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27-year-old dies of multiple gunshot wounds
28 Nov 2012 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, News Editor
The victim of a shooting that took place last night in the Fairways apartment complex Sunday night has died. Alsawab Sawab, 27, died at Sinai Hospital Sunday night, after he was discovered in his apartment in the Fairways complex on the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle. Sawab suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The case is now being investigated as a homicide, according to Baltimore County Police. There was no forced entry into the apartment, leading police to believe it was not a random act. The body of the victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and an autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning. […] Read the full story »

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7 Oct 2012 | No Comments | By Jon Munshaw, News Editor
A 43-year-old was arrested July 19 after Baltimore County Police responded to a burglary that had occurred in the 100 block of Versailles Circle in Towson. Ricky Marion Bostic, of the 200 block of Towsontown Court in Towson, matched the physical description of a suspect responsible for a sexual assault that occurred on York Road in Towson on May 24. Police are looking for anyone who may have been in contact with Bostic, according to Towson University Deputy Chief of Police Joe Herring. Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Special Victims Unit at 410-887-2223. A woman who lived on York Road reported she was […] Read the full story »

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8 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments
At 11:09 a.m. Tuesday, Towson University Police sent an emergency text message warning drivers to stay clear of the Towsontown garage. A non-specific bomb threat was called in to police before the caller quickly hung up, according to a TUPD spokesman. After an investigation, nothing was found to indicate a threat to drivers’ safety. The garage was re-opened less than an hour after the text was sent. Read the full story »

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1 Nov 2011 | 26 Comments | By Jordan Russell, News Editor
Students, faculty and staff received a text message from Towson University Police Tuesday afternoon telling everyone to stay inside because there was a subject with a gun on campus. Deputy Chief of Police Joe Herring confirmed the report and said several people called after observing a person with a gun. He said the suspect turned out to be an acting student who was “handling a prop gun nonchalantly.” TUPD wouldn’t release any information about the student or what class he was headed to. Junior theatre major Marina Ybarra said that she was moved into the costume shop in the Center For the Arts when word spread of […] Read the full story »

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30 Oct 2011 | No Comments | By Jordan Russell, News Editor
UPDATE: The Baltimore County Police Department is no longer investigating an incident of “suspicious condition” on Campus View Drive Sunday, Oct. 30, according to BCPD spokeswoman Elise Armacot. At 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, a Towson University student contacted the police to report she was walking eastbound on Campus View Drive when a man touched her bag and commented, “Nice bag,” according to the police report. “We took a report as way of documenting in case of further similar incidents or robberies,”Armacost said. Towson University Police Departmentreleased an email about the incident that evening.   Read the full story »

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26 Oct 2011 | 8 Comments | By Alissa Katz, Senior Editor
On Wednesday morning, Baltimore County Police Department units responded to a pedestrian struck on the crosswalk on Cross Campus Drive, according to Detective Cathy Batton. A 21-year-old female student was crossing from the Center for the Arts side of the crosswalk toward the Union when a 22-year-old man driving a 1997 BMW traveling toward Osler Drive hit her. “There were minor injuries for the pedestrian,” Batton said. “She was transported by medic to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.” The crash is still under investigation and no citations have been issued at this time, according to Batton. The Towerlight will update this story as information becomes […] Read the full story »

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9 Oct 2011 | No Comments | By Jordan Russell, News Editor
Sept. 28: In Parking Lot 14, a fraternity member grabbed a Director then pushed and shoved him.  The victim does not want to prosecute. Sept. 28: At Burdick Hall, a commuter student was testing a propane bottle when it caught a shelf on fire.  The fire was extinguished. Sept. 28: At Parking Lot 24, a non-affiliate was observed looking in TU dumpsters without permission. Sept. 29: On Osler Drive, a resident student was struck by an SUV while crossing the yard. Sept. 29: In the College of Liberal Arts Building, a faculty member received a suspicious envelope through intra-campus mail. Sept. 29: At the William Paca House, […] Read the full story »

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Suspect lurks under desk in Cook Library with camera
9 Oct 2011 | No Comments | By Brandi Bottalico, Staff Writer
A female student reported that while on the fifth floor of the Cook Library on Oct. 9 at 1:45 p.m., an unknown male took pictures of her from underneath a desk, according to a Towson University Police Department crime report. The suspect is described as a black male with light complexion, 18 to 20 years of age, approximately 5-foot-9-inches tall. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball hat. The victim heard clicking sounds similar to a camera and saw the suspect on his knees under a desk. After he was discovered, he fled. TU Deputy Chief of Police Joe Herring said the […] Read the full story »

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16 Sep 2011 | No Comments
10 pieces of fire fighting equipment were dispatched from the Baltimore County Police Department at 3:03 p.m. Friday after a small fire was called in from an off-campus apartment complex. Residents were evacuated from 7914 Knollwood Road of the Donnybrook Apartment Complex for the one alarm fire, according to Elise Armacost, Chief of Public Safety Infomartion for Baltimore County. “It did turn out to be a small kitchen fire, and the fire was under control,” Armacost said. No one was taken to the hospital after the fire was put out. Read the full story »

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9 May 2011 | No Comments | By Lauren Slavin, Editor-in-Chief
The culmination of freshman Scott Sharik’s Tigerfest weekend would have been his initiation into fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha on Saturday, May 7. But an assault leaving him alone on York Road with three lacerations to his right arm cut any festivities short. Sharik was near the intersection of York Road and Burke Avenue, close to the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel and a Starbucks Coffee, around 8 p.m. on May 6 when two unknown individuals approached him, according to President of Towson University’s chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Ivan Valentine. Sharik was stabbed three times in his arm, after which his attackers fled in an unknown direction. […] Read the full story »