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May 1, 2014

Police Blotter

By Timothy Simko

 

Bumper thumper

On April 10, police completed an incident report for a non-CSU affiliate. As the affiliate was sitting in her vehicle in Lot 80, she noticed the vehicle to her right backing away when the front side of the vehicle made contact with the back right bumper area of her vehicle. The affiliate wrote down the license plate number of the car and police are currently investigating the matter.

Punch-out

On April 16, an assault report was completed for a non-CSU affiliate. As the victim got off the RTA Healthline bus at East 30th Street and Euclid Avenue, he began walking southbound when five juvenile males approached him before surrounding him and assaulting him. After the assault, the juveniles ran southbound on East 30th Street toward Carnegie Avenue. Police were signaled around 11 p.m. when the non-CSU affiliate began frantically waving his arms. Police noticed blood on the non-CSU affiliate’s face, and were advised that the non-CSU affiliate had been assaulted. The victim’s eye was swollen and there was discoloration in his face as well as blood dripping from his nose and mouth.

Backpack jacked

On April 17 around noon, a non-CSU affiliate set her backpack unattended in an unsecured room in Trinity Commons. When she returned 15 minutes later, she discovered the bag was missing. The bag consisted of an HP laptop, important documents and food stamps. Video surveillance revealed that a male wearing a light jacket and light pants entered the room and came out with the backpack.

Splintered and pryed

When attending the Thyagaraja festival on April 18, a Cleveland State patron parked his car on East 9th Street between Superior and Chester Avenue. When he returned, he noticed the front passenger window was intact but splintered. Police observed a pry mark against the door frame resembling a screwdriver being wedged against the door frame and window. There was nothing missing from the vehicle.