Police respond to U building break-ins

Suspects have not been identified for two reported break-ins over the weekend.

Derrick Biney

An officer was dispatched to the Science Classroom Building on a report of a broken window Sunday.

The officer found a broken window on the west side of the building on the pedestrian level of the Washington Avenue Bridge. The glass on the window was broken, but was still in the frame in such a way that entry into the building would not be possible through the window.

No witnesses or suspects have been identified at this time.

In another incident, an unknown suspect broke into a man’s car Friday at 120 21st Ave. S. The victim’s front passenger window was broken, and only a small amount of change was taken from the vehicle. The break-in happened sometime between midnight and 9 a.m., according to police reports.

Vandalism to car

On Saturday, an unknown party kicked in a College of Liberal Arts adviser’s rear side door in the contract Lot C-54.

Ellen Sunshine, a College of Liberal Arts academic adviser, said her friend drove her around Friday after work, so she left her car in the lot. When she saw her car Friday evening, the dent was not there, and when she saw it Saturday morning she was upset.

According to a police report, the officer dispatched to the scene noticed a slight shoe print outline in the door panel. The officer also noted that the area of the incident is located around the main campus fraternities, and many fraternity residents walk through it to get to their residences.

University Police Department Lt. Charles Miner said there is a good possibility that the suspect could be someone from the area.

“It’s unusual that someone’s car would be attacked like that,” Miner said. “We don’t get too many reports of cars being vandalized like that for no particular reason.”

Sunshine said her first thought was the suspects might have kicked her door in because they were drunk Friday night.

“I hope someone who was in their right mind wouldn’t do that,” she said.

Lot C-54 is located near University and 17th avenues Southeast. No suspects have been identified in the incident.

Injured soccer player

On Sunday, University graduate student Avigya Karki dislocated his shoulder playing intramural sports at the University. He said he was tackled badly by a member of the opposing team when he attempted to steal the ball. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cleveland and Larpenteur avenues at approximately 5:50 p.m. to offer aid to the victim.

Miner said officers are first to the scene when people are injured. He said medical personnel find victims more easily when officers arrive first, and officers provide first aid to the victims before the medics get to the scene.