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Incoherent man sifting through trash among incidents reported last week

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between March 16 and March 29. 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.

Sunday, March 18:

12:58 a.m. DPS and PPD officers responded to a report of a breaking and entering theft on Cushing Street. Complainants reported that unknown persons entered their residence and took several items. There were signs of forced entry. The matter is under investigation by the PPD.

Monday, March 19:

7:49 p.m. Person reported that a microscope lens was removed from the equipment area in the Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences. The matter is under investigation.

Wednesday, March 21:

3:31 p.m. Person reported that three microscope lenses were taken from Frank Hall. The matter is under investigation.

2:51 p.m. DPS officers responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance at MacMillan Hall. The reporting person said she observed a male subject in the first-floor women’s restroom sifting through the trash receptacle. The subject appeared to be incoherent and he fled the building. Officers searched the area but did not locate the subject.

Thursday, March 22:

1:07 p.m. Complainant stated that his jacket – which contained his cell phone, keys and wallet – was taken by unknown persons while he was attending a party at Alumnae Hall. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

12:53 p.m. Complainant reported that unknown persons removed her black lunch bag from a room in Frank Hall. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Friday, March 23:

9:31 a.m. Person reported that unknown persons removed a machine from Barus and Holley. The matter is under investigation.

11:52 a.m. Complainant reported that unknown persons removed the stereo system from her car sometime between 9:55 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Sunday, March 25:

5:43 p.m. Persons reported that glass on a display case in Andrews Hall East was shattered and that the fire exit in the area was also damaged. Facilities Management was notified.

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