Crime and Incident

Odor of Natural Gas

Feb. 3, 2011

The Carnegie Mellon police department, along with the Pittsburgh Fire Department, reported to the Mellon Institute for an odor of natural gas coming from one of the labs. Environmental Health and Safety also responded. The cause was found to be a non-hazardous chemical.


Feb. 3, 2011

Officers responded to Stever House for a theft report. A laptop had been left unattended for approximately one hour in an unsecured study room and was stolen.

A serial number for the laptop was retrieved and was forwarded to Pittsburgh police for entry in law enforcement databases.


Feb. 4, 2011

During a routine patrol, officers stopped a vehicle on Morewood Avenue outside of Mudge House.

The officers determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was charged with a DUI as well as a summary offense for required lighting.

Odor of Marijuana

Feb. 4, 2011

University Police noticed a distinct odor of marijuana coming from the Flagstaff Hill area.

Officers approached a group of people standing in the area and found that they were in the possession of a small amount of marijuana. The suspects were issued citations.

Vehicle Accident

Feb. 5, 2011

While on routine patrol, officers witnessed a vehicle make a left turn from Forbes Avenue onto Morewood Avenue, strike a curb, and accelerate into the front yard of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

The vehicle then crashed into a large tree. Officers immediately summoned three ambulances to the scene.

The passengers and driver of the vehicle were all taken to the hospital via Pittsburgh EMS. Pittsburgh police took over the investigation of the accident.

Underage Drinking

Feb. 6, 2011

Pittsburgh police requested Carnegie Mellon police assistance in identifying students who were stopped for possession of alcohol.

The students were cited by the Pittsburgh police and released.

Disorderly Conduct

Feb. 7, 2011

There was a report of a man urinating on an exterior wall of the Software Engineering Institute building.

Officers arrived at the scene, and the suspect admitted to urinating on the wall. The actor was cited and released.