The weekly crime briefs are to give the students, faculty and staff at the University of New Mexico a quick look into the crimes reported on campus. They do not provide all perspectives of the incident. All of the information is retrieved through UNM police department incident reports.
Groping on Central
An unknown suspect grabbed, groped and followed a woman walking along Central Avenue on Oct. 18. The woman subsequently walked to Frontier Restaurant, directly across the street from the UNM campus, for help.
The victim reported that she was walking westbound on Central Ave. SE when the male suspect walked up to the woman and grabbed her by the arms. He then made sexual remarks to the woman that she was "reluctant to repeat" according to the UNMPD report.
She attempted to escape the suspect by walking toward Frontier. The suspect followed her, continuing to grab at her arms, breasts and chest area.
When at Frontier, the woman was able to inform a security guard. The suspect took off on foot before UNMPD arrived at the scene.
Battery outside Castetter Hall
A male student was punched by an unknown suspect in the parking lot outside Castetter Hall on main campus on Oct. 27. The infraction occurred after the suspect rode his bike through a red light and into the parking lot.
The victim at the intersection of Yale and Lomas made a right turn onto Yale Boulevard. The biker rode in front of him as he was attempting to make the turn.
After the victim parked, he noticed the biker in the same parking lot. The suspect approached the victim without any warning and punched him in the face, subsequently breaking his glasses.
The suspect then kicked the student in the chest. He got back onto his bike and rode off before the authorities arrived and was never located.
Daily Lobo office burglarized with designer inside
While the office of the Daily Lobo was vacant, an unknown suspect broke the outside window of the newsroom and stole a laptop computer that could be seen from the window on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred while most of Daily Lobo staff scheduled to be in the office were attending an Associated Students of UNM steering and rules committee meeting.
The only person in the office at the time was one of the Daily Lobo designers, working in a separate space from where the incident occurred.
The designer had thought he heard another Daily Lobo staff member return from the meeting, but instead found a broken window and the suspect attempting to steal the laptop.
The suspect used a rock to shatter the window and a pole to move the laptop within grabbing distance.
The designer attempted to get the laptop from the suspect, but the suspect pulled it through the window and rode off into the night on his bike with the stolen goods.
This is the third time this school year a window at the Daily Lobo newsroom has been broken and the second a computer was stolen.
Makayla Grijalva is the managing editor at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @MakaylaEliboria