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Police Reports 11-8

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Complied by Mike Balmer and Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff

Larceny

At 4:41 p.m. Nov. 2, a GRCC campus police officer was dispatched to room 103 of the Calkins Science Center in response to a tutor wanting to fill out a larceny report after his iPod was stolen. The 38-year-old man arrived at 2:05 p.m. and placed an iPod on top of his bag near the desk where he was working. Ten minutes later, the tutor went over to assist a student who raised their hand. He continued to help other students until approximately 3 p.m. and when he returned to his desk, the iPod was missing. There were approximately 25 students in the room during the time and he couldn’t identify anyone who might have taken it. The iPod has not been found, and police are still looking for information.

Malicious Destruction of Property

Officers from the GRCC Police Department continue to investigate a series of vandalisms, involving the word “Soup”. On Nov. 2, campus police discovered four new cases of this graffiti, bringing the total reported instances to over 15. These new reports, totaling over $1,500 in damage, add to the thousands of dollars in damages from these events. Campus police continue to look for a suspect, and urge anyone with any knowledge to contact the Silent Observer’s Fast $50 program at 616-454-9110 anytime from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Graffiti was located in the men’s restroom on the second floor of the Calkins Science Center on Nov. 4. The patrolling officer discovered the words “West Side Stxns 700” written with black marker in the handicapped stall. The restroom was checked on the previous day and nothing was reported.

At 10:08 a.m. Nov. 4, a GRCC campus police officer, patrolling the Calkins Science Center, discovered a tic-tac-toe design carved into the stall in a men’s bathroom. The officer on patrol the previous night reported he had checked the area at 6:51 p.m., and the damage had not yet occurred.

Trespassing

At 7:18 a.m. Nov. 4 a 38-year-old male GRCC student was discovered sleeping in the Main Building near the south carpenter shop doors, between electric units and air ducts. The student was awoken and identified by his operator’s license and Raider Card. He was given a verbal warning for trespassing and a complete explanation of GRCC policy and property boundaries.

Medical

Around 2:15 p.m. Nov. 5 officers were dispatched to the Main Building in where a student was attending a sign language class and struck his right thumb against a desk during a presentation. The thumb was not swollen but he was given an ice pack and was advised to apply it. The student said he didn’t want an ambulance and would seek medical attention if the condition worsened.

Malicious Destruction of Property

At 9:50 a.m. Nov. 8 an officer patrolling the Learning Resource Center discovered graffiti in the handicapped stall of the men’s restroom on the first floor of the library. While shining a flashlight, the word “soup” and number “15” etched on the stainless steel handicap rail was discovered. without flashlight the image is hard to see, so the amount of time that has passed since the damage occurred is unknown.