Crime and Incident

Medical Intoxication
December 13, 2004 at 03:50

A Resident Assistant in Veronica apartments called Carnegie Mellon Police to report a heavily intoxicated resident in need of medical assistance. The intoxicated student?s roommate alerted the RA after his roommate rushed into the apartment around 3 am and began vomiting violently. CMU EMS responded to the incident and administered initial treatment, but called City EMS, which brought the student to UPMC Presbyterian. CMU Police issued no state citation for underage consumption of alcohol per the University?s Alcohol Medical Assistance Procedure. The procedure grants amnesty from University disciplinary and police action to students when medical assistance is summoned for intoxication.

Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia
December 22, 2004 at 15:12

Two housefellows called CMU Police after finding marijuana paraphernalia in an apartment in Doherty Graduate Apartments during an end-of-semester room check. The housefellows found and confiscated numerous roaches, cigarette rolling paper, several ?twigs of suspected marijuana,? and a fifth of Chopin vodka from the rear bedroom. Housefellows inspect each room after campus housing closes to ensure that windows are closed and appliances are unplugged.

Theft by Deception
December 22, 2004 at 23:01

A student reported that he had been ?ripped off? by someone outside of the UC. The student said he was approached by an unknown person who asked to borrow $30 from him for a Greyhound bus ticket to West Virginia. The unknown person promised the student that he would return the money. The two exchanged names and telephone numbers, but the student later found that the telephone number given to him was phony. The student reported that the unknown person had mentioned having just been at a party at the fraternities and then walked back towards the fraternity quad.

Defiant Trespass
January 10, 2005 at 13:21

Residents of Doherty Graduate Apartments D Tower reported waking up in the middle of the night to find five strangers using the computers in their living room. One resident told officers that he went to bed around 2 am, but was woken up by noises coming from the living area of the suite. He got out of bed to investigate and found three males and two females using the computers in the living area. The resident said he had seen one of the individuals with one of his roommates in the past, but did not know any of the individuals by name. He asked them to leave, and they complied. The resident said he knew he had locked the door. A short while later, before returning to bed, the resident heard a keycard being swiped and a PIN being entered. The door opened, and the same five individuals tried to reenter. The resident prevented their entry. The housefellow, Residence Life, and the Assistant Director of Housing were notified. An investigation is ongoing.

Dangerous Weapon in the UC
January 13, 2005 at 22:48

A member of the University staff reported that someone in the UC was carrying an exotic and dangerous weapon. CMU Police reported finding a student waiting in Kirr Commons, holding a long staff with an eight-inch blade protruding from one end. The officer found that the weapon, called a naginata, was dull. The student was waiting with his martial arts instructor for a ride to arrive. The student said he had been waiting outside, but it began to rain so he decided to wait in the UC. The officer advised the student that he could not show the weapon in public.