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March 20, 2014

Police Blotter

By Timothy Simko


Documents stolen

At 12:14 a.m. on Feb. 17, police responded to a theft from vehicle report. A woman parked on E. 18 St. between Payne and Superior Ave. She attended a soccer event at Krenzler Field and returned to her vehicle at midnight. She discovered her passenger side rear window broken. Two laptop-style shoulder bags containing work papers and documents with personal information were missing. Police observed the broken window with glass in the back seat and noticed a 1-inch pry mark on the window frame.

Spare change

On Feb. 19, police responded to a criminal damage/theft report. At 1 p.m., a Cleveland State University student parked his car in the ABM parking lot. When he returned at 8:18 p.m. he discovered that the front side driver’s window was broken out. He checked the contents of the vehicle and found a container of loose change containing about $20.00 was missing from the center console area located between the front seats. There was no other property missing from the vehicle. Police found glass inside and outside the vehicle.

Vanishing act

On Feb. 21 at 9:20 a.m., a Cleveland State University student parked her 2005 light blue Dodge Caravan in the Old Peabody’s lot at 2099 Prospect Avenue. At 2:40 p.m. she returned to find it missing. The student said the vehicle had been in the southwest area of the lot in space #32 and she had checked with the towing company and was told that her car had not been towed.

Computer looter

On Feb. 21, a Cleveland State University student was sitting at a computer cubicle in room 350 of the Student Center. At 4:15 p.m. she placed her black 15” Dell laptop on her chair and her purse on top of the laptop unattended while she went to the restroom. At 4:17 she returned to find her purse still on the chair but the laptop was missing. There was nothing missing from the purse. There were security cameras in the area of the theft. Police will view the footage and further investigate.

Winter sham

On Feb. 23 at 9:01 p.m., police responded to the Wolstein Center’s Guest Service’s office in reference to a theft report. A Wolstein Center patron was attending the Winter Jam concert with friends, she left her seat to go to the restroom. When she left, she left her jacket and purse in her seat. Upon returning, she noticed various items were missing including her purse, debit card, college ID, various gift cards, and cash.