Cop Shop

A Campus Police officer was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on Sept. 26 at 4:40 p.m. on a report of a poisoning attempt. The victim said between 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 3:20 p.m. on Set. 25 someone had put bleach in a lemonade bottle in her refrigerator.

The victim said she and her roommate had been having problems throughout the semester. She said there were several incidents where her roommate drank some of the beverages in the refrigerator, so she placed a lock on the refrigerator.

On Sept. 24 she did not fasten the lock. When she went to get a drink at 3:20 the next day, she noticed the bottle had been tampered with. There were scruff marks and gouges on it. She smelled the bottle before she drank it, and it had the distinct odor of bleach.

The officers then spoke to a Residential Education & Housing administrator, who was aware of the situation and that the girls had been to mediation in the past. She had spoken to the roommate, who denied putting anything into the bottle.

Leggett spoke to each student about the incident. At the end of the meeting, she felt there was no evidence to indicate who put the bleach in the bottle. She said she is allowing one of the girls to look for another living space. The student who filed the report said she may sign a complaint against her roommate for harassment in the future.

The officers collected the bottle as evidence.

There is no further information at this time.

A portable DVD player was stolen from a room in Travers Hall on Sept. 24 at 7:40 p.m. The victims told Campus Police they left their room locked at 5:15 p.m. and when they returned the room was still locked. When they entered the room, they found that the room had been ransacked and a portable DVD player was missing. Other items of value in the room, including laptop computers, cell phones and cash, were not taken.

One victim said $40 had been taken from his wallet while the room was locked on another occasion.

The gray Sony DVD player was valued at $100.

There is no further information at this time.

On Sept. 27 at 10:40 a.m. a Campus Police officer was dispatched to the New Library on report of criminal mischief. Debra Bailey, head of circulation, said that she received a report on Monday Sept. 24 that the word “Negros” was written in blue ink on the wall to the right of the elevator on the fourth floor. She said the word was six inches long and three inches high

Bailey immediately notified Paula Rainey, program assistant to the Dean of the New Library. The two took pictures of the word and then immediately cleaned it off the wall. Ms. Bailey said she was upset about seeing the word written so boldly in such a public place.

There is no further information at this time.