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Bike thefts mar Labor Day weekend

Graffiti reading “FUCK TITS” was found on the retaining wall on the southeast sidewalk of Travers Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 11:30 p.m. Reports say that the graffiti, written by an unknown vandal, was discovered by a security officer, who notified police.

Police were dispatched to Lot 8 after a male student called to report an intoxicated female friend on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:05 a.m. According to the police, the male student told the officer that he and his friend were at an off-campus party where they both consumed “jungle juice” and beer. The female student had become intoxicated, couldn’t stand and started to vomit. Lions EMS was called in to assist, as was Pennington Road EMS. The female student was then transported to Capital Health Systems at Mercer.

An unknown white male wearing a white hat, dark-colored shirt and light shorts stole a half-green, half-blue mountain bike on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 12:30 a.m. from the Townhouses South sidewalk. Reports say a female student witnessed from a second floor window the male getting on the bicycle and riding away. The victim proceeded to chase after him on foot, but was unsuccessful. A search conducted around campus and the surrounding neighborhood produced no results. The bike is valued at $75.

A bicycle was reported stolen after its owner left it unattended over Labor Day weekend. According to reports, the student stated she parked her bike at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the bike racks in front of Townhouses West. The victim secured her bicycle with a lock, but returned at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to find the bicycle and its lock missing. The bicycle is valued at $155 and nothing further has been reported.

A bicycle was reported as stolen sometime between midnight and noon on Monday, Sept. 5.

According to reports, an unknown person stole the bicycle from the bike rack in front of Cromwell Hall after cutting the lock. The bike was valued at $700. At this time there are no suspects.

A male student reported his wallet missing on Tuesday, Aug. 30 after leaving the wallet in the T/W Lounge at 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. After realizing his wallet was missing, police say he returned to the T/W lounge, where he was told no one had found it. The black tri-fold Docker wallet is valued at $15 and contained $20 in cash, a New Jersey driver’s license valued at $15, a school ID valued at $25, his credit card code number and miscellaneous papers. There is no further information available.

Police observed a powdery substance spread throughout the fourth floor hallway and in the Photo Lab of Holman Hall at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. Police say that the officer recovered a fire extinguisher inside the Photo Lab that had been discharged and was completely empty.


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