Police Beat: June 11
Sharpie swiper sent to slammer
A non-UA affiliated man was placed under arrest for shoplifting at the UofA Bookstore. The man attempted to steal six Sharpie markers: two silver, two gold and two orange. The value of the markers was $11.76.
A report by the University of Arizona Police Department states that an employee in charge of loss prevention watched the man on camera placing the markers in the pocket of his cargo shorts.
The man told the responding officer that he did not have his wallet with him and did not want to ask his sister, who was also in the bookstore, for money.
The officer placed the man under arrest and drove him to Pima County Jail.
‘I know I’m an asshole’
Two UAPD police officers responded to a call about an intoxicated UA student outside of a bar on Fourth Avenue. The call was placed by a Tucson Police Department officer who had encountered the student for several weekends in a row. The TPD officer said that the student was regularly intoxicated, verbally aggressive and uncooperative with law enforcement.
Prior to the arrival of the UAPD officers the student had been involved in several fights. The student was handcuffed and sat on the sidewalk. The student then said, “I know I’m an asshole.”
The student told UAPD that he did not remember his encounters with the TPD officer. UAPD officers reported the incident to the Dean of Students Office.