Volume 93, Issue 60

Tuesday, January 18, 2000


U of T cuts TAs' classes

Law school ups average in national magazine poll

Quicker than a ray of light

Fund-raising up to par, but stadium remains unnamed

Western crimes still conventional

Coke's advertisements a sign of changing times


Western crimes still conventional

By Nina Chiarelli
Gazette Staff

The year may be new, but the crime is old.

This was the message University Police Department Const. Wendy McGowan conveyed yesterday, as the UPD is still warning students to watch out for a flasher who has been roaming the area around University Drive bridge since early in the school year. "The last incident was in December, but I just want students to be aware," McGowan said.

The description police are providing, points to a 30 year-old white male, about five feet eight inches and 200 pounds. He is said to have short, wavy, dark brown hair and might be wearing a bomber-style jacket or a hooded sweatshirt with no pants.

The UPD was also the unlucky recipient of the first impaired driver of the city on Jan. 1, just after 1 a.m.. The driver, however, was not affiliated with the university, she said.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the Springett parking lot on Jan. 1. McGowan said she was unsure if the vehicle, which belongs to a university employee, has been found yet, as the case was turned over to the London Police.

On Jan. 6 a student reported a purse stolen from The D.B. Weldon Library, McGowan said. "The purse was stolen from a student who was on a bathroom break," she said. "The credit cards that were in the purse were also used, so we're again warning students not to leave items unattended, even for a bathroom break."

Police were called to Delaware Hall on Jan. 14 in what McGowan is calling a bizarre incident involving a visitor to the university and a cab driver. "The guest of a resident was transported by cab to Delaware Hall and refused to pay when the cab arrived," she explained. McGowan said the UPD was called when the cab driver and passenger got into a scuffle. "The individual was then located within the residence and charged with assaulting the cab driver."

McGowan said the individual was later transferred to the custody of the London Police and also charged with assaulting a police officer.

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