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    Police Beat: Oct. 14

    Che Guevara poster

    A UA student noticed an anti Che Guevara flyer had been taped on the exterior of the main entry door of the Economics Building on Friday, at about 10:30 a.m.

    At 11:30 a.m., an employee who worked in the building noticed someone had written offensive remarks on the poster. The identity of the person who put up the poster and the the person who defaced it are unknown.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with the employee who noticed the poster over the phone on Monday. She said she noticed the anti Che Guevara flyer was taped to the main entry door of the Cesar E. Chavez building three days ago. Someone wrote “”white bigots unite, imperialist, capitalist and racist,”” and drew a backwards Swastika on the poster.

    The employee said she took down the flyer and was later approached by a student who said she’d seen the unmarked flyer on the door that morning at 10:30 a.m. The employee turned the flyer in to the Dean of Students Office.

    The UAPD officer met with an employee of the Dean of Students Office who gave the flyer to the officer. She advised him that there was no dean of students approval stamp on the back of the poster and, therefore, it had not been approved for posting. The flyer bore the logo of “”Young America’s Foundation,”” which is a conservative media group.

    It appears someone who opposes Che Guevara placed the flyer on the door and that someone who supports him wrote on it. According to UAPD, the fact that the swastika was improperly drawn alludes to the possibility that the person who drew it is not well versed in political, social or hate activities. The identity of this person is unknown. The flyer was entered into UAPD property and evidence.

    Student steals a piece of paper

    A UA student was arrested for shoplifting and criminal damage on Monday at 11:29 a.m.

    At 11:06, a UAPD officer was dispatched to the UofA Bookstore.

    He spoke with an employee of the bookstore’s loss prevention team, who informed the officer that while using the bookstore’s video surveillance system, he observed a man enter the bookstore, walk straight to an associate, ask where the trace paper was located and go to the art supply section. Soon afterward, while looking at items on the shelf, the man appeared to ask a second man about the location of the trace paper. The second man grabbed a 9-inch-by-12-inch pad of trace paper off the shelf and handed it to him.

    Then the student looked at the back cover of the pad containing sheets of trace paper and checked out the price tag on it. He then tore two pieces of trace paper out and immediately left the area. The second man observed what the student had done, and he left.

    The student then placed one sheet of the trace paper into his backpack and then placed the other sheet and the whole pad back onto the shelf. The employee who worked with loss prevention said he saw the student walk outside the bookstore without paying for anything, and then detained him outside the bookstore. The employee told the officer that the Vellum trace paper pad had been damaged and could not be resold. The total value of the pad was $13.29.

    The student then explained to the officer that he had gone into the bookstore to purchase tracing paper for a class project. When he noticed the price of the paper was $13.29, he thought it was stupid to pay the amount because he needed only one piece of trace paper. So he then tore out two pieces of trace paper, placing one into his backpack. He said he then placed the second sheet he had torn from the pad back and returned the pad to the shelf.

    The student said he left the bookstore and that the second man who had helped direct him to the trace paper had nothing to do with the shoplifting. He was cited and released after being escorted out of the bookstore.

    Now you see it, now you don’t

    A bicycle was stolen from the Student Union Memorial Center on Monday at 4:16 p.m. from the west side bike racks.

    A UAPD officer made contact with the student who owned the bicycle. The student said he had last seen his bike when he locked it up at the SUMC and realized it was gone when he came back to get it. There was no serial number or Parking and Transportation number available. No suspects or witnesses are known at this time.

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