Issue 22 Police Beat, April 9


By Amye Ellsworth

April 2
3:30 a.m.
While conducting a routine check on the Phase building, an officer noticed four males in the Roos Field parking lot. They appeared to be underage, and the cop approached them to find they had cigarettes. One of the males reported that he was only 17 years old. He was detained, and the police called his parents to come pick him up, but his mother said her car was missing. Her son had stolen it and parked it in Lot 12. The mother did not press charges and no arrests were made because the boy was already on probation. Charges were sent to his corrections officer.

April 2
10:55 a.m.
A female student from the fifth floor of Dressler Hall went to dinner with her fiance and returned to discover that her necklace was missing. Police have no reason to believe that a burglary occurred. The necklace has a silver chain with a silver musical note and is estimated to be worth $30.

April 2
2:30 p.m.
A student was playing a game in the Cyber Cafe in the PUB when a man on crutches entered and punched the student in the side of the head. This then escalated to a full-fledged fight until the man decided it was time for him to leave. The student called the police, who reviewed security camera footage and found the man. He had been arrested for trespassing on campus in February 2013. This time, he was arrested for fourth degree assault and was sent to the hospital for evaluation. The hospital reported he had been high on methamphetamine.

April 2
4:14 p.m.
A man came to the Red Barn to check in his weapons. He routinely does so and always brings a rifle and a shotgun. However, on this occasion he brought a total of six weapons, including a pistol that he was not old enough to possess outside of his home or place of business. He was arrested for possession of unlawful weapons, and when the police were searching his backpack, they also found brass knuckles, which are illegal in the state of Washington.
April 3
1:07 p.m.
An employee parked her car in Lot 15. When she returned to her car, she discovered a key scratch along the side of the vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.

April 3
2:20 p.m.
A student found a large dent in the driver’s side of her car in Lot 16. There are no suspects at this time.

April 4
1:24 p.m.
A man had a warrant out for his arrest from Cheney Police Department. He was wanted for third degree theft and had been sleeping in and around the Computer Engineering Building for about a month. Police located and arrested him on April 4.

April 5
7:22 p.m.
On the fourth floor of Pearce Hall, an intoxicated male student was trying to gain entry to his room. The CA on duty called the police because the student was underage. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.165 and admitted to drinking beer and four shots of Captain Morgan. He was cited and released on minor in possession charges.

April 5
11:50 p.m.
A yellow mountain bike was stolen from outside of Dryden Hall. The bike had been locked securely, and there are no suspects at this time.

Tip of the Week:

EWU police urge students and community members to embrace the old adage, “If you see something, say something.” Do not be afraid to call the police, and if something looks or seems suspicious to you, it probably is.