Volume 92, Issue 67

Wednesday, January 27, 1999

unaffirmative action


Equity clause could discriminate against white males

USC hopes to wheel a good deal with LTC

Police, bar owners discuss safety

Keeping profs at home

Chung stresses student in students' council

Drink up for five-finger discounts


Caught on campus

Drink up for five-finger discounts

By Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Staff

Continued thefts occurring on campus are keeping the University Police Department on their toes.

On Jan. 19, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a report came into the University Police Department about an elderly woman who had fallen in the atrium of the University Community Centre. According to Const. Wendy McGowan of the UPD, the Student Emergency Response Team were asked to attend to the woman, who had no serious injuries.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Jan. 20, a purse was reported stolen from the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library. McGowan said the individual had left her belongings unattended for a period of five minutes and when she returned, the purse was gone. "Make sure you keep your valuables with you at all times. [Five minutes is] all the time it takes to steal things," McGowan said. She added it is important to keep a record of all card numbers and to cancel them right after it is realized they have been stolen.

At 11:30 p.m., a male was charged with consuming liquor in public. According to McGowan, police observed an individual drinking from a bottle in the Social Sciences Centre parking lot. After he threw the bottle on the ground, police seized it and soon after charged him with a $125 fine for drinking in public. "Open liquor cannot be consumed in public – but there are some who do and we hope to discourage it," McGowan said.

On Jan. 21, around 1:30 a.m., a truck was reported stolen from the Springette parking lot. "The vehicle was recently located outside of the city," McGowan said. She added the vehicle had been set on fire.

Later that morning, slightly after 11 a.m., a laptop computer was stolen from an office in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building. McGowan again reiterated the importance of locking up valuables. "We're seeing it from the same areas," she said, adding securing offices and rooms is valuable not only for the property, but for personal security as well.

On Jan. 24, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a cab driver, who had been unable to awaken a male passenger in the back seat of his vehicle, drove to the UPD with hopes of receiving assistance from police. According to McGowan, the investigating officers were also unable to awaken the male and were forced to call an ambulance for medical assistance.

Before the ambulance arrived, McGowan said the male woke up and agreed to be transported to the St. Joseph's Detoxification Centre where he spent the night.

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