Police Beat Oct. 2

Joseph Cook

Logo-policebeat5Sept. 30 – Marijuana (Osprey Hall)

An RA saw a marijuana pipe on a student’s night stand and smelled a marijuana odor in the air. She reported it to UPD, and an officer investigated. The officer found the glass pipe in full view on the nightstand. The pipe was still hot and emitting an odor, suggesting very recent usage. The suspect was referred to Student Conduct.

Sept. 30 – Skateboard Theft (Bldg 16)

A skateboard, valued at over $100, was stolen from the locking rack outside Building 16.  The victim said he had locked two skateboards, one of his and one of a friend’s, on to the rack at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 30. When he returned at 1:30 a.m., his skateboard was missing, but his friends skateboard was still locked.  No attempts were made to take prints, because it appeared the suspect only touched what was missing.

Oct. 1 – Investigation (Bldg 58E)

An individual from Student Union management stated that he had revoked a vendor’s guest reservation because of the vendor’s unpredictable step-up times, methods, and other reservation policies. On Oct. 1, the management individual received several voice messages from the  former vendor.

The former vendor’s four separate voice messages expressed her opposition to the management’s decision. She stated that she felt they had a vendetta against her, and that her business was her only source of income. She felt the management was heartless to take it away from her.

She  detailed  her  personal hardships, and cautioned the management individual on the subject of Karma, before stating that the whole situation had depressed her, and she had contemplated suicide.

When UPD contacted the former vendor, the woman stated that she was upset at the way the whole situation was handled. She said that she felt what she was allowed to do  as a vendor was continually changed, and every time she attempted to comply, the restrictions changed. She also stated that her claim of contemplating suicide was made in order to show the management individual how bad she felt.

The former vendor also stated that she knew she could not return but was planning to have an appointment with someone, to discuss the Management individual’s way of talking with her.

Sept. 30 – Criminal Mischief (Lot 18)

A student’s car tire was slashed by an unknown suspect.  The student parked her vehicle in Lot 18 around 4 p.m., and returned to her vehicle around 7 p.m. She then discovered that her right rear tire was flat. With the assistance of a friend, the student replaced the flat with a spare, and was able to leave campus.

When the student took the tire to a repair shop the next day, it was found that the tire had been slashed with a sharp object, possibly a knife. At the time of the report, there were no witnesses  or suspect information regarding the crime.

Oct. 1 – Criminal Mischief (Lot 18)

A student’s vehicle passenger mirror was damaged.  The student parked his vehicle around noon, and returned to the vehicle shortly before 9 p.m. Upon his return, he found the passenger mirror hanging partially off, with a small scratch on the mirror. There was no suspect information or possible eyewitnesses at the time of this report.

Oct. 1 – Marijuana (Lot 18)

A witness stated that a student was in his dorm room smoking marijuana. Two officers arrived at the student’s room. The student, a suspect, gave the officers verbal consent to enter. When asked if he knew why the officers had arrived, the student responded in the affirmative, stating that he had been smoking marijuana. The suspect cooperated with the investigation, and turned over two bottles with marijuana residue and .4 grams of marijuana. The student was given a Notice to Appear, and the Student Conduct was notified of the case.

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