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Crime blotter: University Police respond to a restroom holdout and an office theft

Restroom holdout transported to mental facility:

University Police Department officers were dispatched to the Liberal Arts-2 building after a transient man refused to leave the first floor women’s restroom stall around 1 a.m. on April 25. When UPD officers arrived, the man complied with their orders, and he was escorted out of the restroom. After the officers examined the man, he was transported to an off-campus mental facility on Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, which requires an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be detained for a 72-hour period for psychiatric hospitalization and evaluation.

Suspicious photographer in G7:

A student reported a 5’5” man in his 40s taking pictures of license plates and female students in parking lot G7 on the afternoon of April 25.  Before police arrived, the man drove away in a white 4-door sedan.

Office theft at University Music Center:

A faculty member reported their bag stolen from their office in the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music April 26. According to the reporting party, they left their office for a few minutes and when they came back, a Vons bag containing their wallet, phone and jacket was missing. When UPD officers arrived, they searched the area and spoke with bystanders. Their bag was not recovered, and there are currently no suspects.

Alleged verbal disturbance outside the library:

A man with a Bible and cane reportedly stood outside the University Library yelling about abortion the afternoon of April 30. When UPD officers arrived, they determined the man wasn’t making a disturbance to the classes or causing any concern.

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