Compiled by Tom Cronin
Feb. 24, 2004
While on patrol in Lot F, an
officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with temporary tags. After
speaking to the owner, it was determined that the owner had
permanent plates but just hadn’t put them on yet. The owner was
instructed to do so.
9:36 p.m. –
After receiving a call reporting a suspicious person in Bluebell
Court, an officer was dispatched. The complainant advised that a
suspicious person was witnessed coming out of an empty
apartment. There was no damage to the apartment and no sign of
forced entry. The subject could not be located for questioning.
Feb. 26, 2004
receiving a report that there was a
potential for violence at a basketball game in the gymnasium,
officers were dispatched. It was determined that heated words were
exchanged between some fans and some members of the visiting
team. At the conclusion of the game the fans were given an escort
out of the building, and members of the visiting team were
escorted to their waiting transportation.
Feb. 28, 2004
12:12 a.m. –
After receiving a call requesting that an officer check the campus
for a show patron visiting the Public Affairs Center, an officer was
dispatched. The officer checked the campus for the vehicle
belonging to the subject, but could not locate it. The complainant
called back to report that the person in question had checked in
12:46 p.m. –
After receiving a call requesting an ambulance for a student in
Clover Court, officers were dispatched. It was determined that the
student was deceased, and the Sangamon County Coroner was
notified. The investigation is pending. Report 04-0055.
5:17 p.m. –
After receiving a call reporting a suspicious person on Farnham
Road, an officer was dispatched. The officer went to the area
reported but could not find the subject.
Feb. 29, 2004
8:36 a.m. –
After receiving a call from concerned parents of a student living
in a Bluebell Court apartment,
officers were dispatched in an attempt to locate the student or
the student’s car. The student’s car was located in Lot A, but the
student was not in the apartment at that time. The parents were
contacted and seemed relieved just to know the student’s car was
still on campus.
6:13 p.m. –
After receiving a call from a student’s concerned parents, whose
efforts to try and make contact with the Bluebell Court resident
had failed, officers were dispatched in an attempt to locate the
student. After searching different areas of campus and making
several phone calls, it was determined that the student’s car was
on campus and the student was fine somewhere off campus.
March 1, 2004
3:56 p.m. –
After receiving a call of a disturbance in the parking lot of
Sunflower Court, officers were dispatched. The subjects had
already departed the area by the time officers arrived.
March 2, 2004
8:42 a.m. –
After receiving a call from county dispatch reporting a fight on a
Rochester school bus that was on campus after stopping on 11th
Street, an officer was dispatched. Once on the scene the officer
mediated the situation between the two youths. The bus driver
reported that the incident was going to be reported with the
March 3, 2004
8:50 p.m. –
After receiving a call reporting a fight in front of Lincoln
Residence Hall, officers were dispatched. Once on the scene, the
officer determined that there was a disagreement and not a fight.
March 5, 2004
2:10 a.m. –
After receiving a burglary alarm from the PAC Ticket Booth,
officers were dispatched. While investigating the area, officers
questioned four subjects. These four subjects came to the Police
Department later and admitted to being the ones who set off the
alarm. They were released. Report 04-0062.
3:25 a.m. –
After receiving a call from Lincoln Land Community College police
requesting backup for a suspicious pedestrian walking on Toronto
Road, officers were dispatched. Officers questioned the person
regarding the suspicious behavior.
4:11 p.m. –
After receiving a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in Bluebell
Court, an officer was dispatched. There were three subjects in the
vehicle. It was determined that they were there to visit friends.
March 6, 2004
12:24 a.m. –
After receiving a call reporting an open window in an unoccupied
Clover Court apartment, officers were dispatched. Once on the
scene officers determined that the window was open for ventilation
because of some repair work being carried out on the apartment.
12:30 a.m. –
While on patrol, officers heard some suspicious noises over near
the Brookens Library. When they arrived at Brookens, there were
two subjects riding skateboards on the benches and rails outside
of the building. Officers confiscated the skateboards and advised
the subjects to leave the area. Report 04-0064.
March 7, 2004
receiving a call of some lining up
to possibly drag race on Toronto Road, officers were
dispatched. After arriving at the location, it was determined by
the officers that the complaint was unfounded.
