Crime and Incident

Vehicle Accident
Oct. 4, 2008
at 3:23 a.m.
A vehicle ran a red light on Forbes Avenue close to Morewood Avenue. The vehicle then crashed into a fire hydrant. University Police found the driver to be okay, but sent him to the hospital to be safe. Police questioned and tested the actor for intoxication.

Vehicle Theft
Oct. 4 2008
at 10:03 p.m.
A student reported his GPS system and other small items taken from his car parked in fraternity parking on the Greek Quadrangle. All of the items remain missing.

Oct. 5, 2008
at 1:14 a.m.
A student reported his bicycle stolen from the bike rack in front of the University Center. He had left it there for the day and returned later to get his bike to ride home. The bicycle has not yet been found.

Fire Alarm
Oct. 7, 2008
at 11:14 a.m.
A fire alarm sounded in Baker Hall and set off the alarms in Porter and Wean halls. A student on the A-level of Baker Hall reported the smell of smoke. University Police and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived on the scene to find smoke coming from behind the cracks of one of the wooden doors. The door was very hot and the paint was melting. The fire was quickly put out and a building engineer was requested.

Noise Complaint
Oct. 8, 2008
at 10:39 a.m.
A resident of London Terrace Apartments reported a disturbance outside of her building the previous night. She had heard excessive noise and looked out her window to see a large group of people. She had seen the group go outside at about midnight and she then saw them light between four and five separate bonfires and throw objects about 10 feet in the air. She did not report the incident at the time it happened since she thought the fires would be out by the time the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire would arrive on the scene. She was told that lighting fires is against the law but she did not want to file a criminal report. She was satisfied with leaving the issue with the Office of Student Life.

Vehicle Damage
Oct. 9, 2008
at 10:33 a.m.
A student reported a side window of his vehicle to have been broken. The vehicle had been parked in fraternity parking on the Greek Quadrangle the night before. He did not report anything missing or signs of attempts to steal the car itself — only the damage to the window.