Trespassers Chased by Police Canine, Arrested at 3 a.m.

Just because P-Safe hasn’t sent you an alert doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. According to Middletown Patch, two men were found trespassing on campus around 3 a.m. last night. When questioned by a P-Safe officer, they tried to run and later gave false information. Interestingly, an MPD dog saved the day:

The report says Harris gave the name of a friend he was visiting, which turned out to be false. The report says he fled on foot but was caught by a police canine. Smith fled the scene, police say, but Wesleyan public safety said he was seen driving a Nissan Pathfinder around campus blowing his horn, seeming to be looking for Harris.

Smith was found on Rose Circle, the report says, but wouldn’t answer questions when asked. Smith finally gave his first name, the report says, and said the car was his mother’s but denied being on campus. Wesleyan officers identified Smith, the report says.

The two men were charged with “simple trespass, criminal impersonation and interfering with an office.” Interestingly, the report follows closely on a summer that included at least two on-campus robberies and one late-night “gibberish”-speaking campus intruder. (After that last incident, I wrote about a New York Times article on campus safety that quoted a Wesleyan student.) Is that why we haven’t received a Public Safety email?

You can keep up by making use of Wesleying’s recently quite active “crime” tag.

[Middletown Patch]

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