POLICE BLOTTER 11-1-12
Breaking and entering Auto
The theft of a laptop and charging cord resulted when one Winthrop student left the rear passenger door of his vehicle unlocked in the north parking lot of the Winthrop Coliseum.
According to a police report, upon arriving to the scene after being dispatched, the reporting officer met with the victim and was advised essentially that on Oct. 19, at approximately12:40 p.m. the victim parked his vehicle in the north parking lot of the coliseum. The victim then went inside of the coliseum in order to print a paper and speak to a friend. At approximately 1:05 p.m., the victim returned to his vehicle and noticed that his book bag’s zipper was open.
He then stated that he squeezed the book bag to feel for his laptop, but soon discovered that it wasn’t there. The report said after completing an inventory of his vehicle and confirming that his laptop and charging cord were not located in the vehicle, the victim noticed that he had left the rear passenger door of the vehicle unlocked. The victim was very adamant with the officer that upon arriving in the parking lot, his laptop and charging cord were situated in his book bag and let in the vehicle. Having purchased the laptop a few weeks prior, the victim informed the officer that he had not yet installed any anti-theft programs on the computer, the report said.
The victim further advised the officer that when the laptop is powered up, his name appears in the center of the screen, and at that time a password is required to gain entry. The wallpaper is currently set to the Washington Redskins logo, the report said. The victim was able to supply the officer with the serial number and model number of the laptop. While talking with the victim, the officer made thorough search of the surrounding area, but were unable to locate any individuals in possession of a laptop of charging cord. The report said the officer then issues the victim a Victim Notification Information Form.
A 19-year old non-student was issued a citation for reckless driving south on Cherry Rd early Monday morning after a Winthrop police officer pulled over a white Chevrolet mini van containing a pregnant passenger, according to a Winthrop police report.
The Winthrop officer observed the van travelling at a high rate of speed on Cherry Rd and was able to radar the speed of the vehicle at 63 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone on Constitution Blvd.
The officer followed to Piedmont Medical Center, where the vehicle pulled into the emergency room parking lot. When the officer made contact with the subject, who said her passenger was pregnant and was involved in a fight in which she was kicked in the stomach. The driver believed the passenger was having a miscarriage, according to the report.
Due to the circumstances of the passenger needing medical attention, the officer issued the driver a citation for reckless driving and short form released her.