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POBEAT: March 25, 2016

Mama’s boy

A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the UA Bookstore for two 13-year-old shoplifters on March 17 at 1:02 p.m.

The officer spoke with bookstore security upon arrival, who said the surveillance camera showed two boys working together in an attempt to steal one pair of $9.99 Skullcandy headphones. They stuffed the headphones into one of the boys’ backpacks and walked out the main exit of the bookstore. A UAPD officer immediately detained them.

The boys were on a field trip to visit the UA campus and, after lunch, their class went to the bookstore. When the boys were detained, one said he was the only one who put the headphones into his backpack. He was the only one placed in custody.

The officer read him his Miranda rights. The boy said he did not understand his rights. The officer did not ask him any questions.

The boys’ teacher called his mother, who said she was on her way to the bookstore.

When the boys’ mother arrived, she signed the Parent’s Promise to Appear paperwork and her son was released to her.

He was under arrest on charges of shoplifting for 43 minutes.

The officer placed a copy of the surveillance camera footage into evidence. Victim rights for UA risk management were completed.

Drunk and Disorderly

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue to assist the Tucson Police Department with an intoxicated male seen walking in the road on March 16 at 1 a.m. TPD had the subject illuminated with a spotlight.

The subject said he had two outstanding warrants with TPD. While waiting on confirmation of the warrants, the subject became belligerent and began cussing and yelling. He said he was going to fight the UAPD officers if they took him to jail. He then spoke softly and asked for a lighter for his cigarettes. He asked if he could sober up at his house.

The warrants were confirmed and the officers placed the subject under arrest and in handcuffs. One officer belted the subject in the back seat. The subject began to kick the window separating the front and rear passenger compartments. He was not able to deliver any strong kicks.

The subject was transported to Pima County Jail. He sang the whole way from the car to the building. When he arrived, he would not follow directions and punched the booking window. He was ultimately booked to jail.

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