Crime and Incident

Jan. 25, 2008
at 12:33 p.m.

A male student reported that his bag was stolen from a first-floor classroom in Doherty Hall. He had left his belongings there for a moment and returned to find the bag missing.

Jan. 26, 2008
at 2:04 p.m.

University Police were called by a university employee who reported about 50 protesters in front of the Software Engineering Institute. The group was part of a larger protest by the Pittsburgh Organizing Group against Carnegie Mellon’s National Engineering Robotics Center. The renewed protest came in the wake of a new $1.4 million contract with the government for the manufacturing of “Crusher,” a new generation of U.S. Army offensive ground weapons.

Noise Complaint
Jan. 27, 2008
at 12:04 a.m.

A Woodlawn Apartments resident called University Police complaining of excessive noise coming from the Spirit House. Police arrived on the scene and urged the large group to keep the volume down.

Fire Alarm
Jan. 27, 2008
at 1:08 a.m.

A fire alarm sounded from a stairway entering Newell-Simon Hall from Wean Hall. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived on the scene and inspected the area. They found no signs of smoke and reset the building’s alarm.

Suspicious Person
Jan. 29, 2008
at 1:39 p.m.

A university student called University Police after reporting a suspicious male sorting through a trash can in Gesling Stadium. Police arrived on the scene and found the actor to be a homeless male searching for food. They advised him to leave and escorted him from campus.

Fire Alarm
Jan. 31, 2008
at 4:51 p.m.

A fire alarm sounded on Margaret Morrison plaza. The alarm began in the Delta Delta Delta sorority house. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived on the scene and checked the building. They found nothing suspicious and reset the alarm.

Suspicious Odor
Feb. 1, 2008
at 9:17 a.m.

A desk attendant at Donner House called University Police to report a smell of smoke coming from a manhole cover in front of the building entrance. Police called Facilities Management Services which promptly arrived to assess the situation.