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Police Beat: November 27

Stranger in the night

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear from the Tucson Police Department on Nov. 16 at 12:57 a.m.

A Zeta Beta Tau fraternity member called the University of Arizona Police Department to report a stranger sleeping in a bedroom of the fraternity house.

Three officers went into the house and woke up the man. The man told the officers the front door had been open so he just walked in and went to sleep. He said he knew he wasn’t allowed to be in the house but he didn’t care.

The fraternity member and the chapter adviser both said they did not want to pursue any judicial proceedings for the man’s trespassing.

A records check showed that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant from TPD. The man had also been banned from the UA in the past and UAPD had contacted him more than 30 times for trespassing, drinking in public and sleeping at the university.

The officers gave the man a new UAPD exclusionary order for one year. The man told the officer to just throw the order on the ground because that’s what he was going to do with it.

The man was handcuffed, searched and transported to Pima County Jail.

Balancing act

A UA student was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol on Nov. 20 at 1:26 a.m. near First Street and Warren Avenue.

A UAPD officer noticed the student swaying as she walked east on First Street. The student seemed uncoordinated.

When the officer turned on his emergency lights, the student tried to walk faster, but became even more unsteady.

The officer asked the student if she was OK and noticed her eyes were red and her breath smelled like alcohol. The student denied drinking and said she was going to Delta Chi for her little.

The student then started crying and asking the officer why he was getting her in trouble. She said she wasn’t doing anything wrong and that the officer was getting her in trouble for helping her little. The student then denied being a member of a sorority.

The student was cited and released for minor in possession in the body and a code of conduct referral was completed on her behalf.

Wear it out

A UofA Bookstore staff member reported a theft from the Stone Avenue bookstore location on Thursday at around 2 p.m.

Two UAPD officers met with the bookstore staff member, who told them a man had shoplifted several items from the downtown bookstore location the day before at around 4:45 p.m.

The staff member said she greeted two men at around that time, and one of them left the store shortly while the other one stayed and browsed. She said the man who stayed started pacing faster through the store and put on a red hat and started to pick up other items around the store.

The staff member lost sight of the man when he went to a corner of the store where hoodies and sweats are on display. When the staff member went to see if the man was ready to check out, he quickly walked out of the store without paying for any of the merchandise.

The woman said she yelled at him, but he didn’t stop.

A UA bookstore fraud prevention staff member gave the officers a surveillance video and said another video would be available later. The video showed that five items were stolen, valued at about $502.

There is no known suspect for the case and the video and a receipt were placed into property and evidence.

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