Police Beat 9/1 – 9/12

On Saturday, Sept. 2

At 6:50 a.m. there was a small automobile fire on West Alumni Avenue. The fire was extinguished.

On Sunday, Sept. 3

At 11:10 a.m. students living in Ellery contacted the police department with concerns over the smell of gas. Police investigated and found that there was work being done on the furnaces that released small amounts of gas. The fumes released were not dangerous or harmful to the residents. Three hours later at 2:01 p.m. Gorham contacted police with similar problems due to similar work being done on their furnaces.

On Monday, Sept. 4

A student returned to their car in the Dairy Barn Lot at 1:38 p.m. to find one of their windows smashed in. The student had only left their car in the parking lot for a few hours. The police have no suspect for the vandalism at this time and the vandalizer remains at large.

At 1:57 a.m. police responded to a suspicious person report in the Fine Arts Lot. The report was investigated by the police on scene.

On Tuesday, Sept. 5

At 10:09 p.m. police responded to Hutchinson Hall due to reported smells of marijuana.

On Wednesday, Sept 6

Police arrived at 8:19 p.m. to Edwards Hall on Upper College Road in response to a suspicious person report. After arriving on scene the police were unable to find any suspicious persons.

On Thursday, Sept. 7

The police were notified of a fraud attempt in Taft Hall. When asked for further detail, the police described the attempt as a telemarketing scam. A report has been filed.

At 3:18 p.m. police responded to a smell of marijuana complaint in Aldrich hall. There was no marijuana found on the premises.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12

Police arrived on scene to an animal complaint on Campus Avenue after a stray dog had bitten a student. The student, who at the time was trying to help the lost dog, sustained multiple bite marks on her hand and had to go to the hospital. On scene, police were able to restrain the dog until local animal control could arrive and take the dog into custody. No charges were filed against the canine assailant.

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Lianna Blakeman
Lianna is a Junior majoring in English & Writing and Rhetoric. She joined the Cigar her freshman year and is going into her second semester as News Editor. In her spare time, Lianna works in the Writing & Rhetoric Office, sits as secretary for the university literary magazine, Ether(bound) and hikes mountains every chance she can get.