Police Dispatch

You've Got Mail

UA Area, Feb. 28, 8:58 a.m.

Staff at the Arizona State Museum received an unusual envelope in the mail addressed to "White Studies," a University of Arizona Police Department report said.

A woman said the museum, at 1013 E. University Blvd., received the envelope on Feb. 28. The envelope had many messages scrawled on it, including "They spray swastikas on people's homes," "Land of scum," "They even sell diseases," "Human Rights Watch" and "Mafia vs. Religion."

An officer opened the envelope, which reportedly contained 15 pieces of newspaper that didn't appear to have any connection to the messages.

The employee said the museum has received a similar piece of mail in the past.

Rock And Roller

Overton Road and La Cholla Boulevard, Feb. 17, 12:01 a.m.

Deputies arrested an intoxicated man for some late-night rockin', a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

A neighbor phoned authorities complaining that Joseph Alfred Guliani, 46, was outside yelling profanity and racial slurs while strumming his guitar.

Authorities found Guliani, who one deputy said was "physically, visually and verbally drunk," in the back yard of his home wearing a robe and slippers and carrying a guitar. One deputy indicated that he was familiar with Guliani from numerous disorderly conduct calls in the past.

When asked by a deputy why he was playing his guitar so late at night, he allegedly replied, "That's what rock and rollers do."

The gate to enter the backyard was padlocked and Guliani was reportedly unable to say how to open it. One deputy hopped the fence while another talked to Guliani through the gate, the report said.

Deputies arrested Guliani for disorderly conduct; the neighbor who phoned authorities was reportedly "very pleased" that she could now get some sleep.

The Strange Things People Collect

Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, Feb. 14, 11:10 a.m.

A man said the buyer of an "investment toy" he was selling on eBay defrauded him, a PCSD report stated.

A man in Torrington, Conn., reportedly agreed to purchase the 69-year-old Tucsonan's model "Kotkowski sand-processing plant" for $2,350.

After the buyer's check arrived in the mail, the seller boxed up his sand-processing plant and sent it to the East Coast. Less than a week later, the buyer reportedly stopped payment on the check and refused the package--claiming it was damaged.

The man in Connecticut also wouldn't provide the seller with the required forms so he could file a loss claim with the post office.

The report didn't indicate the extent or nature of the damage to the plant.

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