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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
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A student was cited for underage drinking and littering early Thursday night after police saw him urinating on the patio at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived around 3:30 a.m. they saw the student standing in the patio area holding the door open and urinating.

The student noticed police and said, "I'm sorry, I had to pee."

Police smelled alcohol and asked the student if he had been drinking and he said, "Yeah, too much," reports stated.

The student was then released, reports stated.

A student's $1,200 iMac computer and $100 exterior Jump Drive were stolen Thursday from the UA Main Library, reports stated.

The student told police he had left his computer in a locked cubicle around 4 p.m. on Sept. 14. The student said his friend had seen the computer around 10 a.m. on Thursday.

The student returned to the cubicle around 1 p.m. and the computer was gone.

A UA employee said he would change the codes to all the cubicles in the library.

The employee said he always checks the cubicles before leaving to make sure they are locked. There was no sign of forced entry.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Two students told police they had been receiving harassing phone calls since March and said they suspected another student and his friend, reports stated.

The students were dating and the woman said she believed the calls were coming from her ex-boyfriend and his friend.

She said the calls had started in March. She said she would get several calls a day from people who said they were members of an Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. The callers would frequently make references to her ex-boyfriend.

Her ex-boyfriend also created a group on The group page had several derogatory comments about her and her name. The woman said her ex-boyfriend had taken the comments off after she confronted him.

The woman said the calls then stopped until Thursday morning. She said she had received several calls from a restricted number at 1 a.m.

The woman told police she had turned off her phone and checked it later to find 12 voicemails. The messages sounded like a recorded voice and used derogatory terms and profanity, reports stated.

The woman again turned off her phone, and when she turned it on later she had 12 more voicemails with the same recorded message.

The woman's boyfriend said someone had called his roommate and asked his roommate for his number. The caller said he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, reports stated.

The boyfriend then got an e-mail around 1 a.m. that had threatening language in it.

Police called the woman's ex-boyfriend, who at first didn't believe he was talking to a police officer, reports stated.

After police gave the ex-boyfriend a badge number, he said he believed he was talking to an officer.

The ex-boyfriend said he had not been making the calls and said he had been receiving suspicious calls and e-mails, too.

Police told the ex-boyfriend to stay away from the woman and her boyfriend. They told him that if he received more suspicious e-mails or calls to call police, reports stated.

A student was cited for stealing a $2 bottle of Gatorade Thursday night at the Cactus Grill in the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

When police arrived a UA employee said he had seen the student chug the bottle of Gatorade and then quickly walk past the cashier while trying to hide the empty bottle.

The employee said he had pulled the student into his office and said the student was being belligerent.

The student told police that he had been standing in line and was extremely thirsty from rugby practice. The student said he then drank the Gatorade while he was standing in line.

The student said a friend had then called him and not known where the Cactus Grill was. The student said he had handed his sandwich to his roommate so that he could meet his friend outside.

The student said he completely forgot about the Gatorade bottle and walked out. The student kept raising his voice to police and seemed agitated.

The student said he could not remember his roommate's name and did not have his phone number.

When police asked the student why he was yelling, he said he wasn't. The student said that was the way he talked because he was from New York.

The student said he was being stereotyped just because he was from New York.

The empty Gatorade bottle was placed into evidence and the student was released, reports stated.

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