MCC Police Blotter
Campus Report: Feb 3 to Feb. 14
Monday, Feb. 3
At 8:51 a.m. an MCC Grounds Department worker came to MCCPD to report that he damaged a piece of equipment. He said that he was operating a Kabota 900 in the area of the GPA Bus Loop when he parked his machine by Emergency Light #2, and left the right side door open. He got back into the Kabota and began to back up, striking the right side door into Emergency Light #2, causing the door to bend backwards. This caused damage to the hinges of the Kabota. The Emergency Light #2 received minor scratches. The damage was reported to his Supervisor for administrative action. No police action was taken.
At 11:21 a.m. Officer Agudo was dispatched to respond to a motor vehicle accident on Great Path. Officer Agudo stated that he did not see an accident on Great Path and will check the other side of Campus. When he checked Ramey Drive he did not find a motor vehicle accident. A Fed-EX Driver reported an accident on Great Path and fresh tire marks were later located West of Pole #85. There was no property damage and the case was closed.
At 1:46 p.m. it was reported from facilities that the stop sign at Wetherel entrance was knocked down. Upon arrival Officer Torres noticed that the stop sign was pushed back and there was no vehicle on scene, but when the vehicle crashed into the sign, his front license plate was left behind. It appeared that the vehicle was still drivable and the owner was able to leave the scene of the accident. Upon further investigation, the roadway was very slippery with icy conditions, which made for difficult driving conditions on that road. Officer Torres radioed to dispatch to notify facilities that the roadway needed to be salted heavily due to the weather conditions being icy and slippery. Officer Torres and Officer Agudo were posted on the scene until the Facilities Department was able to clear the snow and started putting salt down to fix the problem. Srgt. M. Davis will run the plate through NCIC to find out who the owner of the vehicle is.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
At approximately 6:00 p.m. Officer Mulligan was assigned to investigate larceny. The complainant said that he put his wallet in an unlocked locker in the men’s room at the MCC gym at 2:00 p.m. He returned to the locker at 2:30 p.m. and found that someone had stolen his wallet out of the locker. He said that inside his wallet was his driver’s license, Bank of America debit card and assorted other paperwork, and there was no money. After canceling his card he found out that after the wallet was stolen it was used in the MCC Cougar Cave cafeteria. There are no surveillance cameras in the cafeteria. The complainant described the wallet as being a tri-fold made of brown leather. The case was suspended due to insufficient leads.
Wednesday, February 12
Around 11:10 a.m. a student came to the MCC Police Department and reported to Officer Pagel that she had fallen in West lot around 9:00 a.m. when she got out of her car. After being asked why she waited two hours to report it, she responded that she initially came to report it after it happened, but was told by the female officer working the desk to come back after class, as there was not enough manpower at the time. Officer Pagel asked if she needed medical attention or transportation and she refused. The student signed a release of liability form and the case was closed.
Friday, Feb. 14
Umesh Vig contacted MCCPD and reported that there was graffiti in the 2nd floor SSC Lowe building men’s restroom. Upon entering the restroom Officer Torres observed what appeared the writing, “Three Things I Hate: 1. Vandalism 2. Irony 3. Lists. If your reading this you give a shit” on the restroom stall and tile wall. The writing was done in a black marker, facilities was notified and the writing was removed from the stall and tile wall. No further action was taken and the case was closed.
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