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Cop Shop: Unknown suspect vandalizes memorial wall

By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez

More vandalism occurs at campus memorial site

On April 9 at approximately 8:18 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to a memorial wall on campus on a report of criminal mischief.

Upon arrival, Campus Police met with the reporting individual. He reported that he had checked on the memorial on April 8 at approximately 8 p.m. and the memorial had been “untouched.” However, at approximately 7:54 a.m. the following morning, he had received a phone call alerting him that the memorial had been vandalized.

Campus Police observed that some of the flags surrounding the memorial had been pulled up from the ground and knocked over. Two out of three of the reported signs appeared to be missing, according to the reporting individual. The only present sign was pulled up from the ground and read “Don’t make memorials to guilt trip women” on the back.

The reporting individual was advised to contact Campus Police if the memorial was vandalized again. Campus Police proceeded to take pictures of the scene for evidence. The case remains open.

Another report of theft in Fitness Center

On April 10 at approximately 8:45 p.m., Campus Police was contacted on account of a report of theft. The student who reported the theft said that he went to the Campus Town Fitness Center to exercise earlier in the day between approximately 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

He reported that upon entering the Fitness Center, he proceeded to the men’s locker room and placed his backpack in an unsecured locker on the left-hand side of the locker room. He stated that he had placed his wallet underneath a textbook at the bottom of his backpack and then proceeded to the gym area.

Upon return to the locker room at approximately 10 a.m., he had not seen any cause for suspicion. At approximately 5 p.m., the victim noticed that $35 in cash was missing from his wallet.

In his account to Campus Police, the student said that he had seen a white, college-aged male in the locker room at the time he had initially arrived at approximately 9 a.m. Campus Police checked the security footage of the area, but the search yielded negative results. The case remains open.

Artwork missing from IMM Building

On April 11 at approximately 5 p.m., Campus Police was contacted on account of a report of stolen property. The reporting student stated that his artwork had been stolen from the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building.

He said that he had last seen his artwork on April 4 at approximately 4:50 p.m. on a wall near room 102 of the building. However, at approximately 9 a.m. on April 10, the student noticed his artwork missing during one of his classes.

The artwork, which is currently valued at approximately $3, was described as a oak wooden pixelated Pac-Man that measured at 12 by 18 inches. Campus Police checked on security footage of the area but it yielded negative results. The student was advised to contact Campus Police with any updates. The art piece remains missing.


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