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    Police Beat

    The Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd., received an envelope with no return address postmarked from Spain Jan. 7. The envelope contained pamphlets on politics, sex education and religion. It contained no threats, but was called in due to a high volume of suspicious mail the museum had received that week.

    A woman seen driving with expired registration tags fled from police officers when they attempted to pull her over Jan. 4.

    She sped up rapidly but the officers led her into a dead end in a small parking lot.
    The woman attempted to back up numerous times, causing an officer to think that she was attempting to ram his patrol car. He then drew his handgun and pointed it at her car while giving verbal commands for her to turn it off. She eventually did so and was then arrested.

    According to reports, when asked why she fled from the officer, the woman replied, “”I thought I could outmaneuver you.”” She said she didn’t intend to ram his patrol car, but she couldn’t get her car into park.

    The officer verified the remark by trying out her gearshift himself.

    The car was so messy that he found it difficult to reach the knob.

    The woman was cited and released at the scene.

    Empty packages of pencils, pens and batteries were found behind the loading dock of the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., Jan. 4.

    Officers were called to the bookstore, where they took photos of the empty packages.

    The bookstore reported the items as stolen and said the theft is thought to be internal because of where the packages were found. The loss of merchandise was valued at $18.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police?Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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