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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
November 23, 1998
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A student called university police Thursday afternoon after she received a suicidal e-mail from a friend, police reports stated.

The woman told police her friend, a graduate student, e-mailed her Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. In the e-mail, the friend said to send authorities to his house because it would be several days before someone found him, reports stated.

The woman told police she had no idea why he was suicidal and that the e-mail indicated nothing about why the student wanted to kill himself, reports stated.

Officers questioned a UA professor who knew the graduate student and employed him as a teaching assistant. The professor told police he had no idea the man was suffering from anything, reports stated.

An officer went to the graduate student's office to find personal information on him. While the officer was in his office, he called the student at home. The student told the officer he was all right, but he had taken 12 pain killers earlier, reports stated.

The officer told the man police were on their way to his house.

The student never told police why he wanted to commit suicide, police reports stated.

Police arrested a Tucson man on suspicion of trespassing Thursday afternoon after they saw him shave his head in the bathroom of a UA building, police reports stated.

An officer was on patrol in the Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd., at 2:15 p.m. when he walked into the men's bathroom and saw Richard Allen Habib, 38, of a general delivery address, shaving his head, reports stated.

Habib is not a UA student or faculty member.

According to reports, the same officer had told Habib at 10 a.m. that same day that he was not allowed to use any UA facilities without consent. Habib told the officer he knew he wasn't supposed to be there, reports stated.

The officer cited Habib and released him.

A student called police Thursday evening after he had received harassing phone calls from his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, police reports stated.

The student told police he had gotten four calls at his office from her boyfriend from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., reports stated.

The student told police the first three calls had been hang-ups. The boyfriend told the student on the fourth call to stop talking to his girlfriend or he would "get him," reports stated.

According to reports, the student tried speaking with the man, but he hung up. He also tried to trace the call but was unsuccessful.

Officers told the student to call his ex-girlfriend's pager and put UAPD's number in to see if someone called back, reports stated.

Four minutes after the page was sent, a man called UAPD, but hung up when he realized where he had called, reports stated.

Police told the student to call UAPD again if the calls continued. The student told officers he did not want to press charges.

An employee called police Thursday afternoon after a theft occurred in the Memorial Student Union Senior Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.

According to police reports, the employee told police a man from Ohio had been visiting the UA on Oct. 7 when his belongings, consisting of a diabetes supply kit, three U.S. Air tickets valued at $210, a $196 America West airline ticket and a $168 Southwest airline ticket, were stolen, police reports stated.

The man had called the employee to complain and demand reimbursement.

Police were unable to find the man's property. The employee agreed to reimburse the man, reports stated.

Police arrested a student early Thursday morning after an officer discovered he had two warrants for his arrest, police reports stated.

The officer stopped a 1985 tan Toyota pickup truck at the corner of East Speedway Boulevard and North Tyndall Avenue for expired registration tags at 4:55 a.m.

Police checked Christopher Michael Porro's identification and discovered two warrants for criminal damage and domestic violence.

Porro, 28, of the 700 block of East Adams Street, was taken to Pima County Jail where he was released by pretrial services.

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