Cop Shop

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Cromwell Hall on a report of possible drug use.

Upon arrival, officers noticed a strong odor of what they believed to be tobacco smoke emanating from the reported room.

After obtaining permission from one of the residents to enter the room, the officers observed, in plain view, an empty plastic container labeled for pipe tobacco and a pack of EZ Wider rolling papers. The objects were on the desk of the other resident, who was present at the time.

When questioned, the student said that the rolling papers were used to roll his own cigarettes.

An investigation for any signs of drug possession was negative.

While exiting the room, one of the officers observed a sheath holding a 36-inch metal sword hanging from the student’s wall in plain view.

The student said he found the sword while walking down the street in town, and was unable to recall the specific location. He was advised of the College’s regulations regarding weapons on campus, and the sword was confiscated.

The sword will be held in the property room at Campus Police Headquarters until the student can retrieve it to take it home.

There is no further information at this time.


On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 10:25 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to New Residence Hall on a report of criminal mischief.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness, who said that between 10:15 p.m. Saturday and the time of the call, an unknown person wrote graffiti on the low side stairwell wall.

The graffiti read “Smut the Bitch” and was written in black and red marker.

The witness did not know who wrote the graffiti, but said that he saw the same phrase written in chalk on the sidewalk outside of New Residence Hall.

There is no further information at this time.


On Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Eickhoff Hall on a report of a theft.

Upon arrival, officers met with a Sodexho manager, who said that he was counting out daily cash sales in his office at about 8:55 p.m. when several employees asked him for help clocking out.

The manager said he then placed the $157 cash partially under his desk keyboard and exited to help the employees. The door to the office was left partially open and not secure.

When he returned to the office at 9 p.m., the manager found the money missing.

A search of the immediate area yielded no evidence.

The manager told officers that three employees were still in the building at the time of the theft. Campus Police requested a copy of the time-clock information and other employee information.

There is no further information at this time.