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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested for possession of a stolen mountain bike at 888 N. Euclid Ave. May 30 after a police officer responded to a complaint about a strange man sleeping in front of a building.

    The bike had a visible UA Parking and Transportation registration sticker on it, and a records check showed the bike belonged to a UA employee.

    Police returned the bike to the employee, who said he “”didn’t even know it was missing,”” according to reports.

    A snack vending machine was damaged outside of the Education building May 30.

    A police aid noticed broken glass on the floor but could not determine if any products had been stolen. No money was taken. Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    Two Hispanic males were cited for driving without a license outside the McKale Center parking garage May 30. The men said they just wanted to use the library computers.

    The vehicle was impounded as per Arizona law.

    A woman reported her vehicle stolen from 1121 E. Helen St. May 24.

    The woman said she parked her vehicle at 7:30 a.m., and when she returned around 5 p.m. it was gone. She said she made sure it was locked before leaving.

    No broken glass or suspicious activity was apparent. Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    Police responded to a traffic accident on Third Street and Campbell Avenue on May 24.

    Both parties were exchanging information when one of the girls told police she didn’t want to give out her personal information and started yelling out obscenities. Police asked her to calm down but she refused and yelled, “”I want to go back to SAMHC (a local behavioral health clinic),”” according to reports.

    She then began pounding on her vehicle continuing to yell obscenities. Police handcuffed her and sat her down.

    She was cited with no insurance or registration and driving on a suspended license. The other driver was cited for making an unsafe lane change. Both parties were released at the scene.

    A man was cited and arrested for stealing a book in front of the UofA Bookstore May 23.

    A bookstore employee said he thought the man stole the book the day before and came back to try and sell it.

    The man told police he had stolen the book and had no intention of buying it, but tried to sell it back because he needed the money. It was an Earth System textbook valued at $100. The man was flagged for trespassing and cited for theft.

    A man was arrested for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and speeding, at the corner of Sixth Street and Campbell Avenue May 22.

    As the man was being pulled over, the officer noticed him reaching across the passenger seat with several pieces of paper in his hand.

    Upon questioning, the man’s hands were shaking and he started to smoke a cigarette.

    The officer said he could smell a faint odor of burnt marijuana and a stronger odor of fresh marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

    The man told police he had a marijuana pipe inside the vehicle and gave police consent to search it. Inside, the officer found a grinder on the passenger floorboard and a backpack containing a Ziploc bag containing 2.07 grams of marijuana.

    The officer also found several plastic bags and a digital scale. The man said the marijuana wasn’t his but would not say to whom it belonged. He was later arrested.

    Two males were arrested and cited for stealing table legs from the Science and Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave., around 2:30 p.m. May 22.

    A witness confronted the two males when he saw them removing the table legs and asked them if they had permission to do so. The men said they weren’t UA employees and started walking away with the legs.

    The witness told them they couldn’t take them and followed the men to the Campus Christian Center, 715 N. Park Ave.

    When police showed up they confiscated a garbage bag from one of the men, which contained two sets of metal table legs.

    He said he took them from the tables on the dock of the Science Library after a guy told him he could, while adding, “”Just don’t let UAPD catch you.””

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