U wrestling camp participants suffer multiple thefts in dorms

University Police are investigating a spate of thefts that occurred in Sanford Hall early Saturday morning.
Teenagers attending a University wrestling camp reported that cash and other items had disappeared from nine separate dorm rooms late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
The wrestlers reported their losses totaled more than $850.
“We believe the money was taken while wrestlers were at their morning workout,” said University Police Sgt. Eric Swanson.
Most of what was taken was cash, but the 13- to 16-year-olds attending the camp would be unlikely to have credit cards, Swanson said. Some CDs and two Sony Discmans were also taken.
The investigation will be complicated because the campers are kids from all over the country and some might have already left, Swanson said.
Several of the rooms had not been locked.
Earlier last week, University Police intervened in a fight between two juveniles attending the wrestling camp.
Paramedics treated the juveniles for injuries Tuesday; police released them to camp officials.

In other police news:
ù A 24-inch television worth $2,000 was stolen from a New Line Cinema crew filming Friday in the Civil Engineering Building’s student lounge, according to a police report.
The playback television disappeared from a sidewalk near the building, the report said.
The film crew was taping a scene for “Sugar and Spice,” a teenage-oriented dark comedy written by University alumna Lona Williams.

ù The top half of a parking meter was stolen from a lot in front of the Radisson Hotel Metrodome, Parking and Transportation workers discovered Monday.
The dome covering the meter was pried off and an internal timing mechanism was taken, according to Ed Tolan, a maintenance supervisor.
No money was taken from the meter; it could not have been accessed at that level, Tolan said.
The damage totaled about $200, according to the police report.
The meter has been replaced.

ù Thieves broke into a Minneapolis woman’s trunk July 9 and stole two bags containing more than 20 unused sexual assault evidence kits and a 35-mm camera, according to a police report.
The evidence kits were later found at 11th Avenue and 22nd Street South and returned to the 36-year-old woman.

ù A 33-year-old man was stopped by police after lighting a bowl of marijuana at a Minneapolis bus stop Tuesday afternoon.
The Minneapolis man was waiting for a bus at 19th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue when police cited him for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The man was released at the scene.

ù University Police cited a 21-year-old woman for using a disability permit issued for a woman born in 1912 last Wednesday.
The Roseville woman, who had parked in front of Jones Hall, told police the permit had been issued to her grandmother, who was at home.
The permit was revoked.

ù Minneapolis firefighters extinguished a dumpster fire behind the Bell Museum of Natural History last Monday.
The building was not damaged.