Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police are investigating a potential fraud case in which a Utah high school student claims a man impersonating a UA admissions officer offered him a full scholarship.

The student told police the man, who called himself David Thompson, was supposed to meet him in admissions yesterday afternoon. When the student and his parents arrived, they were told David Thompson is not an employee of admissions or the University of Arizona.

The student told police he initially spoke to Thompson in December to obtain an application for admission. Since the first call, the student said he had been in contact with Thompson several times and said Thompson offered him a scholarship. He told police he is sure he had been calling the correct admissions number whenever he talked to Thompson.

The student also said he met with Thompson and his high school counselor in Utah early this year, and gave the police a detailed description of him.

Police are waiting for further developments.

Police arrested two 18-year-old students and charged them with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after they were seen acting suspiciously in a campus parking lot.

Ryan Carr, of Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, and Michael Sadler, of Coronado Residence Hall, were arrested when police noticed a "Graffix" water bong in a truck they were standing near.

On a routine patrol of the lot at East Fifth Street and North Tyndall Avenue, police said they noticed five males acting suspiciously near a truck in the lot. Fearing they were attempting to steal the truck, police approached the males for questioning.

Carr initially said the truck belonged to him but admitted the truck belonged to a friend who he said was letting him use it. He also said the bong belonged to a friend.

Police arrested Sadler after he was found to have drug paraphernalia on his person. Both students were cited and released.

A student reported his $450 bicycle was stolen from a locked laboratory in the Electrical and Computer Engineering building.

The owner said he left his unsecured GT Talera mountain bicycle in the lab Monday night and when he returned at noon on Tuesday the bicycle was gone. Police could find no forced entry into the room but noted the doors to the exterior of the building were unlocked.

Police have no suspects.

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

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