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Police Reports: October 7, 2022

  • At 9 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the 900 block of N. Elmwood, a student lost their wallet before receiving a screenshot of a post on the anonymous app Yik Yak from a friend. The post stated, “Found some guy’s wallet last night, it only had $5 in it tho.” The student commented on the Yak and asked for the wallet back, but the suspect said they wouldn’t return it.

  • At 5:53 a.m. on Oct. 5 on W. Fredonia, in an email, told a student of an online job at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) for a student worker position. The online job turned out to be a scam, with the “employer” sending the student $850 before asking them to give the money back, along with an extra $500.

  • Around 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Campustown parking lot, a middle-aged suspect was found attempting to enter a vehicle with a couple of quarters and a metal spoon. The suspect claimed that they locked their keys in their mom’s vehicle and that people were following them. Officers on the scene identified the vehicle as belonging to an employee of Campustown. The vehicle was an identical color to the mother’s vehicle. The suspect wasn’t in the right headspace so they were transported to UnityPoint Health – Methodist Hospital and later reunited with their family.

  • Around 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Olin Quad, an LED audiovisual light system from Lighting of the B was stolen. On Oct. 5, students from Bradley’s Tech Crew drove around Fredonia Ave. with their switchboard and noticed a similar lighting projection coming from an unidentified fraternity house shortly after the soundboard was turned on. The light has not yet been identified as the stolen light.
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