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    A man was arrested at the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., for shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and a confirmed Tucson Police Department warrant at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

    An officer responded to the bookstore in reference to a shoplifter in custody. He asked the man if he had any weapons on him, and the man said he had drug needles in his pocket.

    He consented to a search, and the officer retrieved two syringes, a spoon with residue and a plastic band from the man’s left front pocket.

    The employee said the man took several shirts into the dressing room and came out with only half the clothes he went in with. He suspected the man put the shirts on under his clothes.

    A records check on the man revealed a Tucson Police Department misdemeanor warrant.

    The officer handcuffed the man and asked him where the rest of the clothes were. He said they were under his clothes.

    He removed two UA basketball jerseys and two pairs of UA basketball shorts. He said his intent was to steal the clothes and trade them for heroin.

    He said he shoplifted clothes a few weeks prior.

    He was issued an exclusionary order and advised never to return to the bookstore.

    The man was transported to Pima County Jail.

    A man was arrested for stealing a bicycle from the Computing and Information Technology building, 1077 N. Highland Ave., at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    At 11:10 a.m., an officer responded to North Forgeus Avenue and East Elm Street while another officer conducted a traffic stop on a Sun Tran bus. The bus contained a man seen taking someone’s unsecured bike from a bike rack north of the CCIT building.

    The man was asked to step off the bus, and did so. He said he took the bike because it was abandoned.

    He was cited and released. The bicycle was confiscated.

    At 12:10 p.m. the officer contacted the owner of the bike, who said that at 10:55 a.m. he left his bike unsecured because he could not find the key to his lock.

    There was no damage to the bike, and it was released to the owner.

    A UA employee was arrested for theft at 1025 E. Mabel St., at 8:36 a.m. last Monday.

    An officer was dispatched to Parking and Transportation Services, 1117 E. Sixth St., in reference to a larceny. He spoke with a PTS employee who said that at 11:34 a.m. April 23, a Honda Accord had an immobilization boot placed on it at 1025 E. Mabel St. due to excessive parking citations.

    At 7:30 a.m. last Monday, the vehicle was no longer at the address, and the immobilization boot, as well as the attached padlock, were missing.

    The PTS employee said PTS wished to pursue criminal charges.

    A records check on the vehicle showed an administrative assistant with the University Law Office owned the vehicle. The officer spoke with the man at his office and informed him that he was looking for his vehicle and the boot.

    The man replied, “”It’s at my apartment and the boot is in the trunk,”” according to reports.

    He said he normally does not drive to work, but was running late on the day his vehicle was booted. Due to his busy schedule, he was unable to contact PTS to remove the boot.

    At 7:30 a.m. April 26, he went to his vehicle and deflated the tire so he could remove the boot. He said he needed to be in Phoenix that day, which required use of his vehicle.

    He said he was going to return the boot after work.

    The officer retrieved the boot and padlock, which had sustained no damage.

    The man was cited and released.

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