Volume 94, Issue 63

Tuesday, January 16, 2001


NEWS

Richmond Hotel scene of 2001's first murder

USC welcomes new general manager

Brescia head soph chosen as new O-Week officer

Smarter bar-hopping via Web

Professor shortage prompts funding talk

Stand-off ends without incident

Briefs

Corroded Disorder

Stand-off ends without incident

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff



A 22-year-old man lost his life early Sunday after a tragic fall from his apartment balcony.

According to London police media relations officer, Ryan Holland, Cory McKinnon, of Arbour Glen Crescent, was attempting to scale down the side of the apartment building, jumping from balcony to balcony. McKinnon fell from the seventh floor balcony and shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, police and ambulance were called to the apartment building. McKinnon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Last Friday night, police were involved in a stand-off with an armed male on Allen Place. Police evacuated 15 people from nearby apartments and the building was secured. By 4 a.m., police had made contact with the individual and soon there after the 37-year-old male and a female occupant surrendered and were taken into custody. Police have yet to find the alleged weapon, but an investigation is ongoing, Holland said.

The past week was much quieter at Western. On Jan. 10, a female student lost her wallet attending a movie in the McKellar Room. She had placed her wallet in her coat pocket and placed her coat on the back of her chair, Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department. When the movie finished, the female found her wallet was missing.

Jan. 11 a picture was reported missing from the Biological and Geological Sciences' building, McGowan said. "If anyone knows of the whereabouts of the picture, I'm sure the biological and geological faculties would appreciate it," she said.

An automobile was reported vandalized over the past weekend in the King's College parking lot, McGowan added.

McGowan also explained the UPD has taken to the Internet in hopes of keeping in better contact with students. Members of the Western community who report lost or stolen property will now be notified by e-mail when or if their property is returned or found. For this reason, McGowan said, students should be sure to activate their julian e-mail accounts, as notification will be sent to that e-mail address.

Students who need to report a crime or have a tip can contact the UPD at 661-3300.


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