News

Crime and Incident

Theft

Feb. 25, 2012

A Carnegie Mellon graduate student reported the theft of a new pedometer valued at $100 from his office in Wean Hall between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There was no sign of forced entry into the office. This incident is under investigation.

Alcohol Amnesty

Feb. 26, 2012

At approximately 5 a.m., University Police were summoned to Morewood Gardens regarding an unconscious male student. It was determined that the male was intoxicated. No one on scene could provide any information on what the student had consumed. The student was transported to Presbyterian Hospital by Pittsburgh EMS. No citations were issued, as Carnegie Mellon’s Alcohol Amnesty program applied.

Vehicle Stop

Feb. 27, 2012

University Police initiated a motor vehicle stop of a motorcycle on Forbes Avenue for speeding. During the stop, the officer found that the driver was under suspension. The motorcycle was towed and the driver was cited.

Theft

Feb. 27, 2012

While on a routine patrol of Hamburg Hall, University Police were stopped by a Carnegie Mellon graduate student who wanted to file a theft report. The student left her wallet in the women’s restroom in Hamburg Hall, and she was later notified that it was turned in to the University Center information desk. When she retrieved her wallet, she found that all of her credit cards and ID were present, but about $100 in cash had been taken. This matter is under investigation.

Theft

Feb. 27, 2012

During routine patrol, a Carnegie Mellon security officer found that a vending machine on the first floor of the Purnell Center had been damaged. The damage occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. It could not be determined if any money had been stolen from the machine. The vending company was contacted.

Suspicious Persons

Feb. 29, 2012

At approximately 6 a.m., University Police were called to Margaret Morrison Street in front of Margaret Morrison Plaza for a suspicious male who was possibly smoking marijuana. The officers did not see anyone fitting the description. A pedestrian was stopped to see if he had seen the suspicious male. The pedestrian began acting oddly and gave false information as to why he was on campus. He was given a defiant trespass warning.

Theft

March 1, 2012

University Police were called to take a report concerning a student who had left his backpack in Newell-Simon Hall. The student reported that when he returned to reclaim it, it was gone. His passport, student visa, and laptop were all missing. This case is still under investigation.

Fire Alarm

March 1, 2012

At 2:50 a.m., University Police and the Pittsburgh Fire Department responded to a Hunt Library fire alarm. The elevator motor malfunctioned and was filling the elevator shaft and penthouse with smoke. The library was closed for approximately two hours following the incident.