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    Police beat: June 30

    Man misplaces wallet, cocaine


    On June 22, a UA facilities management employee found a brown leather wallet near the corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard and turned it over to the University of Arizona Police Department.

    As the wallet was being inventoried to be placed into found property, UAPD noticed a small plastic bag containing two grams of a white, powdery substance.

    A narcotics analysis identified the substance as cocaine and the bag was subsequently rerouted from the found property room to the evidence room.

    Along with the bag, an Arizona ID, a military ID and a library card, the wallet also contained two phone numbers. UAPD attempted to contact the owner of the wallet, but both numbers were out of service.

    The case has been turned over to the detectives. In the meantime, one man is still bereft of his wallet and cocaine. 



    New student’s mother uses five-fingered discount at Bookstore


    A UAPD officer was dispatched to the UofA Bookstore on the afternoon of June 22 in reference to a shoplifter in custody.

    The woman in question had allegedly attempted to steal a $14.99 bracelet. When questioned by the officer, she explained that the incident was an honest mistake.

    According to her, she had merely put on the bracelet while she was wandering around the store and had forgotten to remove it before leaving. Then, after she left the store, she had put her hand in her purse, causing the bracelet to fall off her wrist and into her purse.

    Faced with this reasonable description of a simple misunderstanding, the officer chose to review the surveillance footage, which clearly showed the woman putting the bracelet on her wrist and walking out of the store.

    The subject claimed she was visiting campus with her daughter, who was interested in attending the UA.

    A records check revealed that she had an outstanding warrant for a bad check and she was transported to Pima County Jail.


    Warrants are a real drag


    On June 21 at 2:36 a.m., a UAPD officer was driving south on Euclid Avenue near the Main Gate Garage when he noticed a woman dragging a man across the bottom floor of the garage.

    The officer approached the scene and identified both subjects using their CatCards. Both subjects had been drinking. However, only the one who was in the process of being dragged across the ground floor of a parking garage appeared intoxicated.

    The apparently incapacitated man was found to have an outstanding warrant for prior marijuana and prescription drug-related charges. He was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail.   

    Is that a burrito in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?


    On June 21 at 11:36 p.m., a UAPD officer stopped at the Circle K on Sixth Street and Cherry Avenue to make an unspecified purchase.

    Immediately upon entering the store, he noticed a man standing behind a burrito display in the store. The officer watched while the man lifted up the back of his shirt and placed an unidentified object in the back of his pants, before pulling his shirt back down to conceal the object.

    The officer approached the man and asked him what he had concealed. The man replied that it was only his wallet. The officer persisted, explaining that he had clearly observed him remove something from the display and place it under his shirt. The subject then slowly lifted the back of his shirt, revealing a large packaged burrito protruding from the back of his pants.

    Upon request, the subject presented his identification. He then bowed his head and admitted to stealing the burrito. The man was cited and released. He was also barred from returning to the Circle K.

    Photos were taken of the $2.72 burrito to be submitted for evidence. Photos were also taken of the arrested man, although it is unclear whether the man and the burrito were photographed simultaneously, perhaps in a silly pose.


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