Crime Beat 3.22.2012

by Ana Ceballos

Robberies on campus

Three incidents have been reported to police officials throughout the past week concerning phone robberies. Police suspect two African American males who appear to be high school students are behind at least two of the incidents. The first report was made on March 13 at the footbridge on Parking Structure 4. The victim was talking on her cell phone when the suspect ran up behind her and grabbed her phone. The suspect was last seen running toward the Music building.

On March 19, a second report was made when a second female was a victim of what appears to be the same suspect. This robbery took place in the area behind the Physics building. The victim, who was not injured, last saw the suspect running toward the Geology Mathematics Computer Science building.

Related to these incidents, a suspicious black male adult carrying a clipboard was reported to police on March 17. The suspect was asking for the victim’s money and phone and threatened to slap him on the face if he did not comply with the demands. Police were unable to locate the suspect, who was last seen at the Love Library.

Evidence inside bong disposed of Three people were seen jumping through a window at the Cuicacalli Suites Residence Hall on March 12 at 1 p.m. The suspects were later seen disposing of water from a bong through the window. When police arrived at the scene, they found what was deemed to be a negligible amount of marijuana inside the disposed bong. The suspects were not charged, because it is not illegal to own a bong, however they were advised about the apartment’s policy concerning illegal substances.