Police briefs | Week of Oct. 24, 2016

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Felonious Assault
At 11 p.m. Oct. 18, a Residential Life Staff member reported that she heard a resident in the First Year Suites had a Taser in her room. The officers discovered that the 18-year-old female student had taken a turtle down to another room. When she returned to get the turtle, it was gone. She went back to her room, took her Taser and threatened the other students that if the turtle was not returned she was going to use the Taser. She tased one resident. This situation is being reviewed by a prosecutor and is being turned over to Student Conduct Programs for resolution.

At 11:15 a.m. Oct. 10, a 22-year-old commuter student reported that she had received calls from “No Caller ID.” She recognized the voice but couldn’t pinpoint who was calling. They made crude comments to her. Police informed her that it wasn’t traceable and she was advised to go to her phone company and block the number.

Destruction of Property
At 11:44 a.m. Oct. 12, a 19-year-old male student called for a second time to report that someone had once again drawn large male genitalia on his front door in University Village. University Police, as well as the student, came to the conclusion that it happened due to his political sticker in his upstairs window.

At 9 p.m. Oct. 8, Residential Life Staff in First Year Suites observed two male students taking traffic cones into their room. When confronted by University Police, the students admitted they stole them from the racecar team area of campus.

At 9:10 p.m. Oct. 17, a 20-year-old male student reported that while playing basketball, someone stole his laptop and 500 dollars from his backpack, which were inside an unlocked locker. They arrested the subject that stole them on a different charge on Oct. 19. Police were able to recover the laptop but not the money.

Phone Scam
At 1:49 p.m. Oct. 12, a 23-year-old international student reported that she received a phone call stating that the government needed money from her in order for her to stay in the country. They told her to get $1,000 in iTunes gift cards and give them the numbers, which she did. When they called her again a few days later, she decided to report it. University Police were able to recover one of the gift cards for her.