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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 1, 1999

A UA student was arrested Wednesday after U of A Bookstore security caught him shoplifting, university police reports stated.

Scott D. Hansen, 25, of the 1400 block of East Ajo Way, was caught walking out of the bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., with a package of pencil lead at about 10:45 a.m., reports stated.

According to reports, police were contacted by bookstore security while Hansen was detained.

Hansen admitted in a voluntary statement that he had found an unpriced package of pencil lead for his mechanical pencil under other packages of lead, reports stated.

He admitted to taking the lead, valued at an estimated 65 cents, reports stated.

Police cited Hansen on suspicion of shoplifting and released him at the scene, reports stated.

Police and bookstore security warned Hansen against entering the store again before either going through the court system or Dean of Students Office Diversion Program, reports stated.

According to reports, both police and bookstore security agreed that the diversion plan would be sufficient for Hansen.

A UA student called police Wednesday after finding his car broken into and about 70 compact discs stolen, reports stated.

The student said he left his 1998 Jeep in a lot at 520 N. Euclid Ave. about 1:30 p.m. and when he returned, he found the soft top of his vehicle partially removed, reports stated.

The stolen compact discs are valued at an estimated $1,050, and $10 in change was also stolen from his car, reports stated.

A UA employee called police Wednesday afternoon after someone stole her parking permit from her car, reports stated.

The woman said she left her 1981 Toyota Corolla with a window open at parking lot No. 5079, 560 W. Fremont Ave., at about 9 a.m., report stated.

She said when she returned at 3:30 p.m. that day, one of her car doors was unlocked and her permit, valued at an estimated $250, was missing, reports stated.

Police responded Wednesday to a student's report of stolen money from a UA building, reports stated.

According to reports, the student left her purse on her desk while going to talk to the teacher at the front of the room in a class at the Social Sciences building, 1145 E. South Campus Drive.

She said when she came back to her desk, her purse was missing, reports stated.

Her professor called her later in the day to tell her that her purse had been recovered, but $35 was missing from the purse, reports stated.

A UA employee contacted police Wednesday after discovering her wallet had been stolen from her office, reports stated.

The woman, who works in an office at Babcock Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., said someone entered the office and took her wallet from her desk sometime between 3 and 5 p.m., reports stated.

According to reports, the wallet contained $60 in cash, her Arizona driver license and a bank debit card.

Several credit cards were also in the wallet when it was stolen, reports stated.

A UA student called police Tuesday after he returned to his car and found it had been broken into, reports stated.

The man said a friend parked his car at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the lot behind the Sigma Chi Fraternity house, 1616 E. First St., reports stated.

When he returned to his car, he found about 20 compact discs missing and a bracket around a car speaker damaged, reports stated.

The speaker was not damaged or stolen, reports stated.

Police responded Wednesday to a report of stolen items from an office in a University Medical Center building, reports stated.

A woman working in the Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., said she was out of her office between noon and 12:15 p.m. when someone entered her office and stole items from her briefcase, which was next to her desk, reports stated.

According to reports, a change purse, her CatCard and a voucher valued at an estimated $8 were stolen.

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