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Police Beat: October 28

Technically correct

On Tuesday at 2:46 a.m., University of Arizona Police Department officers arrested a UA student for theft in the UA Main Library.

A library desk assistant reported a possibly drunk student roaming inside the building. The student had gone to the library looking for headphones to check out.

When he asked the desk assistant where he could find headphones the student was directed to the first floor of the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center. The desk assistant then called UAPD because the student appeared drunk.

About two or three minutes before officers arrived at the library, the student left on a bike. The officers then found the student, with the headphones, from the description the desk assistant gave them.

While speaking to officers, the student said that he checked out the headphones but had no intention of bringing them back at the designated time. Officers spoke to workers at the library to make sure the student had checked them out.

They said the student had but he was told not to leave the library with them.

After the student was charged with theft, officers went back to the library to discuss the return policy. They discovered that there was a four-hour return policy but only a late fee would be applied if the headphones were not returned in time.

Because of these circumstances, the student was able to take the headphones off the property without getting in official trouble.

All charges against the student were dropped.

‘Chickened out’

Two UA students were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol in the body and second degree trespassing on Thursday at 1:19 a.m.

UAPD officers were called to the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center because the motion alarm had been set off. When officers arrived, they saw two students running from the pool.

One student stopped running but the other ran down an alley. He continued running but was caught and brought back to the center.

The student told the officer there were three to four more students inside the center and that he had not jumped in the water. The officer noted the smell of alcohol coming from the student’s breath.

The student went on to admit that he and the other students had hopped the northwest wall of near the stretching mats. All of the other students except for him had climbed to the high dive and jumped off but he had “chickened out.”

After refusing to take a breath test, the student admitted to having taken three shots of Captain Morgan outside of Coronado Residence Hall about an hour before they went to the center.

The other student told the officers he had taken shots earlier that evening as well and that he had climbed to the high dive and jumped into the pool but immediately got out and left the building. The building was searched but no other students were found.

Both students were arrested, cited, and released. Two Code of Conduct forms were sent to the Dean of Students Office.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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