Crime Blotter

When walls get too tight
From winter’s stifling darkness
Calm words can heal

A campus safety officer reported that on the night of Jan. 28 two roommates were "not enjoying the residence life experience." Friction escalated into a call to CPSO for help. The officer arrived and successfully calmed the tension. As tempers cooled, the roommates thanked the officer for the mediation.

A rash of thefts from storage areas continues to plague university housing. Five occurrences before noon on Jan. 15 resulted in losses to multiple individuals. The reported losses were $120, $334, $100, $420 and $560.

At about 10 p.m. Jan. 11, the familiar odor of marijuana again wafted through the corridors of a university housing facility. Another such aroma was reported at 7 p.m. Jan. 24, this time specifically coming from room 609, but the specific residential hall was not specified. Another drug complaint was registered about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

An altercation broke out in university housing between two individuals about 4 p.m. Jan. 23. Officers are investigating the incident as a case of suspected assault.

A fire escape was the focus of graffiti artists sometime Jan. 26.

Mixed mishaps
Persons who refused to leave a basketball court in Peter Stott Center at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 when their time was up got a visit from a CPSO officer who persuaded them to depart.

An individual reported being confronted by an unknown individual in Neuberger Hall at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 and being subjected to a control hold. The incident is being treated as a Code of Conduct case.

An unknown person committed criminal mischief in a bathroom of Smith Memorial Student Union Jan. 26. The damage was discovered about 1 a.m. There were feces on the floor and the condom dispenser was found empty.

An inappropriate e-mail was reported to officers Jan. 26. The incident occurred about 10 a.m. at a terminal in Neuberger Hall. A similar incident occurred at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 28.

Someone attempted to break into the University Center Building some time Jan. 13. The burglar only succeeded in inflicting $200 worth of damage to the doors.

Pilfered possessions
Parking 3 was the scene of a vehicle break-in about 8 a.m. Jan. 25, with a loss of items worth $300.

An attempt to break into a vehicle parked on campus by breaking the door lock failed. The attempt occurred about 2 p.m. Jan. 25.

An unattended bag was taken from a classroom in Neuberger Hall about 8 a.m. Jan. 26, with a loss of $483.

Some unattended items stolen from a room in SMSU about 10 p.m. Jan. 28 were later found intact.

Credit cards and an ID were stolen from an unattended wallet in Neuberger Hall about 7 p.m. Jan. 26. The pilferage resulted in a loss of $1,339 to the owner.