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    Police Beat

    Men told to leave after performing bike tricks

    Two men were warned for trespassing on campus after they were seen doing bicycle tricks Jan. 13 at 3:36 p.m.

    An officer on foot patrol in the Student Union Memorial Center walked out of the northward facing doors and saw two men on their bikes. While the officer was watching them, one of the men did a “”bunny”” bike trick while in the area of the student union.

    When the man noticed the officer, he jumped off his bike and began walking it away from the area. The other man did the same thing when he saw the officer.

    Both men attempted to leave the area, walking away with their bicycles, when the officer approached them. To stop them, the officer grabbed the handle bars of one of the bikes and told the men to stop. Both men told the officer that they were not UA students.

    The officer told the men to leave or else they would be arrested for trespassing. Their names were flagged in the system and they were warned that if they were seen doing any more tricks on their bikes, they would be confiscated. The men left the area shortly thereafter.

    Baffling symbol found at underpass

    Police responded to the Highland Underpass on East Speedway Boulevard for a call regarding intentional damage Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

    When they arrived, police saw an unknown logo or word spray-painted in black along the west wall of the underpass.

    The reporting party did not wish to be identified and did not give the police anymore information. Pictures of the damage were taken and placed into evidence. Facilities management was contacted to clean up the graffiti.

    There are no suspects and no witnesses.

    Man attempts to steal textbooks

    Police responded to the UofA Bookstore on Jan. 13 at 3:02 p.m. for a shoplifter in custody. Loss prevention staff at the bookstore contacted police after they saw a man attempting to shoplift textbooks.

    When police arrived, they made contact with an employee who said they had the man in a conference room. The employee told the officers that the man had attempted to steal approximately six books. On camera, they saw him enter the bookstore and walk to the first floor. After that, he took seven books off of one of the shelves and carried the textbooks to a corner in the northern part of the store near the elevator. He then placed only six of the textbooks in his backpack. He left one book against the wall.

    The man then went to the second floor, walked around, and attempted to exit the bookstore, bypassing all cashiers. He was met outside by the bookstore security staff who escorted him back inside to a conference room to wait for police.

    Police made contact with the man who was identified as a UA student. He told police that he had gone into the bookstore earlier that day with the intention of stealing the textbooks he needed.

    The man was cited and released for shoplifting and referred to the Dean of Student’s Office for a Code of Conduct violation. The total cost of the merchandise was $374.40.

    Trash can found broken at Highland Commons

    A patron notified police of a broken ceramic trash can on Jan. 13 at 8:21 a.m.

    While responding to a 911 call to check the welfare of a person, police were approached about a broken trash can in the area of Highland Commons on East Lowell Street.

    The reporting party told officers that it looked like the trash can had been intentionally damaged. When police went to assess the damage, they saw that the trash can, which was ceramic and heavy, had been knocked over. They reported that it looked as if a person intentionally pushed it over, causing it to break into several pieces.

    There are no witnesses, or suspects. Pictures of the damage were taken and placed into evidence.

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