Crime Report | 9.30.14

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  • On Sept. 22 at 11:21 a.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to a call regarding a vehicle that had been wrongly booted at the Center for Science Education near Emory Village. The individual who booted the car did not realize that the parking spaces belonged to Emory. The boot was removed from the vehicle. The booting company said they are now aware of the situation and will not boot any more cars in that area.
  • On Sept. 23 at 12:02 a.m., EPD received a call from a student regarding a stolen Apple MacBook Pro. The student said that the computer was left at Cox Hall near the computer lab. When the student realized the laptop was missing, he came back to the computer lab and couldn’t locate it. Someone found the laptop and turned it over to EPD. The laptop was returned to the student.
  • On Sept. 23 at 11:40 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a fire at 14 Eagle Row. An individual said that he was cooking in the oven of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and he left the oven on. When he saw flames coming from the oven, he pulled the fire alarm and called 911. DeKalb County Fire & Rescue and EPD arrived on the scene and found that the oven was no longer on fire. The fire did not damage the oven or anything else in the house.
  • On Sept. 24 at 12:18 a.m., EPD received a call from a complainant saying that someone threw a cup of soda at her car as she drove under the bridge near Dooley’s Depot on Eagle Row. Officers met with the individual by Eagle Row and Means Drive. They were unable to locate the suspect who threw the cup. There was no physical damage to the vehicle. Officers believe that the individual was not targeted, and it was just a random act.
  • On Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m., EPD received a call from an employee the Rollins School of Public Health regarding a suspicious individual who said he wanted to partake in a research project. The subject showed the employee a photo of a small rash. The subject also asked where he could go at Emory to get help. He said he tried to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) but security was too tight. The subject left the building and information regarding the case has been turned over to an investigator.

— By Brandon Fuhr, Crime Beat Writer

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