Volume 92, Issue 38

Wednesday, November 11, 1998

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Police Blotter

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

The University Police Department kept busy this past week with various incidences and reports involving vehicles.

The troubles began at 5 p.m. on Nov. 3 when suspicious behavior was reported in the Springette parking lot. According to Const. Wendy McGowan, community services officer for the UPD, an individual was reported as underneath one of the vehicles in the lot.

"When the complainant started his car, the guy left," she said, adding when officers arrived the suspect was gone and there were no resulting problems.

At approximately the same time, a caretaker from the Stevenson-Lawson Building reported graffiti in one of the men's washrooms. Although the text was not violent, it was derogatory, McGowan said. She stressed the graffiti is not related to the incidences on campus this past summer, when extremely violent remarks towards women were written throughout campus.

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, a student reported the first of a series of complaints about a man selling speakers from a white van. The individual was selling the merchandise from various locations on campus. "Anyone who sells anything on campus has to have permission. They have to go through the proper channels," she said.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, a theft occurred in the men's locker room at Campus Recreation in the University Community Centre. McGowan said the locker had been left unlocked and a variety of items were stolen, including the individual's wallet, running shoes, clothes and Walkman.

"Campus Rec sells higher grade security combination locks. I'd suggest purchasing them – they aren't very expensive," she said.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., a second report was received regarding the driver of a white van selling entertainment equipment. Spotted just outside Saugeen-Maitland Hall, an officer spoke to the driver and called the company who owns the van. "The company name was written on the side of the van – the officer called the company and told them their sales are not welcome here," McGowan said.

Later that evening, close to 8 p.m., a vending machine was reported as damaged at Medway Hall. "The glass was broken – some products had been stolen," McGowan said. She added this is a criminal offence and should not be taken lightly.

Aside from the reports into the station, McGowan said there was a variety of property turned into the police department, including wallets, identification and a men's bicycle.

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