Police Beat: October 29
All the rage
On Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m., University of Arizona Police Department officers were called to settle a road rage incident that had taken place the day before.
On Wednesday at 3 p.m., a student was driving west on Second Street by the Harvill building. She stopped at a crosswalk waiting for pedestrians to cross. A vehicle drove up behind her and the driver began honking his horn repeatedly.
When the pedestrian traffic had cleared, the student began driving again until she came to the next crosswalk where pedestrians were crossing again. At that time, the student in the truck behind her got out and walked up to the drivers side of the vehicle. He began to kick her door and punch her window yelling, “Fucking bitch, drive your car.”
After harassing the student several times, the man got back in his truck. The student pulled her car over, allowing the other student to pass her. As he passed, she wrote down his license plate number and vehicle description.
After the incident, the student called UAPD. Officers were able to track down the man and have contacted him, though no further information is available at this time.
A Loko and a lie
A UA student was arrested on alcohol-related charges while outside the Alpha Phi sorority house on Thursday at 10:20 p.m.
A UAPD officer was working date dash security detail for the sorority by watching the students load onto the buses that would take them to the date location. While watching them board, the officer saw a student finish off a canned drink then crumple it up and throw it into the Alpha Phi lawn as he and another student got on the bus.
The officer picked up the empty 23.5 ounce Four Loko pineapple flavored drink can and went to the bus to pull the student off. The officer then noticed the student had watery eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol as he spoke.
When asked his name, the student lied and the officer informed the student that it was illegal to give false information to officers. The student then gave his real name and admitted to being cited previously by UAPD on alcohol charges.
The student was arrested, cited and released for minor with spirituous liquor in the body, minor in possession of alcohol, and drinking in public. He received a warning for providing false information and criminal littering.
A code of conduct was sent to the Dean of Student’s.
Mystery message man
UAPD officers were contacted on Thursday by a UA employee who was receiving strange voicemails on her work phone in the Modern Languages building.
The voicemails began appearing on Oct. 14, when the employee received a call from an unknown man asking about a job opportunity. However, most of the message was inaudible so the employee deleted it.
The following Monday, two more messages were received from the same unknown man. The first message involved the man accusing the employee of mixing up phone numbers.
The second message accused the employee of giving out the unknown man’s number as her own to other people. On Thursday, another message was received from the same man. The message began like a telemarketing call for Burger King but then went on to talk about making $10 an hour working for the employee. Finally, the message ended with the man claiming to have a UFO in his throat.
The employee then called UAPD to report the messages. She said she did not feel threatened but wanted them to stop.
The officer was able to get the number and make contact with the caller. The man spoke angrily in another language but then hung up.
When officers called back, the same man answered, speaking English this time. He asked “Is it you?” and “Are you new, are you new?” and then hung up.
No further information has been obtained. The employee said she will contact UAPD if she continues to receive the strange messages.
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