Crime activity low over spring break

While the majority of students were away from campus during spring break, the IU Police Department remained active but without much activity to report.

Of the small number of reports filed, some common incidents the department reported involved possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, and operating while intoxicated.

The department has said breaks are usually the perfect opportunity for theft and burglaries to occur especially at off-campus residences still within a close radius to campus.

However, the IUPD crime logs didn’t indicate any burglaries during spring break. The Thursday before students left campus, the department reported four burglaries at Foster residence hall. These burglaries, however, took place over the span of a few previous months.

Besides a reduced student population on campus, IUPD Lt. Craig Munroe said weather is another contributing factor to minimized crime rates during breaks. The large cold front that passed through the state of Indiana and the snow in Bloomington during spring break was likely a part of what prevented more break-ins or burglaries, Munroe said.

Charges reported by IUPD:

2 liquor laws/illegal consumption 

2 disorderly conduct 

1 trespass 

1 assault 

4 larceny theft 

8 possession of marijuana

4 drug paraphernalia 

2 disturbances 

3 vandalism/mischief 

1 fire - not arson 

1 court service 

2 DUI 

1 narcotic/drug laws, synthetic 

1 harassment/intimidation 

Kelly Evans

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