The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18.Â
Crimes against property
at 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 17, retail unit officers monitoring surveillance cameras at Pertusati University Bookstore observed a juvenile pick up several pens and a sweatshirt and conceal them under his clothing. The officers detained the juvenile when he exited the store without paying for the merchandise, and he was taken into custody by DPS officers who responded to the scene. The juvenile was then arrested, cited and released to a guardian.
at 8:25. a.m. on Oct. 17, DPS officers conducting a building check at the Physical Education Building observed that a door to a basement storage closet had been forced open. Several boxes inside the closet had been opened and what appeared to be paycheck stubs were strewn about the interior. It could not be determined if any property had been removed at the time of the report. Facility Management Services personnel were requested to repair the door.
at 6:35 a.m. on Oct. 18, a staff member reported that someone defecated on a bench outside Ronald Tutor Campus Center. No suspect was seen and the bench was subsequently cleaned by janitorial staff.
at 3:14 a.m. on Oct. 18, two students reported that they observed two suspects running down Menlo Avenue carrying an unknown large object. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspects.
at 3:36 p.m. on Oct. 17, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated non-USC male who was vomiting at Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The male requested transportation for medical treatment, so an Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance was requested. RA Unit #814 responded and transported the male to California Hospital.
at 2:01 p.m. on Oct. 17, DPS officers responded to a report of a student entering the fountain at 34th Street and Trousdale Parkway. When the officers contacted her, they found her to be distraught. The student stated that she was having personal problems, and the officers asked if she would like to speak with a counselor at the Student Counseling Center. The student agreed and the officers transported her to the center without incident.
at 11:31 a.m. on Oct. 17, DPS officers responded to Stonier Hall at the request of a counselor who reported that a student was in need of an escort to the airport. The officers transported the student to the airport and left him in the company of a relative.
at 8:43 a.m. on Oct. 17, DPS officers responded to a student complaining of a rapid heartbeat and stomach pain at University Gateway Apartments. The student was feeling better when the officers arrived and stated that she believed her symptoms were stress related. The student was released to seek medical treatment on her own if the symptoms returned.