Police Report: April 14-17

The following information was taken from incident reports filed by officers at UCAPD. The reports are made available by university police after they are approved by a supervisor. That process takes a few days, which delays our report. This is a complete report of incidents filed for April 14-15.

April 14:

  • Student Cole A. McCarty, 19, drove his truck into a light pole at 3:35 a.m. McCarty was driving in the parking lot between the HPER and Student Health Center, looking at parked cars, when he struck the pole. McCarty’s nose was bleeding and looked broken. The light pole sustained minimal damage. McCarty’s truck’s damage was estimated at $500.
  • Kizza Finley, 19, had her Nissan Altima towed around 5:28 p.m. because she had $350 in fines. It was towed out of the parking lot south of Carmichael Hall.
  • Demetrius Lamar Willis, 21, had his Honda Accord towed around 8:49 p.m. when a patrolling officer saw it was on the UCA Tow List. The car was towed out of the parking lot south of Christian Cafeteria for having $225 in fines.

April 15:

  • Student Lajuan A. Cannon-Joy, 21, hit a police car on his bike at 7:25 p.m. The collision happened at the Bruce Street crosswalk between the Lewis Science Center and Prince Center. The officer was stopped, and Cannon-Joy tried to avoid the car when he hit the front passenger’s side quarter panel. Cannon-Joy, who was uninjured, said he was in a hurry to leave and couldn’t wait for the police sergeant to arrive because he had left some Easter pastries in his apartment oven. The officer and sergeant met Cannon-Joy outside his apartment. The car had one long scratch and a few smaller scratches.

April 16:

  • Brent Herring, Associate Director of the Information Technology department, reported at 11:12 a.m. that two data cables in Conway Hall had been intentionally cut around 4:10 p.m. the previous day. The cables were in the hallway ceilings. A third cable was damaged, but had not been fully cut. The cost to replace both cables is estimated to be between $400 to $600. Police have no leads.
  • Student Jasmine Wilson, 19, reported that her Bearcard was stolen the day before around 4:20 p.m. Wilson was in the student center and left her tray unattended for a moment. She returned to find her food and Bearcard missing.

April 17:

  • Professor Mark J. Cooper reported at 3:44 p.m. that a university-owned iPad was missing. Cooper said he hadn’t seen the black iPad in months. The iPad was valued at $500.
  • A Conway Hall fire alarm was illegally pulled at 7:33 p.m. The alarm was pulled in the northeast hallway of the second floor. There was no evidence of a fire.
  • Resident Coordinator Veneta Meshelle Graham, 23, reported at 9:54 p.m. that the car of student Paul J. Harrell, 20, was parked in her reserved space. After multiple attempts to contact Harrell, the university called Pro-Auto. The car was towed around 10:35 p.m.

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