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University Crime Fighter Accused

November 12, 1997

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Arizona State University’s crime prevention coordinator has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a campus office.

Radawna Michelle is charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and theft, university police Chief Lanny Standridge said.

She was arrested in her office at the campus police department after the burglary Friday night, Standridge said Monday.

A police officer responding to a report of a suspicious person recognized Michelle leaving a university office building, Standridge said. She rode away on her bicycle before she could be questioned.

A later check of the building found one desk had been pried open and several compact discs and some cash were missing.

Michelle had some of the missing discs and alleged burglary tools when she was arrested about 30 minutes later, Standridge said.

Standridge said Michelle has worked for the police department for seven years, first as a police dispatcher and for the last three years as crime prevention coordinator. He said the department had performed a background check on her.

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