Crime slows, remains pathetic over slack week
By Laura Katsirdakis
CLOSING FOR BUSINESS. Three very interested parties try
to get their hands on the goods yesterday before Artifex
closes on Mar. 12.
With students away doing lots of reading during slack week,
the crime rate should be considerably lower, right?
According to Elgin Austin, spokesperson for the Campus Community
Police Service, last week was relatively quiet in terms of
crime. There were some rabble-rousers gallivanting around,
taking out their misplaced anger on some poor unsuspecting
“Sunday night at 8:15 p.m. some young people in the
Platts Lane apartments stole several fire extinguishers,” Austen
said. They discharged the fire extinguishers on the floor of
the apartment hallways, he said, adding they then went behind
Althouse College and threw the fire extinguishers through a
window. Police are still investigating the incident.
Also, some Londoners were disturbed by a peeping tom in the
Castlegrove area, said Const. Paul Martin of the London Police
Department. The suspect is described as Asian, in his 20s,
with short black hair. “This is a reminder to take extra
precautions,” Martin said.
The City of London is trying a new method of combating speeding,
confirmed David Leckie, director of roads and transportation.
A citizen’s group worked with the city to purchase two
portable signs which display the speed of cars in a certain
area, Leckie explained.
“There is a radar gun in the sign, it sends out a radar
pulse and posts the speed [of passing vehicles] on the sign,” Leckie
said, adding simple awareness may slow people down.
And the saddest, most pathetic crime news of the week award
goes to this fine gentleman: last Sunday at 2:30 p.m. a white
male, about 18 years old and weighing approximately 160 pounds,
helped an 84 year old woman with the door as she was entering
her apartment building at 1299 Huron St.. After holding the
door for her, she thanked him as she had trouble getting in
the door with her walker. He then proceeded to grab her purse
and run away. Who ever said chivalry is dead?