pacing the void

By Keith J. Allen
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 18, 1997

Police Beat

A male student was warned for trespassing and shoplifting Wednesday after he returned to Circle K, 1150 E. Sixth St., after being told not to enter the store the day before.

A Circle K clerk told university police he caught the student shoplifting cold medicine Tuesday. He said he told the student he would not call police, but that the student was not to come back to the store again.

However, the clerk told police that on Wednesday at 6:25 p.m., the student came back into the store and attempted to buy medicine. The clerk said he reminded the student about the Tuesday's incident and refused to sell the medicine to the student.

Police reports stated that the student told the clerk that he apologized about the Tuesday's attempted theft and said his girlfriend was sick and needed the medicine.

The clerk told police he did not wish to press charges but wanted the student to understand that he could not come into the store again.

Police warned the student for shoplifting and trespassing and explained that he could not go into store again. Police also told the student that if he entered the store again, he would be arrested.

A female student reported her wallet stolen Wednesday from her room at La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave.

The student's roommate told university police that while the other student was taking a shower, she went to the restroom, leaving the door to the room unlocked. The roommate said that when she was exiting the restroom about a minute later, two black men exited her room.

The roommate told police she did not talk to the men, and the men did not talk to her. She said the two men left the hallway.

Police reports stated that the roommate saw one of the men was carrying something in his hands.

The roommate described both men as about 19 years old with close- shaved heads. She told police one of the men was wearing a gray sweatshirt, while the other was dressed in all black.

The roommate told police she thought both were custodians but then decided that they were not.

The student told police her purse was on the floor and a wallet, a checkbook, $6 cash, four keys, an identification card holder and seven different cards were missing from it. She said she had canceled all of her accounts.

The student told police that her roommate had a similar experience happen to her previous roommate.

The value of the missing items was unknown.

A female student reported her $1,700 watch stolen Wednesday from the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St.

The student told university police that she was sunbathing Tuesday at 1 p.m. and put her Tagheuer gold and silver watch on the ground next to her and feel asleep. When she got up about 2 p.m., the watch was missing.

A female student reported underwear missing from her room Tuesday at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St.

The student told university police she left her room unlocked Friday at 7 p.m. until she returned Saturday at 5 p.m. She said neither she nor her roommate were in the room during that time.

When she returned, she found three pairs of women's underpants and eight bras missing from her room.

The underpants had a total value of $40, the bras were valued at $200.

A female student reported the face plate to her car stereo stolen Tuesday from the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police that she was in the library wearing her backpack about 11:10 a.m. Her Pioneer Premium removable face plate radio-compact disc player was in a container on top, just under the backpack's flap.

When she returned to her car at 11:45 a.m., she could not find the faceplate anywhere.

The face plate was valued at $430.

A male student reported his bicycle and cable lock stolen Tuesday from outside of the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road.

The student told university police that he locked his Murray women's mountain bike to a bike rack with a cable lock Monday at 10 a.m. When he returned Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., the bike and lock were missing.

The bike was valued at $50. The value of the lock was unknown.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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