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Stolen iPhone at McPhee Center; students busted for drug use

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Find my iPhone

An officer from the University Police was informed of a theft case around 9 p.m. Nov. 23 in the McPhee Physical Education Center. She arrived on the scene and met with the victim who had his iPhone 5S stolen from him earlier that night while he was working out.

The man told the officer he left his phone in a cubby when he arrived at the gym around 7:45 p.m.

When he came back after his workout he noticed his keys were still in the cubby but his phone was not, according to the police report.

He said he did not have the Find My iPhone application set up so he could not track the whereabouts of his device.

The phone was described as having a wood grain-patterned plastic case. On the back is a black plastic credit card holder with his credit card, driver’s license, Blugold identification card and $20 cash inside, according to the report.  The man said the monetary value of the missing items were around $400.

According to the report, the man informed the officer he had given no one permission to take or use his phone while he was working out.

The officer was able to get a list from the McPhee Center front desk listing the names of everyone who had checked into the gym between 6 p.m and 8:45 p.m. After checking the gym facility area, the phone was not located.



A drug case brought University Police around 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 21 to Towers North Hall, the complainant said there seemed to be a strong odor of marijuana coming from a room.

When the officer arrived, he could smell marijuana accompanied by the smell of air freshener.

Three men and one woman were located inside the room during the time of the visit. The one male who lived there gave the officer consent to enter the room. The officer explained his visit was for the obvious smell of marijuana coming from inside of the room.

The man denied smoking or possessing marijuana in his room, according to the police report. When asked again, he said admitted to having the possession located in his desk.

After removing a plastic bag with marijuana in it, a small metal pipe, a bag with a marijuana seed, a partial joint, a metal grinder and various rolling papers, the officer took possession of the items and photographed them for records, according to the report.

The officer searched the rest of the room and no other items of interest were found. The man agreed to participate in a diversion program and the officer provided the man with proper information.