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Thursday, October 23, 2008


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The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on open cases that are currently under investigation by the department, the PPD or the Office of Student Life. DPS maintains a daily log of all shift activity and general service calls which can be viewed during business hours at its headquarters, located at 75 Charlesfield St. Thursday, Oct. 912:51 a.m. While on patrol an officer observed five males removing street signs at the corner of Brown and Bowen streets. The males were located and they produced signs from under their shirts. The signs were four-way signs that attach to the bottom of stop signs. The students also produced the tools that they had used to remove the signs. They were instructed to return the signs to their proper locations. A short time later, officers observed that the signs had been attached in the proper manner. The matter has been turned over to Student Life.

Friday, Oct. 1010:04 p.m. Complainant found the passenger side window of his vehicle smashed and a GPS and owner’s manual were taken. Providence Police responded and took a report. (Not shown)

Saturday, Oct. 119:18 p.m. Student stated that his wallet and cell phone were taken while he was playing basketball at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. The items were left unattended on top of his backpack on the floor. There are no suspects at this time.

Sunday, Oct. 121:07 a.m. Officers were dispatched to assist Providence Police with a loud off-campus party on Ives Street. The residents were all Brown students and one of them was issued a noise violation.

1:39 p.m. A Brown student stated that he left his dorm room in Sears House at about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. When he returned to his room the next day, he noticed his laptop gone. His roommate told him that the laptop was gone when he got in at about 11 p.m. on Friday. The student stated that he did not report the laptop missing on Saturday when he got in because he wanted to e-mail his friends to make sure no one borrowed it. As of this time no one has any knowledge of anyone using the laptop.

Monday, Oct. 134:46 a.m. Officers were dispatched for an alarm activation at the John Hay Library. Upon arrival they saw that the alarm indicated stairway three, roof access. They responded to the roof and found that the door was unlocked. They entered the roof area and found two subjects sitting on the roof. The officer asked the subjects what they were doing on the roof. They stated they entered near the Carrie Tower and ended up in the John Hay Library and they then were trapped in the stairwell and could not exit the building. Upon investigation, they learned one was a Brown student and one was not Brown-affiliated; however, he had a Brown identification card in his possession. The subject stated that he is visiting his friend and he gave him the ID to gain entry to his room.

Tuesday, Oct. 1412:05 p.m. An officer was dispatched to meet with Residential Life staff and a dean regarding a health and safety inspection in Vartan Gregorian Quadrangle. Two students were found in their room smoking marijuana. They turned a plastic baggie containing marijuana over to DPS. Also, a knife was displayed on the wall and was confiscated by DPS. The matter has been turned over to Student Life.

12:05 p.m. An officer was dispatched to meet with Residential Life staff regarding a health and safety inspection in Vartan Gregorian Quad. A common room contained boxes of empty glass beer bottles, a bucket and a large glass bottle containing some form of brew, and a box containing a home brewing kit. One of the staff doing the inspections asked the residents of the suite area if they owned the items in the common room. One of the students took responsibility and the matter is being handled by Student Life.

1:55 p.m. An officer was dispatched to meet with Residential Life staff regarding a health and safety inspection in Vartan Gregorian Quad. They stated that they observed a glass pipe and a metal pipe inside a room. They knocked on the door and entered. The occupant was not in. The items were confiscated and a card was left for the occupant. The matter has been turned over to Student Life.

 

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