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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 12, 1999
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A university employee called police Wednesday night after discovering someone had installed an illegal program into an e-mail server, police reports stated.

The systems programmer said he had received several student complaints that the e-mail system was inaccessible.

The employee told police he penetrated the server and found someone had put a "Trojan Horse" into the system, reports stated.

After examining the illegal program, the employee determined it was installed on Jan. 5 at 3:41 p.m., to access students' e-mail passwords.

The person responsible for the program had used a system in Ohio, the programmer discovered.

The employee traced the intruder's information and called him. The man he spoke with told the employee he could provide UAPD with "additional information" about the incident.

The employee said he would give police copies of access logs to assist in the case, reports stated.

Police forwarded the case to detectives.

A student called police Wednesday morning to report her textbooks were stolen.

The student told officers she left her backpack in her locked office on Jan. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

When she returned early Monday morning to her office in the Forbes building, 1140 E. South Campus Drive, her bag was gone, police reports stated.

The student told police she spoke with people in the building, but no one had seen her bag, reports stated.

At 9 a.m. that same morning, she was told by a maintenance worker her bag was found on the fifth floor behind a copy machine, reports stated.

Over $141 in textbooks were gone when the student reclaimed her bag.

A student called police Wednesday afternoon to report her purse had been stolen while she was working in the UA Main Library.

The student told officers she was using a second-floor computer in the library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at 4:20 p.m., when her purse was stolen, police reports stated.

The officer searched the second and third floors of the library, but was unable to find the handbag.

The bag contained a daily planner, a CatCard, an Arizona drivers license, a bank card, a Davis Monthan Air Force Base card, $30, her car and house keys and photos.

The officer told the student to cancel her cards, reports stated.

A student called police to report her bicycle seat was stolen Wednesday afternoon.

The student told officers she left for class at 11 a.m. and noticed her Cannondale bike was undamaged and locked up near Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road.

The student said she returned at 1 p.m. and the seat to her bike was gone.

A student called police Wednesday morning after he noticed his wallet was missing.

The student told officers he last had his wallet Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. while at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., police reports stated.

The wallet contained a bank card, Visa cards, an Arizona drivers license and a CatCard.

Officers found a student's black Fossil leather wallet Tuesday morning while on patrol at the intersection of East Lee Street and North Mountain Avenue.

The wallet contained a CatCard, Visa Bank card, Arizona drivers license, $8 and miscellaneous other cards, police reports stated.

An officer found a phone number of a relative, who gave the officer the wallet owner's number.

Police left a message for the student.

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