Crime and Incident


Sept. 21, 2012

University Police responded to the steps in front of the Fifth Avenue side of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) building, in regards to a male protester standing on the steps. The Carnegie Mellon nonaffiliate was identified as a habitual trespasser near the SEI property. Officers asked the man to leave. He complied without incident.


Sept. 22, 2012

University Police were summoned to the Purnell Center to take a theft report. The reporting person stated that her laptop computer and camera were taken out of her office in the Purnell Center. She left her office unattended and unlocked from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This investigation is ongoing.


Sept. 23, 2012

University Police were summoned to Purnell Center to take a theft report. The victim stated that their iPad and laptop were removed from their backpack while it was left unattended in an unsecured room on the first floor, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. This investigation is ongoing.

Theft in Progress

Sept. 24, 2012

University Police responded to Entropy+ for a possible theft in progress. Officers were able to detain the suspect, a female Carnegie Mellon student; however, she was not found with any stolen items on her person. The female admitted to thefts in the past, but denied any thefts on this date. She was advised of the severity of her previous actions and was released from the scene.


Sept. 26, 2012

University Police took a report from a Carnegie Mellon student who reported that he attended a meeting in an office in the University Center on Monday evening. He left his notebook in the office with $100 in cash inside. He returned to the meeting room at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and located the notebook, but the $100 had been stolen. This case is under investigation.

Suspicious Person

Sept. 27, 2012

University Police officers were summoned to Posner Hall on reports by several people of an unknown male spraying people with a substance believed to be hand sanitizer in the elevator. The male was located by Tepper administrative staff, and when questioned about his activities, he claimed to be a psychology major working on a study.

The male could not identify his sponsor, and he was escorted from the building. University Police attempted to locate the male to identify him, with negative results.