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    Police Beat: Oct. 20

    Man on field trip has a thievery field day

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the UofA Bookstore around 1 p.m. on Monday in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The officer met with a bookstore employee who showed the officer a surveillance tape. The footage showed a man grab multiple items from a display rack and put them in his jacket pocket. He then left the store with the items in his pocket without paying for them. The man identified himself with his high school identification card and Arizona driver’s permit. The officer contacted the man’s mother on the phone and explained to her what had happened. The woman gave the officer permission to question her son and asked that he be released into the custody of his teacher when the interview was finished. The man told the officer he was on a field trip to the UA. He said he only had $2 with him and that he had every intention of taking the items without paying for them. The items were six “Cajole String Doll” key chains. The total cost for the items was $51.35. The man was cited for shoplifting and was released into the custody of his teacher.

    Just resting … on my run from the law

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near the UA Poetry Center around 1:20 a.m. on Monday when he noticed a man lying on the ground near the restrooms. When the officer approached the man, he woke up and said he was just resting. He identified himself with his Florida driver’s license and told the officer he was homeless. The officer ran a records check on the man and found he had an outstanding California warrant for the transport and sale of a controlled substance, which is a felony. The officer arrested the man for the warrant and transported him to Pima County Jail.

    ‘Endless’ graffiti, ‘sorry’ spelling

    A UAPD officer responded to the Henry Koffler building at 5:30 a.m. on Monday in reference to vandalism on the fifth floor. The officer met with a custodian, who said the graffiti had occurred sometime between Friday and Monday morning. The custodian said he did not see anyone near the area when he noticed the graffiti. Someone had used black spray paint to graffiti the words “Endless Skummer,” a happy face symbol and the word “sorry” across the west hallway. The paint appeared to be very recent. The officer photographed the damage and victim’s rights forms were mailed to the UA.

    Unlocked bike taken into custody

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near the Henry Koffler building around 6 p.m. on Monday when he noticed an unsecured bike on the north bike racks. The bike was registered with Parking and Transportation Services. The officer took the blue and yellow GT Power Series bike to UAPD property and evidence. PTS said it would contact the owner.

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