Keyed in

A car was reportedly broken into Sept. 12 between 11 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot, according to Chief of Campus Safety John Farmer.

The male victim said he parked his Acura in the parking lot around 8:30 a.m. and when returning to his vehicle around 3:10 p.m. he noticed his car keys were under the driver’s side door of the car, Farmer said.

The victim reported his Samsung cell phone missing from inside his vehicle’s center console along with his wallet and backpack. He said all the items were concealed and out of view and that he locked his vehicle before class, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the car was equipped with an alarm system but there were no signs of forced entry which led the officer to believe the keys had either been picked up or left behind at some point. Surveillance tapes were checked but no suspicious activity was monitored around the vehicle, Farmer said.

Shoe fall

A female non-student was taken to Hoag Hospital Sept. 9 after Campus Safety officers received a call at 2:25 p.m. that a woman had fallen and hurt her ankle on the walkway behind Starbucks.

The reporting party stated the victim fell and lost consciousness at one point. When the officer arrived, a Swap Meet supervisor was on the scene. The victim accepted medical assistance and paramedics were called, Farmer said.

According to the witness report, the victim said she fell as a result of a loose shoe. She said she didn’t lose consciousness but her vision did become very blurry on top of the pain in her ankle, Farmer said.

Paramedics arrived at 2:40 p.m. and she was transported to Hoag Hospital.

I'm a Democrat

Campus Safety received a call Sept. 11 at 8:35 a.m. that a student was harassing a petitioner outside the Literature and Languages building.

The petitioner said the female student walked up to his table and became upset after he asked her for a signature. The student then told him he didn’t have a right to be set up in the area, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, there has been a lot of back and forth on campus about the legality of where petitioners can be set up. A court order recently established restriction to certain parts of campus is not acceptable, allowing petitioners to set up anywhere they deem fit on campus, Farmer said.

When the altercation escalated, the petitioner recorded the student’s behavior on his cell phone. The video shows her messing up papers on the desk and then dumping a drink on the papers and walking away.

The petitioner called Campus Safety and the female student was found outside the Biology department.

According to Farmer, the student said the petitioner responded rudely to her questions. She said she was a Democrat and didn’t appreciate him trying to get her to sign up as a Republican. She also said he swore at her which resulted in her physical reaction.

A report has been sent OCC’s Dean of Students Derek Vergara.

Travel sick

Campus Safety received a call at 4:45 p.m. from an OCC instructor returning from a field trip to Los Angeles on Interstate 405 in Westminster reporting a student was vomiting and was very pale.

The student was diabetic so faculty members asked for medical assistance to be present upon arrival, Farmer said.

The officer proceeded to contact paramedics and the charter bus and the fire department arrived at the same time into the Merrimac Way Parking Lot.

The student was examined but did not want to be transported to hospital. The instructor said the student’s father had dropped him off that morning but could not be reached to pick him up. The instructor offered the student a ride home, Farmer said.

Campus Safety officers received a call later that day that the student had been dropped off at his home in Tustin, but was still in bad condition, Farmer said.

Bike theft

A male student said he locked his bike Friday at 11:10 a.m. with a cable lock to the bike rack directly across from the Science Hall, Farmer said.

When he returned at 2:20 p.m. the bike and lock were both gone. Surveillance tapes were reviewed but the thief was not identified. The bike was worth $590.

Board heist

A male student reported his vehicle had been broken into Friday between 8:55 a.m. and 11 a.m. and his wallet containing a debit card, California driver’s license, Santa Ana College student ID and $10 in cash were missing. An orange Penny Board was also stolen, Farmer said.

His car was parked in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot.

The victim said he didn’t notice the items missing from his vehicle until he was back home. After discovering the theft, he came back to campus to file the report, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the report does not state whether the car was locked.                

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Henry Bate from Campus Safety reports.

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