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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 16, 1999
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An employee called police Wednesday after a man allegedly exposed himself to her, police reports stated.

The employee told police she was walking to the "Swede" Johnson Building, 1111 N. Cherry Ave., at 12:30 p.m. when a man in his 20s called her over to his faded red pick up truck, reports stated.

The employee told police she thought the man was lost and needed directions. As she approached the truck, the man allegedly had his pants zipper down and had his penis exposed, reports stated.

The man reportedly asked the staff member, "Can you help me with this?" She said he was also masturbating.

The employee told officers she walked away from the truck and attempted to get his license plate number. The number she provided to police came back with no record found, reports stated.

She told police the man drove away when he realized she was looking at his license plate. He was last seen driving west on East Speedway Boulevard, reports stated.

The employee told police she wanted to press charges.

Police arrested a student Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of theft of services after her roommate's parking permit was found in her car, police reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee spotted the permit in Christa D. Dal Molin's green Ford Ranger truck.

The permit was reported lost to the parking department.

Dal Molin, 19, told police her roommate allowed her to use the permit, reports stated.

Parking and Transportation told police customers receive written instructions that permits are not transferable from one car to another.

Police cited Dal Molin, of the 800 block of North Euclid Avenue, and released her.

Police arrested a Tucson man Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting after he was seen stealing candy, police reports stated.

A UA Associated Students Bookstore employee told police that he saw John P. Thomas, 45, taking candy from the store's shelves at about 3 p.m., reports stated.

The employee also stated he saw Thomas, of the 6100 block of East Bellevue street, take a packaged pen from the shelf, open the wrapping, take the pen out and leave the container on a bookshelf.

Bookstore security video taped Johnson and showed the recording to police later that day.

Thompson refused to answer an officer's questions. He was cited and released.

In the video, Thompson was attempting to remove cellular phones from their display cases by biting the cables attached to the phones, reports stated.

The case is still being investigated.

An employee called police Wednesday after she received several prank phone calls, police reports stated.

The employee told police she filed a restraining order against her brother's ex-girlfriend in June. The restraining order prevents the ex-girlfriend from contacting the employee at home, work or any other location.

The ex-girlfriend knows where the employee works, reports stated.

The employee told police she was stopped at a traffic light on East Pima Street and North Columbus Avenue at 7:30 a.m. when she saw an ambulance. She said the woman in the front seat was the ex-girlfriend.

As the ambulance drove by, she said the woman laughed at her, reports stated.

The employee said she received several calls later that day. On one call, she answered the phone and all she heard was laughing, which sounded like the ex-girlfriend's laughter, reports stated.

The employee told police the calls occurred during a two-and-a-half-hour period. She wanted to press charges against the woman, reports stated.

Police arrested a Tucson man Wednesday night for a warrant after he "acted nervous" around the officers, police reports stated.

Police were on patrol at 10:18 p.m. when they saw Randall B. Shetle Jr., 51, walk out of the Coffee Plantation, 845 E. University Blvd.

Shetle, of a general delivery address, reportedly looked at the officers and then quickly walked away.

One officer went into Coffee Plantation to make sure nothing was stolen while the other officer spoke to Shetle.

Police discovered Shetle had a warrant for shoplifting. He was taken to Pima County Jail and booked.

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