Police Notes & Week in Review – 9/5/2018

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Ron Cogwell | What is Thomas the Tank Engine doing for diversity?


Police Notes

Aug. 27, 5:25 p.m. — A student reported the theft of their personal items from the Brockman Hall basement. An investigation is pending.

Aug. 28, 11:04 a.m. — Xavier and Cincinnati Fire and Rescue responded to a fire alarm in Schott Hall. An investigation revealed that it had been accidentally set off by contractors. The alarm was reset.

Aug. 28, 10:50 p.m. — Xavier and Cincinnati Fire and Rescue responded to a fire alarm in Brockman Hall. An investigation revealed that burnt popcorn set off the alarm. The alarm was reset.

Aug. 28, 3:01 p.m. — Xavier Police and Cincinnati Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car in the crosswalk near Smith Hall. The pedestrian reported minor injuries. The vehicle fled the scene, and Cincinnati Police is investigating.

Aug. 30, 4:15 p.m. — Xavier Police assisted Residence Life with a room search in Fenwick Hall. A small amount of drug paraphernalia was confiscated. Residence Life will follow up.

Sept. 1, 8:00 a.m. —Xavier Police discovered a “1-800 GRAB DUI” license plate in the Village parking lot. It appeared to have been removed from a Xavier Police vehicle. An investigation is pending.

Sept. 2, 12:00 a.m. —Xavier Police stopped a group of students at Victory Family Park for marijuana use. The students were referred to the code of conduct.

Sept. 2, 11:35 p.m. — Xavier Police responded to an auto accident with injuries at Montgomery Avenue and Dana Avenue. One vehicle fled the scene. Cincinnati Police are investigating.

Sept. 3, 1:54 p.m. — Xavier Police responded to a fire alarm in Brockman Hall. An investigation revealed that hairspray set off the alarm. The alarm was reset.

Note of the Week

“Want some fire mac and cheese?”

Aug. 30, 4:00 p.m. — Xavier Police and Cincinnati Fire and Rescue responded to a fire alarm in Brockman Hall. An investigation revealed that burnt mac and cheese was the cause. The alarm was reset.


Week in Review

  • A Wisconsin man recently discovered a co-worker of two years was his biological father. Nathan Boos and Bob Degaro made the connection through Facebook messaging. The two truck drivers plan to build their relationship one mile at a time (Aug. 30).
  • Thomas the Tank Engine, the beloved blue train of many a child, is getting a makeover. Re-branded as Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!, the makeover is part of a collaboration with the United Nations to achieve more diversity on children’s programming (Sept. 2).
  • Ruso, N.D., is doubling its population from two to four residents. After the death of its mayor last year, the town was in danger of becoming disincorporated because of state codes requiring at least three residents. However, a nearby man and his wife learned they could qualify as residents, so Ruso can maintain its title as the smallest incorporated city in the state (Sept. 3).
  • A cheeky burglar was determined to make use of all materials to craft a battering ram to rob a clothing store in West Mercia, England — including a giraffe sculpture named Dotty. The sculpture was part of a walking trail fundraiser for a hospice organization. (Sept. 3).

This post was assembled U.S. & World News Editor Jack Dunn.