Compiled by Eric Wise, Assistant News Editor —
18-000325 Officers were dispatched to a medical emergency at 818 University St. The victim had passed out while walking down the hall, and upon arrival of first responders was still unconscious. A friend of the victim stated that she passes out every few weeks or so. The victim began to regain consciousness as EMS arrived. She was checked by EMS, but refused transport the hospital.
18-000333 An officer received a radio call about a Simplex alarm going off in Decosimo Apartments. Two officers responded to Decosimo as students were exiting the building. The reporting officer went to the alarm panel but could not locate an issue. He then went back outside to meet the fire department. The reporting officer and fire department went back into the building and saw water in the hallway. They gained access to a third floor room and a large amount of water was coming from the ceiling. The fire department was able to locate the issue and shut off the water to the sprinklers and opened the drain. Housing officials and Safety and Risk Management were on scene. A clean-up crew was contacted, and students were not allowed into the building for several hours. After that, students were escorted back to their rooms to get items they needed for the next day. At 10:30 p.m. clean-up had began and housing decisions for those with flooded rooms were underway.
18-000391 At 1:38 a.m., an officer was on patrol when he came upon a vending machine that had been broken into and had the money removed. An investigation showed that a person entered the Doctor’s Building between 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 1:38 a.m. on Jan. 20. The right side of the machine had been pried open, and all the money had been taken.
18-000392 After hearing of the incident in the Doctor’s Building, an officer on patrol checked the vending machine in Fletcher Hall. Upon inspection the officer noticed that the vending machine had been vandalized and money taken. The coin box from the machine was found on top of a trash can and taken to be processed for finger prints. Five Star Vending was notified of the incidents.
18-000432 At 7:59 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the loading zone at Boling Apartments to check on a vehicle that had been parked there all night. The license plate and UTC parking decal allowed police to contact the owner of the vehicle, but no one answered. The Resident Director of Boling Apartments requested for the vehicle to be towed. Cain’s Wrecker Service towed the vehicle to the UTC impound lout at 8:50 a.m. The owner paid the fine and picked up her car later that morning.
18-000436 At 1:38 p.m., an officer responded to a medical emergency at the Fine Arts Center. The victim stated that he had fallen and injured his face. He said he was bleeding profusely from his head. He was picked up by his wife and taken the emergency room. Safety and Risk management responded to clean-up a pool of blood.
18-000444 UTC Police were dispatched to Fletcher Hall in reference to an overhead light bulb exploding On arrival, police entered the room and found a desk area to be covered with broken glass. The can light overhead had burst. The instructor, and student sitting under it, said the light shattered without warning. The student denied any injury and none were observed. No one else in the class complained of injuries. Police cleared the broken glass off the desk and student’s laptop as best they could. Facilities was notified.
18-000477 At 1:22 a.m., UTCPD received a call from a concerned parent saying that their daughter’s phone was pinging it’s location in UTC Lot 31. She was trying to call her daughter, but couldn’t reach her. The daughter’s car was found in the garage and no one around it. The concerned parent was called and she seemed to be fine with the police’s efforts. Shortly after, the officer received a text with a new location of the phone and it was a construction site on campus. The parent had become worried again. The reporting officer drove to the vicinity where the phone was believed to be and learned the construction site backed up to the student’s apartment. An officer went to her door, but no one answered. The concerned parent believed she was probably sleeping and that’s why she wasn’t responding. She did not request further assistance from the police.
18-000483 At 10:11 a.m., an officer was dispatched to UTC Lot 6 to meet with personnel from UTC Parking Services. They had found a gray Dodge Charger with a stolen UTC parking decal hanging from the rearview mirror. The owner of the vehicle was identified. The parking decal was recovered and returned to Parking Services. The owner of the vehicle was referred to Student Development for being in possession of stolen property.