Crime Blotter: University Police investigate a parking structure burglary, a parking kiosk confrontation and an unwelcome opening
UPD issued a citation to a couple after finding alcohol in their car.
UPD issued a citation to a couple after finding alcohol in their car.
UPD also received reports of a dog-sitting email scam and a mystery parcel in the design building.
U-lock broken - Long Beach State police responded to a call in the University Student Union Oct. 23 when a student called to report their bike had been stolen from the bike racks located at the west wing next to the escalators. The bike, which was described as a “light blue Huffy Cruiser with a black basket,” was locked with a u-lock on the bike rack, but it was successfully broken by the thief, according to UPD Lt. Richard Goodwin. Although u-locks are the most advocated by police, there has been a trend of bike thefts even with those using the lock. They’re just preaching - A concerned parent called campus police Oct. 22 to report two men wearing grey sweatshirts, one carrying a messenger bag, stopping students outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. “The concerned parent thinks these two men should not be approaching students,” Goodwin said. “She did not speak to them directly nor did she look what they were soliciting for, but she saw students walking away and saying they didn’t have time to listen to their sales pitch.” One of the sergeants responded to the situation and found the two men were simply preaching
Injury-related accident – On Oct. 16 police responded to a call of an accident regarding a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the Pyramid Parking Structure. The pedestrian, identified as a student by Long Beach State Police Lt. Richard Goodwin, sustained injuries, but not serious enough to warrant an ambulance. The parents were notified and transported the student to a local hospital. While the driver, also a student, wasn’t cited at the scene, the incident is being investigated by detectives to determine whether a citation is necessary. Stalking reports – On Oct. 9, a female student reported a stalking incident to police after seeing her ex boyfriend park near her vehicle. She said that he followed her around campus, as well has her friends, but he did not threaten them. According to Goodwin, she had him blocked on social media and described his behavior as “uncomfortable” and a “nuisance.” The second stalking report came Oct. 16 when a student contacted campus police about an unknown subject following her around campus. Police met with the student at the Beach Hut and made a report, but found no suspects in the area. The situation is currently under investigation. Harassment – An LBSU
Stalking - A female student arrived at the University Police Department Sept. 13 to file a report that someone was stalking her. The victim told the reporting officers that the subject was repeatedly texting her the night before. “We have an ongoing case of a stalking whereby our victim is reporting that the subject in this case is texting her, wanting to talk about things,” University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin said. “These matters we look into seriously, to safeguard the victim.” Further details will remain confidential until the case is resolved. Joy ride - University Police officers responded to a call at 12:52 a.m. Sept. 14 about a suspicious vehicle located in parking lot G7 off of Merriam Way and Earl Warren Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered two dorm residents driving through the lot with the passenger hanging their body out the window. “[The report] says their body was sticking out of the window, so I can presume they weren’t waving their arms,” Goodwin said. Goodwin clarified that they weren’t racing and were maintaining a normal speed. They were let go without a citation after they were checked and cleared. Bike thefts - There were three reported bike
Parking: It’s that serious - Authorities were called to Parking Lot G15 at 1:39 p.m. May 3 in response to a female subject reporting an assault. Upon successfully making contact with the subject, officers discovered that a male suspect had hit the woman with his vehicle. The dispute began as a fight over a parking spot and eventually escalated into the man running the woman over with his car. According to Lt. Richard Goodwin, the female victim did not receive serious or life threatening injuries and checked as okay when Long Beach Fire Department came out to assess her condition. The victim was released without need for medical transportation and the male driver was arrested by University Police and charged of assault with a deadly weapon. Grand theft - A resident of the Parkside dormitory contacted University Police at 11:34 a.m. May 9 to report that his bike was stolen. The student was not able to give an exact time for when he realized the item was stolen, but informed officers that he believed it happened the previous night. University Police described the object of the report as a black Suntour 21-speed mountain bike. Authorities were not able
Assault/battery call - Employees at Student Health Services filed a mandatory report of assault against a subject at 5:06 p.m. March 12. “This was a courtesy report, meaning we took it on behalf of another agency,” said Lt. Richard Goodwin. “It referenced a CSULB student [who] was the victim of a battery by her boyfriend.” Officers were unable to get the individual’s name or phone number. The reporting party did not want to file an official report against her boyfriend. She was given a card and prompted to call back if she later decided to take further action. Bullhorn disturbance - Campus authorities were alerted of the presence of a man in a wheelchair with a bullhorn shouting at students in front of the University Library at 5:37 p.m. March 14. “We went up there and assisted,” Goodwin said. “I can only presume that the officers talked to this individual and got him to stop yelling at people with his bullhorn.” According to Goodwin, it is unknown what the man was yelling about, and no further action besides the assist was taken. Marijuana complaint - A student was the subject of a marijuana complaint, called in at 10:19 p.m.
Medical call - University Police Department responded to a call for hazmat service at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 12. The call involved a clean-up operation after medical aid was needed in Lot 8A. Vandalism - Gang graffiti was discovered at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 inside the first floor men’s restroom inside the Social Sciences and Public Administration building. The graffiti was removed prior to arrival but a report of the discovery was filed by police. A form of racial graffiti was found at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16 inside the College of Business Administration men’s restroom. The graffiti was written in marker and removed. Forgery - Police assisted in a case regarding forgery that occurred at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 18. The individual received an email from an unknown source containing a bank account issue the reporting party does not have. Petty theft - A bike was reported stolen to University Police at 8 p.m. on Oct. 18. It was stolen from the patio area at the University Student Union, near the Carl’s Jr. The bike is described as a Bianchi fixed-gear with red and white brakes. Assault - Police assistance was called upon at 1 p.m. on Oct.