The following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Thursday, Oct. 22 and Saturday Oct. 24.

Crimes against a person

On Oct. 23 at 11:55 a.m., a non-USC male became verbally abusive with DPS officers at the University Village after his bicycle was stolen. The male became increasingly aggressive and was restrained by additional officers who responded to the scene. A supervisor was summoned to the scene and the man was released.

On Oct. 24 at 11:25 p.m., a suspect approached a student who was working on his vehicle in the front yard of his house on the 1200 block of 37th Place, simulated a weapon in his pocket and demanded his wallet. The student, fearing for his safety, handed over the money from the wallet and the suspect fled on foot. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Crimes against


On Oct. 22 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., a non-USC male reported that the front windshield of his car was shattered while parked at of the Hebrew Union College.

On OCt. 22 at 4:30 p.m., DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect running from Mark Taper Hall of Humanities and detained him for investigation. The officers simultaneously received a call of a theft having just occurred at the same location and the suspect in custody matched the description given by a student who reported that his phone had been stolen. The officers found the suspect in possession of the phone and the student positively identified him during a field show-up. The suspect was then arrested and transported to Southwest station for booking.



On Oct. 22 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., DPS officers responded to a report that the roof alarm of Fluor Tower was broken, allowing students to access the roof

without activating the alarm. The officers confirmed that the alarm was not working and FMS personnel were requested to conduct repairs.

On Oct. 22 between 11 a.m. and 11:39 a.m., Transportation Services personnel immobilized a student’s vehicle displaying an altered USC parking pass in Parking Structure C. The student contacted the Transportation Services office, agreed to pay all fees and fines and her vehicle was released. The student was advised that the matter would be referred to Judicial Affairs.

On Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., DPS officers observed a suspect selling unauthorized university merchandise near the Coliseum, and as they approached, he abandoned the property and fled on foot. The merchandise was then impounded at the DPS office.