Blotter 4/19: Feces discovered in dorm showers

Susan Du

Vandalism in Bobb and McCulloch bathrooms will cost more than $1,000 to repair

Between 12:30 and 2:45 a.m. Sunday, police met with a community assistant in Bobb Hall, who reported unknown persons forcibly removed a water fountain from the wall by unknown means, causing a large puddle of water in the hallway.

No one was in the hall when the damage was discovered, Deputy Chief Daniel McAleer said.

Area Coordinator Angela Layne sent an email out to Bobb-McCulloch residents Monday detailing the extent of vandalism in both men’s bathrooms on the third floor. On the McCulloch side, two soap dispensers were pulled from the wall, two exit signs were damaged and mud was found in a couple sinks as well as one shower.

On the Bobb side, two soap dispensers were pulled from the wall, two toilet paper dispensers were pulled from the wall, an exit sign was broken and feces were found in a shower.

Hit and run results in scratched car

An officer responded Saturday at 2:13 p.m. to the lower level of the parking structure on South Campus in reference to a hit and run, McAleer said.

An NU faculty member who had parked his blue Volkswagen at 11:40 a.m. reported the car had been hit and scratched on its left rear quadrant. The case remains under investigation.

Vacuum cleaner strap stolen from janitor’s closet

Sometime between 7 a.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Sunday, unknown individuals damaged a vacuum that was stored in a janitor’s closet at University Hall, police said.

A strap used to tie the vacuum to the cleaning person’s back was stolen, McAleer said. The strap had not been located at the time of the report. The custodial supervisor who reported the incident stated each janitor’s closet was secured, and someone would have needed a key to access the vacuum.

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