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    Police Beat: April 30

    Keepin’ it classy

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was called to the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Saturday at 12:12 a.m. after a resident assistant reported an intoxicated woman in the lobby.

    When the officer arrived to the dorm, he found the woman lying on a couch in the lobby next to a pile of her vomit.

    The officer could smell a strong amount of alcohol on the woman as she verbally identified herself as a UA student.

    The woman told the officer that she had drunk about 12 shots of liquor, but could not remember whether she drank vodka or tequila.

    The officer diverted the woman to the dean of students for a Code of Conduct violation rather than arresting her, but she was warned that if she did not complete the requirements of the dean, she would be arrested for minor in possession.

    The woman was picked up from the residence hall by her sister.

    Police pick up preteen puppet pilferer

    A UAPD officer arrived to the UofA Bookstore on Saturday at 2:02 p.m. after a bookstore security employee reported a shoplifter.

    The security officer told the UAPD officer that he saw the man take two finger puppets that were on display and walk out of the store without paying for the them.

    The two finger puppets, resembling Barack Obama and Sherlock Holmes, were worth $12.63.

    After getting a copy of the surveillance video, the officer met with the shoplifter in a conference room.

    The shoplifter was waiting with his chaperone from a school field trip and stated he was 14 years old and not affiliated with the UA.

    The student told the officer that he was on a field trip with his school and went into the bookstore. He said he intentionally took the puppets because it was “”tempting”” and he chose to steal something small because “”stealing something like a laptop would be weird”” for his first time. He also told the officer that his parents usually give him money to pay for things.

    The student was placed under arrest for shoplifting and his mother was called. The mother told the officer that he could be released to his chaperone because she lived an hour away.

    The surveillance video and a receipt of the finger puppets were placed into UAPD property as evidence. A victim’s rights form was also forwarded to UA Risk Management.

    Obscene, unseen vandal hits gym

    A UAPD officer was called on Saturday at 3:21 p.m. after a woman reported vandalism done to the Ina A. Gittings gym at 1713 E. University Blvd.

    The woman is a coach of the adaptive sports group Goalball and was using the gym from 12 to 3 p.m. when she noticed damage done to a fire extinguisher on the opposite side of the gym as they were finishing their activities.

    When she first saw some powder on the floor, the woman did not realize it was from the fire extinguisher and thought it was gymnastics powder, because the blue mats that are used for gymnastics were out.

    The woman said the group using the gym consisted of visual and hearing-impaired individuals, and they did not see the damage until they were leaving the gym through the west hallway on the way to the restrooms.

    The office arrived to the gym and met with a custodial employee who showed him the damage.

    Damage included broken glass on both fire extinguisher boxes and fire extinguisher discharge on the floor of the west side of the gym as well as in the west hallway.

    There were also obscene words, pictures and other graffiti written in chalk on the chalkboard on the west wall of the gym.

    Photos of the vandalism were taken and placed in UAPD property as evidence.

    There are no suspects or witnesses of the vandalism.

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