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    Police Beat: Feb. 1

    Klepto can’t be controlled

    A male UA student was arrested for shoplifting a pair of shorts from the UofA Bookstore on Thursday at 10:35 a.m.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the bookstore at 10:10 a.m., to meet with bookstore loss prevention employees before speaking with the student in the second floor conference room of the bookstore.

    In the meeting, the student verbally identified himself and told the officer that stealing the gym shorts was a stupid decision.

    That pair of gym shorts was the last of its kind, and the student did not have his wallet with him.

    The student then hid the shorts, valued at $34.28, behind his backpack and attempted to leave the bookstore.

    The officer conducted a records check on the student and found that there was a warrant out for the student’s arrest in Maricopa County for failure to appear in regards to underage driving under the influence.

    He arrested the student for the shoplifting and the warrant.

    While searching the student’s possessions, because of the arrest, the officer found that the student had a $100 gift card to the bookstore and a California driver’s license.

    The officer took the student into custody and booked him into Pima County Jail.

    Skater scampers from police

    UAPD officers confiscated a non-UA affiliated man’s skateboard on Thursday at 10:32 p.m.

    An officer noticed another UAPD officer attempting to stop a skater heading north on Vine Avenue from First Street at 10:16 p.m.

    The skater picked up his board and ran north through the parking lot toward Speedway Boulevard.

    The officer observing made contact with the original officer attempting to stop the skater and asked if the skater was fleeing.

    After confirming that man was on the run, the officers initiated a watch for the skater. A third officer finally stopped the skater on the east side of the Highland Avenue Parking Garage.

    The officer interviewed the skater and asked him why he was fleeing from the police.

    The man said he was afraid that UAPD would take his skateboard because a friend had told him about UAPD confiscating skateboards for riding on campus.

    The officer then asked if he was merely skating through campus or doing tricks and skating in prohibited places.

    The skater said that he was skating in front of the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium.

    UAPD confiscated the skateboard and issued him a citation.

    The officer advised the skater that if he was caught skating again, the offense would warrant a trespassing charge.

    Man cited for speeding on way to ER

    A non-UA affiliated male was cited for criminal speeding, 42 mph over the speed limit, on Campbell Avenue on Thursday around 3 a.m.

    A UAPD officer on regular traffic patrol on Campbell Avenue observed a vehicle driving at an estimated 60 mph.

    The posted speed limit was 35 mph.

    Using a laser device, the officer confirmed that the vehicle was speeding at 76 mph.

    The officer stopped the vehicle and found that the driver’s license was also suspended.

    The officer cited and released the man for criminal speeding at least 20 mph over the speed limit and for driving on a suspended license.

    However, the officer did not impound the driver’s car because the driver was on his way to see his son in the emergency room.

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