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'Deranged' Suspect Arrested for Break In

By Daniel C. Stevenson
Editor in Chief

A male intruder described as deranged broke in Bexley Hall through a back door facing the Kresge Chapel around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The suspect returned later Sunday morning, apparently attempting to break in again, and was arrested by the Campus Police.

Tracy Johnson, the suspect, of 27 Worcester St. in Boston, was arrested by Campus Police after a repairman noticed him trying to break in to the double door. The door leads to the basement bicycle storage area below the housemaster's suite.

Repair worker followed suspect

The repair worker was fixing the damaged door Sunday morning when he noticed Johnson trying to break and enter again, said Bexley Hall Housemaster Carol Orme-Johnson.

While the repair worker followed Johnson, a Bexley custodian notified the Campus Police. Johnson was arrested near Baker House.

"We don't know of anything, except a radio, that was missing on Saturday night," Orme-Johnson said.

Although there have been several thefts in Bexley over the summer, "we have no reason to connect this particular intruder to any of that,"Orme-Johnson said.

"It does make me recommend to people that they keep their doors locked when they're asleep," representing "a new level of security here," she said.

The door has not been fully fixed, she said. An intruder can no longer get in, but it is currently not functional as a door.