Crime Log 21 February 2017
By Samantha Guadagno
At 2:20 p.m., an officer was sent to investigate a report of a woman siphoning gas in the parking lot outside of Bldg. 50. Upon investigation, the officer was unable to locate any persons matching the description given by the witness, or the vehicle they were said to have been leaning against. When the officer met with the witness, she explained that she had found her gas tank open and that a woman was talking on a phone nearby, seemingly upset. The officer advised the witness to try to safely take a picture of the suspicious person’s license plate if the witness encountered similar activity again.
At 9:03 a.m., an officer responded to a report of an altercation in Bldg. 50. Upon arrival, he met with security who told him that a male and a female had quarreled. The officer interviewed both parties separately, and both told the officer that they had been engaged in a loud argument during which the male grabbed the female’s shoulder in a non-violent way. The officer informed both parties that the male will be removed from Bldg. 50 if found in the future. Both were compliant and understanding.
Driving Under The Influence
North Campus Loop
At 7:15 a.m., an officer found a man outside of his disabled vehicle on the North Campus Loop. The driver claimed to have been the victim of a hit and run but the officer found no evidence to support this claim. During their conversation, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol on the man’s breath. He promptly radioed dispatch to call a Marion County Deputy who arrested the driver for driving under the influence.
At approximately 4:41 p.m., an officer received a report of damage to a vehicle. The officer interviewed the victim over the phone, who stated they had parked their car at 11:00 a.m. that same morning and upon returning to the vehicle noticed a deep scratch on the passenger side of the vehicle.
At approximately 5:50 p.m., an officer received a report of a theft from a vehicle from the parking lot outside of Bldg. 53. The victim reported that he had left his car in the lot overnight and discovered around 6:00 a.m. the next morning that his rear passenger was window broken and his black duffel bag had been stolen. The officer provided the victim with a business card and the non-emergency number for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
At 2:43 p.m., an officer investigated a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim said he had parked the vehicle at approximately 8:30 a.m., and a friend of his reported the car was still there at 12:40 p.m. When he left the building at 2:30 p.m., however, he discovered that the was gone. The officer provided a business card and advised the victim to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
South Campus Loop
At 11:45 a.m., an officer discovered a vandalized electrical box near the Embassy Court apartments. The officer reported the presence of gang graffiti. A photo was taken and a work order has been submitted to remove the paint. There are no known suspects.