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By Sabrina Carinci
Before, during and after slack week university police were swamped with a variety of reports ranging from attempted theft to drinking in public.
In anticipation of spending slack week just sitting around, two individuals were reported attempting to steal chairs from the University Community Centre on Feb. 19.
"Event Staff reported the two males," said Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department. She said the suspects fled the scene without the chairs.
At 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 20 a hall clerk at Saugeen-Maitland Hall reported having trouble with a male who refused to leave the building. McGowan said the individual, who was not a resident, was finally escorted out of the building by police when they arrived shortly thereafter.
Troubles at Saugeen continued on Feb. 22 when a stereo system and heater were reported stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot. McGowan said the owner's identity is unknown, although there is a good chance it belongs to a student living in the area.
On Feb. 25, police received a report from a female resident of Saugeen who said a cellular phone had been stolen from her car. McGowan said the individual only learned of the theft, which occurred some time in January, when she received her phone bill. "There was a large number of unauthorized phone calls one was to the [United States]," she said.
McGowan said although many students who live in residence may not use their vehicles often, an effort should be made to periodically check up on the vehicle.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 an occupant of Bayfield Hall reported hearing gun shots. Upon searching the surrounding area, McGowan said officers determined the noise was likely firecrackers.
On Feb. 28, at approximately 3 p.m., an individual was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for driving with an expired validation tag. The incident, which took place on Perth Drive, left the driver of the vehicle with a $105 fine. Only 2 hours later, a second ticket was issued for the same offence at University Drive and Richmond Street.
In the early morning hours of March 1, officers fined an individual $125 for having open liquor in a public space. "Officers saw him and stopped him the beer was seized," McGowan said. She said the individual, in the age range of a student, was caught on the Concrete Beach with a half bottle of beer.