The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary between Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2.
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Crimes against property
At 2:01 p.m. on March 1, a suspect entered the Pertusati University Bookstore and removed a textbook and placed it in his backpack. The suspect was transported to LAPD 77th Street Division and charged with theft.
at 2:53 a.m. on March 2, a staff member parked and secured his vehicle in the University Village parking lot. When he returned, his right rear side window was smashed but no property was missing.
at 1:43 a.m. on March 2, DPS responded to two suspects pouring what appeared to be gasoline on two couches on Orchard Avenue. DPS observed the substance to be motor oil not gasoline. The officers cleared the area and the incident was determined non-USC related.
at 10:53 p.m. on March 1, a taxi driver on Adams Boulevard and Portland Street reported that he was involved in a business dispute over a cell phone. The driver said that during the struggle over the cell phone he was inadvertently hit in the face.
at 3:57 p.m. on March 1, Environmental Health & Safety responded to an acidic liquid spill in Mudd Memorial Research Building. A student accidentally spilled the liquid onto her face. The student was transported to White Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
at 3:05 p.m. on March 1, DPS officers responded to a report of two students involved in an argument at the School of Cinematic Arts building and detained for questioning. Each party accused the other of pushing and shoving, but neither party desired criminal prosecution of the matter. Both parties were cited to Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.