Give it back
Campus officers responded to a call from the Costa Mesa Police Department on Feb. 25 about a theft near the Swap Meet.
A male victim reported that items were stolen out of his car, according to Chief of Campus Safety John Farmer.The items were then seen being sold by a vendor.
The vendor told police he bought the items online.
When asked to return the items to the victim, the vendor complied, Farmer said, adding that the victim’s account was credible enough to do so. The vendor didn’t argue, he said.
A Swap Meet patron reported his 2014 Silverado truck had been keyed on Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot, said Farmer.
The incident was not caught on camera so there is no suspect.
Lunch box theft
Campus Safety officers responded to a call Thursday about a vehicle burglary in the Gym Parking Lot.
The victim, a female non-student, said she arrived on campus at 5 p.m., but when she returned to her vehicle at 8:49 p.m., she noticed that the passenger window of her 2015 Ford Fusion was shattered and that her laptop, carrying case and Rachel Ray lunch bag had been stolen, Farmer said.
A known habitual female trespasser was reported near the Fitness Center Parking Lot on Sunday at 7 a.m.
Campus Safety officers notified police, who told the woman to leave. This was the sixth time she was asked to leave campus.
According to Farmer, the woman has a history of being disruptive. She has previously been found naked and screaming in the gym. She has been arrested and released twice.
— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Linda Mizrahi from Campus Safety reports.