Broken glass, a broken spirit

Campus Police were dispatched to various parking lots on four separate occasions of criminal mischief on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

The first report occurred at 7:50 a.m. in Lot 11 where Campus Police discovered two broken glass windows on the fourth-level stairwell.  On the ground around the broken glass two quarter-inch steel bearings were also found, according to Campus Police.

Then, shortly thereafter at 8:00 a.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Lot 10 and found damage to the driver’s side back window of a car.  Two quarter-inch bearings were found on the ground near the car.

Campus Police found the passenger side window of another car broken in Lot 14 without any suspects in sight. This damage was reportedly discovered at 7:30 a.m. by the driver of a motorcycle that was parked directly next to the damaged car.

Finally, the Campus Police returned to Lot 10 and found damage to the front windshield of a car that was parked next to the damaged car found in Lot 14 earlier that day. There was nothing further to report.

At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, Campus Police received a report of theft. The victim explained that she had left her bike locked to a pole at 7:40 p.m. between Packer Hall and the 1855 Room of Eickhoff Hall, according to Campus Police.  When she returned at 10:40 p.m. after an event in the Brower Student Center, she noticed the bike was missing.

The bike was a hot pink ‘older model’ with a black gel seat padding, valued at $30.00. The victim reported that “she did not lock up the bike to the pole very well” and that she “just kind of put (the lock) around the handlebars and pole.” She was advised to contact Campus Police if she obtained any further information about her bike.

Campus Police were detailed on report of a fire alarm at the Roscoe West Hall Library on Friday,  Sept. 20 at 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival through the New Library side, where the Career Center and Tutoring Center are located, Campus Police found no sirens or strobes present.

When they entered through the Old Library side, a haze was in the air and a powdery white substance was discovered on the floor, according to Campus Police.

Campus Police then found a used fire extinguisher on the stairs between the first and second floors in the West Hall Library. Campus Police sent out to the College Building Services to clean up the fire extinguisher’s powdery discharge.