Volume 94, Issue 54

Tuesday, December 5, 2000


City welcomes new mayor at meeting - DeCicco sworn in

UWO plans for core campus

York students might sue admin

Tim Hortons opens as strike finally ends

Vandals paint Saugeen in act of mischief

CFS protest draws attention to Bill 132

Queen's votes down de-regulation

Corroded Disorder

Vandals paint Saugeen in act of mischief

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

"On Dec. 1 at 3:01 a.m., a Saugeen-Maitland Hall mechanical room was broken into and a five gallon can of paint was stolen. The perpetrators then gained access to the roof and dropped the five gallon can to the ground."

So said Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department, describing the recent events at Saugeen-Maitland Hall. According to McGowan, the five gallon can of paint was dropped into the residence loading area and caused serious damage, but no injuries were reported.

"There were no injuries tied to this occurrence, thank goodness," she said. "We're looking for witnesses or information on people involved. There was a fair amount of cleanup and damage involved."

In addition to the paint incident, there were two vehicle accidents, during the past week, McGowan said, explaining both incidents were parking related, but no injuries were reported in either case.

Laptop computer theft continues to be a source of concern for the UPD, McGowan said, as another stolen computer was reported this past week. "We strongly encourage people to keep their laptop secure. There is security technology out there that will provide tracking and other services and we also have an engraver here if students wish to mark their property," she said.

McGowan also suggested students backup important files on disk. "It's important to do backups so if your laptop is stolen you don't lose your research paper too."

She explained the number of laptops on campus has recently seen a drastic increase, and this has led to more theft. "As we see more laptops brought to campus we're going to see more theft and we need to do everything we can to prevent it."

Anyone needing assistance or with a crime to report, can contact UPD at 661-3300.

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