University Police detained eight local youths and arrested one in two separate on-campus incidents last night. In the first incident, which occured at about 6:30 p.m., a University student noticed someone attempting to steal her backpack in the Chemistry building. The student yelled for the person to stop and called for help, according to University Police Lieutenant Jerry Leddy. The youth dropped the backpack and fled the scene, Leddy said. The second, unrelated incident occurred on Superblock at about 7:30 last night when several juveniles were seen throwing eggs at University students. High Rise East desk worker Donna Smith said she called University Police after a group of about eight to 10 youths chased another youth into the high rise lobby, where the youth asked security personnel for help. When police arrived on the scene, the youths were no longer inside the building and couldn't be linked to the egg-throwing incident. "We didn't have anything on them," Leddy said. "It was too early to arrest them for curfew, so they were released."Comments powered by Disqus
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