March 8, 2004
6:35 p.m. –
After receiving a call about someone going around door-to-door
selling perfume in Lincoln Residence Hall, officers were
dispatched. After an investigation, the subjects were told to be
on their way.
March 9, 2004
While on patrol, an officer noticed
a suspicious vehicle parked outside of the Springfield
Firefighters Lake Club on West Lake Shore Drive. The officer
investigated the area and determined that the vehicle was allowed
to be there.
March 12, 2004
7:39 p.m. –
After receiving a call reporting strange noises in a Pennyroyal
Court apartment that was supposed to be empty, an officer was
dispatched. Once on the scene, the officer determined that there
was no one there.
March 14, 2004
receiving a call requesting
assistance by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office to help find a
missing person, officers were dispatched. Officers located the
missing person at a residence in Bluebell Court. The subject was
held and remanded to the custody of the Sangamon County Sheriff.
March 15, 2004
2 a.m. –
While on patrol, an officer
noticed a suspicious vehicle/person in a parking lot alongside
Toronto Road. It was determined that the driver was trying to get
a nap before traveling any further.
4:02 a.m. –
While on patrol, an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in Lot F.
It appeared to be a construction worker asleep in the car.
March 17, 2004
receiving a call from a 911
operator reporting that a 911 call originated from the Public Affairs Center, an officer was
dispatched. When the officer located the phone, there was no one
around and no signs of an emergency.
The Search for
By Scott Shelby
Earth Day has been celebrated since
1970 as a day to begin and renew our commitment to the
environment. Volunteer opportunities, educational activities and
public awareness programs are coordinated by the Earth Day Network
(EDN). The EDN was founded by Gaylord Nelson and Dennis Hayes and
describes itself as “global network of environmental advocates,
Earth Day event organizers, businesses, city and local
governments, parents, teachers, and students.”
More than 12000 local, regional,
national, and international organizations located in 174 countries
take part in Earth Day activities according to EDN’s website.
Many communities around the world sponsor Earth Week or Earth
Month in April with a series of events aimed at changing habits
and increasing public involvement in and awareness of
UIS will celebrate Earth Week
courtesy of the Department of Environmental Studies, which is
hosting two events next week as part of this year’s Earth Week
theme: “The Greening of Public Institutions”. The events in the
Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of the Brookens Library
will feature speakers from the
US and Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (USEPA and IEPA). Both
programs will feature an exhibit area outside the auditorium with
information on local environmental groups and resources for
Kevin Greene, program manager of
the Office of Pollution Prevention, IEPA, will give the keynote
address on “Greening Public Facilities” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 20. Then at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21,
Jack Barnette will present “Indoor Air Quality in Green and
Sustainable Buildings: What You Need to Know to Get Started”,
followed by a panel discussion. Barnette is an environmental
scientist/indoor air quality specialist for the USEPA, Region 5.
All of the events are free and
open to public, with a special invitation extended to
environmental groups, the Springfield community, students, faculty
and staff. With budget crises looming for many state agencies, now
is the time to act to conserve water and energy and reduce waste
and prevent employee sick time and health care costs, all of which
will not only save money but benefit the environment.
Greening public institutions is an
important topic not only for administrators, but also for
activists. The impact of implementing conservation, waste
reduction and indoor air quality programs will benefit users of
public institutions directly, as well as benefiting taxpayers
indirectly by reducing the cost of government.
Greene and Barnette are working in
the field to design and implement these programs, and will provide
ideas and solutions for anyone interested in changing habits and
adapting policies to effect real progress toward the goal of
sustainable public institutions.
For more information on the Earth
Week events at UIS, contact Darlene Powell, Environmental Studies
graduate assistant, at (217) 206-7874. To get involved and act
locally for global change, check out the Earth Week exhibits in
the concourse in front of Brookens Auditorium. To learn more about
Earth Day visit: http://www.earthday.org.
Mr. UIS Pageant Pics
Photos by Heather Shaffer
Rick Ludwig, Mark
Brockett, Irfan Ahmed, Josh Frazee, Ben Grafton, Joe Wheeler,
Brace Clements, and Chad Eversgerd competed in the Mr. UIS pageant
on Friday, April 2nd at the PAC Cafeteria.
Ludwig 2nd Place, Irfan Ahmed 3rd Place, Mr. UIS Chad Eversgerd,
and Mr. Congeniality Brad Clements are all smiles after