Police Search for Student Who Damaged the Floor at Humanities
University Police are searching for a male student who took a fraternity rock from the campus’ 9/11 Memorial and dragged it to the Humanities Building lobby on Feb. 7.
Police said it will cost about $10,000 to replace the damaged tiles.
Police Detective Gary Borowski is asking anyone with information about the student’s identity to call him at 631-632-9884.
Tracking App Helps Recover Stolen iPhone
Stony Brook University Police recovered a stolen iPhone and arrested the suspect on Thursday, March 22, after the victim activated an app to track the location of the phone, Assistant Chief of Investigations and Administration Neil Farrell said.
A male with no affiliation to the university had taken the iPhone from a student while the two were riding a Hospital/Chapin bus on campus at around 3 p.m. that day.
The victim then worked with the police to activate the tracking app, and the man was arrested less than 90 minutes as he was riding a Suffolk County bus in Port Jefferson, according to Farrell.
The individual is being charged with larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, Farrell said.
Toilets and Traffic Sign Damaged
At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, an unknown driver knocked down a stop sign on the corner of Stadium Road and Circle Road and left the scene. About an hour later, eight portable toilets at Kenneth Lavalle Stadium were knocked over.
Police said that anyone involved with the second incident would be charged with reckless endargement.
Burglary at Stimson
A person not affiliated with the university reported that his backpack, which only contained his passport, was taken while he was staying at a friend’s room at Stimson College on Sunday, March 18. An investigation is ongoing.