False names can’t fool Public Safety officers
While investigating a vehicle that had been issued multiple parking tickets, Public Safety officers noticed a male resident leaving Lincoln Hall on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2:40 a.m., even though he was restricted from the building. The student opened the door of the parked, ticketed vehicle. Officers asked the student if he was the owner and when he confirmed that he was, the officers asked for the male’s ID. The student took out his license but, before handing it to the officers, asked why they wanted to see it. The officers explained that the vehicle had an abundance of tickets. The male said he recently had surgery and needed to park closer than usual. The male put away his ID without showing it to the officers and gave them a false name and false information.
Another officer who was on duty thought he knew who the male was after hearing about the incident. The real name of the male was confirmed and it was discovered that he was on restricted status from Lincoln and therefore should not have been inside the building. He was charged with unauthorized entry, disorderly conduct and failure to comply.
A female resident reported $155 worth of items stolen from her Lincoln Hall room on Monday, Nov. 3. She left her room at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 and returned after midnight. Numerous people, including her friends, were in and out of her room during this time. She reported that when she returned she noticed a black dress and a pair of boots were missing. There was no sign of forced entry into the room. The investigation is ongoing.