Volume 94, Issue 71

Tuesday, January 30, 2001


NEWS

Prez race begins - Seven vie for USC top spot

Braun sets sights on second term

Landlords ready for new rentals

Windsor big on campus issues

Queen's Park might privatize water

Perps dump poop on campus

Briefs

Corroded Disorder

Perps dump poop on campus

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

Social science students got a smelly surprise yesterday to start their week.

According to Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department, officers were called to the front steps of the Social Sciences Centre Monday morning, due to a report of manure which had been dumped onto the building's front steps. Custodians were dispatched to clean up the mess and police are asking for anyone with information as to how the manure found its way onto campus to come forward.

The previous seven days were less odious, McGowan said. "We had a cross section of different occurrences this past week."

The UPD received two reports of stolen jackets from the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, she said. "Both victims walked away from their work for just a few minutes. It doesn't take very long," she added.

Police were also called to Althouse College to respond to various individuals playing basketball in the college's gym after 11 p.m. "If you're there after hours without permission, you're trespassing," McGowan said.

Traffic violations continue to be a thorn in the side of UPD, she added. Numerous reports have been made of dangerous driving on University Bridge. Specifically, she said, many drivers have been passing other motorists illegally. "It is an area of concern. We urge drivers to use caution on the bridge because there are a lot of bikers and walkers," she said. "We also want people to know, we do monitor traffic on the bridge. If people have a complaint, they can phone us with a license plate number and we will follow it up."

London Police also had a quiet week, but were able to score a major drug bust. According to London Police Const. Ryan Holland, on Jan. 25, officers from the London Police Street Drug Unit executed a search warrant at an address on Brydges St.

Upon inspecting the premises, police seized $94, 000 worth of marijuana. During the search 1,500 grams of marijuana, growing equipment, scales and over 100 small marijuana plants were found.

Kimball Slobojin, 47, of Brydges St. has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for trafficking and unlawfully producing a controlled substance.


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