Campus Crime - Week of 11/15/17 - The Herald: News

Campus Crime - Week of 11/15/17

Clinton Summers | Campus Crime Reporter | Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Campus Crime is compiled from

weekly reports from the University

Police Departmental logs.

Nov. 6, 2017

12:27 a.m.— Three students were referred to Student Conduct after a fire alarm at Arkansas Hall that was caused by a burnt donut and styrofoam plate.

Just after midnight, Officer Sean Calaway responded to the alarm and discovered that the smoke detector had been triggered in a room on the fifth

floor. He then knocked and keyed into the room. The room smelled like smoke and burnt food.

The fire department arrived and determined the cause of the smoke to be a burnt donut on a styrofoam plate. The items were found in a trash can inside the student’s closet. The resident, however, was never located. Fire Department personnel soon gave the all clear.

Before the residents were allowed back into the building, however, Officer Calaway and the hall director noticed two male students walking through

the lobby. When asked why they were in the building, they stated that they had been in their room during the alarm and thought it was probably a false alarm. The two students are both freshman players on the A-State football team.

One of the students stated, “Man, we figured someone had just pulled it and it was fake. It happens all the time.” The two students were referred to Student Conduct for failure to comply with the fire alarm. The resident who evidently

attempted to cook a donut was referred for a residence hall violation.

Nov. 10, 2017

2:10 p.m.— A 23-year-old female student requested to file a report of theft after her boyfriend took off with her phone and a $100 bill.

The student explained that she and her boyfriend were inside the library when

he became upset about her hugging someone else. He then asked to use her cell phone but then fled the scene with the phone and cash in hand.

Officers attempted to call the phone several times, but the suspect did not answer. Officer Terry Phipps also double-checked the trash cans in the area, but the property was not found.

Nov. 11, 2017

11:20 p.m.—Adam Jaksic, 19, was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol at the Sigma Chi fraternity house Friday night.

Officer Keith Gilliam responded to a report of a possible intoxicated person at the house. Upon arrival, he found Jaksic in the parking lot. According to the report, Jaksic was using profanity and attempting to urinate in the

parking lot.

After also recognizing a strong smell of intoxicants on the suspect’s person, Gilliam handcuffed and arrested Jaksic. Jaksic reportedly refused to take a portable breath test at the scene. He was then transported to the Craighead County Detention Center.

The report seems to indicate that Jaksic is not a current student at A-State. In addition to the arrest, he was issued a notice of persona non grata, banning him from campus because of this incident and a previous incident on Sept. 17.

Nov. 12, 2017

5:20 a.m.—While watching the security cameras in the early hours of the morning, Officer Sean Calaway noticed a male being escorted into University Hall through the Northeast emergency exit door by a female resident.

Calaway was able to determine that the individual was led to a room on the

fourth floor. He responded and knocked on the door. The female resident claimed that no one was in the room that shouldn’t be and allowed the officer to come inside to check. Calaway took a few steps inside and didn’t see anyone.

He then spoke to the on-duty desk assistant and described the girl who let in the male suspect. The desk assistant thought it sounded like the resident who lives in a room just down the hall from the room he had already checked.

The female resident of this room admitted that the male was, in fact, in the room originally suspected. She went and retrieved the male, who is actually a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Due to his presence in the all-female residence hall after hours, him smoking on campus, and the smell of intoxicants on his person, the student of UALR was issued a notice of persona non grata and banned from campus. He was later picked up by a friend. The three female residents involved were referred to Student Conduct for the incident.