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Week’s reports include graffiti, arson and criminal damaging

The phrase, “Don’t listen to your mother” was spray painted on Glidden Hall

Ohio University’s Glidden Hall was vandalized this past week with a message for students: “Don’t listen to your mother.”

An OU employee reported to the Ohio University Police Department on March 31 that he found graffiti along the roof outside OU’s Marching 110 practice room. The practice room is on the southeast side of Glidden Hall.

The message was spray-painted in red on the building, according to a police report.

The OU employee who made the report said he noticed the graffiti at about 7:30 a.m. on March 30.

On Friday, the Athens Fire Department was called to the South Green Parking Garage to extinguish a bale of straw that was set on fire, according to the police report.

That case is under investigation.

OUPD received a report on March 30 regarding a theft in Mackinnon Hall. A man said his MacBook Pro had been stolen from his room on March 29 sometime after 12:30 a.m., according to the report.

The case is pending investigative leads.

On the city’s end, the Athens Police Department responded to a report Friday regarding a broken window at Good Inc., 21 W. State St., according to the report.

The incident was estimated to have occurred sometime between Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m. Police had no suspects at the time. The broken window was valued at $200.

On Sunday, officers responded to a report of vandalism at 82 N. Court St. The police report said a brick had been thrown through the window of the building after 5:30 a.m. The report was made at about 6:30 a.m. The window was estimated to cost $500.

On Friday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a woman who said her car was broken into on Alderman Road in Millfield. The woman said cash was taken from her vehicle, according to the report.

She added that she found her wallet and $2 on the driver’s seat when she went to her car. The rest of her cash was missing.

On Thursday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding theft from an ATM in Lee Township.

The person who made the call had accidentally left his or her money at the ATM. The money was missing when the person returned.


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