By Gabriella Levine
Reports have surfaced this morning regarding vandalism occurring at the O3 Marketplace in the Reamer Campus Center this weekend.
O3 is a popular dining service on campus and offers salads, soups and sandwiches made from local farm products and organic ingredients.
Students first reported this morning that the aftermath of the vandalized scene was “gory” with blood surrounding O3 as well as the pit in Reamer.
Lt. Mark McCracken of the Schenectady Police Department confirmed that there was an incident of vandalism in Reamer occurring sometime between 11:00 p.m. Saturday night and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
McCracken explained that there is not a “dollar amount listed for the property that was damaged,” but the Retail Manager of Dutch Hollow, Starbucks and O3 Jonelle Bayer explained that, “there was a lot of damage” that required hours of cleanup since 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
McCracken confirmed that among the vandalized objects were “a computer, a cash register, a credit machine was broken, as well as glass on a food display cooler. Items were thrown around the area as well.”
“It does appear that there was broken glass and blood,” McCracken continued.
The Concordiensis has also been informed of unconfirmed rumors that O3 may be closed for quite some time following this incident.
The case is an ongoing investigation between campus safety and Schenectady police, and the Concordiensis will be updating this information as new reports come in.