After returning to campus Wednesday and reportedly throwing a water bottle at a Campus Safety vehicle, former student Robert McDougal now has a $500,000 warrant out for his arrest.
Beginning early in the spring semester, McDougal began a series of surprise unwelcome visits to campus including disturbing chemistry classes, getting chased by Campus Safety officers and carving a swastika into a Campus Safety vehicle which earned him a restraining order from the Coast Community College District.
“The [Campus Safety] officer in the back of the [Adams Avenue] parking lot was able to make a police report with the license plate and his description,” Chief of Campus Safety John Farmer said. “We have it on video of him just driving by and throwing a water bottle through his window…just to make sure we knew he was there.”
According to Farmer, a Specialized mountain bike was stolen off the west side of the Math, Business and Computing Center sometime around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim, a male student, told a Campus Safety officer that he locked his $1,200 bike with a cable lock at about 6 p.m., checked on it at about 8:45 p.m. when it was still there, but returned to an empty bike rack at about 9:30 p.m.
“We have signs all around campus and right next to the bike racks telling students not to use cable locks,” Farmer said. “People cut through those things in two seconds. We’ve seen them do it on camera. Students need to invest in an industrial Masterlock.”
Farmer said the cameras in the area of the incident were off at the time.
According to Farmer, a toddler was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after falling off his stroller in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot at the OCC Swap Meet at about 12:27 p.m. Saturday.
The officer who responded to the call said he entered the scene when he saw a father holding the fallen toddler.
The swap meet’s on-site medical aid advised the parents to send their toddler to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County because of possible internal injuries or bleeding.
The officer checked the grounds and stroller for anything that could have launched the toddler from his stroller but found nothing, Farmer said.
A female swap meet vendor was escorted to the hospital after a pole and canopy fell on her head causing bleeding early Sunday, Farmer said.
“I was flagged down by multiple patrons telling me that a canopy fell on a female. She was sitting with a hand on her head and said she didn’t remember how it fell,” the officer on site said in his report.
According to Farmer, she did not lose consciousness.
Farmer said a swap meet visitor’s white Chevrolet was stolen from the Adams Avenue Parking Lot sometime between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no suspect.
— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Isabella Balandran from Campus Safety reports.