The campus five-O lowdown

By Daniel Pagan

September and Oct. came and went quietly on the front for the campus security despite a few incidents of parking fraud, marijuana thief, and an intoxicated youth.

A concert patron attempted to steal a handful of marijuana from a bucket used by concert organizers to collect confiscated drugs in Sep.

“A patron decided to grab some marijuana from the bucket and run,” said Campus Security director Lanny Fritz. “Event staff and campus security quickly stopped this individual and turned him over to Calgary police officers, who were on site as special pay-duty police officers.”

Fritz added the patron was dealt with by police officers and was banned from attending any concerts in the future.

A 13-year-old girl was found wandering around the Olympic Volunteer Centre, and was escorted home, with the help of Calgary Police this Sep. She was uncooperative with the campus security and refused to talk about how she obtained alcohol, explained Fritz.

A tragedy was averted when a man suffered a heart attack in the fitness centre, due to the skills and professionalism of the kinesiology staff who performed CPR on the victim and watched over him until the Calgary Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene, noted Fritz.

“Campus Security would like to recognize the life-saving efforts of the Fitness and Lifestyle staff involved, as their actions resulted in the male being alive today,” said the security report.

Fritz praised the Students’ Union regarding a successful Tent City week this past Sep.

“There were no incidents regarding Tent City, probably because we worked closely with SU organizers, reviewing our collective expectation of people,” said Fritz. “The SU provided their own Security people and organizers closely monitored all activities.”

The October security report will not be released until next week but Fritz was quick to notice the only three significant events were parking fraud.

“In each case, students altered parking passes to reflect that they had paid for parking when they hadn’t,” said Fritz. These students soon learned the hard way about it being more expensive to pay for their impounded vehicles’ parking tickets.

Fritz noted 6,123 students and staff registered their cell phone numbers with the emergency text messaging project since its start on Sep. 4. He urged more people to sign up as soon as they can.

September saw 178 incidents reported, at a cost of $27,719.


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