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Police Beat: January 15

Not that bad

A UA staff member called the University of Arizona Police Department on Jan. 8 at 4:05 p.m. to inform an officer that she’d received harassing text messages from her estranged husband.

She said the messages were a court order violation. When the officer called the woman back, she told him she did not want to make a report about the situation. She told the officer her husband, who lives in the Phoenix area, was sending her derogatory texts while she was at work.

The woman said she has an Order of Protection against him because he has assaulted and threatened her in the past. Then she told the officer the messages weren’t as bad as some of the ones before, and she shouldn’t have called UAPD.

The woman said she didn’t want legal action taken and said she would report future violations if they were more severe.

Free food

A UA staff member reported an unidentified man for causing a disturbance in the Math building on Jan. 8 at 10:10 a.m.

The staff member told a UAPD officer that the man had been attending classes and seminars in the Math building for six to 10 years but has never identified himself. The staff member described the man as Middle Eastern, in his fifties and with a “highly offensive body odor,” and said he didn’t know if the man was affiliated with the university.

The staff member said it appears the man only attends the seminars for free food, adding that in the past, staff have had to delay putting out food so that guests don’t get grossed out.

The man reportedly entered an office on the fourth floor of the Math building and was being pushy and argumentative with a recently hired UA employee. The employee said the man barged into her office demanding to know about a seminar. She told the man there was no seminar, but the man demanded she bring up the master calendar on her computer.

The officer told the staff member and the new employee to tell the man he’s creating a disturbance and ask him to leave next time they see him. If that doesn’t work, the officer said to call UAPD.

It’s not mine

A UAPD officer was called to Santa Cruz Residence Hall after a resident assistant reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms on Sunday at 10:05 p.m.

A UAPD officer made contact with the RA and noticed the smell, then the officer spoke to the student and a friend in the room. Both denied having marijuana in the room, but the student consented to a search of his side of the room. During his search, the officer found a pharmacy bag in the student’s backpack, which contained marijuana, two glass pipes and a small chocolate marijuana candy. The student said he had forgotten about his backpack and produced a medicinal marijuana card from California. The officer advised the student that he was not allowed to have marijuana on campus.

The officer then questioned the student’s friend, who denied using marijuana. The officer did not observe any symptoms of marijuana use and allowed him to leave.

As the officer continued talking to the student, he noticed a bottle of vodka. The student denied the vodka was his and said it could have belonged to a past resident of the room.

The student’s roommate then returned and gave consent for a search of his side of the room. The roommate also denied ownership of the vodka, and said his previous roommate had left several items in the room.

The officer was unable to determine who the vodka belonged to and disposed of it. The first student was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and diverted to the Dean of Students Office.

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