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Intoxicated man steals ladder to drink on roof

By Brielle Bryan
Business Assistant

Man attempts to drink on roof of Eickhoff Hall

Campus Police responded to Eickhoff Hall at approximately 5 a.m. on Oct. 6 in reference to a suspicious male attempting to climb onto the building’s roof with a ladder. Upon arrival, Campus Police met with the complainant who stated he arrived to work at the loading dock of Eickhoff Hall and observed a suspicious male with a ladder. According to police reports, the complainant stated that the person did not appear to be a contractor and pointed to his location. All units proceeded to the area.

The suspect was on the south side of the building, west of the Sodexo Human Resources Office. The suspect stated he was not using a ladder and was walking through the area. Campus Police observed a backpack on the ground lying against a wall, which the suspect denied was his property.

Campus Police also noticed a brick ledge nearby, which had a multi-colored pipe containing a raw and burnt green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The paraphernalia was within approximately three feet of the backpack, police said. The suspect denied that the pipe belonged to him. Campus Police began opening the backpack and the suspect admitted that the backpack was his and stated he lied because there was a bottle of wine in the main pouch.

Campus Police opened the main pouch of the backpack, which revealed a 1.5-liter glass bottle of Fetzer wine that was filled a quarter of the way with the cork in the bottle and the top sealed by plastic and a rubber band. The individual’s eyes also appeared to be glassy and red, police said. The suspect stated that he was going on the roof to drink.

The suspect was handcuffed and placed in a patrol vehicle. He was then transported to Campus Police Headquarters for criminal processing and later admitted he took the ladder from the top of a truck near the power house station in Lot 15, police said. He was issued a complaint summons, advised of his court date and released without incident.


Campus Police catches candy creepers

Campus Police responded to a report of two male individuals soliciting candy to students behind Packer Hall at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Oct. 4. The first individual was described as an African-American male wearing a gray sweatshirt, a hat and a red backpack, police said. The second individual was described as an African-American male wearing a white T-shirt, according to Campus Police. The two individuals also fit the description of a report of a possible harassment that occurred at the College on Sept. 24.

Campus Police arrived at the sidewalk between Packer Hall and the Brower Student Center and made contact with the first suspect. One of the officers turned on his body-worn camera as he spoke with the suspect, who stated that he was at the College to sell candy with his friend, but was unable to contact his friend’s cell phone, police said.

Upon request, the suspect provided his driver’s license. Campus Police identified the suspect that matched the description of the first individual and he was transported to Campus Police Headquarters for questioning. Upon arrival, the individual was placed in double-locked handcuffs, searched and then handcuffed to the bench in the processing room.

Campus Police then observed a man on C-Street by Townhouses South who fit the description of the second individual at approximately 2:20 p.m. Campus Police spoke to the suspect, who said that he was on campus selling candy with the first individual. He also stated that they were selling candy on campus the week prior, as well. He was voluntarily transported to Campus Police Headquarters.

Both individuals were issued a summons for municipal ordinance for soliciting and advised of a court date. 


Mystery culprit vandalizes vehicle with chocolate

Campus Police responded to a report of a vandalized vehicle in Lot 7 at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 5. Upon arrival, Campus Police met with a male individual who stated that at approximately 5:10 p.m., he parked his car on the first floor of Lot 7 near the northwest entrance. The individual arrived back at his vehicle approximately four hours later to find his driver’s side door covered in dried chocolate, police said. The individual stated he was unsure who may have vandalized his vehicle. Campus Police checked the security footage and returned with negative findings.


Student reports stolen Pokémon wallet

Campus Police was dispatched to Campus Police Headquarters at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 5 to investigate a report of a stolen Pokémon-themed wallet. Officers met with a female student who stated that she realized she lost her wallet on Oct. 4. She said she remembered going to the Brower Student Center after her math class to eat dinner. She then walked back to her residence hall and arrived at the main entrance. She said that it was when she reached for her wallet, which contained her student ID card, that she realized she did not have it with her.

At approximately 6 p.m., she went back to the Student Center and spoke with student workers at the information booth, police said. The student workers stated that they did not have a wallet that matched the description she provided and referred her to Campus Police, according to the police report.


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