Photo by Kevin Matyi
By Kevin Matyi
Stalking, Harassment and Car Damage. I’m Kevin Matyi, and here’s the Crime Report for March 9 to March 24, on Indy Air:
- Just before 7:00 p.m. on March 9 at the Roth Quad Café, a female residential student reported that a white male driving a blue lexis had been stalking her. The police said that the case has since been closed, and the man has no affiliation with the university.
- On March 10 at 7:30 a.m., a patient unaffiliated with the university was found to be in possession of methadone pills and “a bag containing a white, powdery substance.” It is unknown how the patient obtained the contraband.
- Two crimes were reported on March 11. The first was theft of money from the Veterans’ Home, which turned out to be unfounded as the money was found and returned. The second was the discovery of graffiti in the Student Union.
- At nearly midnight on March 12, a man ran away from the police on Circle Road by the Kelly Paved Parking Lot. The police crime log states that this occurred “during an ABC violation,” meaning that he had illegally bought, sold or consumed alcohol. The man was issued a summons to the 6th District Court for “possession of an open container in public,” while the male student he had been with was given a referral.
- At 3:00 a.m. on March 13, a male commuter student reported that 3 men had attempted to forcefully take his wallet in the Langmuir Curved Parking Lot. The victim did not have any possessions stolen, and the case remains open, according to the police crime log.
- The only crime reported on March 14 turned out to be unfounded.
- An employee of the university hospital reported on March 15 at 3:00 p.m. that their car had been damaged. According to the police, the damage consisted of “[a] scratched tail light lens and paint abrasion to the left rear quarter pane.” The case remains open.
- It was reported at 6:30 a.m. on March 16 that the American and Stony Brook flags had been stolen from the academic mall near the Humanities building. It is unknown why the flags were taken. The case has been closed, pending additional information.
- There was no crime reported on March 17
- After 8:00 p.m. on March 18, a resident of West Apartments Building A reported that her roommate has been harassing her all semester, but that it had recently become worse. The roommate was arrested by police on the ground that “she placed her roommate in fear of physical injury,” according to Assistant Chief of Police Neil Farrell.
- On March 19, 4 automobile accidents were reported. In the first, reported at 10:00 a.m., the car of a female employee of the university was damaged by an unknown vehicle. Later another female employee of the university reported on two separate occasions that her car had been hit while parked. The first of the two incidents was reported at 4:45 p.m., while the second was reported at 8:30 p.m.. Finally, the Schomburg Apartments sign was damaged by an unknown vehicle. Currently, it is suspected that a snow plow may have hit the sign, however the exact case is unknown.
- On March 20, no crime was reported.
- While driving down John Toll Drive in the afternoon of March 21, a driver failed to stop and struck a bollard, which is a short vertical post used to direct traffic. The police have been unable to locate the car, and so the case remains open.
- There was no crime reported on March 22.
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