February 27, 2014
By Timothy Simko
Wrong side of the track
Police were dispatched to 2200 Prospect Ave., Lot 80 in reference to a theft on Feb. 13. A Cleveland State University student parked her car in the southwest corner of the lot at 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 12, when she returned to her car at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13, she noticed that the driver’s side window was pried out of its track and that someone took her mechanic’s gloves and floor jack. There were no other visible damages.
On Feb. 13 at 7:45 a.m., a Cleveland State University student was at the Recreation Center playing basketball on the main courts and left a large black backpack unattended on a bench near the courts. At about 8 a.m., the student returned to the bench and found his backpack was noticeably lighter. It was reported that a textbook was missing and the student reported the theft to Viking Outfitters. Police reviewed camera footage of the backpack and did not observe anyone tampering with the backpack during the listed timeframe.
Lot 80 thefts continue
On Feb. 14, a Cleveland State University student reported that his returned to his vehicle on the southeast side of Lot 80 and found that the passenger side quarter window was broken out and his car had been rummaged through. The student reported that his car radio, some miscellaneous change and an auxiliary cord were missing.
E. 30 Jump Street Blues
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 14, a Cleveland State University student and two fellow students were walking northbound on E. 30 St. towards Prospect Ave. They were approached by a group of juveniles ages 15-17 who started harassing the students. The students walked past the group and one of the students was attacked from behind.
The student stated he was pushed to the ground by five males and was punched and kicked in the head and the mid-section. After being struck several times, the student’s wallet fell out of his jacket pocket. One of the juveniles picked up his wallet and ran southbound on E. 30 St. and then eastbound on Carnegie Ave. with other members of the group following behind. The student’s friends ran from the scene running northbound on E. 30 St. yelling for help and were not injured in the incident. The victim was transported to a hospital for medical evaluation.