Police Briefs and Bluff Briefs (November 7, 2013)

Police Briefs

It was one of the weirder weeks in crime, and Uncle PB is a little appalled at the creativity of the offenses. Alcohol violations are one thing, but trucks of marijuana and loading dock sleepers? Happy Halloween, sort of.

It all started last Wednesday morning when a pickup truck traveling down McAnulty had an odor of marijuana permeating from the inside. After the truck parked in Locust Garage, marijuana and paraphernalia were found in a vehicle search.

As for the tired squatter, he was found sleeping in the Towers loading dock early Sunday morning. The unaffiliated intoxicated male was taken into custody.

The Halloween Week drinking started days before the sleeping incident, though. Last Thursday, students were caught exchanging alcohol between Stevenson St. and an open window in Assumption Hall.

Three other intoxicated students were caught inside residence halls: one on Thursday in Towers, one on Friday in Des Places and one on Saturday in St. Anns. The first was transported to Mercy E.R. and the other two were underage offenses.

Early Friday morning, a city officer detained two intoxicated underage DU students in Pizza Milano’s Restaurant. Both were transported back to campus and will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

To round out this week’s report, a vehicle was damaged while parked on Lower Magee St. near the Palumbo Center.

Bluff Briefs

DU named among environmentally friendly

In part because of its use of more than 18 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, Duquesne was named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of top green power users.

The University rounded out the Top 30, as its green power makes up 49 percent of electricity use.

Gumberg Library celebrates Labriola Fund

The endowment of the Dr. Albert C. Labriola Memorial Fund, with principal funding surpassing $100,000, was celebrated at the Gumberg Library last Thursday.

Labriola, who was a Distinguished University Professor and professor of English at Duquesne from 1970 through 2009, personally selected most of the books on the library’s shelves.

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