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Suspect with knife reported on campus

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Samantha Gullikson

February 7, 2017

On Tuesday morning, the CSUN Police Department transferred a call from the LAPD that reported a suspect on campus with a knife. According to Christina Villalobos, special assistant to the chief of police, the caller said they were a faculty member who had been told by two students that the suspect...

Crime blotter for April 25 to April 29

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Erik Luna

May 3, 2016

Monday, April 25 Orange chalk was used to write graffiti on the steps of the Oviatt Library.CSUN officers arrested a suspect at the UPA 16 for violating a stay-away order. The suspect was taken to the CSUN jail for booking. A rape that occured on May of last year was reported to CSUN PD through a manda...

Crime blotter for April 18 to April 24

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Erik Luna

April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18 A black marker was used to write graffiti in the Sierra Hall third floor men's restroom. A bicycle was stolen from the University Student Union. The bike was secured with a cable lock. An unknown suspect crashed their vehicle into a parked car at the E9 Parking Lot. The suspect left...

Craigslist rental scam warning near CSUN campus

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Brooke Holland

April 20, 2016

If a cheap Craigslist rental listing seems too good to be true — it probably is. Students looking to move near the CSUN campus on a college budget have been advised to watch out for rental cons on Craigslist. The LAPD Devonshire Division released a crime alert Wednesday for students in search of...

Crime blotter for April 11 to April 17

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Erik Luna

April 19, 2016

Monday, April 11 Two students were referred for a drug-law violation in the F10 parking lot. An unknown suspect crashed into a parked car in the B3 Parking Structure and left the scene without reporting the accident. A camera was stolen from a residence in the UPA around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ap...

Police search for two men who attempted to abduct a woman near campus

The Department of Police services building is located at the corner of Darby St. and Prairie St. File Photo / The Sundial

Brooke Holland

April 8, 2016

CSUN Police Services are looking for two Hispanic men who attempted to abduct a woman Thursday near campus, according to police. The incident occurred along the southward corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street around 4:30 p.m. The two unknown males were driving an older, white Toyota Camry with...

Crime blotter for March 14 – 27

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Erik Luna

March 28, 2016

Monday, March 14A counterfeit parking permit was recovered from a vehicle parked in the G9 Parking Structure.A bicycle was stolen outside of Matador Hall. The bicycle was secured to a bicycle rack with an U-lock. An unknown suspect ignited the contents of a trash can on the east side of Zelzah Avenue....

Woman detained after allegedly battering an officer

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Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A woman involved in an alleged altercation with police at the University Village Apartments was detained by officers on Friday, March 18, police said. Police responded to a call at the B Building of the campus apartments and held one woman in custody after the she supposedly resisted arrest and batt...

On-campus housing rape reported to CSUN police

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Brooke Holland

March 16, 2016

An alleged on-campus rape was reported to CSUN Police Department on March 11, police said. The incident occurred in the University Park Apartments sometime between Sept. 1 - Oct. 13, 2015, police said. According to police, the offense is classified as "sexual assault that occurred with a known s...

Crime Blotter for Feb. 29 – March 6

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Erik Luna

March 7, 2016

Monday, Feb. 29 An unknown suspect kicked the sliding glass door at the Arbor Court Grill, breaking it, when he was refused service for not having sufficient funds to pay for the food. An unknown suspect grabbed the victim's arm when she ignored his attempts at a conversation. The incident took place...

Crime trend: bicycle thefts at CSUN

Jose Valencia, a Business Management major, unlocks his U-Lock to get his bicycle in front of the Student Recreational Center. Photo credit: Erik Luna

Erik Luna

March 1, 2016

A crime trend alert was issued by CSUN police after a recent slew of bicycle thefts with five stolen in three days.There were 10 bicycle thefts in February with five of the thefts having occurred from Feb. 24–26 outside of the UPA complex, Redwood Hall, Cypress Hall and the Oviatt Library, according...

Mysterious piles have been discovered, staircase mistaken as toilet

Caution tape blocks off the third floor staircase in the  B3 parking structure on Monday.

Brooke Holland

February 25, 2016

Traffic jams aren’t the only pile up in the CSUN B3 parking structure anymore. If you take the staircase — watch your step. An unpleasant smell and yellow caution tape have recently blocked the third-floor stairs because a mystery suspect has unloaded human feces. You read correct — this...

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