Police Blotter

Jan. 24

Books were stolen from a donation box outside the university bookstore between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. by a non-student subject. The subject attempted to sell the books back to the university bookstore unsuccessfully and then successfully sold the books to another bookstore. Police were able to identify the thief by reviewing security footage and charge him with theft.

A resident of Wise Hall found a door decoration burnt at 8:00 p.m. The decoration appeared to have been set on fire; however, the door was not damaged. There are no suspects at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Jan. 25

Police responded to calls regarding an aggressive female panhandler outside Mark-Jefferson Building at 2:45 p.m. The female panhandler had already been barred from campus for previous offenses. She was ticketed for panhandling and transported to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.

Police responded to a verbal and physical altercation between two students in Brown Apartments at 8:51 p.m. The students are friends, and neither wishes to press charges. The students may face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

A student reported damage to the ignition on their car, which was parked in the Hoyt Lot between 12:50 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. There are no suspects or leading information at this time.

Jan. 26

Housing staff in Pittman Hall reported an underage resident with alcohol to police at 12:20 a.m.
When police arrived, the student was issued a citation for possessing and consuming alcohol. In addition to the citation, the student may face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

A female student in Hill Hall was the victim of domestic assault at 1:58 a.m. The assault was reported to police by an acquaintance of the victim. The female student was struck by her boyfriend. When police arrived, they noticed marks on the young woman. Her boyfriend, also a student, was arrested for domestic assault. The young man may also face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

Police responded to the odor of marijuana in Sellers Hall at 10:22 p.m. The student resident of the room from which the odor originated admitted to smoking marijuana earlier. Police searched the room and found narcotic paraphernalia, but did not find any marijuana in the room. The student will not be charged criminally, but may face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

Jan. 27

Putnam Hall’s area complex director reported signs of a party in a vacant dorm room at 4:02 p.m.
The student resident who lived in the room next to the vacant room where the party took place admitted to breaking into the room and hosting a party with alcohol. The student was not charged criminally, but will face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

Officers were dispatched to Sellers Hall for a medical assist at 11:52 p.m. after a student who had been drinking began having difficulty breathing. The underage student was sent to the hospital and may face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.

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