The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety daily incident log between Sunday, Feb. 20, and Monday, Feb. 21.
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Crimes against property
At 5:05 p.m. on Feb, 20, a suspect smashed the passenger-side window of a car on Jefferson Boulevard and Royal Street to gain entry, and removed a laptop computer, a pair of headphones, miscellaneous clothing and a backpack. DPS officers were flagged down by a witness and located the suspect during a search of the area, but he managed to elude them. The suspect abandoned the property while being pursued, and it was subsequently recovered by the officers.
at 5:51 p.m. on Feb. 21, DPS officers responded to Webb Tower to check on the welfare of a student after a friend reported receiving a message from her in which she claimed that she was going to harm herself. The student was unharmed when contacted by the officers and they placed her in contact with an on-call counselor at the Student Counseling Center. The officers cleared the scene after the student was determined not to be a danger to herself or others.
At 5:05 p.m. on Feb. 21, a suspect claiming to be a bank representative entered the USC Credit Union Building with a staff member and attempted to get him to withdraw money from his account in order to satisfy a past due mortgage. A teller recognized the situation as being suspicious and when she pulled the staff member aside to speak to a manager the suspect fled. DPS officers responded and conducted a search but were unable to locate the suspect.
At 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 20, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained abrasions to his face when a parking control arm on 34th Street and Trousdale Parkway lowered and struck him as he walked past it. The officers examined the student and offered transportation for medical treatment, but he declined and was released to seek it on his own.