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Two female staff members witnessed an adult male running from Aliber Hall with a laptop computer in hand. The two staffers followed the culprit at a safe distance and observed him entering a business at 2703 Cottage Grove Ave. Security arrived and apprehended the suspect and called the police. The victim, who is a male student, also arrived to identify the stolen property. The police then arrested the thief. The culprit had also been previously advised on trespass on campus. In a weird turn of events, the thief used to run on the same track team as one of the security officers.
A male staff member backed his vehicle into a parked vehicle in the 1300 block of 27th Street, causing extensive bumper damage to the parked vehicle registered to a Drake student. The police were called and a report was filed. The student and the staff member came to the scene.
A staff member reported a former Drake student was using his ID, which expired in 2008, to enter the Bell and Knapp Centers. The former student was advised on trespass for the two facilities and the expired ID was confiscated.
A male staff member reported a removed light switch cover from the second floor of Herriott Residence Hall twice in one week. The electrical wires were left dangling from the wall which could have created a very dangerous situation.
A female student reported she observed a suspicious male walking up and down the fourth floor of the Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall and attempting to open exterior doors. She called security and then observed the male coming out of the women’s restroom. He made eye contact with the student and ran away.
A security officer found a male lying face down in the mud on the west side of Medbury Hall. The student was awakened and stated he was merely chilling and waiting for the officers so they all could party. The underage male student stated he had called security earlier to party, but they would not answer the phone. The student could not provide much information and said that he knew no one to call. Police were called and a fake driver’s license was confiscated from the student. He was then arrested for public intoxication and taken to jail.
A 21-year-old male student was found in what appeared to be an intoxicated state. He was stumbling and unable to walk straight. He had slurred speech and stated he had no one to call to come and pick him up. He let the officers know on several occasions that his father was a judge and his uncle was in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Police were called and the student was given the alternative of calling a cab or getting a free trip to jail, and he chose the cab. The dean of students was advised.
Security responded to a Drake parking lot located in the 1200 block of 30th Street based on report of an intoxicated male, who appeared to be harassing people. The former Drake student had to be awakened and stated he had no form of identification on him. Police were called and the subject was advised on trespass, and he was allowed to walk away.
Security responded to Hubbell Dining Hall based on report of a fire. It was determined there was a small fire between the burners where wood had caught fire. Employees extinguished the fire.
A security officer witnessed a vehicle backing into another vehicle in the 3100 block of Carpenter Avenue. A phone message was left with the male student victim and a male student is a possible suspect. The matter is currently being investigated.