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Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen

Entering auto by Orange Street apartment

Reporting Officer Gary Mills responded Oct. 3 to a complaint from a student living in the Orange Street apartments that his car had been broken into overnight.

The police report provided to The Cluster contained no further details.

Bike theft in Plunkett Hall

A student reported on Oct. 4 that someone had stolen her 10-speed mountain bike off the bike rack where it was locked outside Plunkett Hall.

The incident was marked as ending Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. on the police report, but the report does not mention if the bike was found.

Entering auto by Mercer Law

A student at the Walter F. George School of Law reported to Mercer Police that someone had broken into his SUV in the Woodruff House parking lot Oct. 5 at 1 p.m.

“The inside of the vehicle had been ransacked and items thrown around the cab,” according to the police report made by Reporting Officer Gus Moore.

Entering auto in the upper law school parking lot

Another police report was filed Oct 5 at 1:30 p.m for a car break-in on the main law school campus by the upper parking lot at 1021 Georgia Ave.

The police report provided to The Cluster did not name a reporting officer or provide any further details.

Entering auto in the Orange Street apartments

A non-student reported that someone had entered their vehicle on Mercer’s campus and stole $500 worth of office equipment Oct. 7 at midnight.

The police report provided to The Cluster contained no further details.

Entering auto by the Connell Student Center

Reporting Officer Wesley Hillard responded to a complaint that someone had broken into a non-student’s vehicle and taken her purse worth $300.

Her car had been parked in the CSC parking lot from 11:45 a.m. to 10:25 p.m Oct. 13, but she was unable to lock it because “her automatic key lock was not working,” according to a police report provided to The Cluster.

“The intruders rummaged through her vehicle and consequently stole her purse,” the report said. “She said that the purse contained some of her miscellaneous jewelry and that her wallet and IDs were not inside of the purse at that time.”

Mercer police have no suspects, according to the report.

Backpack stolen from car

A Mercer student reported that “his vehicle was entered and a backpack with his computer ($560.00) and headphones ($120.00) were taken” Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., according to the police report by Reporting Officer Matthew Graham.

The report did not give a location or offer further detail.

Backpack stolen from car in Adams-Winship parking lot

Reporting Officer Clay Maddox responded to a Mercer student’s report that “his backpack was missing and presumed stolen from his vehicle.” The student said the last time he remembered having the backpack was when he parked his car in the Adams-Winship parking lot, according to the police report.

The stolen backpack is black with orange trim and a Mercer bear emblem and contains the student’s name and campus address. At the time it was stolen, it held the student’s iPad, worth $300, and grey HP laptop valued at $1000.

The student “believed the doors were locked on his vehicle the night in question and he found no damage to his vehicle,” according to the report.


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