Thief steals backpack, reaps little reward

Where: Martha Cook Residence Hall

When: Monday at about 2 p.m.

What: A backpack left lying outside the dining hall was stolen after a resident left it unattended for only half an hour, the Department of Public Safety reported. The victim did not report that anything in the backpack was valuable. Police currently have no suspects.

Rightful owner steals car back from brother

Where: Parking Lot E-3, 1200 Geddes

When: Monday at about 1 p.m.

What: A University employee discovered his Chevy pickup truck was missing, DPS reported. Upon investigation it was revealed that the man had agreed to buy the truck from his brother but when he defaulted on his payment the brother came to claim the car.

Missing jeans mystery stumps student

Where: Couzens Residence Hall

When: Monday at about 11:30 p.m.

What: A student doing laundry returned to find her jeans were missing, DPS reported. Police are not ruling out a theft but said she may have forgotten to check the dryer.

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