Police Blotter

| 11/2/04 6:00am

Oct. 25, South Main Street, 6:56 p.m.

Seen staggering around the vicinity of The Wrap, a 24-year-old male resident of Hanover was taken into protective custody on suspicion of drug abuse. He was then transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Oct. 26, Lebanon Street and South Park Street, 12:29 p.m.

While stopped at an intersection, a man took his eyes off the roadway because he thought he saw a spider on his lap. He swiped the spider, looked up again, but it was too late; he struck the rear of the car in front of him. The female operator of the vehicle in front of him was a bit shaken up and was evaluated by paramedics. Both drivers had New Hampshire license plates.

Oct. 26, Lebanon Street, 2:44 p.m.

The Howe Library reported to the Police Department that a man had not returned $375 worth of library materials. The 30-year-old, who has since left the area, checked out six books, four CDs and one DVD: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

Oct. 28, Tuck Mall, 4:10 a.m.

A student found a fellow male student vomiting in a Gile bathroom with his head in the toilet. The severely intoxicated 18-year-old was taken to the hospital and charged with unlawful possession.

Oct. 28, South Main Street, 1:21 p.m.

A professor reported that his dog was taken, but it turned out that a student, pulling a Good Samaritan move, saw the dog on a leash outside Talbots, and upon recognizing the dog as the professor's pet, decided to take him for a walk and then returned the beagle/shepherd mix.

Oct. 28, Lyme Road, 4:13 p.m.

A female student reported a sexual assault case that occurred on campus last spring, in which the suspect was an acquaintance of the victim. The case is still under investigation.