Crime log: Smoke alarm in Potomac House leads to student drug bust

Drug Law Violation

Potomac House
8/27/2018 – 2:46 p.m.
Closed Case

GW Police Department officers responded to a smoke detector activated in Potomac House and smelled burning marijuana inside a residence hall room. Housing staff conducted an administrative search, which yielded drugs and drug paraphernalia.

– Referred to the Office of Enrollment and the Student Experience.

Theft II/From Building

Media and Public Affairs Building
Unknown – Unknown
Closed Case

A male faculty member reported that a computer adapter was stolen from a fourth-floor server room in the Media and Public Affairs Building.

– No suspects or witnesses.

Stalking

Unknown
Multiple – Multiple
Closed Case

GWPD received a report from a campus security authority of multiple stalking incidents. No police report was filed and there is limited information.

– No further action.

Harassment: Email and Electronic Media

Mitchell Hall
Multiple – Multiple
Closed Case

A male student reported that a female unaffiliated with the University harassed him over text and email. The Metropolitan Police Department was notified and responded to the scene. The student said in an MPD report that he spoke with the woman on his computer and phone through the website adultfriendfinder.com. He said that he was expected to pay the woman as part of the website’s services, exchanged nude photos with the woman and arranged to meet with her. When the woman informed him that he owed her $500, he refused to pay. The woman sent a text message stating that she would share his photos, according to the MPD report.

– Referred to MPD.

Simple Assault (Dating Violence)

Shenkman Hall
8/30/2018 – 3 a.m.
Closed Case

A female student reported that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her in her residence hall room. MPD was notified and responded to the scene. The male “forcibly” drove his right shoulder into the female’s left shoulder, pushing her back, according to an MPD report. The male then collected his items and left, the report states.

– Referred to MPD.

Theft II/Bicycles

Public Property On Campus (20th and E streets NW)
8/30/2018 – 1:55 p.m.
Open Case

A male student reported his bike was stolen from a rack in front of the Red Cross building. MPD was notified and responded to the scene.

– Case open.

Harassment: Email and Electronic Media

Off Campus
Unknown – Unknown
Closed Case

A female student reported to GWPD that another female student harassed her on Instagram.

– Referred to ESE.

Liquor Law Violation

Fulbright Hall
8/31/2018 – 12:34 a.m.
Closed Case

GWPD responded to a report of an intoxicated male student. EMeRG assessed the student and transported him to the GW Hospital emergency room for further evaluation.

– Referred to ESE.

– Compiled by Dani Grace and Valerie Yurk.

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