Police say woman broke pipes at Xavier, causing flooding

Xavier police are accusing a woman of breaking a water pipe and trespassing on campus for 40 hours.
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 5:26 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A woman allegedly broke a water pipe and trespassed on Xavier University property, according to campus police.

Stephanie Dickens, 49 years old, was accused of damaging the building. The broken water pipe caused around a dozen rooms to flood, according to a statement from the university. It said Dickens was found hiding in the back of a maintenance closet in Husman Hall and had told police she broke the water pipe.

She was charged with vandalism and disorderly conduct.

Dickens was charged with criminal trespassing on Sept. 8 for another incident. She was accused of arguing with people who were removing items from her home after she was evicted and threatening to burn down the house.

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