The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety daily incident log between Sunday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 28.
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Crimes against property
At 8:48 p.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect prowling in the bike racks at the Von KleinSmid Center for International and Public Affairs and detained him for investigation. The officers found the suspect in possession of a pair of bolt cutters, then he was arrested and transported to S/W station for booking.
at 6:12 A.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers in Parking Structure A found a personal check in the back seat of a university vehicle during a routine inspection and turned it in to DPS Lost & Found.
at 10:03 p.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers responded to a faculty member who sustained a cut to the back of his head when he tripped and fell while walking near the Mrs. Willis H. Booth Ferris Rehearsal Hall. An LAFD R.A. unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The R.A. Unit treated the faculty member and released him at the scene.
at 4:38 p.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers and LAFD Unit #15 responded to a fourth floor fire alarm activation in the Carol Little Building because of smoke from burned food. No fire was found. LAFD reset the alarm then cleared the building for reentry.
at 1:58 p.m. on Feb. 27, two staff members reported that someone rearranged items in their office and tampered with their computers in Healthcare Consultation Center II. No property was removed.
at 1:49 p.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers responded to a student who injured her ankle while playing basketball in the Physical Education Building. The student was applying ice to her ankle when the officers arrived and she declined transportation for medical treatment. The officers transported the student to her vehicle per her request and released her.
At 7:22 a.m. on Feb. 27, a student reported that her roommate, also a student, accused her of stealing his laptop computer and subsequently threatened retaliation, causing her to fear for the safety of her property.
at 5:38 p.m. on Feb. 26, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained a possible broken nose when he was struck in the face by a football that a juvenile threw at him near 28th Street and Orchard Avenue. The juvenile admitted throwing the football when contacted by the officers, but the student did not desire criminal prosecution of the matter. The officers transported the student to Kaiser Hospital for medical treatment.
AT 5:33 p.m. on Feb. 26, two students reported that they overheard a group of unidentified students in Cardinal Gardens make threatening statements about harming one of their roommates. Additionally, the roommate reported that someone had slashed one of her vehicle tires and that she feared for her safety.