UNM Crime Briefs
UNM Police Department responded to a tip from an anonymous witness about a person breaking windows at the southeast entrance to Scholes Hall. According to the report, the witness pointed police to the alleged offender who was still standing near the broken windows. After apologizing to the officer for breaking the windows and requesting a ride home from the officer, the alleged offender was arrested at the scene. According to the report the alleged offender had “a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and had defecated on himself.” The alleged offender was treated for minor lacerations, which were apparently a result of breaking the windows, before he was transported to the detention center. The report did not mention if either the alleged offender or the witness are UNM students.
UNMPD received a report about a stolen bike. According to the report, the bike was locked at the bike racks in front of Northrop Hall around 7:45 a.m. August 4 and found to be missing at around 2:30 p.m. the same day. The lock was also missing.
UNMPD received a report about a stolen laptop. According to the report, the victim fell asleep outside of the north side of the Student Union Building. The victim stated that when he woke up at approximately 3:30 a.m. someone had taken his laptop computer. The victim stated in the report that it was an easily identifiable Hewlett Packard laptop with the words “sertic russian” written on it. The report did not mention if the victim is a UNM student.
Crime Prevention tip: Lt. Timothy Stump, UNMPD Public Information Officer, said that bikes are one of the most stolen items on campus. Any of the bike racks on campus are susceptible to theft, he said, in low or high-traffic areas. Stump said the UNMPD suggests using u-style locks to help prevent theft. He also said bikes that are more complicated to release from the lock and rack are less likely to be targeted. Recovered items are held at UNMPD Lost and Found (505) 277-0081.
~ Compiled by Erika Eddy