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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 15, 1999
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A university employee called police Tuesday after she received a suspicious phone call from a man who claimed to be a Tucson police officer, police reports stated.

The staff member told officers she was in a relationship with a man who is also seeing a married woman, reports stated.

The employee said she has spoken with the other woman in the past and had no problems with her, but said she had felt increasing discomfort with the married woman, reports stated.

The staff member allegedly told the married woman to stay away from her and her boyfriend. The married woman reportedly called the employee at work several times Tuesday, reports stated.

The employee told police she went to the married woman's home to speak with her and her husband. The husband reportedly asked the employee to leave.

Tuesday afternoon, the staff member received a call from a man who claimed to be a TPD officer. The employee said she could not make out his name, but she thought he said "Velasi," reports stated.

The man reportedly told the employee the married woman and her husband had called police and complained about her.

He told the staff member "there will be an arrest" and referred to trespassing and disorderly conduct violations, reports stated.

The employee told police she became nervous and ended the conversation with the man. She tried to trace the phone call but was unsuccessful.

She told police she did not want to press charges.

The officer contacted TPD, but they could not locate an officer by the name of "Velasi" or find any information about the call, reports stated.

Police arrested a student on suspicion of theft of services Tuesday after a lost parking permit was found in his car, police reports stated.

The officer went to Parking and Transportation Services, 888 N. Euclid Ave., and inspected the documents regarding the lost permit.

The documents stated the permit was lost on Jan. 4. The permit belonged to the former roommate of Jay N. Schapira Jr., 19, reports stated.

Parking and Transportation Services booted Schapira's 1997 black Ford truck.

Schapira, of the 800 block of East First Street, told police he was sharing the permit with his roommate, but Parking and Transportation had no documentation of it, reports stated.

Schapira was cited and released.

A car was damaged Tuesday night after a food warmer rolled into the vehicle.

The white 1975 Porsche was parked in front of the Arizona Historical Society, 949 East Second St., at 8:46 p.m.

The warmer belonged to the Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St. It rolled down a pedestrian ramp and struck the car, causing a dent to the right rear panel of the vehicle, police reports stated.

A part of the warmer was also damaged in the collision.

A student called police Tuesday night after someone broke into his car, police reports stated.

The student told officers he parked his 1994 red GMC pick-up truck in the Cherry Avenue Garage, 1651 E. Enke Drive, at 7:50 p.m. When he returned at 9:05 p.m., the driver's side window was broken.

The student said his compact disk player, two amplifiers, compact disks, a cellular phone and five compact disk holders were stolen. The total value of lost items was more than $3,525.

The dash board and a rear speaker were damaged during the theft.

Police were able to obtain fingerprints from a pair of sunglasses the suspect touched, reports stated.

A student called police Tuesday night after he discovered someone used his credit card number to make a purchase, police reports stated.

The student told officers someone charged $218.67 to his card and he did not know how the suspect obtained the number, reports stated.

The credit card company told the student they would contact him when they knew where and when the purchase was made.

The student canceled the card.

A student called police Tuesday night after her car was burglarized, police reports stated.

She told police she parked her white 1991 Honda Accord in the south lot near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

When she returned to the vehicle at 10:30 p.m., a window was broken and items were missing, reports stated.

The student's compact disk player, 150 compact disks and two speakers were gone, reports stated.

The officer discovered damage inside the car as well, reports stated.

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