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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday November 8, 2002

Straw hat missing

A man reported his straw hat was stolen while he was using a computer in a campus building Tuesday, reports stated.

At about 1:40 p.m., police met with the hatless man at the Information Commons in the Integrated Learning Center, 1500 E. University Blvd.

The man said that at around noon he was in the area using a computer with his backpack and straw hat on a chair beside him. The hat was wedged between the backpack and the chair.

When he looked at the chair an hour later, he saw his hat was gone.

The hat was described as being a woven straw hat with a six-inch brim, black hat band and chin strap.

There are no witnesses or suspects, reports stated.

Harassing instant messages

Two female students reported they were being harassed by a male student through online instant messaging Monday, reports stated.

At about 9:15 p.m., police spoke with the two students at Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., who said they were being harassed by a male student online.

One of the students told police the male student sent her an instant message under a screen name she was not familiar with, and denied sending the message when she asked him about it.

The two female Oct. 31, and had sent the most recent message on Monday. No copies of the messages were saved on the computer.

Police asked the two students if they told the student to stop and they said they had several times, including Monday.

Police advised the students to make copies of the instant messaged and their replies the next time he contacts them.

The two students could not provide any information of a threatening nature. The only information that they provided was the student stating that he "hooked up" with their friend, reports stated

At this time, the only thing seen as harassment is his continuous instant messaging, reports stated.

Drug paraphernalia found in bathroom

A spoon with possible drug content was found in a bathroom stall in a campus building Tuesday, reports stated.

At about 1 p.m., a man reported finding the spoon in a bathroom stall in the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The man said he found the spoon on top of a toilet paper holder, and decided to contact police when he realized that it might have been used to use drugs.

The spoon had soot on the under side and a green residue within the spoon.

The spoon was placed into University of Arizona Police Department property as evidence.

There are no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Juvenile corrections escapees caught

UAPD officers assisted the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections with the arrest of two juveniles who ran away from a correction van near campus Wednesday, reports stated.

At about 2 p.m., several officers were dispatched to Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., on a report that two juveniles that had fled from a corrections van that had been at a Case Manager's Office at 151 S. Tucson Blvd.

Police went to an area northwest of the stadium and saw the two juveniles wearing gray shirts and blue jeans walking southbound on the west side of the football field.

When police shouted at the juveniles, they began to run. Police followed them from a distance into the southern portion of the stadium where they exited and ran through oncoming traffic on East Sixth Street.

Police followed the larger juvenile who ran toward the Student Recreation Center. Police lost sight of the subject on the west side of the building. Seconds later, officers found the juvenile slouched down hiding next to several large bushes.

Police took the juvenile into custody, when they were advised that the other juvenile was seen running westbound on East Seventh Street from North Vine Avenue.

As police drove southbound on North Highland Avenue from East Seventh Street, the other juvenile crossed the street right in front of the police patrol car.

Police took custody of the second juvenile, and transported both to the Case Manager's Office.

Later, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections placed the two subjects in shackles, reports stated

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at


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