Incident Report – Fraud, theft and syrup?

Hannah Scott, Hannah Scott, and Hannah Scott

Feb. 23

When a male student returned to his vehicle at 11:45 a.m., he discovered syrup poured through his cracked driver’s side window. The syrup soaked the driver’s seat and floor, and the student’s parking permit was missing off the inside of his windshield.

The vandalism is suspected to be in connection with an argument over the parking stall that occurred at approximately 10 a.m. A confrontation ensued between the man and a car full of female students, according to the report. A security officer was present to mediate the confrontation, and awarded the parking stall to the man.

Feb. 24

At approximately 5 p.m., a City College employee was starting her car when a man with a black backpack approached her vehicle while making eye contact. He then tried to open her front passenger door, according to the report. The man asked for a ride down the hill, and the employee agreed to drive him to Castillo St. and Cliff Dr.

On her way home, she noticed that her cell phone was missing.

On Feb. 25, the employee was driving when she spotted the same man. She turned into a driveway, cutting him off, and demanded he return her cell phone.

The man complied, and the cell phone was returned with no damages or charges, according to the report.

Feb. 27

At approximately 9 a.m., a male student was caught using a stolen credit card in the bookstore. When the first credit card failed to work, the student attempted to pay with another card under a different name. The cashier called security, who later discovered that the first card did not belong to the student.

The card belonged to a man who reported losing it in the parking lot of a Santa Ynez bank. It is not known at this time whether the owner of the card wishes to press charges, according to the report.