Police Blotter

Katie Park

Student harassed through text messages

A Northwestern student was harassed by an unknown man over text messages last week, police said.

The girl received a text message from an unfamiliar number containing an image of a penis last Thursday night, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. She deleted the image.

After receiving a second message from the same number Tuesday, the student contacted police. The message contained an image of a white man with a tattoo on his neck, McAleer said.

A police officer called the number and spoke with a man, but the man hung up when the officer told him police were investigating the text messages. The officer redialed and left a message that all further contact with the girl should cease.

The case is closed unless the man makes further contact.

Trespasser does his business in chapel

A trespasser defecated and urinated in Alice Millar Chapel sometime in the past six days, police said.

An NU staff member found someone had defecated, urinated and possibly vomited in a stairwell in Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, on Monday morning, McAleer said. A bag hanging on a stairway rail also contained defecation.

The staff member told police someone had rearranged the bookshelves in a room connected to the stairwell. McAleer said the trespasser may have slept in the room because a pillow and cardboard boxes were also found.The staff member had last been in the area around 2 p.m. Friday. Although anyone could access the room, McAleer said, the entrance will now be secured.Police are still investigating.