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    Police Beat: Sept. 13

    Bent signs

    Posing a possible traffic hazard, two “”20 minute limit”” signs on Euclid Avenue were reported to have been damaged and bent at 45 degree angles, aimed toward the street on Sept. 3.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer reported to the scene and noticed the damaged signs. The signs were about 10 feet high, bent at the base, and could be dangerous to any vehicles parking in those spaces.  

    The officer then bent the signs upright so that they were no longer hazardous. Parking and Transportation Services was notified of the incident and will decide if replacements are necessary.


    Another bike bites the dust

    Sometime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. a black bicycle was stolen from the south bike racks of the Optical Sciences Building on Sept. 3.

    The owner of the bicycle reported the missing bicycle to UAPD. He explained that he had secured his bicycle with a cable lock that went through both of the tires and the frame. When he returned, both the bicycle and the cable were gone.  He didn’t have the bike registered with Parking and Transportation Services, and could not provide a serial number for the bicycle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.


    ‘I straight up stole that’

    A man was arrested at the UofA Bookstore for shoplifting on Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m.

    UA Bookstore security notified UAPD about a shoplifter they had in custody in the conference room. The man identified himself with an out-of-state driver’s license. The officer read him his Miranda Rights, to which the man replied that “”Yeah”” he understood them and “”Yeah”” he would answer the officer’s questions.

    The officer asked the man what he was doing in the bookstore and what had happened. He said he had gone just to look around with a couple friends. He pointed to a red jersey lying on the table and said, “”I straight up stole that.””

    The man said that the red UA jersey had been out on display for sale and he put it on just “”to try it on.”” He said he had not come to the store with the intention of stealing anything. After trying on the jersey, he ripped off the tags and walked around the store.

    The man stated that he and his friends walked out of the store where they were then stopped near the bookstore entrance by security.

    The officer placed the man under arrest on charges of shoplifting. He was cited and released from the scene. The officer then photographed the man and the jersey he tried to steal. The photographs were placed into property of UAPD as evidence, along with a copy of the receipt and a copy of security camera footage.


    UA employee has contents of purse stolen

    A UA employee had the contents of her purse stolen at an office in the Modern Languages Building on Sept. 3.

    A UAPD officer met with the employee who said her driver’s license, military ID card, debit card, single bike glove, room privilege card and CatCard were stolen from her purse between the hours of 1:30 and 2 p.m. or between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

    The employee had volunteered at the hospital earlier that morning, but said she did not feel that her items would have been tampered with in the office. When she was back in the office again, she did not notice any suspicious people near her office. She then left her purse in the office a second time to go teach a class.

    She did not notice the contents missing from her purse until she got home later that evening. The officer advised her to cancel the debit card and to report this incident with her bank, the hospital, Tucson police, and to the air force base ­— referencing this case number in the event that this becomes an identity theft situation. No further information was found.

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