Drunk, wet and scared; Gopher pump goes missing

Eight students were observed wading in the Science Complex fountain at 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, according to reports. Campus police approached the group. An officer informed the students that swimming in the fountain was prohibited, and chased  the students when they fled in different directions.

Two female students disappeared out of sight. A male student stopped running, put his hands up and was asked to stay where he was, while the officer chased another female student. When stopped, the students said they were running because they were scared. The officer smelled alcohol on the male and asked if they had been drinking. The male responded that they had had two or three drinks that night. Both students nodded when the officer asked if they were under 21 and said they drank jungle juice at an off-campus fraternity party.

The officer was then informed via police radio when another officer located the two female students who had run from the group. The students said they had been drinking. Lions EMS and Pro Staff evaluated the group and determined they did not need further medical treatment. The students returned to their dorms and all four were issued summons for underage drinking.

Campus police observed a male student at 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 leaning on a gate of the south end of the Townhouse East sidewalk. The student said he was waiting for his roommate to hand him his key, police said. The officer smelled alcohol and said the student’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot. While performing a sobriety test, the student had difficulty following directions. He then said that he consumed three to five mixed drinks of Seagrams 7 whiskey and club soda at a friend’s off-campus house. An ARD arrived and Lions EMS evaluated the student, but he refused further medical attention and received a summons.

A swipe card reader was reported missing at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Wolfe Hall rear entrance. According to reports, there were wires hanging from the spot where the reader was missing. An immediate search of the area proved to be unsuccessful. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, according to police. The reader is valued at $650.

An Apple Mac Book Pro was reported stolen on Friday, Sept. 7, from the lounge on the third floor of the library. A male student said he left his possessions unattended on a table in the library to go eat at 3:45 p.m. When he returned, his laptop was missing. He asked the students in the area if they had seen anyone take it, but no one had any further information. The laptop was valued at $1,199.

A staff member reported her Gopher Heavy Duty Inflation pump missing on Thursday, Sept. 6, from the Recreation Center Room 201. The pump — which is used to inflate sports equipment — was last seen at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, but the staff member noticed it missing at noon. Staff and coworkers  reported that they had not seen it since. The pump is valued at $259. There is no further information on the whereabouts of the pump.