Police Beat: Nov. 10

Not what it used to be

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol near Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall at 2 p.m. on Monday when he noticed a man standing near a blue light emergency phone. The officer recognized the man as someone who had previously been cited for trespassing on UA property. UAPD dispatch verified the exclusionary order, and the man said he was aware of the order. While the officer cited the man on charges of criminal tresspassing, the man told the officer, “You know it wasn’t like this in the old days.” The officer released him and he left the area.

Keys, cards and iPads

A UAPD officer met with a supervisor from the Henry Koffler building at 3 p.m. on Monday in response to found property. The supervisor turned in several items that had been found in the building throughout the day, including a Wells Fargo debit card, a CatCard, a silver key and a silver iPad in a black case. The owners of the debit card and CatCard were contacted through email about recovering their property. The officer was unable to identify the owner of the iPad or the key. The items were placed into property and evidence at UAPD.

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Mysterious capsules found at PAS

A UAPD officer met with a man at the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building at 5 p.m. on Monday in reference to found property. The man said he had found a plastic bag filled with seven capsules in room 201 before class began. The capsules were a variety of colors and were filled with finely ground powder that was red-brown or green in color. The officer was unable to determine what the substance was. There were no markings on the bag or capsules. The bag was placed into property and evidence at UAPD to be destroyed.

Never gonna pay this fee

A UAPD officer met with Parking and Transportation employees on the top level of the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage at 7 p.m. on Monday in response to a man who had parked without paying. Due to the basketball game, drivers had to pay $15 to park in the garage without a permit. A PTS employee said she was standing outside the garage collecting money when a man in a Yukon pulled up next to her and said “I’m not going to pay. I lost my ticket. I am just going to park.” The woman told the man he had to pay or leave the garage. The man said he donated $4,000 every year and that the woman had to move. The woman called her supervisor, who repeated to the man that he had to pay or leave. An ROTC student who was directing traffic came to stand in front of the man’s car. The man continued to pull forward, bumping into the student’s legs several times. The PTS supervisor told the student to move and the car drove into the garage. The man had a “president’s pass,” which is used for parking on campus but is not valid for any special events, the woman told the officer. PTS placed a boot on the car. The man returned to his car around 9 p.m. and the officer arrested him for theft of services. The man said he had been parking in the garage for 18 years and it was ridiculous they wanted him to pay to park. He was released at the scene and the boot was removed from his car.


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