Slash and key

Two tire slashing incidents and a car keying were reported on campus during the first week of classes, according to Chief of Campus Safety Jim Rudy.

The first slashed tire was reported on Jan. 30 in the Fitness Center Parking Lot. A student said he parked his car at 11:30 a.m. and by the time he came back to his car at 7:30 p.m. two of his tires had been punctured.

Security footage was viewed but it was not clear enough for suspect to be identified. The total damage to the tires was about $800, Rudy said.

The next day, Thursday, a slashed tire and keying was reported in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot at 11:10 a.m. A student said the incident occurred over a parking stall dispute. Security footage was reviewed but no suspect was found so the student was advised to file a report with the Costa Mesa Police Department. The damage is estimated at $600 to $700, Rudy said.


A male student landed incorrectly on his left leg during a volleyball class in the Basil H. Peterson Gym on the first day of classes Jan. 28, resulting in paramedics transferring the student to the hospital in an ambulance, Rudy said.

The student’s condition is unknown.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Wendy Davila from Campus Safety reports.

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