Blotter: Nov. 25

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

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Former significant other harasses Northwestern staff member

A person who a Northwestern staff member once dated has been harassing the staff member for at least four months, according to police.

Since the staff member and person ended their relationship about a year ago, the person has called and emailed the staff member’s coworkers to figure out the staff member’s “whereabouts and acquaintances,” said Daniel McAleer, deputy chief of University Police. The person has also tried to get a hold of the staff member by bringing gifts for him to campus.

The staff member has told the person he does not want the person to contact him, but the person has not listened, McAleer said.

The staff member brought the issue to UP’s attention Thursday afternoon, McAleer said. UP is investigating.

Northwestern student’s laptop, tablet taken from dorm room

A Northwestern student’s laptop and tablet were stolen Thursday from his room in Elder Hall, according to police.

The student left his room at about 5:30 p.m. to attend a meeting and eat dinner, McAleer said. When the student returned to his room at about 7:40 p.m., his MacBook Air and iPad were missing.

McAleer said the student did not know whether his door was locked while he was gone.

The student had registered the laptop and tablet with Apple, McAleer said. The student had also installed tracking software on both devices, thought it was offline when they were taken.

The items are worth more than $500, according to police.

— Patrick Svitek