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Crime and Incident

Suspicious Person

Feb. 9, 2012

University Police responded to a call for a suspicious person who was trying to enter 411 S. Craig St. The male said he needed to talk to someone, but didn’t know who. When officers arrived, he said he needed to talk to someone about God. He was advised that Carnegie Mellon is private property and was asked not to return.

Noise Complaint

Feb. 11, 2012

University Police responded twice to Fairfax Apartments for a noise complaint. University Police cleared 30 to 35 guests from a party in the area, and the resident was cited for excessive noise.

Vandalism

Feb. 13, 2012

University Police responded to Doherty Hall for a report of vandalism. Different obscene words and phrases were written in black permanent marker on different pieces of equipment in a lab. This case is still under investigation.

Defiant Trespassing

Feb. 14, 2012

While officers were responding to a burglary call in Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, they found and stopped a suspicious male in the vicinity. Officers learned that this male had previously been issued a defiant trespass warning for being on campus when he was not supposed to be. They also found that there was a warrant out for the man in Chicago, Ill.

The male was placed in custody, and later transported to the Allegheny County Jail and charged with defiant trespassing.

Carrying a False ID

Feb. 16, 2012

A Carnegie Mellon security officer found a wallet in the computer cluster in West Wing.

The wallet was turned over to University Police. During an inventory of the contents of the wallet, a fake driver’s license was located, along with the owner’s real identification.

The owner of the wallet responded to the University Police station to recover her wallet. Upon the owner’s arrival she was cited for carrying a false ID.

Defiant Trespassing

Feb. 16, 2012

A staff member at the Mellon Institute called the Carnegie Mellon security desk to report a suspicious male wandering through the building. The security officer receiving the call recognized the male from the description given, and detained him until University Police arrived on the scene. The male initially gave the officers a false name. The officers were able to positively identify him.

He was issued a defiant trespassing warning letter and told that if he returned to Carnegie Mellon property, he would be arrested and prosecuted for trespassing.