Crime and Incident

Item Found
April 5, 2008
at 12:43 a.m.

A university employee found a book bag in the garbage can in the third-floor unisex bathroom in the Purnell Center under a garbage bag. Nothing suspicious was found in the contents, and the bag was identified as having been stolen a few days ago. University Police notified the owner, who then picked up his book bag.

Fire Alarm
April 5, 2008
at 3:37 a.m.

A fire alarm sounded in Hamerschlag House. The residents evacuated the building and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was on scene. Excessive heat was believed to be the cause and the alarm was reset.

Suspicious Person
April 6, 2008
at 2:52 a.m.

A university employee in the Mellon Institute reported a suspicious male walking around the building’s columns. University Police found the man on the Dithridge Street side of the building. He was identified as a Pennsylvania resident and not a Carnegie Mellon student. He was issued a defiant trespass letter and escorted off the premises.

April 6, 2008
at 12:12 p.m.

A male student reported his bicycle stolen from Doherty Hall in the past two or three days. The bike was black, silver, and red in color, and had been secured using a cable combination-style lock.

Noise Complaint
April 7, 2008
at 11:31 p.m.

A student living in Fairfax Apartments reported excessive noise coming from a nearby apartment on the building’s fourth floor. University Police arrived at the room and advised the small group of Carnegie Mellon students to keep the noise down.

April 9, 2008
at 2:05 p.m.

A student working in a first-floor classroom in Baker Hall left the room for several minutes and returned to find his laptop missing. The student had not seen anyone suspicious in the area and has not yet recovered his computer.

April 10, 2008
at 9:40 a.m.

A university employee at the University Technology Development Center on Henry Street reported two boxes missing that were to be sent to Qatar that day. The boxes had been in the building the night before and have not been recovered.