News

Crime and Incident

False Alarms/Criminal Mischief/Assault

March 14, 2012

University Police and security officers responded to fire alarms in seven academic building and residence halls. All were false alarms and had been set off via pull stations. Shortly after the alarms, University Police were alerted to a male acting erratically at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Margaret Morrison.

The male was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was placed under arrest and bragged about pulling the alarms. He assaulted a University of Pittsburgh police officer and an Allegheny County jail guard following his arrest. Charges have been filed.

Defiant Trespass

March 17, 2012

University Police responded to the Fence for a report of a suspicious female who was intoxicated and making inappropriate comments to students. Upon arrival, the female was identified and checked for warrants with negative results. She was given a defiant trespass warning and escorted off campus.

Vandalism

March 19, 2012

University Police received a report that there had been an act of vandalism and graffiti in the restroom of the Quizno’s restaurant located at 300 South Craig St. The owner wanted University Police to be aware and be familiar with the graffiti in case there were similar cases on campus. This case is still under investigation.

Suspicious Activity

March 19, 2012

A Carnegie Mellon student, who resides in Shady Oak Apartments, reported getting a suspicious phone call from a male alleging that he was a maintenance man for Ascension Church and that he wanted to meet her there to give her a package that was addressed to her. University Police investigated and identified the male. The male has denied wrongdoing, and no criminal charges have been filed. He has been barred from the Shady Oaks property.

Theft

March 20, 2012

A student reported that unknown persons stole both wheels from his bicycle while he was away. He had parked his bicycle at the bike rack in front of Hunt Library from noon until 3 p.m.

Theft

March 22, 2012

A student reported to University Police that they had left their cell phone on a PAT bus on March 9. They said that they had found the person who had the phone, but that person was refusing to return the phone unless the owner paid a $200 “reward.” University Police contacted Pittsburgh Police and Port Authority Police and assisted in the arrest of the suspect.