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Card reader ripped off, several students stolen from

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6. 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.

Friday, Oct. 311:15 p.m. A student in Champlin Hall reported that he left his room at 10 a.m. to take a shower. When he returned to his room at 10:30 a.m., he noticed that his laptop computer was unplugged and missing from the top of his desk. During the time of the theft he reported that his roommate was sleeping in the room. Nothing else was reported missing.

Saturday, Nov. 12:46 a.m. A student in Olney House reported that while at a party she had left her purse in a hallway and unknown person(s) took her purse with her camera, wallet, debit card and checkbook.

3:53 p.m. A student in Olney House reported that he had been at a function. He stated that he had put his wallet, cell phone and room key inside a Spiderman mask. He then put the mask on the floor behind a trash can in the lounge. When he returned for the mask and his property, they were gone. He also reported that his debit card had been used at various retail establishments. He reported that he has cancelled his cards. There are no suspects at this time.

7:01 p.m. A complainant in the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center reported that his gym bag was stolen. He left his bag on the south end of the basketball court unattended, while he played basketball.

Sunday, Nov. 212:59 a.m. A Gate employee and Brown student stated that she passed through the back room and noticed her pocketbook was missing from the place she normally leaves it.

4:40 p.m. A student in Harkness House reported that a game console, controller and games were taken from a lounge sometime between Oct. 27 at 10:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 11 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 34 p.m. A student in Marcy House reported that he locked his mountain bike with a lock and chain to a railing in the hallway. He first noticed the bike missing on Oct. 29, but checked to see if a friend had taken it or if Facilities removed it.

Tuesday, Nov. 43:11 a.m. While on patrol an officer observed the card reader on the northeast door of Poland House had been knocked off the wall. Facilities Management was notified.

There are no suspects at this time.

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