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    Police Beat: Nov. 21

    Tall tale, short ride to jail

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to Fifth Street and Euclid Avenue at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday in response to a possible theft. The officer noticed a middle-aged man wearing camouflage pants and a leather jacket walking two bikes, one of which had a basket in the front. The officer told the man to put down the bikes and come toward him. The man looked behind him and saw another officer’s patrol car. He looked back and forth multiple times and then put the bikes down. The officer told the man to sit on the curb. The man identified himself and told the officer he knew it looked bad, but his girlfriend had left her bike in the racks a few buildings away because she was feeling ill and called for a ride home. He said he found her bike, which she left unlocked, and was walking it home. The officer noticed the bike had a secured U-Lock on it. The man said he did not have a key to it. The officer checked the man’s backpack and found multiple bike tools, including a pair of wire cutters. The man then admitted to stealing the bike. He said his girlfriend’s bike had been stolen a week ago and he came to the UA to find her a new one. He said the other bike did belong to him. The man was arrested for theft and booked into Pima County Jail.

    Check your registration

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near First Street and Mabel Street at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday when he noticed a blue Cadillac driving with expired registration tags. The officer stopped the driver. She identified herself and a records check revealed the woman had two misdemeanor warrants from Tucson Police Department and Pima Community College Police Department. The officer arrested the woman for the warrants and transported her to Pima County Jail.


    A UAPD officer spoke to a man who had lost his wallet over the phone at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The man said he had put his wallet in his pocket at noon and walked to his class in Centennial Hall. When he arrived at his next class two hours later, he noticed his wallet was gone. The man said he believed he lost his wallet somewhere near Centennial Hall. The wallet contained the man’s credit cards, CatCard, insurance cards, about $300 worth of gift cards and $40 in cash. He said there have been no charges made to his credit card or CatCard. There is no further information.

    …And found

    A UAPD officer went to the Administration building at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. An employee turned in a found silver Kenneth Cole wallet that contained a woman’s driver’s license, debit card, and American and Mexican currency. The officer attempted to contact the owner and left a message for her. The wallet was placed into safekeeping at UAPD.

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