11/3/22 Blotter

Published by Nina Cipriani, Date: November 4, 2022
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CONTENT WARNING: This edition of the blotter contains possible mentions of self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Please use caution before reading. 

October 25 Police responded to a fire alarm activation in the ROCK Apartments. The alarm was set off by an individual’s humidifier.

October 25 Police observed a vehicle that hit a handicapped handrail in the Morrow Field House Staff Parking Lot while trying to park. The driver’s information was obtained for a report.

October 25 Police received a report of an assault that occurred at the Morrow Field House. This case is still under investigation.

October 26 – Police received a call from an individual who stated that they went to the Student Health Center with a person who cut themselves, and no one was in the facility. The person was advised to wait for an ambulance. The person told police that she would transport the person to the Grove City Medical Center.

October 26 Police responded to an individual who was having suicidal thoughts. The officer spoke to the individual and their friends. Their friends agreed to transport them to Butler Memorial Hospital.

October 26 Police received a call requesting an ambulance for an individual needing medical treatment at the Student Counseling Center. The ambulance was dispatched. The person was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital.

October 26 Butler Control called to advise the Slippery Rock Fire Department to assist with traffic control while a roll-over vehicle was in the roadway on New Castle St. When University Police arrived, they were informed to cancel the assist.

October 26 Butler Control called the police about a call they received that quickly hung up. Police contacted the individual who stated that they dialed 911 by accident. All was OK.

October 27 A Student Health Center nurse called University Police to request an ambulance. The person was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital.

October 27 Police responded to an Ephone activation in Harrisville Building. No one was around. The officers reviewed the security footage. A pizza delivery person activated the call button to gain access to the building.

October 28 Police received a call about conducting a welfare check on an individual in Building D. The officer said the individual was asleep. All was OK.

October 28 Police received a call reporting damage to a vehicle parked in the Morrow Field House Parking Lot. It was determined that the damage occurred before the individual arrived on campus.

October 28 An officer responded to Swope Music Hall for a medical call. The person refused medical transport and was given information about campus resources.

October 28 Police received a call about an odor of marijuana in Rhoads Hall. An officer responded and did not find any illegal substances.

October 28 Police received a fire alarm activation in Building A. The cause of the activation was burnt popcorn. The panel was reset.

October 28 Police received an E-phone activation from the elevator in North Hall. An officer conducted a walk-through of the building and did not find anything unusual.

October 28 The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) requested the University Police for backup on a traffic stop at the Pine Glenn Apartments. The officers transported juveniles to SRUPD to wait for their guardians. PSP transported a juvenile to SRUPD to utilize the datamaster for a possible DUI.

October 29 Police received an E-phone activation from the elevator in North Hall. The individual said they accidentally hit the button.

October 29 Police received a fire alarm activation from Rhoads Hall. The officers said the cause was burnt popcorn. The panel was reset.

October 29 Police were requested to conduct a welfare check on an individual who lives in North Hall. The officer was able to locate the person, and all was OK.

October 29 Police received a call requesting EMS for a person in the ROCK Apartments. Slippery Rock EMS transported the individual to Grove City Medical Center for further treatment.

October 29 An individual called the police to report an audible alarm in Swope Music Hall. The officer didn’t hear an alarm when they arrived. A message was left with Safety to check on the alarms in the building.

October 30 PSP utilized the datamaster with a suspected DUI.

October 30 While on patrol, an officer noticed a trash can that had been knocked over and dumped all over the Lower Stadium Parking Lot. Logan Ayres, 18, was cited with scattering rubbish. This case is still under investigation.

October 30 Police received an E-phone alert from the entrance of Building A. Everything was OK.

October 30 Police received a report of an individual’s bike being stolen from a bike rack along Campus Drive. This case is still under investigation.

October 30 An individual turned in a backpack to the University Police that they found in the Slippery Rock Borough. The individual was concerned about the contents of the backpack. Slippery Rock Borough Police were not on duty, so PSP was contacted to speak to the individual. PSP took the item.

October 31 Police were called about damage to a vehicle. This case is still under investigation.

November 1 Police received a fire alarm activation in the ROCK Apartments. The cause was burnt food. The panel was reset.

November 2 An individual filed a theft report for their bicycle that was by the bike rack at Building F. An officer found the bike at the North Hall bike rack. Kenneth Thompson, 19, was cited with disorderly conduct.

November 2 Police were called for a vehicle accident near Central Loop. The driver hit the curb. The vehicle was pushed off the roadway and Pry’s Towing was notified.

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Nina is a senior communication major with a concentration in converged journalism and a certificate in global and intercultural communication. Nina serves as editor-in-chief for her second year. In her nearly four years on staff, Nina has written about 100 stories and staff editorials. Outside of The Rocket, Nina is the vice president of Lambda Pi Eta and serves on multiple advisory boards on campus. In her spare time, she enjoys watching documentaries and listening to music.

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