Crime on Campus

by Quinn Owen

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Violent cell phone theft

At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 23, three unidentified African American men approached a victim near the Aztec Recreation Center.

The men proceeded to push the victim to the ground and demanded his phone. The suspects then ran down 55th Street with an iPhone 4s and a debit card. No one was injured.

This is an ongoing investigation and the San Diego State Police Department is following-up on several undisclosed leads.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact SDSUPD at 619-594-1991 or email police@mail.sdsu.edu. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 619-235-8477.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house disturbing the peace

SDSUPD was called to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 20 to investigate reports of underage drinking and disruptive noise.

Upon arrival, police assessed the scene and spoke with the president of the SAE fraternity house, SDSUPD Capt.  Josh Mays said. The residents complied with the request and no further action was necessary.

In situations such as this, police will most likely issue a warning to the residents, Mays said. If officers are called to the same address a second time, they can potentially issue an administrative citation or proceed to arrest one or more of the residents depending on the circumstances. An administrative citation consists of a $1,000 fine to each resident of the address and the owner of the property.

SDSU student arrested for public intoxication

About 1 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, a female SDSU student was arrested near the Olmeca Residence Hall for public intoxication. She was found unconscious on the grass and was transported to the Las Colinas Detention Facility for women.

Mays said police will make an arrest for public intoxication when it’s clear that the individual is not capable of caring for the safety of themselves or others.

Since alcohol can affect individuals’ behavior differently depending on a variety of factors, there is no quantitative measurement of blood alcohol content to make these determinations, Mays said.

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