Crime Log — March 25 – April 2

This week’s crime log includes several instances of trespassing, vandalism and some marijuana-related offenses.

Brittany Ung, Deputy News Editor

Trespassing — Lot R

Reported March 25, 9:58 a.m.

An officer observed an individual covered in mud entering campus through the creek. The individual had fallen into the creek and was looking for the Los Angeles river. The officer confirmed that the individual did not need medical attention before making the person leave campus.

Trespassing — Lot G

Reported March 25, 11:45 p.m.

An officer observed a vehicle that failed to stop at multiple stop signs. After stopping the vehicle in Lot G, the officer found that its driver was not a student, though one was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle. The officer also noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was given a trespass warning and asked to leave campus.

Trespassing — Biola Professional Building

Reported March 26, 9:44 a.m.

A staff member reported an individual who had been in the bathroom for a long period of time. Upon going into the bathroom to check, the staff member found the person lying on the floor. Officers made contact with the individual, who was noncompliant throughout the encounter, refusing to answer questions or follow directions. The individual also resisted officers while being escorted out of the building. Campus Safety called the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, who arrested the individual at the scene. The LASD found that the individual had multiple outstanding warrants, unrelated to Biola. The incident was cleared by arrest.

Trespassing — Horton Way

Reported March 26, 9:32 p.m.

A gate attendant reported a food delivery driver who entered campus smelling of marijuana. Officers made contact and gave the driver a trespass warning.

Federal Marijuana Law Violation — Horton Hall

Reported March 27, 12:36 p.m.

Student Development reported a student in possession of marijuana. As part of the investigation, officers conducted a room search and found marijuana. The incident has been referred to Student Development for follow-up.

Petty Theft — Horton Hall

Reported March 27, 12:35 p.m., occurred between March 26, 9 p.m. and March 27, 11 a.m.

A student reported their scooter missing from outside of Horton Hall. The investigation is active and has been referred to the LASD.

Vandalism — Lot G

Reported March 27, 3:51 p.m., occurred between March 26, 8:20 a.m. and March 27, 3:50 p.m.

A student reported that they returned to their vehicle to find that it had been “egged.” The investigation is active, and a report is being forwarded to the LASD.

Hit and Run: Property Damage — Lot G

Reported March 29, 8:53 p.m., occurred March 28, 8:24 p.m.

A Resident Advisor reported that a resident witnessed a vehicle hit another vehicle while attempting to park, then left the scene. The vehicle sustained damage to the bumper and fender. The incident has been referred to the LASD.

Petty Theft — Fitness Center

Reported March 30, 3:19 p.m., occurred prior to 3:22 p.m.

A student reported their wallet stolen from their bag at the Fitness Center. The wallet was found shortly afterward by another student in the parking lot, with nothing missing from the wallet. The incident was not reported to the LASD. The investigation is active, as Campus Safety is still attempting to ascertain the identity of thief.

Vandalism — Bookstore Restrooms

Reported March 30, 11:01 p.m., occurred prior to 11:04 p.m.

A staff member reported graffiti and paint in three locations in the men’s restroom. The perpetrator’s identity remains unknown and the investigation remains active.

Vandalism — Rosecrans Apartment #5

Reported March 31, 7:20 a.m., occurred between 4:45 a.m. and 7:19 a.m.

A resident reported signs of tampering and pry marks on the pedestrian gate to the parking lot. The investigation is active but has not been reported the LASD.

Disturbing the Peace — Sigma Hall

Reported April 1, 2:39 a.m.

A student reported people in the Sigma Hall lobby making noise, yelling and laughing. Upon arriving, the officer was not able to locate the exact source of the noise. However, the officer made contact with a group of students in the lobby and asked them to keep the noise level down.

Petty Theft — Rose of Sharon Prayer Chapel

Reported April 1, 9:09 a.m., occurred between March 29, 2 p.m. and March 30, 5 p.m.

A student reported their unlocked bike stolen from the bike rack outside of the Rose of Sharon Prayer Chapel. The investigation is active and has been reported to the LASD.

Trespassing — Eagles’ Nest

Reported April 1, 3:18 p.m.

A staff member reported a disgruntled individual at Eagles’ Nest. The individual was not affiliated with Biola but was waiting for an employee. Officers made contact and gave the individual a trespass warning before having them leave campus.

Trespassing — Gatehouse #1 (La Mirada Blvd.)

Reported April 1, 10:02 p.m.

A gate attendant reported an individual who had ridden their bike onto campus and was sitting at the gazebo. Officers determined that the individual had no business on campus and made the person leave.

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