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Welcome back: Laptop stolen on first day of classes

By Colleen Murphy                                                                                                Managing Editor

•   Two male students were seen knocking over trash cans and then running into Lot 7 at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, according to Campus Police. The students were found near the southwest stairwell where police said they smelled an odor of alcohol emanating from the men. The students failed a sobriety test and were found to be under the influence of alcohol. The two boys were carrying five 12-ounce cans of beer (three Bud Lights and two Budweisers) and one boy had under 50 grams of marijuana, Campus Police said. The two were summoned with possession of a controlled dangerous substance of under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia and underage drinking, according to Campus Police.

•   A tennis racquet was stolen from in front of Allen Hall on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11:15 a.m., according to Campus Police. The student left his racquet outside of the building for a moment as he went to his car to get something. When he came back, he saw that the racquet was gone and could not find it in the surrounding area, Campus Police said.

•   A fire extinguisher was reported missing from the first floor stairwell of Cromwell Hall, Campus Police reported. A new extinguisher was placed there the first week of August, and sometime between 3  p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the extinguisher was stolen, Campus Police said. Its estimated worth is $75.

•   Sometime between 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, a mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack in front of Cromwell Hall, according to Campus Police. The mountain bike, described as “gray and white with a little bit of pink,” is valued at $500, and the lock is estimated to be worth $20. The owner did not have the serial number, make, model or speed of the bike and could not recall the brand of the bike lock, Campus Police said.

•   A student’s laptop was stolen from her backpack sometime between 10:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, Campus Police said. The student used the computer during her 9 a.m. class in the Business Building, but did not use it during her next class at 11 a.m. in the same building. During that second class, the student noticed that her backpack zipper was slightly opened, but was not certain if the laptop was or wasn’t in the bag at that time. After her class ended at 12:20 p.m., the student went straight to Eickhoff Dining Hall for lunch where she said she left her backpack unattended for “a second” while she went to get a drink. She then returned to her room where she took a nap. Upon waking up, the student discovered that her laptop, valued at $500, was missing, Campus Police said.

Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.

Colleen Murphy


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