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Police Notes & Week in Review – 3/6/19

Police Notes

Feb. 18, 7:35 a.m. — A student reported they were harassed by a delivery driver near Husman Hall. The driver was advised and sent on their way.

Feb. 20, 2:00 p.m. — Xavier Police assisted Residence Life with a room search in Brockman Hall. Alcohol, drug paraphernalia and a folding pocket knife were confiscated. Residence Life will follow up.

Feb. 20, 3:09 p.m. — Xavier Police assisted Cincinnati Police with an auto accident with injuries at Dana Avenue and Victory Parkway. No one from Xavier was involved.

Feb. 21, 2:10 p.m. — A student reported damage to the hood of their vehicle parked in the C1 Lot. There are currently no suspects.

Feb. 22, 2:57 a.m. — Cincinnati Fire and Rescue transported an underage intoxicated student to Good Samaritan Hospital. Residence Life was notified, and the student was referred to the code of conduct.

Feb. 24, 2:33 a.m. — Xavier Police assisted Norwood Police with investigating a criminal damaging report in the 2100 block of Cleneay  Avenue. An unknown student was kicking on the door to a student residence, causing damage. Norwood and Xavier Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Norwood Police is following up.

Feb. 27, 5:43 p.m. — An employee reported someone was using their email to falsely recruit a high school athlete. The email is believed to be a prank. An investigation is pending.

March 1, 2:37 a.m. — Xavier Police and Residence Life investigated a report of a fight between two students in the lobby of Fenwick. The students were referred to the code of conduct process.

March 1, 3:07 p.m. — A student reported that someone entered their unlocked vehicle in the R2 lot and rummaged through its contents. Nothing was taken.

Note of their week

Feb. 23, 4:53 a.m.— Xavier Police, Residence Life and Cincinnati Fire responded to Brockman Hall for an underage intoxicated student sleeping in the elevator. The student was checked by medics and given the O.K. to remain in their room.


Week in Review

  • The world’s top bridge player received a one-year ban from competition for doping. Bridge is a card game, but since the World Bridge Federation is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, its members must comply with anti-doping rules (March 1).
  • Minnesota police checked on the welfare of a man reportedly standing outside motionless while hugging a pillow, only to discover that it was a cardboard cutout. The cutout was of Mike Lindell, a local millionaire and the CEO of MyPillow (March 2).
  • A women’s bike race in Belgium was delayed because its leader caught up to the men’s field. The men had been given a 10-minute head start. The leading cyclist ended up finishing 74th after the delay (March 3).
  • Farmers in G were in for a giant surprise after discovering a 700-pound alligator lying in a ditch. The gator measures about 13 feet long and is estimated to be 50 years old. Unfortunately, he was found in poor condition and was believed to be dying, so it was decided that he had to be euthanized. (March 4).

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

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