Another backpack stolen from outside bookstore
A backpack stolen from shelves outside the West Campus bookstore was the second incident reported in three days.
The bookstore requires customers to leave backpacks on open shelves outside the entrance. A student who did so Oct. 28 told campus police his backpack was stolen during the brief time he was inside the store.
The backpack contained a Canon digital camera valued at $300.
A bookstore employee went into a nearby men’s restroom and found the empty backpack.
In a similar scenario Oct. 25, a student reported the theft of a backpack containing her wallet and a laptop valued at $800. The empty backpack was also found in the men’s restroom.
-By Darcy Arizmendi
Lab instrument stolen at Northwest Campus
A lab instrument valued at $700 was reported stolen Nov. 1 from Northwest Campus.
A PCC employee told campus police she placed an Oakton temperature stabilizer bath on a counter in Lab D301 for use on Oct. 28. She noticed the instrument missing on Oct. 30.
-By Stephanie Missouri
Construction worker reports cell phone theft
A contractor working on a project in the West Campus library reported his cell phone stolen on Nov. 1.
The worker told campus police a man asked to use his cell phone at about 3:30 p.m. He handed the man his dark red Blackberry Curve 8530 and tried to keep an eye on him, but became distracted by his work. He later noticed the man had disappeared.
The worker valued the phone at $150. He described the suspect as a Hispanic male of medium build wearing a short-sleeved red shirt.
-By April George
Computer missing from West Campus
A West Campus employee reported her computer missing on Oct. 25.
The employee told campus police she found her computer and monitor missing when she arrived for work in the counseling and advising area at 7:45 a.m. The mouse and keyboard were still on her work station. She contacted police after first confirming that the Information Technology department did not have any record of the computer being taken for repairs. The employee last saw the computer on Oct. 23 at noon.
The computer equipment was valued at just over $1,000.
-By Miki Jennings
Backpack stolen from bookstore rack
A student’s backpack was stolen from the rack outside the West Campus bookstore on Oct. 25. The student told campus police she was required to leave her backpack on a shelf outside the bookstore before she entered the store at 11:45 a.m. When she returned a few minutes later, the backpack was gone.
The backpack contained a 2008 HP laptop valued at $800 and a wallet containing the student’s driver’s license, a debit card and a company gas card. The empty backpack was later found in a trash can in a nearby men’s room. It was soiled with urine.
-By Liza Porter
Graffiti covers Downtown Campus signs
A PCC police officer observed graffiti on Downtown Campus signs Oct. 19.
While on patrol, the officer noticed graffiti markings on five informational signs located on the west side of campus. A police dispatcher contacted the facilities department to have the graffiti removed.
Damages were estimated at $500.
-By David Mendez
Disorderly student referred to dean
A student accused of disorderly conduct at the West Campus science building on Oct. 6 was referred to the dean of students.
A college police officer was dispatched to speak with an upset instructor, who said a student in her class became agitated when she returned a graded portfolio.
Campus police gave the following account:
When the student asked why he received such a low grade, the instructor pointed out mistakes and uncompleted work. The student grabbed his portfolio, slammed it shut, and said, “This is bullshit.”
He punched chairs in the classroom as he walked back to his seat. He then gathered his belongings while mumbling something else, and left the classroom. When he got to the door, he punched it very hard. He also punched an exterior wall.
The instructor told police the student never threatened her or made any movement toward her. However, she said his behavior was inappropriate and she didn’t want him back in her class.
A student referral form was submitted to the advanced program manager for student affairs.
-By David Mendez
Student spitter confronted by driver
Who would think that spitting on a sidewalk could lead to a death threat?
A student told campus police he was sitting on an outside bench by the water fountain at Downtown Campus on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. The student spat on the sidewalk at the same time a car pulled up to the curb.
The driver exited his car and asked the student if he was spitting at him. The driver said the student would be killed if he was.
The student described the driver as a dark-skinned male in his late 20s or early 30s who spoke with an accent. He was wearing a blue shirt and sunglasses. The vehicle was a black Honda with the number 23 written on the side in orange.
The student told police he did not feel threatened but simply wanted to report the incident.
-By Ana Ramirez
Car vandalized at Desert Vista Campus
A student at Desert Vista Campus found her car vandalized on Oct. 6.
The student told campus police that she parked her Honda Civic on campus at 4 p.m. and returned to her car at approximately 8:50 p.m. Upon her return, she noticed the passenger-side window was broken.
She did not find anything missing or out of place inside the vehicle. Damage to the car window was estimated at $300.
The investigating officer saw broken glass on the car’s passenger-side seats and floor. There was also glass on the parking lot asphalt near the car. The officer called employees of the physical plant to clean up the broken glass.
-By Jonathan Fraser
Student reports truck break-in
A police officer patrolling West Campus on Oct. 12 was flagged down by a student who reported his Chevrolet Silverado had been burglarized.
The student said he parked his truck in Lot 2 at 10:45 a.m. When he returned just after 1 p.m., he found the passenger door lock punched in. Damage was estimated at $75.
Missing items valued at approximately $850 included a briefcase containing a Dell laptop computer, a TI-83 calculator and a TI-30 calculator.
-By Stephanie Missouri
West Campus vehicle burglarized
A Mitsubishi Galant parked in a West Campus lot was burglarized Oct. 12 between 10:40 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.
Campus police said the driver-side keyhole was punched in, and the car’s center console and stereo casing were damaged. Damages were estimated at $567.
The vehicle’s owner, a PCC student, reported that his stereo faceplate was missing and a 30GB iPod had been taken from the glove compartment. He valued the stolen property at about $400.
-By April George
Northwest Campus car break-in reported
A student reported items stolen from her Honda Civic during a break-in Oct. 12 at Northwest Campus.
The student told campus police she left her locked car in the south parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and returned at about 7:45 p.m.
While she was gone, a burglar pushed down the driver-side window to gain access to the car. Items reported missing include the car stereo and the dash console cover. An iPod classic and make-up bag were taken from the center console.
– By Darcy Arizmendi
Employee reports cash missing from purse
A college employee in the East Campus EMT department reported $421 missing from her purse Oct. 15.
Campus police said the support specialist last saw the money on Oct. 13. When she looked through her purse at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 15, she noticed the cash was missing.
The employee told officers that when she leaves her office, she usually places her purse under her desk and locks the office door.
-By Conrad Pursley