UNM Crime Briefs
Hospital employee reports bike theft
On October 7, UNMPD dispatched an officer to UNMH in response to a reported bike theft. According to the report, the victim said he had locked his bike to the bike rack before he went into the hospital for work that day, but when he returned after work, it was no longer there. He told the officer that he suspected someone may have used a cable-cutting tool to remove the cable securing the bike to the rack.
A serial number for the bike was not reported, and so could not be entered into the NCIC database for reference. There are no further leads at this time, the report states.
South Campus door vandalized, police say
On October 8, UNMPD dispatched officers to South Campus in response to a JLS Security guard’s report of vandalism at the UNM Manufacturing Training and Technology Center located at 800 Bradbury Drive SE. According to the report, a door in the northwest corner of the building was damaged, with three bent horizontal slats and one slat broken off and lying on the ground.
There was no entry into the building and there was no evidence to be gathered at the scene, the report states, and UNMPD notified the Physical Plant Department of the damage.
Report: Car’s door forced, stereo stolen
On October 9, UNMPD dispatched an officer to UNM’s G Lot upon the report of an auto burglary. According to the report, the victim stated that he believed someone damaged the key receptacle on his car’s door and forced entry in that manner. The in-dash car stereo was stolen and the car’s ignition was broken.
There are no witnesses at this time, according to the report.
Report: bicycle stolen outside Dane Smith
On October 9, UNMPD dispatched an officer to Dane Smith Hall in response to a reported bike theft.
According to the report, the victim said he locked up his bike on the east side of the building in the morning. When he returned around noon, the bike, along with its lock, was gone.
There are no suspects at this time, according to the report.
‘Artist’ arrested for vandalism in G Lot
On October 9, UNMPD officers on patrol in UNM’s G Lot were notified of a possible graffiti in progress.
According to the report, an unidentified female witness notified the officers that a male “was writing on signs in the parking lot with a marker.” The officers observed the suspect marking a traffic sign in the manner described and then approached and arrested him.
The male was identified as a UNM student, was charged with criminal damage to property and was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, according to the report.
Photographs of the graffiti at the scene, as well as two markers that the suspect used to mark the signs, were tagged as evidence.
The suspect’s other belongings were tagged into evidence for safekeeping, according to the report.