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    Police Beat: March 6

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    A resident assistant at Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall called the University of Arizona Police Department at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, saying that an unauthorized and unescorted man was roaming the hall. Officers arrived at the scene and spoke to the RA, who said the man did not look like a student and was “fairly old and weathered.” The RA said the last time she saw the man was when he went into the men’s bathroom. Officers searched the hall and found him in a fetal position in a shower stall with the stall’s curtains closed. When officers opened the curtains, the man shouted, “I am homeless. I am really cold and all I was trying to do was get out of the cold for a couple of hours. I had no other intentions.” Officers escorted him out of the building and further investigated him. He had a Michigan driver’s license and no criminal history. Officers asked if he knew anyone in the area, and he said he did not have any friends in the hall or in the city. Officers asked how he got into the hall and he told them that he walked in after a resident who opened the door. The man was cited for criminal trespassing. After officers cited him, he asked them if he could come into the residence hall if he became friends with people in the hall. The officers told him that he was permitted to go inside if a resident escorted him into the hall.

    Stolen funds are no fun

    A UA employee called the UAPD at 3:15 p.m. on Friday about fraudulent charges made to his bank account. He said his card was fraudulently charged a total of eight times, and five of the eight charges had gone through and taken funds from his account. The employee said that JPMorgan Chase Bank contacted him and informed him of the suspicious charges, and that he has not lent his card to anyone. His bank account was charged $3,376.38. The bank representative told the employee that all suspicious charges were made to Newegg.com, a website that sells computer parts. The employee immediately canceled his card. Officers said they suspect that the person who made the charges is an Internet hacker and has no affiliation to the UA. There are no suspects at this time.

    Find and seek

    UAPD officers were on patrol at 1 a.m. on Friday when they noticed someone digging through a trash can on the second floor of the Park Student Union. Officers approached the person and immediately noticed it was a homeless man they had arrested before. Officers informed him he was not allowed on campus, and when the officers scanned his driver’s license in their system, they found he had a warrant out for his arrest. As officers went to arrest the man, he said, “OK, I don’t care anymore, arrest me. I just wanted to get some food first.” Officers searched him and found miniature bottles of vodka in his pants. The man told the officers that drinking alcohol is what made him so hungry. He was placed in the back of the police car and transported to Pima County Jail. He was cited for drinking in public, violating an exclusionary order and for his previous arrest warrant.

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