Roundup


The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary between Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12.

Crimes against property

At 9:15 p.m. on April 10, a student reported that while he was working at the front desk at Leavey Library, a suspect attempted to exit the location with a library book, causing an alarm to activate. The suspect put the book down on the desk and fled on foot. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.

At 5:08 p.m. on April 10, retail unit officers monitoring surveillance cameras observed a suspect remove the price tags from a backpack and a book and exit the Pertusati University Bookstore without paying for the items. The suspect was detained by DPS officers who responded to the scene. He was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.

At 10:41 a.m. on April 10, a student reported that he awoke and observed a suspect inside his dorm room in Fluor Tower removing his laptop computer. The suspect handed over the computer when confronted by the student and after he left the premises the student discovered his wallet missing. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Miscellaneous incidents

At 3:33 p.m. on April 12, DPS officers responded to a report of three suspects loitering inside Wendy’s and detained them for investigation. A check of the suspect names revealed that one of them had two outstanding warrants. He was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking. The other suspects were advised against trespassing and released.

At 4:11 a.m. on April 11, DPS officers and LAFD Unit #15 responded to a fire alarm activation due to rain water accumulating on a roof pull station that was covered with a plastic bag at the Alan Hancock Foundation. No smoke or fire was found. LAFD was unable to reset the alarm, so FMS personnel were requested to conduct repairs and a fire watch was established by the officers. The buliding was then cleared for reentry.

At 3:46 p.m. on April 10, DPS officers and LAFD Unit #15 responded to a fire alarm that was accidentally activated by a contractor working at Cardinal Gardens. No smoke or fire was found. LAFD reset the alarm then cleared the building for reentry.

At 2:34 p.m. on April 10, a non-USC female reported that an unidentified female slammed her backpack down on a bench where she was seated near the Joint Educational Project House in an effort to intimidate her. The female did not report the incident at the time it occurred, so DPS officers were unable to question the second female.

  • George

    Backpack slamming! The new method of intimidation at JEP.