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Police Beat: April 29, 2015

“I was being stupid”

A UAPD officer was driving down Campbell Avenue when he saw a vehicle speeding on Sixth Street through Campbell Avenue on April 15 at 10:05 p.m.

The officer caught up to the speeding vehicle at Fremont Avenue and pulled it over at Tyndall Avenue. The officer estimated the individual was going 55 mph in a 30 mph zone.

The officer asked the man why he thought he was pulled over. The driver replied, “Because I was being stupid,” and admitted to going 60 mph.

He was cited and released for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph. The officer told the man that if he enjoys driving fast, he should arrange time at a driving track.

Hole lotta trouble

A UAPD officer was called to La Aldea graduate housing complex to investigate criminal damage to a gate on April 14 at 8 a.m.

The residence hall maintenance supervisor walked with the officer to Gate E on the northwest corner and pointed to a hole in the metal mesh. The officer saw a 2-by-3 hole near the door handle. It appeared as if someone used a tool to pull the metal apart away from the steel frame in order to trespass.

The officer tried to put his hand in the hole and failed but observed that a small hand was capable of fitting in the hole. The gate, which was normally used for exiting only, would allow people to enter the hall when the handle was pressed down.

The supervisor said the door would be fixed by either replacing the metal mesh or by welding a metal plate over the hole. A victim’s rights form was completed for UA Risk Management Services. There were no suspects or witnesses to the incident.

Alarming message

A UA student received an alarming text message from his friend claiming she wanted to do something bad to herself on April 14 at 2:05 p.m.

The friend who sent the text message is also a UA student. She said she feels really bad and wants to go home. The student who received the message said he was aware she’s been seeing a counselor at UA Counseling and Psych Services for depression. He was concerned because his friend told him she had thoughts about cutting herself in the past. 

A University of Arizona Police Department officer met with the female friend who sent the concerning text at the Associated Students of the University of Arizona offices at 2:30 p.m.

She said she met with a CAPS counselor since February 2015 for her diagnosis of general anxiety and depression. She told the officer that for the past couple of days, her depression has been getting worse, and she has had thoughts of cutting herself, but she hasn’t actually done anything. She reported texting her mother for support, which helps calm her down.

The student agreed to have her counselor come over and evaluate her.

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