Volume 92, Issue 30

Wednesday, October 28, 1998

hot air


Police Blotter

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

The University Police Department kept busy this past week with various calls ranging from calls for advice to drinking incidents.

A dental awards ceremony at the Great Hall was the scene of the first of the week's many campus thefts. In an unsupervised coat check, two bags were stolen, said Const. Wendy McGowan of the UPD. A $200 reward is being offered for the return the bags.

Thefts continued with the reporting of a stolen red neon sign belonging to the pharmacy in the lower level of the University Community Centre on Oct. 21. "But it probably happened on the weekend of the 16th," McGowan said.

According to McGowan, it would be in the best interest of the individual who has the sign to return it. "Anyone caught with the sign could be charged with possession of stolen property."

On Thursday, a series of thefts were reported throughout campus. Although unwilling to pinpoint the location, McGowan said a lap top computer was stolen from a classroom on campus and four separate thefts were reported in the Medical Sciences Building.

"They were all [stolen] from the same vicinity," McGowan said. The stolen property included three knapsacks and one purse.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, a woman was assaulted off campus, allegedly by her boyfriend. According to McGowan, an officer arrived to the scene just as the woman was being transported to hospital. "I believe there were charges laid and maybe even a restraining order," she said.

The police remained busy during the latter part of the weekend when a male was charged with drinking under age and fined $125 on Saturday night, at approximately 9:30 p.m..

The individual, located by police near Windermere Road, was fined for being a person under 19 having liquor. "We are aware that there are a number if students on campus who are underage," McGowan said.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. the UPD received a call which requested they go to the Wave and look for the two teeth of a male who had lost them in a disturbance on the dance floor of the bar. "The bouncers said he had the teeth after the disturbance, but he didn't when he arrived at [University Hospital]," McGowan said.

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