Campus thefts report: 10 suicide prevention signs, 4 chain saws and more

Campus thefts report: 10 suicide prevention signs, 4 chain saws and more

Two days before Christmas, an unknown man stole about 10 suicide prevention signs from stairwells in campus parking garage F-29 (1001 Dorner Drive, U), it was reported to UI police.

The theft reportedly happened around 1 p.m. on Dec. 23.

"An estimated value of the signs was not immediately available," authorities said.

Other alleged thefts that happened on campus last month, according to UI police reports:

— A student reported that her credit card had been stolen around 6 p.m. Dec. 26 at Campus Recreation Center East (1102 W. Gregory Drive, U).

The credit card was left unattended in a coat pocket in a workout area. No fraudulent transactions had been recorded at the time of the report, police say.

— On Dec. 20, a student reported that a speaker and video game accessory had been stolen sometime before Dec. 17 from his room at Lundgren Hall (1201 S. Fourth St., C).

The two items have a total value estimated at $270.

— Sometime on Dec. 7 or 8, four chain saws and a handheld blower valued at $2,850 were stolen from a Facilities and Services truck parked at 2302 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Three storage compartments were pried open to get to the tools, resulting in an estimated $300 damage to the truck.

— Three thefts were reported on the night of Dec. 9 from the men's locker room at the Activities and Recreation Center 9201 E. Peabody Drive, C).

The incidents resulted in the total theft of $343 in cash and a sweater valued at $40.

— A bike valued at about $500 was stolen between Dec. 1-4 from outside Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., C.

— The afternoon of Dec. 8, a student accidentally left a wallet in the Latte Da Cafe in Lincoln Hall (702 S. Wright St., C).

The student returned later and found the wallet, but it was missing $420 in cash.

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