Police Beat: April 25, 2016

Ava Garcia

They even caught me on camera. … It wasn’t me!

University of Arizona Police Department officers were dispatched to Highland Market on April 10 to speak with a non-UA affiliated woman who was reporting a theft.

The woman was in town visiting a friend and had been at Highland Market the night before. She realized in the morning she forgot her purse. She went to Highland Market and the manager returned her forgotten purse. The woman checked her purse and noticed her cash was missing.

Surveillance footage showed a man going through the purse and taking cash. Officers were able to identify the man by a receipt he received at the market.

When the officers spoke to the man, he said he had been to Highland Market but didn’t have any knowledge about the money. When he was told that there was video footage of him removing money, he admitted to the theft.

The man said he took $150 from the wallet, handed over the cash and said he hadn’t spent any of it. He said he took the money because he was drinking and made a bad decision.

The woman received her money and did not press charges.

This is all normal, I swear

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a call placed by a neighbor regarding a vandalism in progress at a fraternity house on April 9.

When the officers arrived, they spoke to a man at the front door who had cuts on his knuckles, and abrasions on his forearm and both his knees.

He said “Everything is fine.”

Officers heard a loud disturbance coming from inside the house when he spoke. The officers asked to go inside, but the man refused to let them. The officers entered because they saw broken windows, a baseball bat located beneath a broken window, people shouting and the injuries on the man.

Upon entering the building, the officers spoke to another man who said he was unaware of any disturbance. Officers walked outside to the broken window and saw a baseball bat, glass and alcohol bottles around the window.

The second male told the officers, “This is the party room. It’s nothing new. It’s kind of expected when you live in that room.”

The officers looked around the second floor of the house and the second man saw no other damage. The officers requested to see the room with the broken window, but the man refused. Another officer spoke to other men who were in the room and they said there were some rowdy seniors.

The officers left because no one requested medical attention. The second man said they would handle the broken window internally.


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