Cuffed, booked and fingerprinted 
for overdue library books
Arrest procedures the same for everyone, police say

By LISA CURTIS - GM Today Staff 

August 23, 2008



Heidi Dalibor, who was arrested for ignoring a municipal violation for overdue library books, said she’ll likely use her library card again – but probably not at the Grafton library.


GRAFTON - Heidi Dalibor is the first to admit that she ignored calls and letters from the Grafton library regarding two overdue books.

She also admits that she ignored a notice to appear in municipal court or pay the fine associated with the municipal violation.

Still, the last thing she expected was a knock on her door by Grafton police.

"They showed me a warrant they had for my arrest," said Dalibor, 20. "They said they had to cuff me and I said, ‘Are you serious?’"

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And then, on a sunny summer morning, she did the perp walk through her Arapaho Avenue neighborhood, where most families knew her as the girl who used to baby-sit their kids. All she could think about was that no one would know why she was being led away from her home in handcuffs.

Once at the police station, Dalibor was fingerprinted and photographed, the marks and scars on her body recorded, she said.

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This story appeared in The News Graphic on August 21, 2008.