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    Police Beat: Oct. 24

    Pair paying the price for not wanting to pay the price

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the UofA Bookstore at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in response to shoplifters in custody. The officer met with an employee who said he had observed two men on the video camera shoplift from the store. He said he saw one of the men place a keyboard protector in his backpack and the other put a pair of headphones in his pocket. Both men left the store without paying and were approached by bookstore security outside. The officer spoke to the first man. He said he went to the bookstore to buy a folder but then saw a keyboard cover he liked that he didn’t want to pay for, so he put it in his backpack. The officer then spoke to the other man, who said he wanted some headphones but did not want to pay for them. The man told the officer he had money to pay for them, but he was just stupid. The two incidents were unrelated. Both men were cited and released for shoplifting.

    Woman struck by bicyclist OK

    UAPD officers went to the Nugent building around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in response to a bicycle accident. A woman had been walking her bike north across the UA Mall when another bicyclist riding east turned onto the path and hit the woman. The man on the bicycle said his head struck the woman’s head and she fell to the ground. Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported the woman to University of Arizona Medical Center–University Campus. Her bike was placed into safekeeping and she was released from the hospital a few hours later with a slight concussion.

    Light post problems

    A UAPD officer went to the corner of Elm Street and Ring Road to investigate a crash around 5 p.m. on Oct. 17. The driver of the car was driving north on Ring Road when she noticed the driver’s side door was not completely shut. The woman attempted to open and shut the door, but she lost control of the car. The car swerved to the right, hopped the curb and hit a lamppost. just left of the center of the front bumper. The woman was not injured and her airbag did not deploy. The bumper, grill and front end of the car were smashed. The car was towed.

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