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Police Briefs

Police briefs are written based on reports from University Police. They indicate preliminary descriptions of events and not necessarily actual incidents.

Fraud

On Oct. 17 at 8:51 p.m., an 18-year- old female resident reported fraud to the university police department. Officers contacted her in Mary Jo Brandimore. It was determined that she was not defrauded, but someone had created a false Facebook page with her information.

Harassment

On Oct. 19 at 1:15 p.m., an 18-year- old female student spoke to officers at the university police department abut harassing messages she was receiving. She advised that she started to receive texts around 11:30 a.m. that were racist and homophobic in nature. For two hours, she received 68 calls from an unknown number. The number was blocked on her phone and the incident is still under investigation.

On Oct. 25 at 1 p.m., an employee advised that they received a call from an unknown subject. The caller was angry about vaccinations at the university, and incorrectly stated that the university requires vaccinations The subject started talking about political issues and hung up. The phone number was blocked after the call came in.

Breaking and entering

On Oct. 21 at 5:23 p.m., officers responded to a breaking and entering alarm involving the ATM on campus. The ATMs were checked and found to be secured.

Hit and run

On Oct. 24 at 12:03 p.m., a 19-year- old student reported a hit and run that occurred in parking lot R. He parked at 4 p.m. and returned to his car at 5:30 p.m. There was damage on the rear side fender of his vehicle. No other vehicles were around.

On Oct. 23 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to a hit and run at the South entrance. A 21-year-old student went around a Consumer’s vehicle on Pierce Road when a car tried to pass her, causing them to collide. She asked the driver to pull into the university police department for a report. The subject continued to drive West on Pierce Road.

Property damage

On Oct. 22 at 5:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the cross-country course near parking lot H for a vehicle stuck in the grass. A timer vehicle was attempting to set up the timer when it got stuck and caused damage to the grass.

On Oct. 16 at 1:15 p.m., vehicles
were driving on the East Intramural field North of parking lot C1. During tailgating, officers found multiple vehicles parked on the grass with tire tracks leading to the damaged grass in the field. Vehicle information was gathered and the owners
were questions about the damage. Estimates had the damage listed at $15,000.

Suspicious situation

On Oct. 25 at 7:32 p.m., an anonymous tip was left about a resident’s collection of knives.
The 18-year-old male produced several pocketknives and a hunting knife in Living Center Southwest. The student was not brandishing
the knives and did not threaten anyone. The knives were placed into safekeeping until the student left for home.

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