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    Police Beat

    Woman told she ‘doesn’t belong’ in library

    Two students were referred to the Dean of Students’ office on charges of disturbing the peace Dec. 7 at 2:42 p.m.

    Police responded to the Medical Bookstore, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., in reference to a possible fight brewing. When they arrived, a woman told them she had been working in a cubicle in the library when a man sat down next to her.

    She said the man began talking loudly to another man, and she turned and gave him a look “”as if to tell him to be quiet.”” She said the man then saw her look at him, got up, approached her and said, “”What is your problem? You don’t even belong here.”” She then replied, “”Get the f— out of my face, white boy.””

    Both students had valid CatCards and were allowed to use the library. They were both asked to leave for the day. Both students were referred to the Dean of Students’ office.

    Whatcha smoking? ‘Weed’

    A man was detained by police on charges of possession and unlawful use of marijuana on Dec. 7 at 2:23 p.m.

    An officer patrolling the area of East University Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue observed a man smoking from a pipe while sitting at a bus stop. The officer drove around, and a few minutes later saw the man was still there. The officer parked and approached the man.

    He asked the man what he had been smoking, to which he replied, “”Weed.”” He voluntarily emptied his pockets and showed the officer the pipe. He also gave the officer his wallet to look through.

    The officer noticed small particles of marijuana residue inside The man was cited and released, and his pipe was confiscated.

    Drunken man requests ride, then curses officer

    A man was cited and released on charges of being a minor in possession of alcohol Dec. 7 at 1:15 a.m.

    An officer patrolling East First Street noticed a man walking down the street swaying and stumbling. The officer stopped and asked the man if he was OK, because he seemed to be having trouble walking. The man said he was fine, and he was just trying to get home.

    The officer noticed that the man had bloodshot, watery eyes, smelled strongly of intoxicants, had slurred speech and swayed while he stood. The officer asked the man how old he was, and he said 20. He told the officer that he knew the legal drinking age was 21.

    After being cited, he asked the officer for a ride to his apartment. When they arrived, he exited the car and told the officer, “”Go f— yourself,”” and, “”Go home and f— your hand,”” before walking into his apartment.

    He was cited and released on charges of being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was also referred to the Dean of Students’ office.

    Man nabbed from bookstore with stolen High Times

    A man was cited and released on charges of shoplifting Dec. 4 at 12:48 p.m.

    Police met with a loss prevention employee at the UofA Bookstore. The employee showed them a tape that showed a man walking around the books and magazines section with nothing in his hands.

    The man then grabbed two magazines and moved to the sitting area. He put the magazines in his lap after he sat down. He then reached for his laptop, which was inside of a small backpack and put it on top of the magazines. The man then put the laptop back into his bag, putting one of the magazines in there with it. He left the other magazine on the seat as he left.

    The man was stopped by bookstore staff on his way out of the store and taken to a conference room to wait for police. He told police that he stole the magazine. He said, “”I could pay for the magazine, but it’s small pocket change. I will pay for the magazine, if that’s what it takes. This is the first time I have stolen anything from a store.””

    The magazine, High Times, was confiscated and returned to the store. The man was cited and released for shoplifting. He was also referred to the Dean of Students’ office. The total cost of the magazine was $5.99.

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