Volume 92, Issue 59

Wednesday, January 13, 1999

sleeping with the enemy


Voulez-vous coucher avec Davenport?

USC proposes two $1,000 raises

New rez to bring more Sophs, upper-years

Ontario Court steals Western dean

B.C. student population lagging

Snow to blame for parking troubles


Caught on campus

Snow to blame for parking troubles

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

This past week on campus saw a variety of crimes and car accidents on account of the falling snow.

Throughout the week, Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department said there were a variety of accidents which took place on account of accumulated snow in parking lots around campus. Each of the accidents, which took place in the Weldon, Middlesex and Springette parking lots, were non-reportable and involved no injuries.

"Some [reports] came in as hit and runs and it's important to get out and look," McGowan said, adding if someone witnesses an accident and takes note of the license plate, the suspect could face charges. In order to avoid parking lot accidents, McGowan suggested using caution and avoiding the last parking spot in a row.

Around 1 p.m. on Jan. 7, an individual was reported acting suspiciously near lab areas in the Dentistry Sciences Building. McGowan said the complainant approached the individual who then left the premises by the third floor stairwell towards the university campus of the London Health Sciences Centre. "It's important to let people know that suspicious behaviour is reported and that we check things out," she said.

Later that same day, at approximately 6 p.m., two males were reported soliciting beer sales in Delaware Hall, McGowan said. "The suspects were gone on our arrival but we took information from the people approached," she said. McGowan added although many students appreciate the convenience of home delivery services, it is important these services are done properly.

At 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 8, a $50 counterfeit bill was used at the BookStore in the lower level of the University Community Centre. McGowan said the suspect who passed the fraudulent bill was caught purchasing school books. Similar to other cases, McGowan said this incident has been turned over to the fraud unit of the London police.

She also said yet another student had a school bag stolen from the cases in front of the BookStore at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. "I'd strongly suggest people use the lockers – or at least make sure there's nothing in it you are willing to have stolen," she said.

On Monday evening, the police received a complaint of fumes and odour of marijuana coming from a room in University College.

McGowan said the officers who attended the scene found a strong odour of marijuana in the area but upon searching the area, they did not find evidence of drugs or suspects.

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