Campus Crime and Incident
Sept. 21, 2013
University Police were summoned to Alder Street just past midnight when two Carnegie Mellon students were robbed at gunpoint. According to the victims, a blue Chevrolet Impala pulled up to them as they were walking on Alder Street. A young black male with short hair asked the victims the time and presented a handgun, demanding their money. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is continuing to investigate this incident alongside similar robberies that have occurred in the area.
Sept. 22, 2013
A Carnegie Mellon visitor reported her jacket unlawfully taken from the grass area around the track in Gesling Stadium. According to the victim, she set her jacket in the grass while she walked around, and when she came back it was gone. This investigation is ongoing.
Sept. 23, 2013
A University Police officer on patrol observed three males smoking marijuana on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. The officer confiscated the illegal contraband and cited each of the males for disorderly conduct.
Update: Doherty Hall Laptop and Cellphone Thefts
Sept. 25, 2013
University Police arrested an individual who admitted to entering a secured area in Doherty Hall and unlawfully taking three laptops and an iPhone on Sept. 17. The suspect admitted to taking the laptops and subsequently pawning them at a local shop. University Police was able to locate and return all three laptops and the stolen iPhone to their rightful owners.
The suspect is being charged with burglary in addition to multiple counts of receiving stolen property and theft. University Police believe that there are other suspects involved in the recent increase in thefts on campus. University Police are continuing to investigate several other thefts that have recently occurred, and they urge the Carnegie Mellon campus community to protect all personal items.