Crime and Incident

Jan. 18, 2008
at 9:18 a.m.

A University Center bookstore employee called University Police to report a female actor attempting to steal books. She was a white female with white canvas shoes, dark blue jeans, and a black hoodie. University Police brought her to the holding room on Craig Street, where she said she had walked away from Magee- Women’s Hospital. After communication with the hospital, the female returned to Magee and the books were given back to the bookstore.

Jan. 20, 2008
at 1:26 p.m.

University Police received a call from a male student who, upon returning to the fraternity quadrangle to pick up his car, found its door to be visibly scratched. He had used his car the previous day and believed the vandalism to have happened overnight.

Building damage
Jan. 21, 2008
at 1:51 p.m.

A Mellon Institute employee notified University Police when water pipes burst in the fourth-floor library and were causing leaking in both that room and the third-floor storeroom. Facilities Management Services and the city of Pittsburgh were notified, and both soon came to resolve the problem.

Fire suspicion
Jan. 22, 2008
at 8:35 a.m.

A West Wing resident filed a report of suspicious odor and smell of smoke coming from a specific dorm room on the building’s second floor. University Police arrived on the scene and checked the scene where they found nothing suspicious. The odor and smoke had disappeared.

Jan. 22, 2008
at 11:49 a.m.

A University Center bookstore employee called University Police, stating that he had images of a person stealing. The employee said the theft had occurred in the past few minutes but he could not tell from the video if the actor had actually taken the item. The actor was described as a white male of medium build, wearing a multi-colored knit cap, blue jeans, a dark coat, and carrying a khaki backpack.

Jan. 24, 2008
at 2:34 p.m.

A professor called University Police to file a report of theft from his office. He had left his door unlocked while he left for several minutes, and returned to find several small items missing from his desk. None of the other professors had seen anyone suspicious.