By Kelly Mason
A student in Eicher/LeFevre reported that window screens in the fifth floor study room had been damaged and a chair and trash can had been thrown on the first floor roof. The damage was discovered at approximately 9:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 13.
According to the police report, some furniture had been piled up on top of each other and both window screens had been cut. Officer Andrew Bachmann, a first-responder, looked out the window and saw the trash bin and chair. In addition to that, one of the window screens from the sixth floor and second floor study rooms had been cut.
The student reporting the incident told Bachmann he had a judicial hearing with another individual and it ended poorly, and suggested that person might be involved.
Bachmann then went to go speak with this other student, who claimed he was sleeping at the time of the incident. The officer then walked down the hall and viewed that the hall window screen had been cut in the same fashion as the others.
There were approximately 20 people on the floor during the time that the damage had occurred. The second student was told that the information obtained pointed to him as a suspect in the damage.
In total, five window screens were cut, causing $100 in damages, a chair was $40 and a trash can was $30.
The next day, the student who first reported the incident called Officer Bachmann and said he heard residents talking about it. One of the residents heard someone else claim who caused the damage and also stated that there was video if it.
The suspect was later called and asked to come to Public Safety where he was further questioned about the incident. He denied causing any damage and requested to view the video.
He also claimed that someone was setting him up for the blame.
Currently, the case is still open. If you have any information about these events, please contact Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.