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    Police Beat: Jan. 13

    Scarf snatcher

    A man was arrested during winter break for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore after an employee saw him put a scarf in his pocket. When the man went to pay for items in his hand, the employee noticed that the man never took out the scarf. When the employee approached him outside of the bookstore, the man claimed it was his and that he had paid for it already. After the employee inspected his receipt, the employee called the University of Arizona Police Department. UAPD officers arrived and found that the man had three warrants out for his arrest. A UAPD officer informed him of his rights and he was sent to Pima County Jail.

    No more cameras for chemists

    UAPD officers responded during winter break to a report about lost or stolen items from the Chemistry building. When UAPD officers arrived and spoke to UA officials, the officials told them that a digital camera and a camcorder had been taken from a desk drawer. Police and a university official contacted other officials and asked if they had taken the items from the drawer. No one said they had borrowed the items. Police have no suspects at this time. This is the second theft reported from the Chemistry building in the last six months.

    Towel not a sufficient hiding place

    A UA student reported that his iPhone 4S was missing on Tuesday. The student told UAPD officers that he went to the Student Recreation Center to play basketball. He placed the phone under a towel before he began playing. When the student returned at 6 p.m., he noticed that his phone was missing. Officers asked around and helped him search for the phone, but did not find it.

    Unknown caller disturbs student

    UAPD officers responded during winter break to a student who reported an unknown caller had called her and was breathing heavily into the phone while speaking to her. She asked who was calling and what the phone call was for, but the unknown caller did not reply. The unknown caller told the student that he had done this before several years ago. The girl noticed the breathing intensifying, and she hung up and called the police. Officers called the number back when they spoke to the student in person, but the unknown caller did not answer. The student was given more information in case the unknown caller called again.

    Damaged property in Psychology building

    UAPD officers went to the Psychology building after a UA employee noticed that an office door had been damaged. The lock and wood frame had been stripped away completely. The UA employee told the police that he had not seen anyone come down the hallway and that he had been there earlier. UAPD searched the surrounding areas for evidence and suspects, but found nothing. Photos of the door were taken and placed into evidence. The door and lock were replaced.

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