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University Police will maintain their increased patrols over Thanksgiving break, Captain John Richardson said yesterday. Richardson said in a student forum on security yesterday that he had good news and bad news for students staying on campus for the break. "The bad news is, crime does not take a holiday," he said. "It does not take Thanksgiving break. But the good news is, the crime-stoppers don't take a break either." He said the University will have full, regular patrols throughout the days and will continue to have double coverage during the evening to early-morning hours. Transportation Director Bob Furniss said Escort Service will not be available on Thanksgiving Day but will run during normal hours the rest of the break. The University has historically had crime troubles over Thanksgiving break. In 1985, graduate student Meera Ananthakrishnan was murdered in her Graduate Towers apartment over the break. In 1986, a man allegedly broke into the Quadrangle and raped a student after tying up her male companion. Richardson said students should be extra cautious over the break since fewer students are around. He said students should not hesitate to call police if they notice anything out of the ordinary. "Call the campus police if you see anything -- anything of a suspicious nature," he said. "It might be small, but if it crosses your mind it might have some credence." "Let's make this a safe break," he added.

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