Campus Safety

Weekly Safety Report

July 3 – August 23, 2014


July 19, 2:35 p.m. (McCulloch Stadium):  Campus Safety received a call that the locking mechanism for the Stadium’s pedestrian gate had been damaged.  The officer responded and determined that the magnetic lock had been dislodged from its base.  A work order was put in to repair the gate’s lock.

August 21, 2:47 p.m. (Softball Parking Lot):  An individual came in to report that someone attempted to break in to their vehicle.  The officer met with the caller to inspect the damage to the car.  Upon further inspection, it was determined that the lock on the driver’s side had been popped out.  The victim reported that nothing had been taken and no other damage had occurred.


July 19, 5:24 p.m. (Sparks Center):  Campus Safety received a call that an injury had occurred at a basketball tournament.  The officer assessed the injury of the player, who reported that they had fallen. After an assessment, the officer found no evidence of a concussion or any other severe injury.

August 1, 8:00 p.m. (Kaneko Commons):  Campus Safety received a call that a conference attendee had injured their foot and needed to go to the hospital.  The officer arrived on scene, and transported the individual to the ER for further evaluation.

August 22, 10:54 p.m. (Kaneko Commons):  Campus Safety received a call about an intoxicated student. The caller reported that the student had been helped to their room by friends, and did not seem to be able to walk on their own. The officer on duty arrived on scene and began to assess the student.  Paramedics were called and the student was transported to the Emergency Room.


August 15, 10:21 p.m. (Doney Hall):  Campus Safety received a call that the construction dumpster outside of Doney had caught fire.  The officer arrived at the scene and  called 911. The fire department arrived and put out the fire.  Salem Fire also observed that fire most likely occurred from spontaneous combustion of material within the dumpster.


July 22, 8:30 p.m. (Doney Hall):  During a fire watch check, the officers on duty discovered severe flooding damage inside one of the 1st floor guest rooms.  A sink had been left on, and the drain was closed.  Further inspection found that the damage had also made its way to the basement, where further damage occurred


August 11, 12:45 p.m. (Smullin Hall):  Campus Safety received a call that an individual was exposing and playing with himself in front of the caller. The caller reported that as she was calling Campus Safety, the individual fled.  The officer arrived on scene, but was unable to locate the suspect.  A short time later, Campus Safety received another call, stating that a man matching the description from earlier was leaving the University and heading across the street to the Capital. The officer made contact with Oregon State Police and together they went over the security footage for the capital grounds, but they were unable to identify the suspect.


August 20, 5:20 a.m. (Physical Plant West):  Campus Safety received a report that a suspicious individual was attempting to steal equipment.  The officer was unable to locate the suspect.  The caller reported that the suspect had been carrying a container full of tools that he “found in a trash can”.  Once the caller began questioning him, he put the container down and immediately began to leave the area.


July 3, 12:30 p.m. (Art Building):  While on a routine check fire extinguishers found that the extinguisher in the Ceramic Studio had been stolen.

July 6, 5:05 a.m. (University Apartments Parking Lot):  Campus Safety received a stating that two male subjects were breaking into a car.  When the caller saw these individuals, they immediately fled the scene in their vehicle.  The officer arrived on scene to find a vehicle with its rear passenger window shattered .  After locating the owner, it was determined that the only missing item was a printer that had been in the back seat.

July 13, 12:40 p.m. (Doney Hall):  An officer responded to the call of a stolen backpack.  The reporting party showed the officer where the backpack had been set before it had been taken.  

August 22, 12:52 p.m. (State Street):  During move-in, a student noticed that some of their bags that they had arrived with had not made it to their room.  A report cataloging the contents of the bags was made, and information for an insurance claim was gathered.

August 23, 12:45 p.m. (Matthews Hall):  A student called to report that their bike had been stolen. The student stated that the bike had been secured outside with a cable lock. The student reported that the bike had been seen roughly 45 minutes prior to the cable being cut.  The student was given the number for Salem Police Department’s non-emergency services.