On Thursday, Oct. 2, at 12:55 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on the report of a strong odor of marijuana. A Community Advisor reported the odor was coming from a room on her floor. When an officer walked passed the room, he confirmed the smell.
The resident let the officers in, and they noticed smoke and a lingering odor of marijuana. The window was open and two fans were on.
There were four posters hanging in the room depicting various drug insignias and activities. The four men present had glossy and bloodshot eyes. When questioned about drug abuse, all repeatedly denied smoking anything other than cigarettes. They also denied trying to use fans to blow smoke out the window.
The officers noticed an empty plastic CD case in plain view with green vegetation residue on it, similar to marijuana. They saw a green Geber pen knife whose exposed blade had green vegetation residue on it. The officers also found red, semi-transparent glassine bags with a Ziploc closure. All four students denied ownership, until they were all threatened with arrest.
Finally, a student said that he was willing to take the hit for everyone so they wouldn’t all get in trouble. However, all the rest of the students confessed.
The two residents who lived in the room signed a “consent to search” form which revealed a multi-colored pipe, four to five inches long with burnt residue inside, six semi-transparent glassine bags and a round wooden two piece grinder mechanism containing green leafy vegetation residue. One of the students surrendered a pack of EZ Wider rolling papers, and another student took an officer back to his room to hand over a multi-colored pipe.
Student Manager in Residence, Julie Ellis, and First Year Experience Area Director, Michael Robbins, were notified. The four residents had their Miranda Rights read to them, and were handcuffed and escorted off campus in patrol cars. There is no further information at this time.
On Sunday, Sept. 28, between 12:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., a car was damaged on the third level of Lot 9. The owner came to Campus Police to file a report. According to the report, unknown persons dented the hood of the student’s car, and left footprints on it. There is no further information at this time.
On Friday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., there was a report of car vandalism. The owner told Campus Police that some time between Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. and the time of the report, unknown persons stole the wiper blades off the car and scratched the car’s tailgate on the second level of Lot 9. There is no further information at this time.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., a bike was stolen from outside Eickoff Hall. The student went into Eickhoff to get something to eat and put his Haro Brand bicycle at the bike rack.
The lock on the chain didn’t work but the owner attached it to the bike in a manner that appeared to be secured. The estimated value of the bike was $300.00.
There is no further information at this time.