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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, August 30, 2004
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A student was caught stealing a $27.75 packet of online notes for chemistry Wednesday afternoon from the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

When police arrived, a security guard said he had seen the student put the packet into a UofA Bookstore bag while watching the store's closed circuit security camera system.

The student purchased other items from the bookstore, removed the red paid tape and put the notes into the bag. The student had replaced the paid tape around the bag, reports stated.

As police questioned the student he said, "I stole that," and pointed to the packet of notes.

When police asked the student why he stole the packet, he said, "I took it because I thought $30 was too much to pay for homework."

The student told police he had not intended to steal anything and had enough money to pay for the chemistry packet.

The student was referred to the Dean of Students diversion program.

The security video and pictures of the student and the packet were placed into evidence, reports stated.

A UA employee's Honda Accord was damaged Tuesday sometime between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. while it was parked on the corner of North Vine Avenue and East Lee Street, reports stated.

The employee told police he had not noticed the damage until he had gotten home from work that day.

Police noted that there was a dent in the hood, a crack in the windshield, and damage to the bumper and front fender.

The employee told police he had found a note on the windshield that had "thief!" written on it in blue ink and red marker, reports stated.

The employee then told police he had never stolen anything or disrespected anyone in any way.

The employee said he did not know why someone would damage his car.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A $180 espresso machine nozzle, a cabinet door, and a soft water filter were damaged sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at the coffee stand on the south side of the Harvill building, 1103 E. Second St., reports stated.

A UA employee told police someone had vandalized the same machine the day before.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Between three to 20 posters were stolen Wednesday from the Gallagher Theater at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

When police arrived, a UA employee told them the posters were stolen sometime between 8:25 a.m. and 4 p.m. The employee said the posters had been on display for sale.

The employee then said he was not sure how many posters were stolen, but they each cost $7.50.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Someone found three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jean shorts, four pairs of boxer shorts, a shirt, four pairs of white socks, sunblock, two books, a razor, and body lotion in a plastic garbage bag Wednesday night at the UA Recycling Center, 1609 E. Seventh St., reports stated.

Employees at the Recycling Center told police the items belonged to a man who had assaulted someone at the center the day before and stolen the person's cell phone.

Police placed the items into evidence, reports stated.

Over $700 in stereo equipment and $200 in CDs were stolen from a student's car Wednesday morning while he was parked in a Zone 1 lot, 2603 E. First St., reports stated.

The student told police he had parked his car around 9 a.m., and when he returned around noon he noticed his car stereo was missing.

Police noticed the door lock on the driver's side door was damaged.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Two students found a 35 mm film canister full of marijuana Wednesday night at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When police arrived a residence assistant said the two students had found the marijuana on the seventh floor.

The marijuana was submitted into property and ordered to be destroyed, reports stated.

A Samsung flip phone was found Wednesday morning at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The person who found the phone told police it had been left at a table in the Reddington Restaurant.

Police left messages on the phone's voice mail and at the home number listed in the phone.

The phone was placed into property, reports stated.

A student's $700 orange and purple bike with stickers on it was stolen Sunday from the College of Nursing, 1350 N. Martin St., reports stated.

The student told police she had locked the bike around noon and had returned around 4 p.m. to find it missing.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at

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