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A male non-student was reported for trespassing on May 9 near the Quad at 12:25 p.m., John Farmer, chief of Campus Safety said.  

The suspect was reported approaching female students and asking for their personal information, Farmer said.  A Campus Safety officer recognized the suspect from an incident on May 5 where he was reportedly caught groping a female student and was asked to never step foot on campus again, Farmer said.

The suspect was detained by the Costa Mesa Police Department where he was reported as a parolee who had given Campus Safety a false ID, Farmer said.

Hit and arrest

A female student reported an assault and battery in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on May 10 at 7:20 p.m., Farmer said.  

The Costa Mesa Police Department responded to an assault and battery call and found a female student standing by her car claiming that the suspect chased her to the Adams lot, blocked her in and dragged her out of her car and hit her in the face, Farmer said.

The female victim was able to get a picture of the suspect’s license plate. The Costa Mesa Police Department ran the plate and was able to locate the suspect’s address. They took the victim to his location and she was able to give a positive ID, Farmer said.  

The Costa Mesa Police Department arrested the suspect on the scene, Farmer said.

Heroin habit

A female student was arrested by Costa Mesa police in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot for possession of illegal drugs on May 10 at 6 p.m., Farmer said.

A Campus Safety officer spotted the female student and recognized her from a prior report where she was accused of stealing property from cars in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot, Farmer said.

The officer followed the female and watched as she pulled on car door handles. He pursued the female on foot and when he finally caught up to her he was able to make a positive ID of her as a female student.

He called the Costa Mesa Police Department who arrested her and found her in possession of black tar heroin, marijuana, meth and hypodermic needles, Farmer said.  

Bike heist

A male student reported his bike stolen outside the Library on May 10.

The bike was locked at the rack at 4 p.m. and when the student returned to his bike at 5:30 p.m. it was missing, Farmer said.  The bike was a black beach cruiser valued at about $110, Farmer said.  

The nearby security cameras did not capture the incident and the bike is still missing, Farmer said.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Kody Dodier from Campus Safety reports.

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