By Ellie Schuckman
• Officers met with a female student at Campus Police Headquarters on Monday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m., who reported a series of harassment incidents. The student said that she was dating a male from August 2012 to May 2013. The relationship ended after he left for military basic training and the relationship could no longer be sustained long distance, police said. According to the student, the two kept in touch on a friendly basis after the breakup. However, once she began dating someone else in 2014, she told him she could no longer keep in contact with him for the sake of not creating any problems with her new boyfriend. She stated that at that time, he told her that he would not forget her and that he would continue contacting her in order to create interference with her new relationship. She stated that she blocked him on Facebook and her cellphone and then did not hear from him for a long time, police said. During the summer of 2015, he sent her a direct message on Facebook that read, “It’s time…” She stated that she was somewhat alarmed and made contact with him to inquire about the message. He then explained during a telephone conversation that he was not over her and was upset because he felt like she had wronged him and disregarded her current relationship status, according to police. He stated, “I don’t care. Fuck your boyfriend.” The student stated that he attempted to “friend” her relatives on Facebook in what she believes is an attempt to have access to her. She has not spoken to him since the summer of 2015 nor has she made any contact with him via social media.
• On Tuesday, April 19, officers met with a male student at Campus Police Headquarters at noon who reported that an unidentified person’s Facebook account was hacked by an unknown person. The student reported that he first went to his hometown police department to report the hack. He then received a Facebook friend request from the unidentified person and accepted it, thinking this person was updating their profile, police said. When he accepted the friend request, he received several messages from the hacker through this Facebook account that stated if he didn’t pay the hacker money, the hacker would send all of the student’s friends a video of the unidentified person. The student stated that the hacker impersonated the unidentified person through the Facebook profile, according to police. The student was advised to forward all Facebook messages to his hometown police department. Campus Police then contacted the student’s hometown police department. The case will be handled by the prosecutor’s office, police said.
• At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, officers met with a male student at Campus Police Headquarters who reported that his laptop and backpack were stolen days prior. The student reported that the items were stolen between Tuesday, April 12, at 6:50 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. He stated that he was finishing taking a test in the Business Building and left his backpack, with his laptop inside, leaning up against the back wall near his desk. The student did not realize he left his backpack in the classroom until 7:50 p.m. and he was unable to check the Business Building until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, police said. He stated that the bag and laptop were not in the room at that time. The stolen items are valued at $776 and there are no suspects at this time, Campus Police said.
Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.