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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested on multiple charges at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Boulevard., at 8:47 p.m. Saturday.

    At 8:07 p.m., an officer approached the man at the library regarding theft of his bus pass. He said he was on the first floor of the library and had gone to the bathroom, leaving his wallet in a bag.

    When he returned, he said he saw his ex-wife dig through the wallet and steal the pass. He followed her out of the library and watched her walk away.

    He said he did not have a way to get home, and the officer gave the man 95 cents so that he could catch a bus home. He left the area traveling westbound.

    At 8:41 p.m. the man called the University of Arizona Police Department and was verbally aggressive. He was yelling that he had no way to get home and “”what do you want me to do, sleep on the fucking concrete?”” according to reports.

    The officer met the man on the north side of the library and told him he needed to find a way home. The man became upset, saying his ex-wife had called his mother and that she would not come for him.

    The officer again told the man to find a way home, and he began yelling “”Fuck you!”” and flipping him off, according to reports.

    The man was told to calm down, and he turned around, threw his wallet at a window and turned back with his hands clenched in a threatening manner. He continued to yell, “”Fuck you!”” according to reports.

    The officer drew his Taser, activated it and pointed it toward the man, who then sat down. The officer explained to the man that he had to leave the campus.

    The man requested to make a phone call to his mother and ask for a ride. The officer allowed the man to stand and use a payphone.

    During the conversation, he became upset because his mother said she would not come get him. He slammed the receiver down and started yelling again.

    The officer said the man needed to leave. The man yelled “”Fuck you!”” while walking toward him with his hands up and clenched his fists, according to reports.

    The officer reactivated his Taser, and the man began yelling “”Come on, come on”” while shaking his fists, according to reports.

    After several commands for the man to turn around, he did so and placed his hands against a window.

    He was handcuffed and taken to Pima County Jail.

    While the man was being searched, a bus pass was found in his pocket.

    A Parking and Transportation Services employee reported that someone broke into a blue Honda while it was parked inside Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., at 12:14 a.m. Thursday.

    The car’s driver’s side window had been broken out. The contents of the vehicle appeared to be in disarray.

    The employee was able to locate a name and phone number for the victim using the parking pass displayed in his window. When the man arrived, he indicated his Motorola cell phone charger and his Apple iTrip was missing from the center console.

    A black CD case with red trim containing around 20 CDs was missing from underneath his front passenger seat.

    The officer dusted the driver’s side door and center console area for prints, lifting some of value.

    The man said he wanted to press charges.

    A black Gucci wallet was lost near IQ Fresh, 1303 E. University Blvd., around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

    The owner said he last saw the wallet on a table near the restaurant. He returned to the scene to look for the wallet and could not find it.

    The wallet contained several credit cards, a gift card, cash, a CatCard and an apartment gate key.

    The wallet was valued at $300.

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