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Theft rising problem on campus

An increasing number of students are finding themselves victims of theft, one of the most common crimes on campus. Burglary and dorm room theft have been popular crimes reported during the semester by students. Items such wallets, bags, iPods, shoes and other various possessions have been stolen from various locations on campus. Sgt. Matthew Maestas of Criminal Investigations acknowledges dorm ...

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Disabled parking labeled a problem

Disabled Parking violations are an issue that VSU traffic and parking enforcement deal with on a continual basis. According to Sergeant Carolyn Glock of the VSU Police Department, although the problem does occur here on the VSU campus, it is minimal. Parking violations include disabled parking fraud, making use of a disabled hang tag or permit registered in someone else’s ...

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Students can file SCIR

VSU’s Student Conduct Office has implemented a new Student Conduct Incident Report available for students, faculty and staff members to report incidents of student misconduct. According to Richard C. Lee, assistant dean of students for student conduct, the SCIR is a component of the school’s conduct management software program, called Maxient, which was implemented by the VPSA/DOSO in 2010. “It ...

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Bike registration could prevent thefts

In an effort to help thwart and recover stolen bikes, the VSU Police Department offers a bicycle registration service for students, faculty and staff at the Oak Street parking deck. “There have been approximately 80 bicycle thefts during the period of Aug. 31, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011,” Sgt. Carolyn Glock of the VSU PD said. The Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) ...

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Armed Robbery near campus

An armed robbery took place this past Monday at the Little Jo Court apartment complex. Around 9:15 pm, Jacob Meeks, a student at VSU was returning to his apartment after visiting the student union. An unidentified man followed him across the parking lot of Little Jo Court and then threatened him at gunpoint. “I turned into the apartment complex and ...

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Rape still under investigation

 The case of rape that was reported on Feb. 20 is still under investigation, said Major Ann Farmer of the Valdosta State University Police Department.   A VSU student reported around 5 a.m. “that she was forced to have sexual intercourse against her will,” according to the VSUPD’s incident report.  The incident report also indicates that the victim knew the offender. ...

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Rape reported on campus says VSUPD

­­  Valdosta State University Police responded to a report of rape at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.  According to the VSUPD police log, officers responded to South Georgia Medical Center and to Hopper Hall.  Police Chief Scott Doner said the case is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.  According to crime statistics on the VSUPD website, ...

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