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The Cleveland State Police building is on Chester Avenue at 19th Street.


May 7, 2018

Police Blotter

By Oteshia Hicks

String of thefts in parking garage
Officers responded to a theft report on April 22 at 2 p.m. in the East Garage near the university’s Recreation Center. When officers arrived, they found three vehicles burglarized— a 2004 Silver Subaru, a 2009 Tan Mercury and a 2009 Silver Ford F1. Each vehicle had a window broken, assumedly with an unknown pry tool. The owner of the Subaru reported a black backpack was missing that contained a laptop and two textbooks. Police estimated the damage at $500. The property has not been recovered. The owner of the Mercury and Ford had no property stolen, however the break-in caused extensive damage to the Ford leaving it “destroyed,” according to officers.

Fire scare in Joseph Cole center
Officers responded to a fire alarm set off on April 23 at 6:54 a.m. in the Joseph Cole Center located on 3100 Chester Ave. Officers initially were called because a smell of smoke in the building on the second floor. The Cleveland Fire Department arrived at 7:01 a.m. to assist officers with the fire alarm. The fire department silenced the alarm at 7:10 a.m. Officers said the cause of the alarm was Cleveland State engineers disconnecting a motor.

Suspicious activity in the main classroom
Police responded to suspicious activity at the Main Classroom, April 20 at 2:09 p.m. After a search of the building, officers found two black males on the first floor of the Main Classroom selling roses to students. When officers arrived, the men appeared to have stopped. Police questioned the suspects in depth and ran routine wants and warrants check on the two men. Officers let them go with a warning.

K9 call
Officers, along with K-9 officer Rex, answered a call from the Wolstein Center on April 20 at 10:46 a.m. They searched the building for any suspicious activity for about 15 minutes. Officers were called in because of the discovery of unattended boxes, nothing suspicious was found in the search. Officers confirmed workbooks were in the boxes, not explosives.

From April 16 to May 7 campus police reported 17 traffic stops, 21 incidents of suspicious activity, 26 safety escort requests and six thefts.



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