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Crime and Incident

Fire Alarm
Feb. 3, 2008
at 3:01 a.m.

A fire alarm sounded in Doherty Hall. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived on the scene and reported the alarm was set off from one the labs on the A level. Facilities Management Services was notified to check the laboratory, and, as there were no clear signs of smoke to be seen, the building’s fire alarm was reset.

Vandalism
Feb. 4, 2008
at 7:48 a.m.

A university employee notified University Police when he found the lock to the door of a freight elevator in Wean Hall had been broken off. The employee reported that the lock had been fastened the previous night. University Police found nothing suspicious at the scene.

Noise Complaint
Feb. 4, 2008
at 10:05 p.m.

A Carnegie Mellon student living in Fairfax Apartments called University Police to report excessive noise coming from a nearby apartment. The police arrived on the scene and advised the large group to keep the volume down.

Fire Alarm
Feb. 5, 2008
at 1:01 a.m.

A fire alarm sounded on the Greek Quad. A fraternity member called University Police reporting that a cleaning crew had set it off accidentally. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was informed that it was a false alarm.

Theft
Feb. 6, 2008
at 10:43 p.m.

A professor in the School of Computer Science called University Police when she realized that a stack of bank checks was missing from her office in Wean Hall. The professor knew that the checks had been there the previous day. She believed them to have been taken overnight.

Forced Entry
Feb. 7, 2008
at 10:45 a.m.

A Carnegie Mellon student living on Beeler Street called University Police to report that an unknown actor had entered his house. He cited a phone service problem as to why he could not dial 911. University Police notified the Pittsburgh police, who arrived on the scene and searched the house, but did not find an intruder.

Suspicious Odor
Feb. 7, 2008
at 4:46 p.m.

A university employee notified University Police of a strong odor of smoke coming from an area of the first floor of Baker Hall. Facilities Management Services was promptly notified.