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    Police Beat: Nov. 1

    You don’t want to be my ‘friend’?

    A UA student reported that an unknown person harassed her on Facebook between Oct. 22 and Tuesday.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to Maricopa Residence Hall to speak to the student who had reported a possible stalking incident at 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday. She told the officer someone whom she did not know had been sending her messages on Facebook, beginning at around 8 a.m. on Oct. 22. The sender wrote to the student, saying that she was attractive and asked if she was married. She did not reply to any of the messages until Oct. 24, when she said, “”Please leave me alone.””

    The man stopped sending her messages after that day, but then started contacting her mother, best friend and older brother. He tried adding all of them as “”friends”” and tried getting information on the UA student. All three of them told her about it, and said they didn’t tell him any information about her.

    On Tuesday at about 7:15 a.m., the student received another message that said, “”I saw you.”” The student then went to her mother and told her about the message. Her mother encouraged her to file a police report.

    The student told the UAPD officer she has absolutely no idea where the man could be sending the messages from, who he is or why he is contacting her. She isn’t afraid the man is trying to contact her in person, and said she changed her privacy settings on her Facebook account to help her prevent future incidents. She also reported the incident to Facebook and the man’s account was deactivated.

    The student did not wish to take any part in future criminal proceedings.

    Smoking in the dorms, how original

    A UAPD officer went to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall after someone notified police that three men were smoking marijuana at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday night.

    The officer arrived on the scene and met with another officer who had already identified the three men. The officer on scene said the three men had all admitted to smoking marijuana. The officer had collected a glass pipe and marijuana in a baggie from the students, and cited and released them for unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of paraphernalia.

    The Dean of Students Office was notified of the incident.

    CatCard thief loves chicken, coffee

    A UAPD officer spoke with a UA student at about 11:44 a.m. Tuesday whose CatCard had been stolen from Arizona Stadium.

    Several charges had been made with to CatCard. The student provided a copy of the CatCard transactions, which showed two purchases made on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 that he had not made. He added that the last time he remembers having his CatCard was on Sept. 18, and that he believes it was while he was attending a football game at Arizona Stadium.

    The student said he realized his CatCard was stolen when he tried buying something using the number of the card on Oct. 18, and his purchase was declined because there was no money in his account. He then checked his transaction records and saw a Chik-fil-A purchase for $18.72 made on Sept. 25 and a Starbucks purchase for $7.28 on Sept. 26.

    The officer called the UofA Bookstore security team to see if they had footage from security cameras of the Starbucks there. Security said that they no longer had a camera facing the Starbucks that recorded footage, nor did they have footage dating back to the date in question.

    The student said he wished to pursue charges for the theft and charges.

    Can’t clink keys at kickoff

    Parking and Transportation Services turned in a key they found to UAPD on Oct. 26 at about 8:51 a.m.

    An employee at Parking and Transportation Services turned in the key that morning. They informed UAPD at the UA football game that weekend, an unknown person had found the key at the Arizona Stadium on Oct. 23 and given it to the employee. The owner of the key is unknown and it was placed into found property and evidence.

    No, you can’t park your skateboard there

    A UAPD officer was conducting a check of Park Avenue Parking Garage on Tuesday at midnight, when he observed a student skateboarding on his long board on the second parking level.

    The officer went up to him and told him that the UA has a policy on bicycles and skateboards, and advised him that there would be consequences if he doesn’t stop skating in parking garages.

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