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UA Survivor


By Kristopher Califano

Arizona Daily Wildcat

University police responded Tuesday afternoon to a UA building after professors reported feeling threatened by a student's e-mails, reports stated.

Officers arrived at the Music Building, 1017 N. Olive Ave., after a call concerning several e-mails written by one UA student to two different music professors. After reading the e-mails, the officer realized that the students did not physically threaten either professor, but alluded to their job security.

The student has not used any physical violence or threats in the past toward students or faculty. However, both professors told police that they had spoken with the Dean of Students about the student's previous behavior, reports stated.

Police spoke with a different UA professor who spoke highly of the threatening student. The UA professor told police that the student felt discriminated against because he has diabetes and liver disease, reports stated.

He told police that there must be a conflict of interest between the two other professors and the student. The professor also believes that the student will file a lawsuit, but not perform an act of violence, reports stated.

All professors involved in the questioning weren't sure whether the student possessed any weapons.

Police were called to the scene of a hit and run on Tuesday afternoon on Second Street, reports stated.

A UA student called police approximately 20 minutes after he saw a green, four door sedan exiting an alley. One of the sedan's tires ran over the UA student's right foot, reports stated. The vehicle proceeded to exit the alley at the 1300 block of Second Street, and drive away without stopping. The student was unable to attain the license plate number of the vehicle. However, he did inform police that he believed the driver was female, reports stated.

The Tucson Fire Department was called out to the scene. They treated the student before he was transported by UA security to the Campus Health Building, 1541 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

University police arrested a Tucson man for a previous assault charge and driving with a suspended license during a routine traffic stop at North Euclid Avenue and East Mabel Street on Tuesday night, reports stated.

Officers pulled over the car for driving with suspended insurance. The driver identified himself to police as Gene Ingrm, 28, of the 2400 block of North Geronimo Ave. The driver told the officers that his license was suspended, and that he may have a warrant issued for his arrest, reports stated.

Police ran a wants and warrants check on Ingrm. The check came up positive for a warrant for Ingrm's arrest. The warrant was issued for failure to show up to court concerning an assault charge, reports stated.

Police searched Ingrm, but found nothing illegal. He was arrested for failure to appear at court, and driving on a suspended license. Ingrm was taken to Pima County Jail, where he was released by pre-trial services, reports stated.

Police responded Tuesday night to an UA student's complaint of an airborne water balloon striking the student's windshield near a campus residence hall, reports stated.

Officers accompanied the student to the vehicle, which was parked at the scene of the crime, Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. 5th St. Officers noticed a shattered windshield and pieces of broken water balloon on the windshield and the hood of the vehicle. The student was driving on the south side of the residence hall when the projectile struck his windshield, reports stated.

The officers took a photograph of the vehicle and placed it into UAPD property as evidence. The student and officer were unable to determine from which direction the balloon was thrown.

University police responded Tuesday afternoon after a bicycle was reportedly stolen from a campus residence hall, reports stated.

A UA student called police concerning his stolen bicycle from the north rack of the Skyview Apartments, 1050 E. 8th St. The student told police that the light blue Mongoose mountain bike was secured by a cable lock through the bike tire and frame, reports stated.

The student told police that he locked up his bicycle at noon, and he noticed it missing at 3 p.m. that day. There are no known suspects, reports stated.

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

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