MCC Police Blotter
Campus Report: Week of Nov 18
Wednesday, Nov. 20th
Officer Agudo responded to a larceny complaint in the library at 11:10 a.m. and spoke to the complainant. The complainant said that while they were in the Manchester Community College library on a computer they spoke to a librarian about seeing a dean. The librarian walked the complainant to the dean’s office to make an appointment. Returning to the library the complainant returned to the computer they were using to discover that their fourth addition Vistas Introduction to Spanish book was missing. The value of the book is $300 and was stated to have a pink paper book marker in it. Officer Agudo notified the MCC bookstore and the library reported that someone did use the computer while the complainant was gone and printed off of it. This person was not seen with any book fitting the description of the missing book.
Manchester Police called in a motor vehicle accident on Great Path Dr. at 3:42 a.m. and Officer Mulligan responded. Victim of the accident was in a red Honda CRV, and was the only car on the scene since the second car had fled. The second car was described as a small blue car driven by a young man. Driver of the CRV reported that they had stopped at the intersection when the small blue car rear-ended them at a slow speed, enough to do damage to both vehicles. Victim stated to driver of the blue car that the police would be called to file a report, when the operator evaded the scene. Victim had an abrasion on the ear, but did not want an ambulance.
Thursday, Nov. 21st
At 2:12 Master Sgt. Davis responded to a report of suspicious circumstances near the Fitness Center in the SSC Lowe building. The report consisted of an unusual incident where a man threatened a Fitness Center employee around 11:00 a.m. that morning. The assailant was described as a 5’3″ African-American male wearing brown boots and a black North Face back pack, the complainant stated he recognized the man and would call the police if spotted in the area again.
Friday, Nov. 22nd
Officer Mulligan was assigned at 4:26 p.m. to assist Detective Ortiz of the East Hartford Police Dept. attempting to locate an Air-soft Pistol which was possibly thrown into a dumpster near the LRC loading dock. ATF agents arrested a person for a string of robberies which occurred in several surrounding towns, and the person stated that he threw the pistol into a dumpster near the LRC on Monday, Nov. 18th. Officer Mulligan joined Detective Ortiz in searching the dumpsters that were mostly empty. Dispatcher Mesick contacted MCC facilities secretary Theresa Grout and inquired about the trash haul away schedule and was told the contents of the dumpsters have been emptied since the 18th. Detective Ortiz relayed this information to ATF and the case was closed for MCC Campus Police.
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