Campus watch

The following incidents were reported to University Police Feb. 16-22. Readers with information that could assist in investigating these incidents are urged to call 935-5555. This information is provided as a public service to promote safety awareness and is available on the University Police Web site at

Feb. 16

12:40 p.m. — The building manager for Earth and Planetary Sciences reported an unknown person had vandalized the second floor men’s bathroom with graffiti by using a type of marker. The vandalism occurred between 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on this date. It is unknown at this time if there is any cost related to cleanup.

Feb. 17

9:40 a.m. — The building Manager for the Women’s Building reported an unknown person stole a chandelier from the foyer area in front of the south main entry. The theft occurred between 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 9 a.m. Feb. 17. An investigation is continuing.

Feb. 18

1:38 a.m. — A person stated that while traveling eastbound on Snow Way Drive, he observed a large piece of concrete in the road. When leaving campus a short time later, he found the westbound road blocked by additional pieces of concrete from a retaining wall. The person stated he witnessed an unidentified male throwing the concrete into the roadway and questioned his actions. The suspect then assaulted the reporting party. When the victim alerted the suspect of the fact that he had called the police, the suspect ran up the hill toward Fraternity Row where he lost sight of him. An investigation is continuing.

Feb. 21

9:36 a.m. — A contractor reported someone started the skyjack that was being used for tuckpointing at the Theta Xi fraternity house. The boom was raised and evidently struck the downspout on the north side of the building. The skyjack was started in an unknown manner and now will not start or run. This occurred between 2:15 p.m. Feb. 18 and 9 a.m. Feb. 21. An investigation is continuing.

Additionally, University Police responded to eight reports of larceny, three parking violations, two reports of property damage and burglary, and one report each of lost article and auto accident.