USC Security Roundup

The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 12. 

Crimes against a person

AT 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, a student was jogging outside the USC area and reported that she was approached by a suspect who punched her without provocation near the intersection of Flower Street and 18th Street.

AT 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 5, a suspect approached a non-USC woman and snatched her cell phone out of her hand near 30th Street and Vermont Avenue. The woman chased the suspect to his car and attempted to take her phone back from him. She reached into the car as the suspect was fleeing in the vehicle and fell to the ground. She reported injuries to her elbow and arm. The suspect fled the scene.

AT 5:03 p.m. on Aug. 5, a former USC student reported that a suspect not affiliated with the University had been harassing her and other women near the School of Cinematic Arts.

at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 6, a non-USC male was approached in Hazard Park by two suspects who demanded his wallet while repeatedly punching him in the face. The male refused to give the suspects his wallet and the suspects fled on foot.

at 7:59 p.m. on Aug. 6, a suspect slapped an employee at CVS Pharmacy after the employee accused them of shoplifting. The suspect was arrested.

at 1:41 p.m. on Aug. 10, a suspect approached a student in a vehicle, exited the car and grabbed a female student’s buttocks near 30th Street and Orchard Street. He fled the scene in a vehicle.

At 5:19 a.m. on Aug. 11, a suspect approached a female student from behind at the intersection of 29th Street and Ellendale Place and slapped her buttocks before fleeing the scene.

Crimes against property

AT 12:56 a.m. on Aug. 6, a student was arrested after jumping on another student’s vehicle and causing the roof to cave in near 30th Street and McClintock Avenue.

at 2:54 a.m. on Aug. 12, a suspect was taken into custody after attempting to steal a student’s purse at 30th Street and Figueroa Street.

at 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 10, a student reported a laptop, wallet and several pieces of jewelry stolen at the Lorenzo Apartments.

at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, a pair of boots were stolen from the University Park Campus Public Safety Office.

AT 9:32 a.m. on Aug. 9, electrical tools and university keys were stolen at the University Parking Center.

AT 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 9, a speaker was reported stolen at the Outpatient Surgery Center.

Miscellaneous incidents

AT 11:41 a.m. on Aug. 5, a staff member got stuck in an elevator in Healthcare Center 1. The Los Angeles Fire Department had to be called to the scene to free the staff member.

at 4:46 p.m. on Aug. 5, a Healthcare Center 1 staff member received a phone call from a suspect who called in for a prescription for medication. A doctor on scene told the staff member that the prescription was not valid.

AT 2:05 p.m. on Aug. 6, two staff members were involved in a verbal dispute near the Physical Education Building.

at 5:06 a.m. on Aug. 7, a non-USC male was standing near the corner of Adams Boulevard and Menlo Avenue  and reported hearing multiple shots from a paintball gun coming from a passing vehicle. No one was hurt, and there was no evidence found of any paintball gun shots being fired.

at 2:12 p.m. on Aug. 10, a female not affiliated with USC received medical attention at a local hospital for injuries sustained from falling and hitting her face on the ground.

at 7:10 p.m. on Aug. 10, a student reported a hit-and-run incident after she says her car was hit in Parking Structure C.

at 9:10 a.m. on Aug. 11, AAA was called and responded to an incident where a student accidentally locked her keys inside her vehicle with her infant child. The vehicle was opened without further incident.

at 9:13 p.m. on Aug. 11, a student in Lincoln Park was examined after suffering negative effects from medication. He was later released.

at 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 11, a security guard stationed near the intersection of 37th Street and Catalina Street by a suspect who asked if he could take the guard’s radio. The guard declined, and the suspect rode away on a bike.

at 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 11, a student driving a USC vehicle was involved in a collision with another car at Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall. The non-USC male involved in the accident was examined on scene for neck pain.

AT 7:19 p.m. on Aug. 9, a student reported that management at The Lorenzo Apartments had removed his property from his apartment while he was on vacation.