Raccoons ARE bandits
By Laura Katsirdakis
Even in the evil depths of winter, the energy of crime perpetrators
is not sapped; perhaps the amount of petty crime actually increases
in a desperate attempt by bandits to get out of the cold.
Elgin Austen, spokesperson for Campus Community Police Service,
said the London Transit Commission has contacted them several
times in the past few weeks about the unauthorized use of student
Austen explained that students were attempting to use the
bus with other people’s passes. LTC drivers are instructed
to seize unauthorized passes, whereupon an internal investigation
is conducted and CCPS is contacted. But it’s so freakin’ cold — bus
pass fraud is almost understandable.
Austen also said there were several incidents of people slipping
and falling due to the icy conditions. No kidding? Ice is slippery?
In more serious news, evidence is mounting to suggest it is
dangerous for Fanshawe College students to venture onto the
grounds of Western. Late Saturday night, two Fanshawe students
were allegedly attacked by a group of high school students
on Concrete Beach.
As well, Austen said a non-student was stopped for speeding
on Western’s campus late Sunday night and then discovered
to have a substantial quantity of marijuana and other drug
paraphernalia. The suspect was charged with drug trafficking.
So next time you’re speeding around in your car, how
about making the effort to conceal your narcotics and accompanying
scales and baggies?
The 3M Building had some unexpected visitors this week. Austen
explained the burglary alarm was triggered and when officers
arrived on the scene they discovered two raccoons inside. It
seems they had been living in the ceiling of the building.