The weekly crime report
By Dan Perry
The best behaved people on campus this week
were actually the frosh. Though Campus Community Police Services
was dispatched several times, most of their difficulties involved
Police were called to one pathway on campus in response to reports
of someone a little too eager to get "back to school,"
in a situation CCPS interim director Elgin Austen said "could've
been serious." The driver was literally backing up at a
very high speed. No one was injured and the driver was stopped
on Western Rd. and charged with unsafe operation of a motor
vehicle and driving without insurance. Of all the things not
to buy when you do stupid things like that, you'd think insurance
would be a must...
CCPS also put the bite on some off-campus
parties this past Thursday night. According to Austen, there
were three house parties from which police seized six kegs of
beer and four 60 oz. bottles of vodka. There were upward of
200 under agers planning to attend, he added. There's no word
on how the officers disposed of the hooch, but there are unconfirmed
rumours of eight officers performing "Livin' on a Prayer"
at around 5 a.m.
There were, of course, the usual calls to
the Student Emergency Response Team for some mirth makers' alcohol-related
injuries. Police distributed what Austen called "a few
warnings and a few charges."
"People were lively, but there were
no serious problems," Austen added.
The London Police Department was also busy
this week, reported spokesperson Const. Paul Martin.
"There were a few instances where we
worked with CCPS," Martin said, pointing out the few routine
noise complaints and disturbances but only citing a "normal"
amount of activity.
On the lighter side of the blotter, there
was an individual caught breaking into cars in the south end
of the city this week. When the police arrived, the suspect
fled on foot, but was found shortly thereafter waiting for police
to arrive - the dumb bastard fell and broke his foot.