Volume 95, Issue 87

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
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St. Paddy's Day keeps coppers busy

By Jessica Leeder
Gazette Staff

St. Patrick's Day kept the University Police Department on their toes during the month's luckiest day.

On Sunday, the UPD was called to calm a large party taking place at Beaver Hall and revelers were given a warning, said Const. Wendy McGowan

Also Sunday, around 5:30 a.m., a fire alarm was activated at Westminster College residence, McGowan said. During the course of the evacuation, police responded to a report of theft of a number of items totaling almost $3,000 at Westminster.

Among the items stolen were a Sony Discman and two personal computers.

McGowan said a student confronted two males as they were removing stolen property, however, the culprits managed to leave the building and escape in a dark-colored Honda.

"There were four occupants in the vehicle when it departed from the metered parking area," McGowan said, noting an investigation is currently underway.

Suspects include one white male, approximately 5'10", 175 lbs. with short spiked hair and a black male, approximately 5'6", 155 lbs. with short dark hair. Both suspects are believed to be in their early 20s, McGowan said.

A laptop theft from the O'Neil/Ridley Residence at Huron University College was reported on Sunday.

In other laptop thefts, the rear window of a vehicle was smashed in the Thompson Hall parking lot around 3:40 p.m. on Mar. 12 and a laptop was removed.

McGowan said students who see suspicious activities – including people looking inside vehicles or lingering around parked cars – should notify the UPD and provide a description of the suspect.

A laptop was also stolen on Mar. 15 from a room in Delaware Hall residence during the dinner hour, McGowan said.

At Althouse College on Mar. 15, money was stolen from the Education Students' Council office. McGowan said there was no sign of forced entry and warned other students' councils about the threat of internal theft.

In a particularly jolting incident, an ambulance was called to the Engineering Science Building on Mar. 15 when a student working in a lab touched a high voltage connection and was knocked to the ground. He was transported to hospital for treatment, but his current status is unknown.

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