Police Beat: Nov. 28

Wall jumper warned

A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house around 3 a.m. on Nov. 21 in response to a suspicious man. A member of the fraternity was standing on a balcony overlooking Main Gate Parking Garage when he saw a man in a blue sweatshirt and jeans jump over the wall to the fraternity. The member stopped the man and told him he had to leave. The member told the officer that he had no issues getting the man to leave but noticed the man was intoxicated.

He said he continued to watch the man and saw him go into the garage and attempt to get into a black Audi, but the car alarm went off. The man left the garage and walked west across Euclid Avenue. Officers searched the area and found a man matching the description at a Subway on Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. The man admitted to jumping the wall of the fraternity because he heard music and wanted to join the party. He denied ever going near the garage. The officer warned the man about going into private property without being invited.

Suspicious caller tries to be a Wildcat

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A UAPD officer spoke to a man in Colorado over the phone on Nov. 21 about a possible scam phone call from the UA. The man, who is not affiliated with the UA, reported that he received a phone call that morning from a woman who asked to speak with his wife to discuss Medicare medication with her. The man assumed the call was not legitimate and hung up. He told the officer he and his wife only give out their unlisted, home phone number to close family and friends and use their cellphones for other matters.

The man said he researched the number, discovered it was from the UA and became more suspicious. The officer described the incident to an employee from University Information Technology Services, who said the number the man reported was not an official number. The employee explained it was likely a spoof phone call and said the caller had probably subscribed to an online spoof phone calls company and made it appear as if the call were coming from the UA. There is no further information.

I cannot tell a lie

A UAPD officer went to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall at 10 p.m. on Nov. 21 because of an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer knocked on the door of the room and a man answered. When he opened the door, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana became stronger. The officer asked if he could come inside and the man let him in. The officer asked the man if he had any marijuana in the room and the man said, “I’m not going to lie to you, officer.” He opened his desk drawer and handed over a small plastic bag with about 1.3 grams of marijuana inside. The man also gave the officer his glass pipe and said he had a broken glass water pipe as well.

The man told the officer he never smokes in his room and usually goes across Sixth Street to smoke. He purchased the marijuana that evening from a man named Spencer in the parking lot of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The man refused to give the officer Spencer’s phone number. The man was cited and released at the scene for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


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