Sheriff Urges Vigilance After String of Incidents

This post was written by Collegian opinions and photo editor Henri Gendreau ’16. This story will continued to be updated on The Thrill and in next week’s Collegian.

A rash of car break-ins hit the Gambier area between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning of this week, resulting in at least one stolen vehicle, vandalism and other stolen goods.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) issued a special alert for the Gambier area via its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, advising citizens not to leave valuables in their vehicles, and to keep their cars locked.

But that was not enough to prevent Graduate School and Preprofessional Advisor Maureen Tobin’s car from being broken into.

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UPDATE: Sheriff Releases Statement on Gap Trail Incident

This post comes to us from Lili Martinez ’13, co-editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Collegian.

Sheriff David Shaffer released this statement today updating the community on the status of the Gap Trail arrest. He identifies the man who was arrested as Stephen S. Randrup of Mount Vernon. Notice how quick the response was — Hobbs said she noticed the man acting strangely around 2:40, and by 2:50 officers were dispatched.

Kokosing Gap Trail Arrest

On 5/6/13 at approximately 2:50 pm officers were dispatched to the Kokosing Gap Trail on a report of a male exposing himself. The incident was reported to have taken place west of Laymon Rd. near the 3 ½ mile marker. Patrol officers and detectives responded to the area and made contact with Stephen S. Randrup of Mount Vernon. Randrup was identified by witnesses and arrested for public indecency. The case remains under investigation and officers are asking anyone who may have recently observed similar activity to call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 740-397-3333.  Continue reading