Police Beat: Aug. 31

Fighting Irish couldn’t fend off theft

A student approached a University of Arizona Police Department officer around midnight on Friday near Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall to report that his wallet had been stolen. The man had left his brown wallet with two Notre Dame logos on it on a bench near the hall and walked a few feet away to take a phone call. He noticed a large group of people walk by while he was on the phone. When the man returned to the bench, his wallet was gone. The wallet contained the man’s driver’s license, Social Security card, CatCard and room key. There are no suspects at this time.

Pissing while in possession

A UAPD officer was on patrol near the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Euclid Avenue at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday when he noticed a man urinating on a light pole. The officer asked the man if he always behaved this way or if alcohol had impaired his judgment. The man initially denied it, but then told the officer that he had been drinking. The officer noticed that the man had poor balance, slurred speech and red, watery eyes. The man was cited for minor in possession and was released at the scene.

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Forceful encounter on Fourth

A UAPD officer met with a student on Saturday around 2 a.m. who said she had been harassed on Fourth Street, west of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall earlier that evening. The woman was walking back to her residence hall when she was confronted by three men, two of whom where wearing white baseball caps. The men tried to get her attention by calling out to her and saying, “Hey, come over this way.” The woman continued walking and one of the men grabbed her by the arm. She told the officer she was able to fight her way free of the man’s grasp, but was pushed to the ground. The men ran away when she fell, she said. The woman refused medical treatment for the scrapes on her knees and had no other injuries. The officer warned the woman against walking alone, especially at night. There is no more information at this time.

Sketchy check

A UA student came to UAPD on Saturday to report a suspicious email she received on her CatMail account, as well as a possible scam associated with it. The student told a UAPD officer that she had received an email to her CatMail account over the summer about a part-time job opportunity from a sender she had not met before. The student said she expressed interest in the job and she and the sender exchanged various emails about the position. The sender of the email sent the student a check in the mail for $2,980 with instructions that she should deposit the money into her bank account and then send 60 percent of that money to another person listed in the email. The check was from Rojac Transport Services Inc. in Las Vegas, although the check was mailed from an address in Wisconsin. The student gave the officer the check and copies of the emails to place into property and evidence. The validity of the check is unknown and there is no more information at this time.


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