Student Could Face Charges Over Stolen Sign
Published: Monday, January 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014 14:01
A Reed Hall resident could face legal trouble after NDSU Police filed a possession of stolen property report this week after a “no parking” sign was found in the student’s room.
The sign was discovered in the student’s dorm room by hall staff on Jan. 16.
Police say the sign was worth $25, but the NDSU Parking Office estimates the sign’s cost at $40-$50.
It is unknown if the sign came from on or off NDSU campus.
A report was turned over to the State’s Attorney’s office, according to NDSU Police.
The police have not identified the student at this time. If the case is picked up by a state prosecutor, the student could face a class B misdemeanor charge, which carries 30 days in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both, according to North Dakota state law.
Campus police responded to a report of a window peeper at 1120 16th St. N, just south of campus on Jan. 13.
Since the incident happened off campus, it was turned over to the Fargo Police Department.
Fargo Police Lt. Joe Vettel said when police arrived the suspect was already gone.