Syllabus Week Shenanigans: Weeding out the idiots

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Around noon on July 17, a caller reported that someone was outside screaming “for a prolonged period of time.” A responding officer did not locate anyone screaming.

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Shortly before noon on July 27, a burglary was reported at Hannon Hall in which someone had stolen pots, pans, food and underwear.

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On the evening of July 26, a caller on Harrison Street reported that an unknown individual had removed a fence panel, entered an unlocked vehicle and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the vehicle.

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It was reported on Aug. 1 that 27 items of furniture were missing from the residence halls. In other news, a furniture store just opened on West College Street selling miscellaneous desks and chairs.

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At 8 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 20, a caller reported that an unknown individual parked his or her bike next to the reporting party and then stared making the caller uncomfortable.

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At 12:42 a.m. on Aug. 28, an individual reported that his or her spouse was missing. An officer attempted to locate the missing spouse, but was unable to. The caller did not want not file a missing persons report yet.

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Late at night on Aug. 28 it was reported that an individual was walking around campus in a robe and seemed unresponsive. Responding officers “thoroughly searched” for the excessively casual individual but could not locate him or her.

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In the early morning of Aug. 31, an officer observed an individual running up the middle of a traffic lane on West College with one hand in the air, as if looking to hitchhike. As city ordinances prohibit both walking in a traffic lane as well as hitchhiking, the officer stopped the individual. The officer could detect alcohol on the breath of the 18 year-old male as well as “other signs of inebriation.” He received a citation for MIP and was warned for both hitchhiking and being an intoxicated pedestrian.

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A female student sitting outside of a business on 8th and College on the morning of Aug. 29 had a male subject stop and stare at her briefly while walking by. In the morning two days later, the female was sitting at a table at the same location when the same male sat down and engaged in conversation that gave her “weird vibes” and made her feel “uneasy.”

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Quick Stats:

From Move-in Day until the end of syllabus week, there were three marijuana citations, five citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, 14 citations for minor in possession of alcohol and 20 referrals to the dean of students.

At the Gold Rush game, eight officers were present in addition to the chief and assistant chief of MSUPD, creating a ratio of 2,100 spectators to each police officer. Three MIPs were issued.