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    Police Beat: Oct. 4

    Late-night love chats lead to library removal

    A man was arrested for second-degree criminal trespassing at the UA Main Library on Tuesday at 2:11 a.m.

    At about 2:05 a.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer was dispatched to the library in reference to an unwanted person. Upon arrival, he was directed by a library staff member to the information commons. In the northeast of the information commons was a man was sitting at a table using a computer. The staff member notified the officer that she had made contact with the man on the previous night at 1:30 a.m. She had informed the man that because he was not affiliated with the university he could not be in the library between the hours of 1 a.m, and 7 a.m. The man then left the library without incident.

    The officer asked the man to identify himself, and the man identified himself using his Arizona driver’s license.

    The officer asked the man if he knew why he was talking to him, and the man replied that it was “”because it was past 1 a.m. and I was told not to be in the library at this time.””

    The man told the officer that the reason he was using the computer so late was to “”chat with my fiancee who lives in Pennsylvania.””

    Since the same violation had occurred approximately 24 hours before the officer’s contact with the man, the officer notified the man that he would be cited and released for criminal trespassing of the second degree. The man stated that he understood. The man signed it in the presence of the officer and was escorted from the library without incident.

    Case of the missing briefcase

    A man reported that he lost his briefcase on Wednesday. He believes he lost it in the Space Sciences building.

    At approximately 3:13 p.m. he called to report it to the UAPD. He stated that he remembered walking to his office with his hands full and placing his briefcase outside of his office room at approximately 1 p.m.

    The man then went to the post office and when he returned about a half hour later, he could not find the briefcase. The briefcase was brown and contained paperwork and a USB drive. The serial number is unknown. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

    Don’t leave laptops in library

    A UA student had his MacBook Pro stolen from the UA Main Library on Tuesday sometime between 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

    An officer conducted a phone interview with the man to get some more information. The man explained that he was in the library and had left in a hurry because he had to take an exam. He forgot his laptop and when he returned his MacBook Pro was no longer where he had last seen it.

    The man told the officer that he had left the laptop on the third floor of the library, and described his laptop’s color, size and details. The missing MacBook Pro had an estimated value of $1,100, according to the man.

    A victim’s rights form was mailed to the victim. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Buy a U-Lock

    A man’s bicycle was stolen from the west bike racks at the Student Recreation Center on Sept. 24, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    The student had locked up his bike with a cable lock at 11 a.m., and when he returned a few hours later he noticed his bike was gone.

    He called UAPD to report the incident on Tuesday at 3:40 p.m. The man believes that his bicycle is worth $1,500 and describes the road bike as being red and white. He did not have his bike registered with Parking and Transportation Services and did not know the serial number.

    UAPD advised the student to call back if he was able to find any of that information. A victim’s rights form was filled out and given to the man. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.


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