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Security Reports

Security Reports: 1/24/2011

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10:11 a.m. Dec. 17
Security and fire/rescue responded to the Harmon Fine Arts Center based on a report by a staff member that another employee had fallen. It was determined a male staff member was working on a ladder and fell five feet to the floor. He stated he hit his head and back, and only his back was hurting. A fellow staff member drove him to a medical facility.
9 a.m. Dec. 18
A security officer observed smoke coming from the 3200 block of Mondamin. It was later leaned that a house had burned. No one was injured in the fire and it was determined there had been two students living in the house. The Dean of Students was advised.
12:30 p.m. Dec. 19
A female student reported her motor vehicle was stolen from the 1300 block of 31st street. On Dece. 20 the student remembered that she had lent the vehicle to someone.
10:50 a.m. Dec. 27
It was learned that a male adult walk away from the Iowa Department of Corrections was held up at 1327 24th street. Police used a Drake parking lot as a command post as they waited until 4:15 p.m. when the subject finally, with coaxing. gave himself up to police.
11:52 a.m. Dec. 29
A male adult was advised on trespass after being seen driving recklessly on the Greek walkway located between 32nd and 33rd streets on Carpenter Avenue.
2:37 a.m. Jan. 11
Security monitored Des Moines Police that a motor vehicle was stolen approximately 10 minutes prior near 3018 Forest Ave. The security dispatcher put out the call to all Drake officers. At 2:52 a.m. a security officer found the vehicle in a Drake parking lot located in the 1200 block of 31st Street. Police were called and the vehicle was recovered. Security reviewed the CCTV and determined that a male suspect was observed running northwest from the vehicle. Police were called and viewed the tape.
4:25 p.m. Jan. 11
A water heating line blew up on the ground floor of Stalnaker Residence Hall. Damage was sustained to property of the university and several students residing on the floor. Damage estimates will not be available until the return of the students from holiday break.
8 a.m. Jan. 12
A staff member from Sodexo reported $936 in cash was stolen from Starbucks at 1315 31st St. The incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 7 and 3:02 p.m. on Jan.10. CCTV has identified suspects in the case including a female Drake student and the matter is being handled by police detectives. The student has been terminated from her employment.
3:37 p.m. Jan. 12
A male staff member reported his GPS was stolen from his unlocked vehicle between noon and 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 while parked in a Drake parking area at 1227 25th St. He declined a police report. On Jan. 13, the staff member reported he found his GPS in his other vehicle.
10:58 p.m. Jan. 15
Security received a call from a male student from the Goodwin and Kirk Residence Hall Complex about a suspicious male in the hall. The subject was located and his story didn’t make much sense. Police were called to assist and the subject was advised on trespass.
12:51 a.m. Jan. 16
A security officer observed three suspicious male juveniles walking through a Drake parking lot in the 1200 block of 30th Street, and two of them remained as the others departed. A fourth appeared to be with the group but was some distance in front. All four were gathered up and three of them lied when questioned and all four were advised on trespass.
1:34 a.m. Jan. 16
Security responded to Ross Residence Hall based on report of a fire alarm. There was no fire or smoke in the room of the fire alarm, but a burnt grilled cheese sandwich remained.
12:15 p.m. Jan. 16
A female student reported a pink plastic box was stolen from her room in Crawford Residence Hall between Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. and Jan. 15 at 3 p.m.
2:03 a.m. Jan. 17
It was reported that a female broke out a window at the bar located in the 2300 block of University Avenue. Police arrived and spoke to the female and parties in the bar. The female was given a ride to a sorority on 34th Street and the bartender was issued a citation for serving alcohol after hours.
3:20 a.m. Jan. 17
Security and the fire department responded to the Fine Arts Center based on a fire alarm. It was determined there was no fire and a malfunction had occurred. The failure has since been repaired.

5:55 p.m. Jan. 17
Security and the fire department responded to a vehicle fire in the 1200 block of 30th Street. The driver opened his hood and observed the fire. The male driver stated he took three strong breaths and tried to blow out the fire to no avail. A security officer put the fire out with an extinguisher.

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