Sunday, November 28
4:34 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Witte Hall in regard to an open safe. Upon arrival, ofﬁcer made contact with custodial staff and inventoried contents of safe. Nothing was missing, but the safe could not be closed because the latch was broken. Ofﬁcer called a locksmith who said that it could wait until morning. Ofﬁcer made sure that all doors leading up to the safe were secured. No further action.
9:56 p.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Regent Street concerning a conveyance. Upon arrival, ofﬁcer met a woman who requested transport from Regent St. to the UW Hospital Emergency Room. The woman stated that her throat was sore and there were signs of swelling. She was transported without incident. No further action.
2:38 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Ogg Hall for a noise complaint. Ofﬁcer made contact with a housefellow who had phoned in a complaint about two female students who were playing music too loudly in their room. The housefellow had asked the women to turn down their music two times before the ofﬁcer’s arrival, and the women had complied with her request. However, other members of the dorm had also complained. Ofﬁcer made contact with subjects and asked them to turn down the music to a moderate level, in deference to the dorm’s quite hour that was in effect. Ofﬁcer noticed three males in the room and asked them to leave. They did so without incident. No further action.
7:03 a.m. Ofﬁcer responded to soccer ﬁeld area near Bay Drive for a report of a woman that had fallen in the snow. Ofﬁcer found the woman with a bare left foot. She was sitting upright in the snow but unresponsive to the ofﬁcer’s questioning. Ofﬁcer discovered an empty bottle of Sominex in the woman’s backpack. Woman was transported to the UW Hospital for assistance.
11:35 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Humanities building to check on a man sleeping on a heating vent. Ofﬁcer arrived, located subject sleeping on grate and awoke him. The man verbally identiﬁed himself and a warrant check yielded negative results. The man was escorted from the area. No further action.
Thursday, December 2
1:55 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Humanities Building, Park Street overpass, where several white males were reportedly spray-painting the letter “E” on everything they saw. Ofﬁcer was told that these youths were writing the letter “E” on everything on campus to make a political statement. Ofﬁcer was told that the letter “E” represents Earth and Environment, and that these particular vandals are environmentalists. Ofﬁcer verbally warned one of the suspects and told him to warn his friends. Suspect agreed not to write on UW property any more. It should be noted that the chalk used to write the letter “E” was non-toxic. No further action.
2:58 a.m. Ofﬁcer on routine patrol between Frances and University was ﬂagged down by a male holding onto the arm of a female. Upon contact, ofﬁcer noted that woman smelled strongly of intoxicants, and she was barely able to stand. Ofﬁcer asked man what had happened and he replied “I was walking when I saw this woman fall onto the sidewalk and she dropped all her Christmas packages. I then ﬂagged you down.” Man was thanked for his assistance and then released. Woman was determined to be incapacitated by the use of alcohol and a danger to herself. She was transported to detox. No further action.
9:20 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Bascom Hall in response to report of criminal damage to the Lincoln Statue and the surrounding buildings. A woman told the ofﬁcer that on the previous night, someone had wrapped a pink, plastic material around the head of the statue. Also, unknown persons had written the capital letter “E” on the statue in spray paint. Reportedly, the same letter had been written on Birge Hall and the Commerce Building. Woman showed ofﬁcer the remains of chalk grafﬁti on Bascom Hall outside the east main entrance. It is unknown what the letter “E” is in reference to. The pink plastic addition to the Lincoln Statue may have been related to an AIDS awareness day on 12-1-93. There was no covering on the statue when the ofﬁcer arrived, as maintenance personnel had already removed it and washed off the grafﬁti. There are no suspects or witnesses.
Friday December 3
4:03 a.m. Ofﬁcer dispatched to Primate Lab to investigate criminal damage to building. Woman showed ofﬁcer orange spray paint on the front entrance door and a cement pillar by the front door. The estimated damage costs were $125. Ofﬁcer was unable to locate any witnesses or suspects. Ofﬁcer did observe that a small video camera was mounted on a wall inside of the main entrance doors of the Primate Lab. Ofﬁcer was unable to determine if the camera was working or if it had taped the crime as it had occurred. No further action.