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Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
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A student in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reported receiving three possible scam phone calls from an unknown woman before 7:50 p.m. on Nov. 30, reports stated.

The student said the woman told him each time she worked for "Royal Travel Services," and he had won a trip from the company. She said she only needed his checking account or credit card information to bill him $3.95, reports stated.

The student said he told the woman he was not interested, but she called him two more times offering the same thing, reports stated.

The student said he told the woman it sounded like a scam, and she offered to let him speak to her supervisor. Seconds later the "supervisor" got on the phone and spoke with him, but it sounded like the same woman had disguised her voice, reports stated.

The "supervisor" went on to explain the process to the student, and somewhere in the conversation she began using her own voice again. When the student asked what happened to the "supervisor," the woman hung up, reports stated.

The student said he was concerned many other students may be getting the same calls and wanted the incident documented, reports stated.

Police reported researching the company online and finding many complaint forums stating people had called the same number the student was given by the woman and never being able to get through to anyone, reports stated.

Someone broke a toilet paper dispenser in the men's restroom at the Transit Center, 1610 E. University Blvd., sometime before 2:10 p.m. on Nov. 29, reports stated.

An employee said when she went in the bathroom to clean she found someone had taken the plastic cover off the dispenser and thrown it in the toilet, reports stated.

The employee said she would notify her supervisor who would call Facilities Management to repair the damage, reports stated.

A student suffered a seizure and fell and hit her head at 10:44 a.m. Thursday near East Second Avenue and North Cherry Avenue, reports stated.

A witness told police she saw the student walking east, and she stopped to look up before falling backward and hitting the back of her head on the asphalt, reports stated.

The student was conscious and alert when police arrived but was not sure where she was or what had happened, reports stated.

The student had a small cut on the back of her head that was bleeding as a result of her fall. Tucson Fire Department paramedics said it appeared she had had a seizure and she was transported to University Medical Center, reports stated.

When police looked for the student's identification, the ID of a 22-year-old woman was found and confiscated to place into property for safekeeping, reports stated.

Police contacted the student's mother to inform her of the situation and she said the student did not have a previous history of seizures, reports stated.

A student's $280 30-gigabyte MP3 player was reported missing from his room in Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

The student said he left the room at 10:20 a.m. Thursday and was not sure whether he closed the door, reports stated.

When he returned at 11 a.m., the MP3 player was missing. He checked the rest of the room, and no other items had been stolen, reports stated

The student told police the serial number for the item was in Gilbert but as soon as he got it he would contact UAPD, reports stated.

Two departments on campus received suspicious blue CD-ROM disks in yellow envelopes Friday afternoon, either through campus mail or possibly delivered by an unknown person, reports stated.

An employee in the Administration building, 1401 E. University Blvd., said he received two of the disks in their own envelopes at 10:30 a.m. and did not recognize the name of the sender, reports stated.

Another employee in the Douglass building, 1100 E. University Blvd., reported finding one disk that had been delivered by an unknown person around 2 p.m., reports stated.

Police could not find a record of the sender as a student and dispatch could not find a record for the name at all in their database, reports stated.

Police suspected the person may have sent all the items through campus mail but have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

An employee reported $2,570 worth of tools and other equipment missing from the construction site at 1656 E. Mabel St. sometime Thursday or Friday, reports stated.

The employee said the tools were secured in large metal storage bins and padlocked at 6 p.m. Thursday. When he returned to the site at 4 a.m. Friday, the items were missing and a key that fit the padlocks was inside the bin, reports stated.

The locks did not appear to be tampered with, and the entrance to the site had no signs of forced entry, reports stated.

The employee inventoried the keys to the locks and did not find any missing, but said the employees may have additional copies of the key, reports stated.

Police were not able to find any fingerprints and placed the key into evidence, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses.

An anonymous person turned in a $1 bill found outside the University of Arizona Police Department station, 1852 E. First St., reports stated.

The bill did not have any identifiable marks or information, and police placed it into property for safekeeping, reports stated.

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