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    Police Beat: Oct. 18

    I cannot tell a lie, that bottle is mine

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol near Seventh Street and Campbell Avenue around 2 a.m. on Thursday when he noticed a car fail to stop at a stop sign.

    When the officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the car. He told the driver to get out of the car. The driver showed no signs of alcohol consumption.

    She told the officer she and the passengers had been at The Rock, but she had been working so she did not drink at all. One of the passengers admitted to drinking alcohol, but he was more than 21 years old. The officer noticed an open bottle with approximately one to two ounces of dark rum in it stashed in the storage area of the driver’s seat.

    The front passenger told the officer, “That bottle is mine, sir. I put it there yesterday and would not have if I knew there was still alcohol in it.” The man told the officer he was only 20 years old and used someone else’s identification to get into the bar. He said he took the ID from someone without him knowing.

    The man was cited and released at the scene for minor in possession of alcohol in body, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and for misrepresentation of age to enter a bar.

    Be steal my heart

    A UAPD officer responded to the UofA Bookstore at 4 p.m. on Thursday in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The man in custody told the officer he was playing a joke on his girlfriend by pretending he was going to steal something.

    He said he took a UA basketball jersey off a hanger and tucked it into the side pocket of his backpack. The man then walked out of the bookstore without paying and was stopped by an employee.

    He said his girlfriend did not see him steal the jersey and he was planning on walking out of the store and then showing the jersey to her as a joke.

    He said he would have then gone back into the bookstore and returned it. The jersey was valued at $75.

    The man was cited and released at the scene for shoplifting.

    Looking like a fool with your wallet on the ground

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near the UA Main Library on Thursday when he found a wallet on the ground. The wallet contained an Arizona driver’s license, miscellaneous business cards, $43 in cash and two debit cards.

    UAPD is unsure of who the wallet belongs to because the driver’s license and the debit cards belong to two different people.

    The wallet was placed into property and evidence.

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