By Joseph Barrios
Arizona Daily Wildcat
A 15-year-old runaway was arrested and charged Thursday night with attempted robbery after a UA employee noticed the male trying to steal a Macintosh Newton notepad from the Computing and Technology Store on the third floor of the Student Union.
The male was looking at magazines when cashiers noticed the notebook by his feet. Witnesses said the male pushed the pad across the floor toward the door with his foot. The male noticed cashiers were looking at him, picked up the pad and gave it to the workers, saying he found it on the floor.
Police were informed of the incident and found him later near a pay phone near the Student Union. The male admitted to the attempted theft and said he was a runaway from the home he was ordered to live at.
The male was cited and released.
A UA student was found trying to remove a Parking and Transportation Services boot from his car Thursday evening near the south side of McKale Center. Police reported they saw the student under the car attempting to remove the boot, then enter McKale Center.
When the student returned, police told him he would be arrested for trying to remove the boot. The student told police he was only overparked in the spot for about 15 minutes and he didn't care if removing the boot was illegal.
A friend of the student arrived and agreed to drive him home. Police warned the student but did not arrest him.
Three UA employees were found drinking in public on campus during their lunch break Thursday near the Electrical and Computer Engineering building, 1050 N. Palm Ave.
Police found three UA custodians in a truck which smelled of alcohol and had several opened and unopened cans of beer inside. The employees were given a warning by police and turned over to a custodian supervisor.
Police responded to reports of two males arguing in a parking lot near University Medical Center Wednesday morning.
One of the males said the other male made an obscene hand gesture while turning at East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue. One student claimed the other student said he was a police officer and hit him in the forehead with the brim of his hat.
Neither wanted to press charges. Both men were released.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.
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