Police Beat: December 11
What a coincidence
A UA student and a man unaffiliated with the UA were arrested for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore on Nov. 27 at about 3:30 p.m. The man was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a report of possible shoplifting at the bookstore after security stopped the two men from leaving the store and brought them back inside for questioning.
The two men said they had seen each other in the store, but had never met.
The officer first searched the man’s backpack, where he found a shirt wrapped around a glass pipe that smelled like marijuana. The man said he had bought the pipe that day for $60.
The man was wearing a grey sweatshirt and a blue baseball cap with the UA insignia on them, which he admitted were property of the bookstore. The man said he had ripped the tags off of them. He then removed both items and returned them to the bookstore.
The officer then searched the student’s backpack. Bookstore staff had taken a blue UA sweatshirt out of his backpack earlier. The student said he bought the sweatshirt two days before, but left the receipt at home.
Bookstore security told the officer that the student was on surveillance footage taking the sweatshirt from a rack and putting it in his backpack. The officer reviewed the footage and saw the student walking through the store with his backpack open, removing the tag from the sweatshirt and then walking out of sight of the cameras. When the student returned on camera, the sweatshirt was gone and his backpack was closed.
The man and the student were seen talking to each other multiple times on camera and the officer noted that the two seemed to know each other.
The student continued to deny knowing the man and insisted that the sweatshirt was his.
The man was arrested, cited and released for shoplifting and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The UA student was arrested, cited and released for shoplifting, and a code of conduct violation was completed and forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.
A UA employee reported suspicious activity at Campbell Farms on Dec. 4 at around 10 a.m.
The employee said she found a white rope about 6 feet in length, frayed at both ends, in one of the horse pastures. An officer from UAPD responded to the report.
The employee told the UAPD officer that the farm never uses the particular type of rope found in the pasture and said she was concerned that someone may have been trying to break into the pasture and mess with or potentially harm the horses.
All the horses were checked for injuries and nothing out of the ordinary was reported.
The rope was submitted into UAPD evidence.
Not exactly art
A UA student reported vandalism in the men’s bathroom of the Chemical Sciences building on Thursday.
UAPD officers responded to the Chemical Sciences building, where the reporting student took them to the site of the vandalism.
A swastika was carved into the inside of the door of the first floor men’s bathroom. The officer noticed the area of the door where the graffiti was looked like it had previously been covered with a poster, as bits of tape remained around the carving. The student said he had seen a crumpled poster on the bathroom counter earlier.
Facilities Management employees evaluated the damage, and said the door is worth $500.
The officer took photographs of the vandalism and submitted them to evidence.
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