Blotter 3/23/23

Published by Layla Joseph, Date: March 23, 2023
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March 9 – Police received a report of a damaged gate at West Gym. The case is under further investigation. 

March 9 – Police received an E-phone activation from Building E. The dispatcher confirmed that someone bumped the button and determined all was okay. 

March 10 – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) utilized SRUPD’s data master for a suspected DUI.

March 10 – Police were notified of a vehicle accident in West Lake Commuter Lot. No injuries were reported. The involved parties exchanged necessary information and the officer cleared. 

March 11 – Dispatch received a call that a dog was found on Campus Drive near Rhoads Hall. The officer was able to identify the dog’s owner and the two were reunited. 

March 11 – Police received a report that alcohol was found in a room at Building D. The officer responded and referred the case to student standards. 

March 11 – Police received a report of suspected marijuana that was found in a room at Building D. An officer responded and determined that the item found was not marijuana. The officer cleared. 

March 11 – Dispatch was notified of an audible alarm in Building E. The alarm was coming from the lobby area and was eventually silenced. A message was left with safety to check the alarm. 

March 11 – Police received a fire alarm activation in Rhoads Hall. An officer responded and found the cause to be burnt food. The panel was reset and the officer cleared.

March 13 – Custodial called and reported an alarm sounding at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. No alarms alerted the police station. Maintenance was notified. 

March 13 – Police received a fire alarm activation at Rock Apartment #2. An officer responded and found the cause to be burnt food. The panel was reset and the officer cleared.

March 13 –  Police received a fire alarm activation at Rhoads Hall. An officer responded and found the cause to be burnt food. The panel was reset and the officer cleared.

March 17 – Police received a fire alarm activation in Vincent Science Center. Upon investigation, it was found that safety was performing work in the building. The panel was reset.

March 18 – Police received an alarm activation in Spotts World Culture. An officer responded and found all was okay. Safety was notified to check the alarm.

March 18 – Police received an alarm activation in the Fowler Building. Safety is aware of the alarm and will check the system.

March 19 – Dispatch received a fire alarm activation in Building B. An officer responded and found the alarm was set off by someone straightening their hair. The system was reset and the officer cleared. 

March 20 – Custodial reported an audible alarm coming from the basement of Old Main. An officer responded and could not reset the panel. Safety was called to the location to resolve the issue. 

March 20 – Dispatch received a fire alarm activation in Building F. Safety responded and found the cause to be a large amount of perfume. The panel was reset. 

March 20 – Police received a call about a bat in Watson Hall. Officers responded and were able to remove the bat from the building. 

March 21 – Police received a panic alarm from the Smith Student Center. The Student Center immediately advised police that a worker bumped the alarm system. An officer responded and reset the panel. 

March 21 – Police received a report that someone was having a seizure in Vincent Science Center. Officers responded and the person refused medical treatment. No further action was taken.

March 21 – Dispatch received a fire alarm activation in Building F. An officer responded and found the cause to be burnt food. The panel was reset. 

March 21 – Dispatch received a fire alarm activation in Rock Apartment #3. An officer responded and found the cause to be burnt food. The panel was reset. 

March 22 – Police responded to a traffic accident that occurred while an individual was backing out of a parking space in the Physical Therapy Lot. The driver stated that while they were backing out of the spot, their floor mat got stuck to the accelerator pedal before striking another vehicle parked in the lot. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were drivable. The incident is under investigation. 

March 22 – An individual came to SRUPD to file an extortion complaint. The person stated that they contacted an unknown person on Instagram and Snapchat. The individual and unknown person exchanged explicit photos of themselves before the unknown person started demanding money from the victim, threatening to expose the person to all of their friends. The case is under investigation.

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