Police Blotter

Two hit and runs on UW-Eau Claire campus

Mallory Williams

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The UW-Eau Claire police dealt with multiple cases including two hit and runs, the theft of a sign, vandalism and a 911 hang up.

Hit and run Crash #1

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on Monday Sept. 12 an officer was advised by the Police Service Associate that a female wanted to report a hit and run that had occurred. 

She had parked legally in the Oakridge lot on Sept. 6 and while returning to her car the evening of Sept. 10 she observed recent damage to her driver’s side back bumper area, consistent with a side swipe motion. The officer gave her a statement form and an Eau Claire victim/witness form and then cleared.

Hit and Run Crash #2

At approximately 7:17 p.m.  on Sept. 13 an officer was dispatched to the Towers Hall lot. According to the Communication Center, there was a 2006 Buick LaCrosse that had been struck by another car.

There was minor paint transfer from what appeared to be a white vehicle, but when the officer checked the rows in Towers Lot, they were unable to find a possible striking vehicle.

The officer completed a UW-Eau Claire Police Department Non-Reportable Accident Form after visually estimating the damage to the vehicle to be under $1000.


On Tuesday, Sept. 14 at approximately 10:52 a.m. an officer was informed of the theft of a partial wall sign from Davies. The Assistant Director of Operations for University Centers contacted the department after being informed of the missing sign on Monday Sept. 13 at 5:00 p.m. 

The blue wall sign indicated a specific location and was taken from the 2nd floor of Davies. The sign would cost $22.77 to replace.


On Sept. 16 at approximately 7:30 a.m. an officer received notice that the top dome on one of the emergency phones had been broken. It is unknown when this damage occurred or who caused it, but should not affect the use of the emergency phone.

911 Hang Up

Dispatch received a 911 call from Hibbard Hall, but the person calling hung up. They called back several times until the person picked up. The caller said it had been an accident, having called 911 using the emergency feature on their phone.

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