Volume 94, Issue 26

Tuesday, October 17, 2000


BOG candidates take the stage at forum

Police nab York stalker suspect

Love Inc. finds no love in low turnout

BOG candidate faces election fines

The London front almost quiet

Baryshnik raising student concerns

Funded housing now under municipalities

Corroded Disorder

The London front almost quiet

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

Criminals seemed to be taking the week off during a quiet week on the crime scene.

On Oct 10 at 12:27 p.m., police were able to recover a stolen vehicle from the Beaver Hall parking lot, said Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department.

Later that night, at 8:43 p.m., police and the Student Emergency Response Team were asked to respond to an unconscious male lying on the ground near Elgin Hall, she added.

The theft of a personal organizer, containing an individual's passport was reported on Oct. 11 at 1:45 p.m., McGowan explained. The individual had left the organizer on top of a copying machine in The D.B. Weldon Library and then wandered off. When the student returned, the organizer was gone, McGowan said. A few days later the passport was mailed back to the individual but the organizer remains missing, she said.

Also on Oct. 11, several suspicious males were reportedly trying doors on the second floor of Somerville House, McGowan said. "They've been seen two different times and we've had an attempted break-in at Thames Hall," she said, adding the UPD will be notifying people in those buildings of the recent activity.

Throughout the past week there were also several reports of vandalized vending machines and copiers, as individuals attempted to break into them in search of money, she said. "There's the potential that they're from outside the Western community because most people would recognize there is no money kept in these machines," she explained.

Another problem plaguing the university was bike theft, McGowan said. This week, bicycles were reported stolen from racks located in front of the Ivey School of Business building and the Engineering Sciences building.

"If you're leaving your bike out for an extended period of time, it's best to make sporadic checks to make sure it's still there," she said.

To report any crimes or suspicious behaviour, students are urged to call the UPD at 661-3300.

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