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Police blotter

The Parthenon

Published: Monday, March 14, 2011

Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011 23:03

All information was provided by the Marshall University Police Department.

Balloon bandit

According to MUPD records, a battery complaint was reported on March 1 at approximately 10:40 p.m. March 1 outside of Towers East residence hall. The complainant said she had been struck twice from arms length away while walking behind the building. MUPD reported having no suspects at this time.

Enemy of the state

A state van was hit by an unknown vehicle on the south side of the Henderson Center parking area between Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. According to the MUPD report, the vehicle was damaged on the driver's side. The report was not filed until March 2. MUPD has no suspects at this time.

Hot hard drive

On March 3, a laptop was reportedly stolen from the Twins Towers East lobby between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The complainant said she went upstairs to get some things from her room and, when she returned, her laptop was gone. The estimated value of the Hewlett-Packard computer was $1000. MUPD reported having no suspects at this time.

Painting the campus black

On March 4, MUPD officers observed several black spray-painted pornographic stencils located around Smith Hall. Officers took pictures and documented the graffiti and notified the Physical Plant. The graffiti has been removed. MUPD reported having no suspects at this time.

Hot lunch

On March 2, MUPD received a report of a stolen bag left in Towers Cafeteria. The complainant said the bag contained a yellow "memory stick," MP3 player and a folder. The bag was left in the cafeteria at 11 a.m. and was found missing when the complainant returned at around 1 p.m. Marshall University Police Department estimated the total value of the stolen property at $165 and has no suspects at this time.

Mad tackler

On March 4 between 7:40 p.m. and 7:52 p.m., an undetermined person tackled a student who was walking between Haymaker Residence Hall and Harless Dining Hall. According to the police report, the complainant said the assailant was taking part in a bet. Director of campus safety James Terry said MUPD has one suspect awaiting identification at this time.

Damage control

On March 5, MUPD received a report that a gold Lexus had been damaged in the student parking lot in the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue. Damage included several scratches and two dents. Officers took pictures and measured the dents and observed what appeared to be a footprint. Marshall University Police Department has no suspects at this time.

Free file sharing

On March 2 between 8 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., an iPod Touch was reported missing from a residents room in the Freshman South Residence Hall. The complainant said he left his room and, when he returned, the MP3 player was gone. MUPD officers viewed the video footage from the cameras in the hallway and have identified a suspect.

Side swiped

MUPD received a report that a 1998 Honda Accord had been struck between 3:09 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 6. According to the police report, the vehicle was in the student parking lot in the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue and the complainant hadn't been to his vehicle since 1 p.m. on March 4. The vehicle was damaged on the front passenger side. MUPD reported having no suspects at this time.

The Buick stops here

On March 2, a gold Buick LeSabre was reportedly struck in the Joan C. Edward's Fine Arts Performing Center parking lot between 12:50 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. According to the police report, the damage was limited to the driver's side of the vehicle. Marshall University Police Department reported having no suspects at this time.

Tyler Wolfe can be contacted at wolfe109@marshall.edu.

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