An iPad was reported stolen from the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College Feb. 26 at approximately 9 a.m., Chief of Campus Safety Jim Rudy said.

 Arts pavilion director Tyler Stallings went outside after hearing the back door of the building close and noticed a tall blonde woman hop the fence, Rudy said.

When Stallings went into the arts pavilion exhibit area, he noticed an OCC student’s iPad, which was used as part of an art display, was missing.

Video footage showed a woman in her 20s run and hop the fence. The student artist was notified and filed a report with the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Hit and run-ish

A hit and run of a parked car at a meter in the Arts Center Parking Lot was reported to Campus Safety Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m., Rudy said.  

A witness took pictures of the suspect’s license plate and damage to the victim’s car.

The suspect waited with the witness and when the victim returned, the witness told him he saw the suspect hit his car and attempt to drive off, Rudy said.

The victim left to use the bathroom, and when he returned, the suspect was gone. The student reported the crime to the Costa Mesa Police Department.


On Feb. 27 at 10:15 a.m., two female students reported a woman bleeding profusely in a women’s bathroom stall in the Allied Health building, Rudy said.

Campus Safety arrived on scene  and according to Rudy, the young woman had sliced her wrist.

Campus Safety officers applied pressure to stop the bleeding and paramedics transferred the victim to Hoag Hospital for further medical treatment.

Rudy said the quick action by the students and by the Campus Safety officer saved the woman’s life.

Anyone struggling can contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Linda Mizrahi from Campus Safety reports.

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