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Police Beat: December 1

I know that you know

An individual was arrested for violation of a promise to appear and was given a one-year exclusionary order on Nov. 11.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was conducting a security check near the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house when he located an individual sleeping on the ground within the walled recycling area north of the sorority.

The officer recognized the individual from previous arrests and knew he had an exclusionary order on file. After the officer spoke with him, the man said he knew he was not allowed on campus because of an exclusionary order, but he said he was only looking for a place to go to the restroom.

The officer asked him if he was aware that he was on campus, and the individual responded, “Yes, I’m on campus. You know I’m not supposed to be on the campus. I know I’m not supposed to be on the campus, but I told you I was looking for a place to go to the bathroom.”

A records check verified the exclusionary order and also found that the individual had a warrant through UAPD for trespassing after violating his exclusionary order.

The individual was issued a one-year exclusionary order for violating his current one and was transported to Pima County Jail where he was booked into custody.

Just couldn’t wait

A student was arrested at the UA BookStores on Nov. 12 for shoplifting.

Two UAPD officers responded to the bookstore around 10 a.m. regarding  a woman who was detained in a conference room for shoplifting.

One of the officers met with a store security officer who was outside of the conference room. The security officer reported that he was monitoring the store security cameras when he saw the woman in the clothing area of the bookstore.

The security officer said he saw her pick up an article of clothing and put it in her backpack. He said he then alerted store security officers who were on the floor. They watched her proceed to bypass all store registers without making an effort to pay for the item she concealed.

Security officers approached her outside the store and they identified themselves. She was cooperative and went back inside the store to the conference room with them.

The security officer who saw her on the security camera checked her backpack and found two other store clothing items she had not paid for. The three items totaled $144.97.

The officer who had talked with the security officer introduced himself to the woman and informed her of her Miranda rights. She told the officer she understood her rights and would answer his questions.

She told the officer that she was being stupid. She said she had picked out the clothing items she wanted and called her mother to put money on her CatCard to cover the purchase, but her mother told her to wait and she would put money on the card later.

She said she didn’t want to wait, so she put the items in her backpack and walked out of the store without paying for them.

The officer cited the woman for shoplifting less than $1000 and advised her of her court date and location. She was released from the bookstore.

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