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    Police Beat: Feb. 16

    Employee rejects his calling

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a call made by a university employee at 10:37 a.m. on Monday. The employee told officers that he had continually received calls from people asking about an employee who had been laid off in 2009 and that he was tired of being bothered by the calls. When told the employee in question no longer worked at the university, the unknown callers would either hang up or yell, “I know she still works there.” The employee stated that the former employee would have many bill collectors calling when she still worked for the university, so officers and investigators suspect that the unknown callers are bill collectors. The employee did not have caller ID, so police were unable to trace the phone calls. Police advised the employee to not only continue trying to get a name and phone number but also to contact the police if this happened again.

    One roommate does a line, the other draws the line

    UAPD responded to a call made by a female student reporting that her roommate was using cocaine in their dorm room in Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The student said she was in her room speaking to her father on the phone when her roommate walked into the room and asked if she could close the door and lock it. The roommate said, “I don’t mind.” The suspect locked the door and sat at her desk. The roommate watched as she pulled out a small bag containing a “white powdery substance,” which she then poured out onto the desk. She then grabbed a $20 bill and her CatCard and attempted to flatten the cocaine and separate it into two lines. She grabbed a straw and snorted the powder. The roommate asked her, “What is that, and should you be doing that with your Crohn’s disease?” The suspect responded that it was cocaine. As the suspect put the powder into her mouth, she asked her roommate, “Do you want some? It makes your mouth feel good.” The roommate declined, and was mostly speechless, but at one point said, “Oh shit, dude.” The roommate then continued to consume what was left of the cocaine. Her roommate then stood up, grabbed her bag and left for class. At that point, the roommate called UAPD.

    When officers arrived, they spoke to the suspect and asked her if she knew what this was all about and she told them yes. She admitted to snorting and rubbing cocaine on her lips. She said she received all of her illegal drugs from someone else. Her room was searched for further items where they also found a Hello Kitty pipe. She was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail. The other roommate was transferred to another room for the night to ensure her safety.

    Unauthorized overlogging

    A student called UAPD to inform them that her work computer had been used without her authorization at 4:36 p.m. on Monday. The student was an employee in the pharmacology department and said that someone had logged into her work computer and tried to get on the Internet and change her desktop background. Police said that more than 75 pages had been browsed through, and many of the sites were either illegal or social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Puppy Wars and ESPN. Police interrogated the student employee to find out if she had given her password to anyone. Police documented the incident and are finding out who else had access to her password.

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