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Campus safety log: Severe weather edition

Campus Safety

Jan. 15

12:20 p.m., PLUMBING PROBLEM, GDH — Officers were advised of a plumbing problem on the second floor of GDH.

5 a.m., POWER OUTAGE, west side of campus — Ameren reported a transformer failure that caused power outages on the west side of campus. Power was later restored.

  Jan. 14

9:06 p.m., THEFT, CFA — Art materials were reported stolen sometime between Jan. 12 and Jan. 14

7:45 a.m., PROPERTY DAMAGE, Alumni Hall — Campus Safety documented damage to the vending machine at the Alumni Hall job site.

Jan. 13

10:38 a.m., INFORMATION, Post Hall — A student reported an earlier fall after slipping on snow-covered stairs. No medical treatment was sought.

Jan. 11

7 p.m., INFORMATION, Old Main — Officers documented the reported loss of curtains from the north wall of the Alumni Room.

Jan. 10

12:58 p.m., INFORMATION, Memorial Gym — Campus Safety officers responded to a report of an icy ramp. Salt and sand were used to correct the issue.

1:30 p.m., FIRE ALARM, Casa Latina — Campus Safety responded to an accidental fire alarm after the alarm panel was damaged by a lightning strike. The house was placed on fire watch.

8:20 p.m., THEFT, Sigma Chi — Campus Safety officers investigated a report that gaming equipment was stolen from the residence during winter break. There was no evidence of forced entry.

2:25 p.m., FIRE ALARM, 616 S. West St. — Campus Safety and GFD responded to an accidental fire alarm. Illegal smoking materials were noted, and the incident was referred to the Office of Student Development.

Jan. 9

6:20 a.m., WATER LEAK, SMC — Campus Safety was notified of a leak in E-wing. Leaks were also reported earlier in B-wing and D-wing. Maintenance and facilities staff were called.

Jan. 7

4:05 p.m., WATER LEAK, Seymour Union — Maintenance and custodial personnel were called in to repair and clean up a water leak caused by frozen sprinkler lines.

10:33 a.m., SAFETY HAZARD, Hamblin Hall — A smoke detector was found covered by a plastic bag. The matter was referred to OSD.

Jan. 6

7:30 p.m., INFORMATION, Neifert Hall — Campus Safety responded to a report of a cannabis smell in the building.

12:50 a.m., INFORMATION, Heating Plant — Plant personnel were called in due to low boiler pressure.

Jan. 5

4:40 p.m., CANNABIS VIOLATION, Neifert Hall — Campus Safety responded to a report of a cannabis smell and found students smoking in a room with the smoke detector covered. The incident was referred to OSD.

Jan. 2

12:30 p.m., BURGLARY, 362 S. Academy St. — A tablet, TV and DVD player were taken after a window was broken to gain entry to the house. GPD is investigating the incident.

Jan. 1

1:05 a.m., MEDICAL, main campus grounds — An intoxicated subject was transported by ambulance for treatment.

Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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