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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 21, 1999
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University police responded yesterday to a report of shoplifting at the U of A Bookstore, reports stated.

A security guard called police after observing a UA student take a pack of Post-It flags from the U of A Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., police reports stated.

The security guard told police he saw Nicholas Gernert, 19, of the 100 block of North Park Avenue, put the pack of sticky notes in his pocket, reports stated.

According to reports, security then saw Gernert walk to where the highlighter pens are located in the store, reports stated.

Gernert picked out a pen, paid for it and left the store, reports stated.

The security guard said he watched the Gernert pocket the flags and buy the pen via security camera, and when Gernert left, he and another security guard approached him outside the bookstore, reports stated.

When police arrived, Gernert was with the security guards and had filled out a voluntary form admitting he took the Post-It flags, reports stated.

No charges were brought against Gernert, and UAPD diverted him to the Dean of Students Office for possible placement into the Dean of Students Office Diversion Program.

Police arrested a man yesterday after noticing his out-of-state license plates were expired, police reports stated.

Archie McDonald, 23, of Casa Grande, was pulled over at about 9:54 p.m. in a 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass at North Mountain Ave. and East Edison Street, reports stated.

A check of McDonald's identification revealed two outstanding warrants for domestic abuse, reports stated.

McDonald consented to a search of the car, and police were unable to find proof of ownership, a bill of sale, current registration or proof of insurance, reports stated.

McDonald told police he recently bought the car, but his bill of sale was with his bail bondsman for previous arrests, reports stated.

McDonald was cited on suspicion of domestic assault, knowingly causing injury, driving with no registration, driving with no insurance, driving without an Arizona driver license and an expired out-of-state registration, reports stated.

After a check of the car, it was found to be registered to a man who lives in Bellingham, Wash., reports stated.

He was booked in Pima County Jail.

A UA student contacted police yesterday after discovering that someone fraudulently used her credit card to obtain cash from a campus automatic teller machine.

The student told police she lost the card at the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, a few weeks ago, and that her bank called her to report that the card had been used to make a large transaction on Sept. 28, reports stated.

According to reports, the card was used between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. that day to obtain $401.50 from a ATM near the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The report suggested the case remain active until police can see video from the security camera in the ATM.

A UA student called police yesterday to report her Zone One parking permit was stolen from a friend's vehicle.

According to reports, the woman said she was riding in her friend's soft-top Jeep Monday, and she left the permit in the car.

Her friend said she parked the car in a lot at 520 N. Euclid Ave. at about 2 p.m. Monday, and when she returned at 9 p.m., the window to the Jeep had been unzipped and the permit was gone, reports stated.

A UA employee called police yesterday to report her Zone One parking permit was stolen from her car.

The employee said the permit was stolen between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Friday while her 1989 Jeep Cherokee was parked at Arizona International College, 1609 E. Helen St.

She said the driver's side vent window was pushed open and the permit was taken from the dashboard when she returned to her car at the end of that day.

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