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    Police Beat: March 5

    Rightfully caught

    University of Arizona Police Department officers pulled over a male student on Wednesday evening at Santa Rita Avenue and Lowell Street because he failed to stay right in a roundabout. Officers asked the man if he knew that he had to stay right while driving in a roundabout, and asked him for his driver’s license and registration.

    The officers called UAPD headquarters to get more information about the man, and found he had a warrant out for his arrest. When officers asked him if he knew about the warrant, the student said he did because he was previously caught with marijuana, failed to appear in court for the marijuana charges and was also caught driving with a suspended license. The student was taken to Pima County Jail and cited for having an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

    Crossing the line

    UAPD officers went to the Main Library to arrest a man for trespassing at 1:33 p.m. on Wednesday. A librarian saw the man walk in and recognized him because he had trespassed multiple times before. Officers arrested the man and brought him outside the library for further investigation.
    The man told them, “I’m truly sorry. I am on my meds and had no idea where I was at and I totally forgot I had an exclusionary order.” He was searched and taken to Pima County Jail.

    Mission accomplished

    An employee of the bookstore at the Arizona Health Sciences Center called UAPD and said two men had stolen a textbook. The employee said the two walked into the store at separate times. The first man spoke to the employee while the second walked straight to the back of the store. The employee said she was suspicious of the man talking to her because he would not stop asking her questions and trying to get her attention.

    The second man looked around the store for one or two minutes, the employee said, then walked out with a textbook in his waistband. When he left, the first man abruptly stopped asking her questions and left the store. The employee said she watched the security camera, and confirmed that she saw the man take the textbook and put it in his pants. Officers asked if she would be willing to describe the men for a sketch, and she said yes. The video footage and sketches were sent to local police agencies. Officers said they believed that the two men were students.

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