Volume 92, Issue 71

Wednesday, February 3, 1999


Huge med student protest hits Toronto

Faculty amendments in the mail

Grads to vote on pass

Forum wagon cruises into affiliates

Ridding evil sees change of the times

Death spurs awareness

Suurkask hopes to sweep council clean

Thefts decrease

Caught on campus

Thefts decrease

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

Although campus thefts were low last week, a number of calls for police assistance kept everyone on their toes.

According to Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department, on Jan. 26 a number of obscene phone calls made to various rooms at one of the campus residences were the first of a series of requests for assistance which came into the department last week.

Since the disturbing messages were being made from a location off campus, McGowan said the UPD were forced to refer the situation to the London police.

The following day, at approximately 11 a.m., a request for medical assistance came into the department as an individual had fallen and appeared to be unconscious. McGowan said both an ambulance and the Student Emergency Response Team were called to attend the scene, although the ambulance request was later cancelled because the individual soon became conscious.

Later that evening, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a UPD officer reported a broken window on the east side of the University Community Centre, by CentreSpot. McGowan said a tradesperson was called to the scene to board the four by 10 foot window. She added anyone with information regarding this crime or any others can call Crime Stoppers, as cash rewards are sometimes offered.

On the morning of Jan. 28, a report of suspicious behaviour came into the UPD. According to McGowan, two individuals appeared to be attempting to break into a car. "One of the suspects was apprehended. He was not from campus and was issued a trespass notice," she said, adding no damage had been done to the vehicle so the individual could not be charged.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, McGowan said police received a call for advice from a student who reported being threatened. "Given the nature of the threat, people should treat them very seriously," she said.

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