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Campus crime & incident reports

Wallet and cash theft
Oct. 17, 2014

A catering employee reported to University Police that her wallet had been taken from her purse, which was being kept in an unlocked cabinet, in the lower level of the Jared L. Cohon University Center. The victim believes that the theft took placed between 8 and 9 p.m.

Another victim reported that $10 was taken from her wallet between 10:30 and 10:35 p.m. from the basement locker rooms of Resnik House.

And a third victim reported that $200 was taken from her wallet, also in Resnik’s basement locker rooms. The locker rooms in the basement of Resnik are used to store catering employee’s personal belongings. All three incidents are being investigated.

Violation of roofs and parapets policy
Oct. 18, 2014

Four students were cited for violation of Carnegie Mellon’s rooftops and parapets policy when they were found on the roof of Scaife Hall. The students will be disciplined through the university’s internal disciplinary system.

Purse theft
Oct. 18, 2014

A Carnegie Mellon student reported that her purse was stolen after she left it unattended near Schatz Dining Room between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Public nuisance
Oct. 19, 2014

University Police made contact with a woman who refused to put her dog on a leash on campus, as required by university policy. The woman was told to leave campus after refusing to follow the university policy.

Criminal mischief
Oct. 20, 2014

A security officer on patrol reported graffiti on the exterior doors leading to The Underground in the basement of Morewood Gardens. University Police believe that the door was defaced within the last week, and are investigating the incident.

Backpack theft
Oct. 20, 2014

A Carnegie Mellon student reported his backpack stolen from the first floor seating area of the Carnegie Mellon Café. The student had left the backpack unattended between 6:30 and 8 p.m., at which point he noticed his backpack was missing, and filed a police report two days later.

Telephone scam
Oct. 22, 2014

Nearly a dozen Carnegie Mellon students contacted University Police about a phone scam targeting international students. The unknown caller claims to be a federal law enforcement officer who has an outstanding warrant and/or fines in the victim’s name. The caller tells the victim that they must pay some amount of money to handle the warrant or fine. According to the victims, the caller ID number is of an actual law enforcement agency. The Pittsburgh Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating the incident, and a crime alert was issued to campus.

Suspicious person
Oct. 22, 2014

University Police responded to student reports of a suspicious man on the benches outside of Warner Hall. The man, students said, was harassing passersby and possibly smoking crack. When officers arrived they questioned the man and issued a defiant trespass warning. The male left the Carnegie Mellon property.