Campus Police Beat: Week of October 30


Recently UA Little Rock police officers investigated three campus thefts.


The theft of a UA Little Rock student’s backpack was investigated Thursday. Officer Tonya Carter reports that the complainant said they had attended a soccer game Wednesday night at the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex. While there, the student sat his backpack down by the bleachers at 5:15 p.m., and when he went to retrieve it at 9 p.m., it was gone. The student has since cancelled his missing debit card and has been advised to report any charges on his account.

The theft of a UA Little Rock student’s wallet was investigated Monday, Nov. 6. Officer Rommel Benjamin met with the complainant who reported the missing wallet. The student says that on Sunday, Nov. 5 he left his wallet on the gym floor in the Donaghey Student Center before playing basketball at 5 p.m. He would intermittently check the area to make sure it was still there, but when he went to retrieve the wallet at 7 p.m. it was missing. The complainant says that there was a large group of students watching the game, but he hadn’t witnessed anybody from the group pick up his wallet. The student has since cancelled their debit card and was advised to monitor their student account for any strange activity.

The theft of UA Little Rock property was investigated Monday, Nov. 6. Three Dell laptops worth $2,000+ went missing from the Ottenheimer Library. Officer Christina Cordell reports speaking with a UA Little Rock staff member who says that the laptops were first noticed missing Wednesday, Nov. 1. According to the staff member, they waited to report the laptops until they had completed a full inventory of their items. After completing inventory, the three laptops were reported missing.

According to the staff member, the only people with access to the room the laptops were stolen from are the staff of 508 and the custodial staff. The staff member reported that she had previously requested the custodial staff to remove a trashcan of books from the room. On Nov. 1, she noticed the trashcan of books was missing in addition to the laptops.

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