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Police Notes & Week in Review – 1/16/19

Screen grab courtesy of abc.com | Why is this guy licking a doorbell? Actually, is that even worth knowing?


Police Notes

Dec. 4, 1:08 a.m. — Xavier Police assisted Cincinnati Police with a two- car auto accident at Dana Avenue and Woodburn Avenue. One driver was arrested for a DUI.

Dec. 7, 2:45 a.m. — Xavier Police, Cincinnati Fire, Residence Life and Physical Plant responded to a fire alarm at Brockman Hall. An investigation revealed someone playing with a fire extinguisher in the ground floor kitchen activated the alarm. There are no suspects. Xavier Police is investigating.

Dec. 8, 11:41 a.m. — An employee at Bellarmine Chapel reported the theft of 17 vigil candles. There are no suspects.

Dec. 9, 4:17 p.m. — A student reported someone had taken their vehicle from the R3 lot and used it until the fuel ran out and then returned it to the R3 lot and parked it in a different space. The student had lost their keys in the parking lot a couple of days earlier but found them on top of the vehicle after it had been returned. There are no suspects.

Dec. 11, 4:33 p.m. — A student reported the theft of $20 from their wallet in their bedroom desk. There are no suspects.

Dec. 17, 1:15 a.m. — Norwood Fire and Rescue responded to an underage intoxicated student who was found lying on a sidewalk at Regent Avenue and Wayland Avenue. The student was transported to Mercy Rookwood Hospital.

Dec. 18, 1:36 p.m. — An employee reported the theft of $60 from their wallet left in an office on the fourth floor of Cintas Center. A suspect was seen in the area on surveillance video, and Xavier Police is investigating.

Dec. 19, 8:18 a.m. — Xavier Police issued a criminal trespass warning letter to a non-student who has been asked to stay out of Starbucks at University Station in the past.

Dec. 21, 1:50 p.m. — An employee at the All For One shop at University Station reported the theft of several items including clothing and some concession items. The suspects were described as four juveniles who were last seen leaving the area on surveillance footage. Xavier Police is investigating.

Note of the Week

“That’s not great kid, don’t get cocky!”

Jan. 14, 2:12 a.m. — Xavier Police assisted Norwood Police in attempting to locate two subjects who fled from a stolen vehicle that Norwood Police had stopped in front of Bellarmine Chapel. A Norwood canine unit tracked the suspects to an apartment complex on Lincoln Avenue in Norwood, where the search was ended. A short time later, one of the suspects was apprehended on Hopkins Avenue after tampering with a different vehicle.


Week in Review

Police in Salinas, Calif., are trying to track down a man who spent three hours licking a doorbell. The suspect was caught on surveillance. “I thought I’d seen it all, but this takes the cake,” neighbor Francisco Javier Estrada said (Jan. 8).

Costco has announced that it now offers its customers a 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese. The bucket costs $89.99, has 180 servings and has a shelf life of a 20 years (Jan. 11).

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the decision to reclaim the State Capitol, its legislative building, the state fair grounds and the building that houses the state Supreme Court. The state sold it during the Great Recession in 2010 following a $3 billion budget shortfall. The sale ended up backfiring, and the state would have had to pay $60 million a year to lease the buildings (Jan. 14).

BBC art expert Dr. Bendor Grosvenor revealed that his cat ruined a rare masterpiece worth £5,000. The 17th century portrait of John Michael Wright was clawed by his pet cat Padme while he was attempting to restore it. “Padme is not a fan of John Michael Wright and regrets nothing,” Grosvenor added (Jan. 15).


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

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