Security Reports: 4/12/11

April 11, 2012 5:26 PM

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7:05 p.m. April 3
A female Drake student came to the Security Department and reported she was being harassed via text by another female Drake student. The Des Moines Police Department was called to the scene, but the victim declined to file a police report. This incident was reported to the dean of students and to the director of residence life for further follow-up and review.

8:08 a.m. April 5
Security personnel responded to Carpenter Residence Hall on a report of a naked male lying on the floor in one of the residence rooms. The female occupant of the room stated she spent the night at her boyfriend’s last night. When she returned this morning, she found a naked male lying on her floor. She stated she recognized him as a Drake student but did not know his name. The student was later identified, and after investigation, it was determined that the male student had been drinking (the student is under the legal drinking age) and was invited back to the room by a resident in Carpenter to engage in sexual relations. This incident has been referred to the dean of students and the director of residence life for review.

10:52 p.m. April 6
Security personnel responded to Crawford Residence Hall on a report of a possible overdose. Upon arrival, security personnel located a female Drake student who was intoxicated. Security personnel were advised by the reporting party that she, the intoxicated female, and another female Drake student were out at a local bar and were drinking alcohol. All three involved females were under the legal drinking age. The intoxicated student was also in possession of what appeared to be a fake Iowa driver’s license. The intoxicated student was conscious and breathing but not responsive and alert. The Des Moines Police Department and medics were summoned to the scene. Medics transported the student to a local hospital. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified and will follow up with the involved students. The Department of Transportation was contacted and will conduct further investigation for the fake identification card.

9:00 p.m. April 8
Security personnel were advised that an assault occurred in the 1300 block of 21st Street (off campus). The suspects were described as a group of male and female juveniles. The juveniles physically assaulted another juvenile and shot him with a BB gun. Injuries are unknown at this time. Security canvassed the area and located a group of juveniles on Carpenter Avenue, and the group matched the description sent out by the Des Moines Police Department. Security detained one of the juveniles while several others ran from the scene. Security was contacted by a male Drake student, who stated he was approached by the group of juveniles that ran from security outside of Old Main. The student stated the juveniles lunged at him as if they were going to assault him. The student did not wish to pursue criminal action against the juveniles that confronted him. DMPD responded to the scene. The detained suspect was identified as one of the suspects who were involved in the assault of the other juvenile. DMPD conducted a trespass advisement and is conducting the investigation and follow-up with this case.

10:26 p.m. April 8
Security personnel responded to Stalnaker Residence Hall on a marijuana odor investigation in one of the residence rooms. Security made contact with a Drake staff member, who advised them of the room that the odor was resonating from. Security made contact with the occupants of the room. They were both Drake students: one male and one female. Security questioned the students about the marijuana odor. They stated they were not smoking marijuana and that this was not their room. The resident was a female Drake student. She was contacted, and upon further investigation, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located in her possession. The Des Moines Police Department responded to the scene and took possession of the marijuana and drug paraphernalia. DMPD will conduct any further follow-up or investigation. The male Drake student was found in possession of a Swiss army knife, which is a violation of campus policy. The knife was taken by security personnel and will be held at the Security Office. The dean of students and the director of residence life were also notified about this incident.

Security Reports: 3/29/12

March 28, 2012 7:34 PM

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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.

Security Reports: 3/12/12

March 11, 2012 8:21 PM

10:46 a.m. March 7
Security and the Des Moines Fire Department responded to Olin Hall because of a fire alarm. It was determined the alarm was coming from the pent house. Facilities services arrived and a bad heat sensor was located. On the same date at 5:17 p.m. a second fire alarm report came into the security office for the same alarm. Facilities replaced the sensor at this time.

7:02 p.m. March 7
Security and the Des Moines Police Department responded to the 1300 block of 33rd Street on a report of a robbery of a Drake student. The male student stated he was walking in the 1300 block of 33rd Street when a male adult about 6 feet, 200 pounds, wearing a hooded black sweatshirt approached him and asked for money and cigarettes. When the victim told him he did not have any money or cigarettes, the suspect punched him and kicked him, and the victim fell to the ground. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet and ran from the scene. Medics were called but the victim refused treatment. Security and police checked the area for the suspect, but he was not located.

9:50 p.m. March 7
A male Drake student came into the Security office to report that his MacBook Pro was stolen out of his residence hall. He did not wish to file a police report.

5 p.m. March 7
A female Drake student came into the security office to report she had received some harassing phone calls from an unknown male last week.

11:30 p.m. Feb. 17
Security personnel responded to the 2400 block of University Avenue when they were informed that a large group of people were gathering and becoming disorderly. Upon arrival, security observed the Des Moines Police Department placing into custody a male student for public intoxication/underage consumption. During

Security Reports: 3/8/12

March 7, 2012 4:32 PM

2:29 a.m. March 1
While on patrol, security was stopped by a Drake student at a residence hall. The male student wanted to report an incident that occurred on Feb. 18, 2012 at 2 a.m. The student reported that he was leaving a local restaurant in the 3000 block of Forest when a male in his 20s approached him and tapped him on the shoulder. Then the male grabbed him and demanded money. The Drake student threw the suspect to the ground and left the area. No money was taken and the student was not injured.

1:22 a.m. March 2
Security and police responded to 34th Street and Forest Avenue on a report of a car accident. Officers arrived and found a non-Drake affiliated female sitting in a vehicle that struck the rear of a parked vehicle. She was not injured but was intoxicated. She was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

7:58 a.m. March 2
Security and Des Moines Fire Department responded to Olmsted Center on report of a fire alarm going off. When officers arrived it was determined that the alarm was coming from the basement kitchen. A pull station was hit by an unknown person. Fire units arrived and the alarm was reset.

