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POBEAT: 9/19/16

Post-it problems

A University of Arizona Police Department officer and a resident assistant were on duty in Coronado Residence Hall when they saw a door covered in gray and pink post-it notes, all containing handwritten messages on them, on Sept. 6. Some of the messages seemed threatening and intimidating to the RA and the officer.

The messages said things such as, “Sleep W/ one eye open,” “We gunna kill you,” “Watch UR Back,” and “fight me.” There were 87 total post-it notes on the door to the room, while no doors around the room had post-its on them similar to that door.

Several RAs photographed the post-its and then removed them with the officer. The officer knocked on the door, but no one answered. Another resident in the hall said that one of the room’s residents was in a study room and he would get him.

One of the room’s resident came back with two women. The resident said the post-it notes were a joke. The two women were the ones who put the post-it notes on his door. The women both said their actions were meant to be a joke and none of the comments were serious.

The resident said he wasn’t threatened and he knew it was a joke and didn’t want to pursue charges. The officer told the two women that the UA doesn’t tolerate threats of violence and that if the resident had wanted to pursue enforcement action, he could have. The two women each received a Code of Conduct referral to the Dean of Students.

Fake it ‘til … you get caught?

A UAPD officer was in a patrol vehicle at the stop sign on Fifth Street at Park Avenue and was waiting for traffic to pass on Sept. 5 when they saw two men standing by the Metro Wildcat. One was wearing an empty-looking backpack and when he saw the police car, the man began texting on his phone.

The officer then entered the parking lot and walked to the entrance of the store because past occurrences of similaer behavior were consistent of an underage person waiting for alcohol to be purchased.

Another man exited the store carrying a 30-pack of beers and according to the officcer he didn’t look to be 21-years-old. The officer asked the store clerk what state the man’s ID was from, and the clerk said that the ID had been from Ohio. The officer saw the men walking with another man, so they followed them into a parking lot.

The officer told the three men to sit on the ground when he saw them standing around the backpack and putting beer into it. They complied and after identifying themselves were found to be under 21-years-old. When the officer asked about a fake ID, one man gave him it. The men, all UA students, were cited and released for minor in possession and one for misrepresentation of age to purchase. The student with the backpack had to complete an FYI to Dean of Students. The officer then poured out the beer.

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