By Alicia A. Caldwell
Arizona Daily Wildcat
November 3, 1997

Police Beat

A female employee called university police Thursday after receiving an anonymous phone call about an alleged theft from the Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The employee told police a man called and said he had a problem with the clinics at the center, police reports stated.

The employee reportedly asked the caller what his problem was and he said he saw two unidentified male custodians taking items from the labs and putting them in their cars.

The employee told officers there had been no reports of theft from any of the labs.

University police were called to the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road, Thursday after a male student reported his backpack and its contents stolen from a desk.

The student told officers he put the backpack on the back of a chair at about 2:20 p.m. and when he returned 20 minutes later the pack was gone, police reports stated.

He reportedly put the bag next to a musical instrument, but the instrument was not taken.

The backpack and its contents were valued at $170.

A male employee called university police after finding a broken ceiling tile in the Architecture building, 1040 N. Olive Road.

The employee told officers he thought the tile could have been stepped on from above, and it broke that way, police reports stated.

Police reports stated the employee did not find any signs of someone having been in the ceiling or any footprints on the wall leading to the ceiling.

He told officers he reported the incident because of valuable computer equipment in the room, police reports stated.

Nothing was missing from the room and the value of the tile was unknown.

A Facilities Management employee called university police Wednesday after receiving a harassing message from a male caller on his voice mail system at the Facilities Management building, 1301 E. Fifth St.

The caller reportedly left a message that stated, "I know where you can get a good deal on some moving boxes 'cause you're gonna need 'em, you're really gonna need 'em."

The employee told officers that he and three other employees recognized the caller's voice as another employee in the office, police reports stated.

The employee reportedly told officers he wanted the action documented because of an existing employee conflict and he understood that call as a threat.

Officers were trying to locate the caller.

A male student called university police Friday after someone grabbed his backpack on the top level of the Second Street Garage, 1340 E. Second St.

The student told police he had parked his car just after 10:30 a.m., when an unidentified man walked up behind him and stole his backpack, police said.

The student said the man was about 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, wearing all denim and reportedly ran west from the scene after the incident.

University police and Tucson Police Department officers searched the area for about an hour, but found no one matching the man's description.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.


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