Snapface A Snapchat brag lead to a picture-perfect drug bust for the University of Arizona Police Department on March 28. UAPD received an anonymous tip through the LiveSafe app that a student in Manzanita-Mojave Residence Hall was selling drugs. The tip included a Snapchat video of the student’s drugs and his prices. The video had been captured in the video inside what looked like a messy dorm room, according to the police. In the video, a student pinched marijuana buds to show their quality. He also had several THC cartridges, gummy edibles and a large white “rock” police suspected was cocaine. Each item had a price tag attached that listed the item's THC content in milligrams. The officer went to Manzanita-Mojave and located the student’s room at around 5 p.m. He knocked on the door for about 5 minutes and could see someone’s feet moving around the room and someone looking out the door’s peephole. The officer called the student’s cell phone … [Read more...] about Police Beat 4/17/2019: A Snapchat Catch
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Stand and Deliver There’s no more appropriate place to stand up and make your argument than in a College of Law. Except maybe when it’s an impromptu speech during a fancy banquet. On April 8, a man informed the University of Arizona Police Department of an incident at the James E. Rogers College of Law that took place April 6. During a banquet hosted by the Arizona Law Review team, a law student gave a surprise speech she also videotaped for Live. RELATED: Police Beat 4/17/2019: A Snapchat Catch The man showed an officer the video. In the speech, the student brought up the three UA students, known as the “Arizona 3,” charged with harassing Border Patrol officers in an incident on March 19. The dean of the College of Law had just been introduced and handed the microphone. The student, who was wearing a shirt with the words “Murder Patrol” on it, took the microphone from the dean. … [Read more...] about Police Beat 4/24/2019: State Your Case
Carter Kreischer drew a last-second charge to send Lewis-Palmer past Pueblo West, 56-54, and back into the Class 4A state title game for a second straight season. With the Rangers leading by two with under ten seconds to play, Cyclones senior Nieyem’e Smeyer-Williams drove hard to the bucket and hit a running lay-up with about a half-tick left. But Lewis Palmer’s fifth charge call of the game negated the score — and caused an uproar from the Cyclones’ fans — as the Rangers advanced for a shot at championship redemption after falling to Valor Christian in the title last season. This was the game deciding play #copreps #4Afinal4 pic.twitter.com/QdzVFniABS — BasketballColorado (@Bball_CO) March 10, 2018 The first quarter was low scoring, with the Rangers leading 10-8 as each team attempted to settle in. But the pace picked up in the second, and Lewis-Palmer used junior forward Joel Scott’s put-back at the buzzer to take a 30-25 advantage … [Read more...] about Lewis-Palmer beats Pueblo West to advance back to Class 4A boys basketball championship
Tales from the Lyft Halloween may be around the corner, but no ghost story can compete with the “creepy” stories one passenger heard from her rideshare driver. A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a call from a woman who was already at the UAPD station on Sept. 21 at around 8:20 p.m. The woman told the officer she was a rideshare driver and that she had been hearing worrying reports from a passenger who told her that another rideshare driver she had ridden with had been bragging about “raping” students on campus. The man also reportedly said that he had dated a UA student and kept condoms and pregnancy tests in his car, which he makes girls take after assaulting them. The woman who was making the report said she works as a driver as well and had built up close relationships with many of her frequent passengers, which is why this story disturbed her to the point she needed to report it to law enforcement. She also said she was … [Read more...] about Police Beat 10/2/2019: Vehicular Crime Blotter
Sorority suspicions Good things rarely come in suspicious packages as one student learned after she received two of them from halfway across the world. A University of Arizona Police Department officer met the student who had received a suspicious package at the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house on Sept. 23. The student told the officer that she had first seen the box addressed to her in the house’s mail room. The sorority house manager had brought in the package around noon after picking up the mail from the house’s mailbox on Mountain Avenue. The student picked up the package, a 4 inch by 6 inch yellow padded envelope. When she opened it, there was a small, strange, square item. The item was sealed and contained another strange, round object inside. It was then that she noticed the package was sent from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a country in central Asia. RELATED: Number of reported hate crimes remained the same, auto vehicle thefts increased, … [Read more...] about Police Beat 10/9/2019: What’s in the box?