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The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb. 27. 

Crimes against a person

at 3:35 p.m. on Feb. 27, a student in Stardust Apartments reported receiving numerous harassing phone calls and text messages from an unidentified subject whom he believes to be another student.

Crimes against property

at 11:22 a.m. on Feb. 26, a student reported that his front windshield was smashed while his vehicle was parked at Parking Structure B.

Miscellaneous incidents

at 12:27 a.m. on Feb. 27, DPS officers responded to a report of two suspects prowling around residences near Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. They were detained and officers found one of the suspects possessed several syringes and the other was found in possession of two glass pipes, one of which contained residue of a controlled substance. The second suspect was also found in possession of prescription medication that did not belong to him. Both suspects were arrested.

at 4:44 p.m. on Feb. 26, DPS officers responded to a radiation alarm activation on the loading dock at the USC Keck Hospital. An environmental services staff member was on the dock when the officers arrived and she determined that a trash bag in the bin she was emptying had activated the alarm. The staff member then transported the bag to a containment room for proper disposal.

at 12:48 p.m. on Feb. 26, a non-USC male reported that his mentally disabled brother was missing after boarding a University tram near the Eileen and Kenneth T. Norris Dental Science Center. Transportation services personnel determined that the subject exited the tram at another stop and DPS officers found him inside a nearby restaurant. The subject was then reunited with his brother.

at 8:02 p.m. on Feb. 25, a student while riding his skateboard. injured his elbow when he collided with an unidentified bicyclist.

at 12:18 p.m. on Feb. 25, a staff member reported that he detected the odor of marijuana on the ninth floor of the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial library. While conducting a search for the source, he discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana inside an unattended box. The owner of the box could not be located and the marijuana was subsequently booked at MDC by DPS officers.


“USC Libraries’ website to undergo extensive renovation by December” (Feb. 27) incorrectly implied that USC libraries did not have a mobile app. The university’s library system does have a mobile app and mobile interface system for searching resources.

The Daily Trojan regrets the error.