Volume 92, Issue 99

Wednesday, April 7, 1999


Accessing student fees

USC answers to fee increase

New dean brings direction

Tuition refund email joke fools some students but not ITS

Activist's message is drink milk, endanger life


Damage and thefts grow in warm weather

Armour thrived on challenge

Damage and thefts grow in warm weather

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

April Fool's Day pranksters may have given the University Police Department a break this year, however springtime fools were the cause of many routine incidents on campus.

A report of a stolen bike on March 31 marked the first of many thefts on campus last week. The bike, left outside a Platts Lane residence, was reported stolen shortly after 9 a.m. when the owner went outside to get it.

Const. Wendy McGowan of the UPD said it is very important for students to secure their property, especially if it remains outdoors. With the warm weather approaching, McGowan also said students should consider securing their bikes with two locks.

On the morning of April 1, police learned someone had damaged the parking receiver at the entrance to the chemistry parking lot. The receiver, McGowan explained, is the device which instructs the parking gate to raise its bar so cars may enter. "It occurred sometime the night before. There are no suspects yet and we're looking for information," McGowan said. She added repairs to the receiver may cost $200.

At approximately 2 a.m. on April 2, police received a noise complaint from Beaver Hall. "Someone heard the sound of glass breaking. When police arrived it appeared that the window had been kicked from the inside," McGowan said. She added a carpenter was notified to attend the scene and board up the window.

A second campus theft occurred hours later, at 9:20 a.m., in Medway Hall. "There was property damage and theft to a vending machine," McGowan said. Hours later, a second report of tampering with a vending machine was brought to the attention of the UPD. "This one happened at Delaware Hall," McGowan said. Products were also stolen from this location.

McGowan also pointed out campus crime was not without a break throughout the Easter holiday. A report of breaking and entering was reported on April 6 from Saugeen-Maitland Hall, where a resident noticed 50 CDs missing from their room. "People should mark their CDs and identify them as being yours. It may act as a deterrent to those who want to steal them."

At 2:27 a.m., Events Staff reported property damage by a male who had punched the glass of a picture frame outside The Spoke. "He was cooperative and agreed to pay for the $25 damage," McGowan said.

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