FARGO — A North Dakota State University custodian faces a burglary charge after being accused of going through a student’s and her roommate’s belongings while she was lying in her dormitory bed.
The Class C felony charge was filed Monday, Dec. 2, in Cass County District Court against Fuad Islamovic, born in 1970. The criminal case stems from a 10:15 a.m. Nov. 7 incident in which a student said a custodian entered her suite in Thompson Hall, according to an incident report.
Islamovic knocked on the door and announced he was going to clean the suite foyer and bathroom space, both of which are shared areas to several dorm rooms, according to court documents. The student was lying in bed when, after finishing cleaning, Islamovic entered the dorm room uninvited and rummaged through desks in the room, court documents allege.
Nothing was taken, but the student said she felt uncomfortable because he wasn’t supposed to be there, the incident report said.
Islamovic, who was placed on administrative leave shortly after the alleged incident, denied entering the room, according to police.
There are few instances during which a custodian can enter a room, including repairing an item, during an emergency situation or to deep clean the room during summer break when the room is vacant, NDSU staff told police.
Islamovic’s supervisor told police he had been a good employee for the year he was employed as a custodian, but she was concerned he may go into other rooms and rummage through students' belongings, the police report said.
A warrant has been issued for Islamovic's arrest. His address is listed as Fargo.