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    Police Beat: Feb. 29

    Miller low life

    University of Arizona Police Department officers investigated two suspicious calls made by the same person to the UA’s administration office about men’s head basketball coach Sean Miller at 8:51 a.m. on Monday. The individual, who called himself Kevin Hershey, called about Miller twice after the
    Arizona/UCLA basketball game on Saturday.

    Officers and administrators listened to the recordings, which threatened Miller. A part of the recording said, “Coach Miller, I saw you on television in the game against UCLA. I also heard you cuss in the background. My son was watching the game.” Police noticed that the caller’s voice got louder and louder, and he started to breathe heavily into the phone.

    “I am going to get in your face and cuss you out,” the caller said. He then addressed the basketball administration saying, “Just so we are clear, you fucking cunt, tell your bitch-ass coach to stop fucking cussing on national fucking television.” Officers then called University Information Technology Services to try to trace the call.

    Officers and administrators have not informed Miller about the calls, but did inform the basketball team’s director and left it up to him to tell Miller if he wanted. UITS tried to track the number but was unsuccessful. Police and the administrators are keeping the investigation open.

    Hear me roar

    A Tucson resident carrying a gun was arrested on University Boulevard and Tyndall Avenue for verbally harassing people on the street at 4:24 p.m. on Monday. Tucson Police Department officers were trying to arrest him. There was also a warrant out for his arrest. UAPD and TPD officers surrounded the gunman and arrested him. An officer grabbed the gun from him and threw it 10 feet away.

    Officers told the man that he is not allowed on campus, and if he steps foot on campus, he will be arrested for criminal trespassing. Officers asked why he was carrying a gun and he replied that he felt like taunting people.

    Officers took photographs of the gun and crime scene. The weapon was a Sturm, Ruger and Co. handgun. He was taken to Pima County Jail for a warrant for his arrest as well as not having the gun in a proper holster.

    Hat and go

    Employees in the UofA Bookstore were watching the store’s security camera to confirm that two men in wheelchairs had stolen red and gray hats at 6:20 p.m. on Monday. Security officers said they witnessed each of the men grab a hat, place it in his lap and wheel out of the store.

    The bookstore’s security officers immediately chased them out of the store, but the men had already gotten away. Security officers called UAPD to ask them if they had seen any men with hats in wheelchairs. UAPD officers searched the surrounding area for the two suspects, but were unable to find any matches. The officers returned to the bookstore, wrote up a police report and viewed the store’s security footage. The bookstore estimated the two hats to be $39.99 each.

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