Earlier this year, I borrowed a computer and a camera from a friend who I've known for 13 years. While still in possession of these items, I was evicted from my apartment and placed them in storage over the next 3 weeks, my friend attempted to contact me and retrieve the items, but I told him I was too busy, and that the storage unit was too far away. His girlfriend took this to mean that I was attempting to steal the items (a notion my friend denies ever having), and filed a police report. I was contacted via phone by a police officer, and I declined to make a statement. I returned the equipment to my friend, who assured me that he would clear up the matter; however, I was later arrested and charged with felony theft by taking. I don't want to incriminate myself trying to clear this up.My friend is concerned about his girlfriend possibly being prosecuted for submitting a false police report, and I am concerned about the effect that this will have on my standing with my probation, which I have not violated at all. Additionally, I don't think the police performed sufficient investigation prior to filing a warrant. My only interaction with the police prior to my arrest was via telephone, and I did not want to make a statement (A) without speaking to an attorney and (B) without being able to identify the individual as a police officer.