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Weekend crime update: Sept. 13-15

This weekend saw two residence hall thefts and one incident of indecent exposure

The following is an account of crime events that took place this weekend, reported to The Herald by Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety Paul Shanley:


Between Thursday and Friday afternoons

In the first of two reported residence hall thefts this weekend, money and other items were stolen from a Wayland House resident’s unlocked room sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday. There are currently no suspects, and DPS detectives are investigating the case.


Friday evening

A female student saw a man in a vehicle exposing himself around the area of 201 Williams St. DPS officers responded to the scene and stopped the vehicle. The department is currently working with the Providence Police Department to determine whether to pursue criminal charges. DPS remains in contact with the initial witness.


Saturday evening

A laptop was taken from an unlocked Chapin House room sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight. No suspects have been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.


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