10:17 p.m. March 9
Drake security personnel were alerted by a fire alarm that was activated at Ross Hall. The Des Moines Fire Department responded to the scene, and after inspection the duty engineer reset the alarm.
12:58 p.m. March 9
Drake security personnel responded to Crawford Residence Hall to investigate a marijuana odor report. Upon arrival, officers made contact with two male Drake students that reside in the room the marijuana odor was coming from. Upon inspection of the room, marijuana and other paraphernalia were located. Both the male Drake students were under the legal age to possess alcohol and were also found in possession of alcohol. The Des Moines Police Department responded to the scene, and the students were issued a citation for the offenses. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified about this incident.
2:30 p.m. March 9
While on routine patrol, security observed three male subjects on the roof of Carpenter Residence Hall. Security responded to the room with the residence advisor as the three students were coming back into the room via the window. All three subjects were advised they would be held responsible for any damage to the screen and door handle. Facilities have been notified along with the director of residence life.
9:16 p.m. March 9
Drake security responded to the 3200 block of Forest Avenue on a report of an overdose of a 21-year-old male. Security and the Des Moines Police Department arrived on the scene and made contact with the male Drake student, who was intoxicated and of legal drinking age. Due to the student’s physical condition, he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
11:53 p.m. March 9
Security responded to Ross Hall on a report of a damaged fire extinguisher box. Upon arrival, security observed the broken front glass. The case was closed with no further investigation due to a lack of witnesses and physical evidence.
1:51 p.m. March 10
Security responded to Ross Hall on a marijuana odor investigation. Security located the room the odor was emanating from and made contact with the two male Drake students that occupied the room. Upon inspection of the room, drug paraphernalia and alcohol were located. The Des Moines Police Department responded to the scene and both students were issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia. The dean of students was notified about this incident.
4:32 p.m. March 10
While on routine patrol, security personnel observed a vehicle parked in the fire lane located on the 2900 block of Forest Avenue. When Security approached the vehicle that was occupied by two non-Drake affiliated males, they saw marijuana paraphernalia in plain view. DMPD responded to the scene and the subjects were advised of criminal trespass for Drake University.
12:38 p.m. March 12
A female Drake student reported that she parked her vehicle in the rear of the house she is renting on the 1400 block of 30th Street. She stated that she parked her vehicle on March 10 at approximately 6 p.m. and returned to her vehicle on March 12 at approximately 10:45 a.m. The student reported that various items were missing from her vehicle. She stated she locked her vehicle, but there were no signs of forced entry. DMPD responded to the scene and took a police report about the theft. Case closed due to no physical evidence or witnesses.
1:04 a.m. March 13
While on routine patrol, security personnel observed a suspicious vehicle that was parked in lot No. 1. The vehicle was running and the windows were fogged up. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed a male and female partially clothed. Both of the subjects were later identified as Drake students. In plain view, the officer observed drug paraphernalia and called for the Des Moines Police Department to respond to the scene. DMPD advised subjects of the potential repercussions to their actions. This incident is being forwarded to the dean of students for review.
9:56 a.m. March 13
Security personnel were dispatched to the fourth floor of Herriott Residence Hall regarding a reported fire that occurred in the men’s restroom. Upon arrival, security personnel were notified by facilities that a burnt notebook was located in one of the shower stalls. There was fire damage to the stall that the burnt notebook was located in. DMPD and DMFD arrived on the scene to investigate this incident, which is awaiting final disposition.
7:19 a.m. March 14
A fire alarm was activated in Olin Hall. Security personnel responded to the scene and assessed the area and advised the dispatch center it was the alarm only. The Des Moines Fire Department and facilities responded to the scene. DMFD advised the scene was secure and students and staff were allowed back in the building. Facilities are currently working on the identified issue with the alarm.
3:50 a.m. March 14
Security personnel responded to Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall on a report of a laundry machine that had been tampered with. Security met with a vendor from the company that owns the coin operated dryer. Upon inspection of the machine, there was damage to the mechanism that accepts the coin and the coin box. Due to lack of physical evidence and witnesses, this case is closed for investigation. The timeframe of this incident is unknown.
2:22 p.m. March 14
Drake security personnel responded to Morehouse Residence Hall on a report of a female Drake student receiving threats via text messages from another female Drake student. Upon arrival, the victim showed security the threatening messages on her cell phone. DMPD was contacted per the victim’s request and a police report was taken. DMPD will conduct the follow-up investigation, and the dean of students and the director of residence life were notified.
6:01 p.m. March 19
Security personnel observed a male cutting food with a knife in front of Cowles Library. The officer made contact with the subject and advised him of the no weapons policy at Drake University. The subject became agitated and refused to provide security with an identification card. Due to the subject’s agitated state and the weapons violation, security advised the subject that he had to leave campus. The subject refused and stated he was allowed to be on campus because he had a library access card. The Des Moines Police Department was called to the scene to conduct a trespass advisement. While security personnel were waiting for DMPD to arrive on scene, the subject reached for his backpack that contained a knife that was easily accessible. Security advised the subject not to reach for the backpack, but he failed to comply, which resulted in a physical altercation. The subject was detained by security personnel and arrested for trespass and assault by DMPD.
9:39 a.m. March 20
Security personnel responded to Meredith Hall on a report of a theft. Upon arrival, security personnel were informed by two female staff members that their belongings were stolen from one of the rooms in Meredith. The Des Moines Police Department responded to the scene and took a report for the theft. DMPD was later notified that some of the stolen belongings were recovered from a local restaurant. Those items were returned to the victim. DMPD will conduct further follow-up and investigation.
9:18 p.m. March 21
Security personnel observed a male subject on the west side of Hubbell Dining Hall urinating on the wall. Security approached the non-Drake affiliated male, who began to make verbal threats. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted and the subject was arrested for public urination and was issued a trespass advisement.
11:11 p.m. March 22
Security personnel observed a non-Drake affiliated male who had been identified as a possible suspect in a theft case walking on the south side of Herriott Hall. Security made contact with the subject and requested the Des Moines Police Department to respond to the scene. DMPD responded to the scene and the subject was later found in possession of drug paraphernalia after a consent search was conducted. The subject was arrested and received a trespass advisement.
10:53 p.m. March 25
Security personnel observed a suspicious vehicle parked in lot No. 6 located on the 1100 block of 25th Street. The vehicle was occupied by one male and one female, both non-Drake affiliated subjects. A third non-Drake affiliated male was later identified at the scene. The vehicle had been parked for over five minutes and had multiple subjects that were approaching the vehicle. Security made contact with the occupants and upon a consensual search of the vehicle located drug paraphernalia indicative of sales of marijuana. The Des Moines Police Department responded to the scene and all three subjects were placed into custody.