducted a warrants check and found a warrant for one of the men for failure to appear in court on an original charge of possession of dangerous drugs from the Tucson Police Department. The man said he and his friend were on their way to a friend’s house and that he was unaware they were violating policy. The man was placed under arrest for the misdemeanor warrant and booked into Pima County Jail. The man’s skateboard was given to his friend for safekeeping.

    Keys, Mace gone missing

    A woman reported to UAPD on July 15 that she had lost a set of keys. The key ring she lost had two car keys, a house key, two bicycle lock keys and a canister of Mace. The woman told UAPD she left her home and biked to the Science and Engineering Library. She said she placed the keys on the handlebar of her bike and realized they were gone when she arrived at the library. After retracing her steps, the woman was unable to locate the keys.


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