Police Notes & Week in Review – 2/20/19

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Police Notes

Feb. 12, 1:13 p.m. — A student reported that during a men’s basketball game at Cintas Center on Feb. 9, an iPad Pro was stolen from their vehicle that was parked in the R-3 lot. The vehicle was reportedly locked. Xavier Police is investigating.

Feb. 13, 9:25 a.m. — Xavier Police assisted Norwood Police with a theft in progress at Marshall’s Department Store. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by Xavier Police in a backyard on Ashland Avenue. The suspect was turned over to Norwood Police.

Feb. 14, 11:23 p.m. — Xavier Police located a wallet in the Smith Hall lot that contained a driver’s license that didn’t belong to the owner of the wallet. The fictitious ID was confiscated, and the student was referred to the code of conduct.

Feb. 15, 12:22 a.m. — Residence Life reported that a student in Kuhlman Hall displayed a fictitious ID instead of their All Card. Residence Life confiscated the fictitious ID and turned it over to Xavier Police. The student was referred to the code of conduct.

Feb. 15, 4:01 a.m. — Xavier Police responded to Gallagher Student Center for a report of suspicious activity. A female student entered the restroom and was followed by a male student. The students was referred to the code of conduct.

Feb. 16, 4:18 a.m. — A subject was observed on camera checking car doors in the Village parking lot. Xavier Police responded and chased the subject into the woods on Victory Parkway. The subject was unable to be located. Xavier Police identified one vehicle that had been broken into. The vehicle was left unlocked, and the key was inside at the time of the incident.

Note of the Week

“That’s an …interesting… new Big Mac”


Week in Review

  • Theresa May once again finds herself in a sticky situation — for talking about jam. She reportedly told senior Cabinet ministers that she scrapes mold from her preserve jars and continues to eat what’s underneath to prevent food waste (Feb. 14).
  • A dead man has advanced to the final round of mayoral elections for an Oklahoma town. Charles Lamb entered the election before he died in December, and it was too late to remove his name from the ballot before the rounds commenced. Were he to win, the town’s city council would appoint a living mayor (Feb 15).
  • Look out for Lunchables: Two Florida men unsuccessfully tried to hide more than four pounds of cocaine in this childhood staple. The men were arrested in Wood County, Ohio, and face charges of drug possession and trafficking (Feb. 15).
  • A grapefruit in Louisiana now holds the Guiness World Records in both size and weight. It measures almost 29 inches in circumference and weighs 17 pounds, 14.6 ounces, dwarfing the previous 7.1-ounce record holder from Brazil (Feb. 17).

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