Police Beat: November 27
Employee holds UA property ransom
A former University of Arizona Residence Life custodial employee was asked to return missing UA ResLife property over the phone at 4:43 p.m. on Nov. 20. The missing property included a flip-phone, 11 pairs of blue UA work pants, five UA polo shirts and two sets of keys.
A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with a current employee at El Portal, who said the former employee was last seen on Oct. 31. The custodian had worked at the UA for 3 years, and nobody knew why the former employee had left because she failed to return phone calls or emails. Due to this lapse of communication for two weeks, the employee was subsequently resigned voluntarily.
When a UAPD officer spoke with the former employee on the telephone, she said her intentions were to return the missing items, but circumstances had prohibited her from doing so. She wanted her final paycheck before returning the items, saying she lived 1.5 hours from Tucson, and would mail the property back. She was upset with the UA for requesting their items back so quickly, but agreed to return them in the mail.
Stress shots suck
A UA student was transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center after being found lying on the floor of a Villa Del Puente Residence Hall dorm room at 2:27 a.m. on Nov. 17. When UAPD arrived at her dorm, Tucson Fire Department was already on the scene and verified the woman was conscious and breathing, despite being unable to clearly speak.
TFD determined that the woman required further care at UAMC since she vomited several times during their visit and was generally incoherent. During TFD’s assessment, UAPD overheard the woman say she had drank four shots earlier in the night.
When a UAPD officer spoke with the student at UAMC, she repeated that she had drank four shots, and did so because she had been stressed from school. She and the officer discussed appropriate stress-management techniques. The student was cited and released on charges of minor in possession.