Police Beat: April 8
It just fell in
A UA student was diverted the Dean of Students Office for shoplifting Thursday at the UofA Bookstore.
Two loss prevention employees at the bookstore told a University of Arizona Police Department officer that they had seen a woman on the security camera who was walking around with a shirt in her hand. She bent down in a spot not visible on camera, and when she stood up she did not have the shirt in her hand. She then left the store.
One of the employees said he had checked the area to see if the woman had dropped the shirt, but did not see it there.
The employees followed the student outside to detain her for shoplifting. When they asked to search her purse she appeared to shove something further inside it before handing it to them. The shirt was found in her purse under several personal items.
When questioned by the UAPD officer, the student said she had accidentally knocked a shirt off of a hanger and put the shirt in question on her purse while she fixed the fallen items. She said she then left to meet up with some friends and did not realize she had taken the shirt.
The UAPD officer gave the student a diversion notice for shoplifting.
Red means stop
A woman unaffiliated with the UA was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol and for failing to stop at a stop sign on Thursday.
Two UAPD officers noticed a car run a stop sign without stopping or slowing down. They pulled the car over and identified the driver, who said she did not have a license.
One of the officers then noticed a bottle of alcohol in the backseat. He asked the woman whose alcohol it was and she said it belonged to her sister. The other officer then noticed more alcohol on the front passenger floorboard.
The officers had the woman step out of her car and removed all of the alcohol. The woman then said she had been with her sister and a friend at Eden strip club. Her sister and friend, who had been drinking, wanted to go to Fourth Avenue afterward, so she drove them there. She said she was on her way home now and had not consumed any alcohol.
The woman’s car was then impounded and she was cited and released.