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    Police Beat: Feb. 15

    Now he’ll be really late for class

    A male UA student was arrested for shoplifting on Thursday at 12:42 p.m.

    At 12:31 p.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a call from the UofA Bookstore regarding a shoplifter.

    The officer met with bookstore staff and found the suspected student in custody.

    The bookstore Loss Prevention employee said that the student was being cooperative.

    The officer went into the conference room where the student was being detained and saw a pair of Skullcandy earbud headphones on the table.

    The officer asked the student to provide identification and explain what happened in the bookstore.

    The student said he was in the bookstore to get headphones when he realized he was late for class.

    The student placed the headphones in his backpack and left the bookstore without paying.

    Bookstore staff immediately detained the student as he left.

    The student said he had enough money on his bursar’s account to pay for the headphones but he was in a hurry.

    The bookstore employee confirmed the student’s story.

    The student was cited for shoplifting and released on the scene. The officer filed a Dean of Students Office code of conduct referral.

    The headphones were valued at $42.83.

    Redecorating Tyndall Avenue Garage

    A UAPD officer found graffiti on the third level of the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage on Thursday at 8:18 a.m.

    The officer was on patrol and noticed the spray paint on a cement wall.

    The graffiti was a stenciled female face in blue paint.

    The picture also had accompanying text around it.

    “”How Human?”” and “”Dex”” were the messages written around the graffiti.

    There was no other graffiti in the area or any recoverable evidence concerning the picture.

    The officer took a photo of the graffiti and submitted it into UAPD evidence.

    The officer advised Parking and Transportation Services of the graffiti so it could be cleaned or removed.

    Fingerprints found in fraternity car theft

    A male UA student’s vehicle was broken into sometime during the night of Feb. 8.

    A UAPD officer responded to the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. regarding the theft.

    The officer met with the student in the parking lot of the fraternity.

    The student said that he had parked in the parking lot on Feb. 8 and returned to it the next morning and noticed the passenger side window broken.

    Various items were scattered all over the front seat.

    The student said that he had touched all of the doors in the car and items.

    The student took an inventory of the items in the car before the officer arrived and found that his wallet, driver’s license, credit cards and sunglasses had been stolen.

    Some CDs and cases were scattered on the driver’s seat. The student said that the CDs were taken out of their normal place in the center console and that he had not touched them.

    The officer processed the CDs and was able to lift two viable fingerprints left on a clear plastic CD case.

    The officer could not find out exactly how the passenger window was broken.

    No other items appeared to be missing from the car.

    The student cancelled his missing credit cards.

    There were no witnesses or suspects regarding the theft.

    The officer sent the fingerprints to the Arizona Department of Public Safety for analysis to try to find a suspect.

    The portal is cracked

    A UA residence life employee found a damaged window at El Portal on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

    A UAPD officer responded to El Portal and met with the employee.

    The employee said that the bottom panel of the building’s northwest window was cracked.

    The damage was done to the exterior pane of the 3 foot by 2 foot window.

    The damages were cracks spreading from a small point of impact approximately 6 inches off of the ground.

    It is unknown what caused the damage to the window.

    There was no evidence on scene and it is unknown how much the damaged window is valued at.

    The officer notified facilities management to arrange for a window replacement.

    You’re not supposed to keep that

    A man not affiliated with the UA reported his driver’s license lost after a traffic stop on Feb. 8 around 9 p.m.

    The man was stopped at Adams Street and Euclid Avenue because the rear lights of his rental car were not working.

    The man was given a warning for the violation.

    The unknown officer did not return the man’s Maryland driver’s license.

    The man did not know which agency made the traffic stop and tried to contact UAPD and Tucson Police Department to recover the driver’s license.

    There was no evidence at UAPD to substantiate that a traffic stop was ever made on the man.

    The man was referred to TPD.

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