Police beat

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    By JESSE HYDE

    Criminal mischief

    A female student walking on East Campus Drive was hit in the back by a substance similar to chocolate pudding on Saturday between 10:30 and 11:15 p.m. The victim was unable to identify the suspects but said they may have been driving a red four-door car. The victim said the impact of the chocolate pudding hurt her back, but she did not require medical attention.

    Attempted Theft

    A male visitor to campus removed a large Cougar Club flag from the Cougar Club office March 1 during business hours. The suspect took the flag to the development office in the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building and asked the secretary if he could keep it. When the secretary said no, the suspect became verbally abusive. Officers contacted the suspect, who has mental health problems, and told him to stay away from the Cougar Club office.

    Assault

    An intramural basketball player punched and kicked a player on the opposing team Saturday at 8:05 p.m. in the Richards Building. The suspect threw the ball inbounds, and the victim threw it back, hitting the suspect in the face. The suspect then assaulted the victim. The victim said he accidently bounced the ball into the suspect’s face; the suspect said it was done on purpose.

    Theft

    A student stole an electric sign from the Morris Center front desk Tuesday between 11:30 and 11:41 p.m. The student wanted to use the sign as a creative way to answer a girl who had asked him to Preference. The student returned the sign, and he was apprehended by the University Police.

    Two loads of laundry were stolen from a Wymount laundry facility Sunday between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Police arrested the suspect Monday morning and recovered approximately 100 articles of lost clothing.

    Residents of Stover Hall reported Monday that money and a pair of sandals had been stolen from six different dorm rooms between midnight on Feb. 8 and midnight March 4. The suspect stole $231 in cash and a $60 pair of sandals.

    A compact disc player, compact disc case, compact discs, speakers and an amplifier were stolen from a vehicle parked in the Cougar Stadium parking lot Monday between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

    Vandalism

    Suspects broke a bedroom window of room 1106 Merrill Hall March 5 at 2:35 a.m. The victim woke up when he heard the glass break. He could not identify the suspects. Damages totalled $150.

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