Crimes & Criminals

There's No Good Reasons to Steal Books from Library

There's no good reasons to steal books from library

I have never figured out why people find it necessary to steal books from a library. We are a public library, open to anyone who wants to walk through the door. We let you borrow any book and all we ask for is one thing, a valid library card.

Teen accused of stealing CDs, Bible from library

Teen accused of stealing CDs, Bible from library
A 17-year-old boy ran away from a librarian Saturday afternoon at the Bethlehem Public Library after she stopped him for allegedly stealing some CDs -- but, police said, he left behind a backpack, a diary and photo identification.

Drew University student is accused of stealing, trying to sell historical documents

Drew University student is accused of stealing, trying to sell historical documents
As an 18-year-old freshman at Drew University, William J. Scott was hired to work at the school’s archives center. He was entrusted with a key to the climate-controlled rooms housing centuries-old letters signed by presidents, generals and the founders of the Methodist faith.

U. of Buffalo Library Evacuated This Afternoon

AMHERST, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has evacuated a library on its suburban Amherst campus after receiving a call of a suspicious person seen entering the building, possibly with a gun.

Campus police officers have been searching the six-floor Lockwood Memorial library since receiving the report about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Spokesman Joe Brennan says no one has been hurt and no shots have been fired. Classes have been canceled for the evening.

Freshman Claire Kerstein says her English class was on the bottom floor of the building when a librarian came in and, without explanation, ordered everyone out.

All Headline News reports that the Lockwood Library on the North Campus in Amherst was evacuated after someone reported seeing someone with a gun inside.

The order to evacuate the library went out at about 4:40 p.m. and local and campus police are on the scene.

Confessions of a Book Pirate

Confessions of a Book Pirate
He lives in the Midwest, he’s in his mid-30s and is a computer programmer by trade. By some measures, he’s the publishing industry’s ideal customer, an avid reader who buys dozens of books a year and enthusiastically recommends his favorites to friends. But he’s also uploaded hundreds of books to file sharing sites and he’s downloaded thousands. We discussed his file sharing activity over the course of a weekend, via email, and in his answers lie a critical challenge facing the publishing industry: how to quash the emerging piracy threat without alienating their most enthusiastic customers.

Suspected thief caught in library bathroom

Suspected thief caught in library bathroom
Deputies caught an 18-year-old man rifling through the cash drawer late Wednesday at the north central branch of the Hamilton County Library. The suspect saw authorities and hid in the building. Deputies called library security officers to the scene so they could unlock the building for a search.

Stolen artwork returns to library

Stolen artwork returns to library
A valuable painting which was stolen from an Edinburgh legal library has been returned.

A member of staff found the I Cannae Hear Ye watercolour hanging on a railing outside the Signet Library on Thursday morning.

The painting, by Borders artist Tom Scott, had been stolen earlier this month.

Painting stolen from historic law library

Painting stolen from historic law library
A valuable painting has been stolen from a library used by some of Scotland's most senior lawyers.

The watercolour was taken over the New Year from the historic Signet Library in Edinburgh, home of the country's legal establishment.

Ex-NY library treasurer charged with $280G theft

Ex-NY library treasurer charged with $280G theft
The former longtime treasurer for a Utica New York library has pleaded not guilty to a grand larceny charge stemming from the embezzlement of more than $280,000 from the library.

Boulder Book Store won't say which writer tried to steal his own book

Boulder Book Store won't say which writer tried to steal his own book
Scott Foley, who is now the floor manager for the Boulder Bookstore, wouldn't disclose the name of the thieving author but said his attempt to swipe his own tome has become an infamous story told during security training for new bookstore employees.

"We have a series of video and camera shots we show them, and he happens to be on that list," Foley said.

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