Police Beat: Sept. 8

He didn’t start the fire, but he tried

A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a fraternity house at 2 a.m. on Aug. 27 in response to a report of attempted arson. Officers met with a member of the fraternity who said that a man had poured gasoline all over the back of the fraternity’s yard, door and chair outside. Fraternity members attempted to wash away the gas, but the odor was still strong. He said he never saw the man who did it but referred the officers to a witness.

Officers spoke with another member of the fraternity who said he had been in his room with his window open when he noticed that the air began to “smell like paint thinner.” He looked out the window and saw a man with short blonde hair, jeans and a light blue shirt. The man stared back at him, then turned and ran away. The fraternity member said the man had extreme difficulty getting out of the backyard and seemed to be very drunk. The fraternity member said he would be able to identify the suspect if he saw him again. There is no further information at this time.

Right under his nose

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A UAPD officer met with a man on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. who reported his bag had been stolen from the Main Library. The man said he had been working on a project in the library for about half an hour when he realized his bag was gone. The bag was on the back of his chair where he had been working and the student said he never left the table. The bag contained the man’s U.S. passport. There are no suspects at this time.

Found keys

A UAPD officer met with a woman on University Boulevard at a Sun Tran bus stop on Sept. 1 at 9:30 a.m. The woman told the officer that she had been waiting for the bus when she noticed a ring of keys left on the bench. The ring had three brass keys on it and the owner is unknown. The officer placed the keys into UAPD property.

It’s rude to point

A UAPD officer spoke with a man over the phone on Sept. 1 around 9 p.m. The man told the officer that he had lunch with his acquaintance on Aug. 31 where he met the acquaintance’s girlfriend. Later that day, the man added the girlfriend as his friend on Facebook. The man saw the acquaintance the next day at 6 p.m. and the person yelled at him, “Don’t point at me, bitch!” The man thinks the aquaintance is mad that he added his girlfriend on Facebook. He said he wished to file a report in case the acquaintance continues to “be mean” to him. There are no criminal violations at this time.


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