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Police Beat: March 31

Chapped lips

A non-UA affiliated man was cited and released for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore on March 24.

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers reported to Mountain Avenue, where the bookstore loss prevention officer had followed the suspect. The loss prevention officer said he had seen the man pick up a tube of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer chapstick in Cherry, use it, then place it down on another counter. The officer said that a manager and employee of the bookstore had also seen the man near the area where the chapstick was sold.

The UAPD officers then read the man his Miranda Rights. The man said he understood and would answer questions, but he was difficult to understand because it sounded like gibberish when he spoke.

The suspect did not make much sense, but said that he had used chapstick from his pocket. The man was then cited and released for shoplifting.

“I’m FedEx”

A UA computer technician received two suspicious phone calls on March 21.

The computer technician said he had received a phone call about an hour and a half earlier from what sounded like a male voice. The man on the phone asked the computer technician if it was him, stating the correct name. The computer technician said yes, and the man hung up.

About a half an hour later, the computer technician received another phone call from what sounded like the same man. He asked the man why he was calling, and the man on the phone said, “I’m FedEx.” The computer technician then asked who he was trying to reach and the man said,
“University of Arizona.” Then the man on the phone hung up again.

The computer technician said he contacted Fed Ex and confirmed that the company did not place the call. The UAPD officer called UA Telecommunications Services and asked them to trace the call, but the trace was unsuccessful.

Trashy trespassing

A non-UA affiliated woman was arrested on a confirmed TPD warrant on March 24.

Two UAPD officers noticed the woman on a bike during a routine patrol at the Water Resources Research Center. The woman was digging through a trash can near a “No Trespassing” sign.

The officers spoke with the woman, who said she lived in the area. She did not have identification on her, but told the officers her name and birth date. She also told them that she had a warrant out for a misdemeanor.

The officers confirmed this, then handcuffed and searched the woman and transported her to Pima County Jail.

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