Police Beat: September 13
‘Might as well make it official’
A UA student reported being harassed via text messages to the University of Arizona Police Department on Tuesday, at approximately 10:37 a.m.
An officer met with the student at UAPD, who told the officer she had received a series of suspicious text messages on her cellphone during an event at her local church the night before.
When the student texted back asking who the person was, the sender identified themselves as “Michael,” then “Derek.” She asked if it was her friend “Jake,” but the sender responded that it was not.
The student tried to find out who the sender was, but then was disturbed when the sender informed her they knew where she worked and confirmed it by naming her place of business.
Texts included, “We might as well make it official, people are talking about us,” and “Just keep your schedule free for the weekend of the 21st.” Eventually, the text messages stopped.
The student said she did not want to pursue harassment charges, but wanted the person who sent the messages to stop contacting her. The officer called the suspicious number twice, to which there was no answer or name on the voicemail.
The officer left a message for the owner of the phone to contact him at UAPD, and told the student to contact UAPD again if the texts continued.
Left to his own, but not for long
A UA student was referred to the Dean of Students for underage drinking on Sunday at approximately 12:03 a.m., after a UAPD officer noticed two men walking on the sidewalk near Park Avenue and Fourth Street. One of the men was helping the other one walk by holding him up.
The officer stopped and approached the men. While speaking with them, it was clear that the man who was being assisted was very intoxicated. The intoxicated man was later identified as a UA student.
He had red, watery and bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled like alcohol. He also had a laceration over his eye that he said he got from bumping into a pole. He then admitted to drinking gin.
Tucson Fire Department was called to evaluate the student and concluded that if someone looked after him, he would not need to be taken to a hospital.
The other man who was assisting said he lives in the same dorm as the student, but did not want to look after him and left prior to TFD leaving.
While speaking with the student, another UA student walked up and offered to help. He said he was neighbors with the student and that they spend a lot of time together.
He agreed to watch his intoxicated friend for the night. The student was referred to the Dean of Students for Student Diversion for underage drinking.