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Crime and Incident

Fire Alarm
March 23, 2008
at 3:20 a.m.

A fire in a garbage can located in first-floor bathroom in Morewood Gardens B Tower caused a fire alarm to sound. Students evacuated the floor and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was summoned to the scene, where they used an extinguisher to put out the fire. The firefighters smelled chemical fumes but did not know the contents of the burnt trash. They notified Facilities Management Services to perform a chemical cleanup in the bathroom before resetting the alarm.

Theft
March 24, 2008
at 7:50 a.m.

A university employee arrived at his office for the day and found his computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse missing. He believes that the items were stolen the previous night. An actor and the items have not yet been found.

Attempted Burglary
March 24, 2008
at 10:49 a.m.

A university employee reported his office door damaged, scratched, and kicked in when he arrived at his office in the morning. He could not find anything missing from the office but said that the damage looked as if an actor had been trying to gain entrance. The police were unable to identify an actor or a cause for the robbery attempt.

Vandalism
March 25, 2008
at 9:29 a.m.
University Police discovered damage done to the gate box allowing entrance to the stacked parking area of the Morewood Gardens lot. The box had been severely scratched and the damage was believed to have been done the previous night.

Theft
March 26, 2008
at 11:33 a.m.

A student reported his Carnegie Mellon ID card taken from the laundry room at Margaret Morrison Plaza. He had left the card with his laundry basket and supplies, and when he returned to pick up his laundry, he found it missing. The actor and ID card have not been found.

Criminal Attempt
March 27, 2008
at 5:58 a.m.

A Morewood Gardens resident called University Police reporting an incident in the courtyard. Half an hour before his call, the student had seen two males dressed in black hoodies attempting to remove gutters from the building’s exterior. When the student called out to them, they fled campus in an unidentified black hatchback. University Police were not able to do anything since the actors had left campus. When the caller was asked why he had waited so long to call, he responded that he had had a long night.

University Police discovered damage done to the gate box allowing entrance to the stacked parking area of the Morewood Gardens lot. The box had been severely scratched and the damage was believed to have been done the previous night.

Theft
March 26, 2008 at 11:33 a.m.

A student reported his Carnegie Mellon ID card taken from the laundry room at Margaret Morrison Plaza. He had left the card with his laundry basket and supplies and when he returned to pick up his laundry, he found it missing.

Criminal Attempt
March 27, 2008 at 5:58 a.m.

A Morewood Gardens resident called University Police reporting an incident in the courtyard. Half an hour before his call, the student had seen two males dressed in black hoodies attempting to remove gutters from the building’s exterior. When the student called out to them saying he was calling the police, they ran off and departed from campus in an unidentified black hatchback. University Police were not able to do anything since the actors had left campus. When the caller was asked why he had waited so long to call, he responded that he had had a long night.