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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 27, 1999
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University police arrested a man Monday after a security guard saw him attempt to steal textbooks from the U of A Bookstore, police reports stated.

Police arrived at the bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., at about 11:30 a.m. after security guards detained Dylan Dalzell, 23, of Phoenix.

One security guard told police he saw Dalzell place two textbooks in his pants and hold another one in his hands while heading for the exit, reports stated.

The security guard said Dalzell was detained when he looked as if he was leaving the building without paying for the books.

Dalzell told police he didn't intend to steal anything when he entered the bookstore, reports stated.

He also told police that he was visiting friends in Tucson and needed money to get back to Phoenix, reports stated.

According to reports, Dalzell told a police officer that his friends said stealing textbooks and selling them was an easy way to make money.

He told police that he took the books from the shelves, put some in his clothing and attempted to leave the store without paying for them, reports stated.

Police cited Dalzell for suspicion of shoplifting and transported him to Pima County Jail.

Dalzell was accepted by pre-trial services and released.

Police arrested a UA student Monday when an officer found two outstanding warrants for the man's arrest after stopping him because he was carrying a 12-pack of beer on campus, reports stated.

An officer observed W. F. Balser, 21, of the 1300 block of East Lee Street, carrying the beer at about 1 a.m. near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

After stopping Balser and checking his identification, police found the two warrants for Balser's arrest.

The officer cited Balser on suspicion of writing bad checks and failure to appear in court for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was transported to Pima County Jail and released.

A UA student flagged down a police officer Monday after finding her car had been broken into.

The woman was in a parking lot, 522 N. Tyndall Ave., at about 5:25 p.m. when she saw an officer and caught his attention.

She told police she parked her 1991 Jeep Cherokee at about 3:30 p.m. that day, and when she returned, the passenger vent window was broken and her compact disc player was gone, reports stated.

The compact disc player is valued at an estimated $328, reports stated.

While the officer was speaking with the woman, another UA student - whose car was parked next to the woman's - told police that the Jeep's window wasn't broken at 5 p.m. that day.

Police arrested a man early Monday morning after being stopped to check on a possible fight at a local bar.

Several men were suspected to be fighting near The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., at about 12:15 a.m. when the officer was flagged down, reports stated.

Brian Watiker, 26, of the 100 block of West River Road, was approached by an officer regarding the possible fight.

Watiker told police he and some of his friends were having a "friendly disagreement" and that everything was under control, reports stated.

The officer noticed that Watiker had blood on his left hand and face, reports stated.

Watiker said he fell during the incident and that was how he injured his hand, reports stated.

A check of Watiker's identification revealed two warrants for his arrest.

One was a county warrant regarding his failure to appear in court and the other was a UAPD warrant.

Police cited Watiker on suspicion of failing to appear in court for a suspended driver license in Pima County and interfering with judicial matters by UAPD.

Watiker said he didn't want to press charges against his friends for the fight, and the men all left without further incident, reports stated.

Watiker was booked into Pima County Jail.

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