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    Police Beat: Jan. 26

    Family fraud

    On Jan. 20 at 5:48 p.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to 1852 E. First St. in reference to fraud.

    A man received a phone call on Jan. 18 at 10:18 a.m. from a magazine called Midnight Velvet, a women’s fashion and home decor publication.

    The representative from the magazine told the man that he owed Midnight Velvet $116.12 as payment for a subscription. He also stated that the magazine had his social security number on record.

    The man said that he never subscribed to the magazine, but when he had previously returned home to Chicago, Ill., he noticed a copy of the magazine at his cousin’s house.

    The man believes that his cousin used his social security in order to get the magazine but has not paid any money toward the subscription. Also, the man’s name was not printed on the cover.

    He said that if his cousin did use his number, then he would like to press charges.

    UAPD advised the man to contact the Chicago Police Department to make criminal charges.

    Man, those cameras are good

    On Jan. 17 at 2:02 p.m., a UAPD officer arrived at the UofA Bookstore  in response to a student shoplifter.

    The man was in bookstore security’s custody after reportedly stealing a pencil. He was identified by his CatCard and an Arizona driver’s license.

    After agreeing to answer questions, he stated that he was downstairs in the bookstore purchasing a headset. He purchased it downstairs so he could get the security seal taken off.

    After buying the headset, he went upstairs to continue shopping, picked out a pencil and placed it into his bag so that he wouldn’t have to carry it.

    After spending a total of about $300 in the store, he left and forgot about the pencil in his bag, but he claimed he did not intend on stealing a pencil and had never stolen anything before.

    The student was placed under arrest. The property was photographed and placed into evidence. The man was also warned for trespassing. The incident was reported to the Dean of Students.

    Drunken dude dozes in library

    A UAPD officer responded to the Science-Engineering Library on Jan. 20 at 6:56 p.m.

    The officer was there to check on the safety and well-being of a man who was reported to have been lying on the ground near the front doors.

    After the officer made contact with the man, he could smell alcohol on him, and noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated.

    The officer checked with UAPD dispatch and found that the man had an outstanding warrant from the Tucson Police Department. The report also showed that the man had trespassed into the library the day before and had been caught by another officer.

    The man was placed under arrest for third degree trespassing, and he was transported to Pima County Jail.

    SUMC creeper captured

    At 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 20, a UAPD officer arrived to the main lobby of the UAPD station in reference to a threat.

    A woman stated that, during the previous day, she was in the Alumni Lounge at the Student Union Memorial Lounge when an unknown man assaulted her.

    When the man had entered the center, the woman recognized him as a person she had seen various times at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center grabbing women’s rear ends as they walked past him.

    While in the lounge, he pulled up a chair across from where the woman was sitting and faced it toward her.

    The man stared at the women for about 10 minutes and then began throwing beef jerky at her and smacking his lips.

    Then, he placed his feet on the table with his legs spread apart, cupped his genitals and thrust himself toward her while saying, “”I know you want this.””

    When the woman got up to leave, he followed her and stated, “”I am going to slit your throat while you suck my dick.”” She said that there were people around who heard what he said, but she does not know who they were.

    The woman did not call 911 right away because her cell phone was dead and did not think it was a big enough emergency to use the blue light emergency phone.

    From the description the woman gave, a composite photo was drawn with a 90 percent likeness of the man. A Campus Watch bulletin was made for distribution.

    On Jan. 21, officers were able to make contact with the man after another person reported seeing a man who matched the description.

    After his belongings were searched, officers transported the man to Pima County Jail.

    In his belongings, they found and placed into evidence a book, “”The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from Around the World”” and various handwritten documents.

    The man was also issued an Exclusionary Order, which bans him from UA property for one year.

    He was booked into Pima County Jail for assault, disorderly conduct, threats and refusal to provide a truthful name to law enforcement.


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