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Nov. 17, 1998



Items stolen from Brooks Hall

A laptop computer and a stereo system were stolen from a room in Brooks Residence Hall , and Baylor Police are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can help lead them to the arrest and indictment of the individual who stole these items, said Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety.

The items were reported stolen during the night of Nov. 5.

If found, the person who stole these items could be charged with a second degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in a state penitentiary and a fine of up to, but not exceeding, $10,000, Doak said.

Anyone who has information regarding this crime may call the Baylor Department of Public Safety at 710-2222.

Baylor officer stops suicide attempt

A Baylor police officer helped rescue a man Sunday morning from an attempted suicide.

Officer Kevin Helpert of the Baylor Department of Public Safety was doing his

usual rounds around 5 a.m. when he came upon a suspicious car parked by the Waco Creek between the Health Center and Mary Gibbs Jones Home Economics Building. Helpert noticed a man sitting in the car who looked asleep, said Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety.

When Helpert got out of the car to see what the man was doing, he noticed the engine running and a hose hooked up to the exhaust pipe and running into the car through a cracked window. The man in the car had stuffed the open part of the window with a coat.

Helpert yanked the hose from the exhaust pipe, opened the door and checked the man for a pulse. He then called for assistance and also ran to get a nurse from the health center, who helped administer oxygen from an oxygen tank.

Helpert, the nurse and the ambulance emergency technicians were able to get some vital signs and get him to the hospital.

Hospital staff revived him, and the man will be undergoing further counseling for some personal problems related to the attempted suicide.

Doak said after an interview in the hospital with the man, he expressed how thankful he was to Helpert and others who helped save his life.

He said he had a new approach to life, Doak said.

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