3:22 p.m. March 5
Security responded to Meredith Hall on a report that a female student was ill. Des Moines Fire and Rescue was called. The student was transported to a local hospital.

11:26 a.m. March 6
Security on patrol observed a couch on fire in the 1500 block of 28th Street. Des Moines Fire Department was called and firefighters put out the fire. The only damaged property was the couch.

Security Reports: 3/5/12

March 4, 2012 5:46 PM

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4:34 a.m. Feb. 25
While on routine patrol in front of Herriott Residence Hall, security observed a vehicle parked in the fire lane. Security made contact with a staff member who advised that the owner of the vehicle was a male student who was intoxicated. The staff member asked the student for his identification to enter the hall. The student made threatening statements and fled the scene in his vehicle. Security saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and was driving erratic. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted and responded to the scene. DMPD and security arrived on scene and the student was placed into custody for public intoxication. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified about this incident.

11:35 p.m. Feb. 25
Security personnel responded to Carpenter Residence Hall on a report of an intoxicated female student. Upon arrival, security made contact with the student who was intoxicated. The Des Moines Fire Department and medics were contacted and responded to the scene. The student was assessed by medics. The student refused further medical treatment or transport to a local hospital. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified about this incident.

1:31 a.m. Feb. 26
Security personnel responded to Carpenter Residence Hall on a report of an intoxicated female student. Upon arrival, security made contact with the student who was intoxicated. The Des Moines Fire Department and medics were contacted and responded to the scene. The student was assessed by medics. She refused further medical treatment or transport to a local hospital. The dean of students and the director of residence life were notified about this incident.

4:31 a.m. Feb. 26
Security personnel responded to the Harmon Fine Arts Center on a report of a non-Drake related male in the building. Security made contact with the subject who had been previously advised that he was not allowed in the building. The Des Moines Police Department was contacted and advised the male that if he returned he would be subject to arrest.

8:00 a.m. Feb. 27
Security personnel responded to Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall on a report of a microwave that was on fire. Upon arrival, security was informed by a female student that she placed a burrito wrapped in aluminum foil into the microwave and the foil caught on fire. There was no visual damage to the microwave or the residence hall. The Des Moines Fire Department also responded to the scene.

11:50 p.m. Feb. 28
Security personnel responded to Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall on of a report a female student refusing to leave the room of a male student. Upon arrival, security was informed by the male student that he did not want any further contact with the female student and that he had told her in the past to leave him alone. The dean of students was notified about this incident along with the director of residence life.

Security Reports: 3/1/12

February 29, 2012 5:40 PM

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6:22 p.m. Feb. 20
Security personnel were monitoring the Des Moines Police Department radio traffic when they were advised of a vehicle pursuit that ended with a collision in the 1400 block of 27th street in parking lot No. 17. The suspect fled the scene on foot and left the vehicle, which was occupied by two female non-Drake affiliated subjects. Drake security personnel and DMPD canvassed the area and located the suspect. The suspect was placed into custody with no further incident.

12:53 p.m. Feb. 21
Security personnel responded to Stalnaker Residence Hall on an odor investigation. Staff reported a smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. Security made contact with the occupants of the room: one female student, one male student and another non-Drake related male. Security noticed the strong smell of marijuana from the room and conducted a room inspection where a pipe for smoking marijuana was located. The students admitted to smoking marijuana approximately a half hour before security’s arrival. The dean of students was notified about the incident.

9:26 a.m. Feb. 21
Security personnel were advised by a staff member that while sorting through the mail at Herriott Residence Hall she picked up an envelope that leaked an unknown white powdery substance. Security notified the Des Moines Police Department, the Des Moines Fire Department, hazardous materials and the postal office. Emergency personnel responded to the scene immediately. The residence hall was evacuated while emergency personnel secured the scene and began their investigation. Security was approached by a male student who admitted to sending a letter containing a white powdery substance as a joke. The scene was deemed secure by emergency personnel and the residence hall was re-opened. The postal inspector is further investigating this case. The dean of students was notified about this incident.

4:24 p.m. Feb. 21
Security personnel were advised by a staff member that a suspicious male was seen wandering the hallways at Jewett Residence Hall. Security responded to the scene and noticed a man matching the description provided. As security approached the man fled on foot. Security made contact with the subject who was non-Drake affiliated. The male stated he was trying to sell some equipment and CDs, which were not in his possession. The subject was advised that he was not allowed on campus.

12:23 a.m. Feb. 22
Security personnel were contacted by a Drake staff member of Jewett Residence Hall and were informed that a theft had occurred. Security spoke to the victim who was a male student. The student stated that he left his room on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. He stated when he returned later that night at approximately 8 p.m. he noticed several items missing. The student stated he was unsure if he locked his door or not. The student contacted the Des Moines Police Department and a police report was taken.

12:26 a.m. Feb. 22
Security personnel were contacted by a male student who stated his ex-girlfriend, who is non-Drake affiliated, was outside his residence on the 1200 block of 24th Street. He stated he was concerned she may harm herself and requested security respond. Security, the Des Moines Police Department and mobile crisis arrived on scene. Mobile crisis assessed the situation and spoke to the female party to conduct a welfare check.

4:35 a.m. Feb. 24
Security personnel were advised the Des Moines Fire Department and medics were en route to the Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall on a medical call. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and transported a male student to a local hospital for complaint of severe pain to the lower left back.