Campus / Campus Safety / News / October 2, 2013

Former student banned after string of thefts on campus

A former student was banned from campus this weekend after being identified in a string of thefts on campus, Campus Safety reported.Campus Safety

Campus Safety Director John Schlaf is not yet releasing a name for the banned subject, pending official notification of the ban, but he did confirm that a former student was found responsible.

Two of the thefts were reported to the Galesburg Police Department, with a combined $1,900 value of laptops and cell phones stolen. Those incidents occurred in Seymour Library and Neifert Hall, and both were administratively closed by GPD when Campus Safety recovered the stolen property.

The GPD reports do not list a name for the banned subject. TKS will publish more information about the incident as it becomes available from Campus Safety.

Related: This week’s campus safety log.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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