Invisible chairs

A woman attending the Orange Coast College Swap Meet filed a report after she fell off a seat near the north side of the Math, Business and Computing Center on Nov. 4 at 11:30 a.m., John Farmer, chief of Campus Safety said.

According to Farmer, the woman, a non-student, went to sit on a metal picnic table seat in front of the MBCC not knowing the seat was loose. She fell to the ground and braced the fall with her elbow but declined medical attention.

The tables were blocked off with caution tape because multiple seats in the area were loose. Campus maintenance was advised to tighten them, Farmer said.

Trifling cycling

A bike theft was reported on Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. on the east side of the Biological Sciences building in the ABC Science Complex, Farmer said.

The victim, a female student, reported that she had parked her bike on the east side of the building at about 9:30 a.m. She checked back at 7:30 p.m. and the bike was still there. When she got out of her class at 10 p.m., her bike and bike lock were gone, Farmer said.

The theft could be seen on the security footage but due to the time of day and angle, the suspect could not be identified. The victim was referred to the Costa Mesa Police Department, Farmer said.

Mystery thief

A hit-and-run occurred on Saturday at around 10:45 a.m. at the Adams Avenue Parking Lot during the swap meet, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the victim, a male non-student, arrived at the swap meet at about 10:30 a.m. The victim came back to his car no more than 20 minutes later to find his passenger-side rear view mirror hanging off its hinges and dents below the rear view mirror on the passenger-side door.

No one was injured and the suspect was unidentifiable in security video footage. Farmer also said the victim was referred to CMPD by Campus Safety officers to file a report.

Keyed up

A car was vandalized in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot during the swap meet on Nov. 4 at about 10 a.m., Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the female victim said she arrived at the lot at 10 a.m. when she got into an altercation with another driver over a parking space and nearly got into an accident.

The victim parked her car, entered the swap meet and checked back 20 minutes later to find her car with key markings along the side and hood, Farmer said.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Brandon Noh from Campus Safety reports.

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