December 21 — Butler Control called university police and said they received a call from a concerned parent stating that their child needed medical attention. Officers contacted the person. Her parent arrived and picked her up from Old Thompson Field. No further police action was taken.

December 21 — Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) requested that university police check on a male wearing all black walking around Dollar General. An officer made contact with the individual; all was okay and PSP was notified.

December 24 — Dispatcher observed three (3) individuals enter Mihalik-Thompson Stadium near the main entrance. An officer made contact and all was okay. An officer secured all areas that were found insecure.

December 28 — University police assisted PSP with an intoxicated individual on a bicycle on Building and Grounds Road. No action was taken by university police.

December 29 — Police received an emergency activation at the Equestrian Center. The responding officer on scene found that the alarm was activated by a horse who knocked the e-phone off its hook. The alarm system was reset.

December 31 — Police responded to an intruder alarm activation at the Health Center; the alarm was accidentally set off by maintenance personnel. The alarm was reset.

December 31 — Police conducted a traffic stop at West Lake Commuter Lot for a moving violation and the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Drugs were found in the vehicle and the person had an active warrant from Butler County. The person was taken into custody and returned to university police station where Butler County sheriffs took them into custody. Michaela Torrence, 22, was cited with a drug violation.

January 4 — University police received information about a white male wearing ripped jeans and a shirt with a “Get Got” logo seen attempting to enter the Pine Glenn apartments for an unknown reason. Police reviewed surveillance video, and no one matching the description was viewed on campus.

January 9 — Slippery Rock PD requested backup for a possible break-in at a borough residence on Cross Street. University police arrived on scene, cleared the residence and found no one inside. Upon investigation, it appeared that a postal worker was delivering mail. No further police action was taken.

January 10 — Slippery Rock PD arrived at university police station to use the Datamaster for a possible DUI.

January 10 — Police received a fire alarm activation at Boozel Dining Hall. Safety checked the area to determine the cause. No further police action was taken.

January 12 — An individual arrived at university police station to file a fraud report that occurred in November. The report was filed and the case is under investigation.

January 12 — Police received a door alarm at the Harrisville building. Officers checked the building and found no one inside, but they found that one door was not closed all the way.

January 12 — Police checked on an accident on Grove City Road per PSP request. A car hit a tree  across the road. No injuries were reported.

January 12 — PSP requested assistance for an intruder alarm at a residence on Arbor Trail. Police checked the house, found no one inside and concluded that the wind may have blown the door open. Both units cleared the residence.

January 13 — Police received a fire alarm activation at the Equestrian Center. Safety was notified. The alarm was activated by a technician working on the system.

January 14 — Police received a call from AVI catering service at Weisenfluh Dining Hall of a side door alarm that was activated by the nurses for an event that they couldn’t deactivate it themselves. The door was closed and the alarm was reset.

January 14 — Slippery Rock PD requested assistance at a traffic stop on West Cooper Street for a possible DUI. University police arrived and helped with suspects until Pry’s Towing arrived on scene. Slippery Rock PD arrived at university police station to use the Datamaster. No further action was taken by university police.

January 15 — Police received an intruder alarm activation at the ski lodge. An officer arrived on scene and found that the alarm was accidentally set of by ARC personnel, and the alarm was reset.

January 15 — Police received a fire alarm activation, but cleaning staff called dispatch and stated that a cloud of dust from a vacuum set off the alarm. Safety arrived on scene and reset the alarm system panel.

January 15 — University police assisted with a motor vehicle accident on Harmony Road until PSP arrived on scene and took over the investigation. No further action was taken by university police.

January 15 — Police received a fire alarm activation at ROCK Apartments. The alarm was set off by burnt food and was reset.

January 16 — Slippery Rock PD requested assistance with an open door at Slippery Rock Park. Officers checked the area with negative results, and the door was secured.

January 16 —An individual arrived at university police station stating that they were assaulted at the University Village apartment complex. PSP was notified, arrived at SRUPD and took over the investigation.

January 16 —Police received an intruder alarm activation at the ski lodge. The alarm was set off by the locksmith working on the system. No further action was taken by police.

January 16 — Police received a fire alarm activation at Boozel Dining Hall. The alarm went off for a period of time. Safety was notified. No further police action was taken.

January 16 — Police received a call about a motor vehicle accident on Kiester Road. When officers arrived, PSP was on location and investigating. University police assisted with traffic control.

January 16 — Police received a call from the Residence Life Director reporting that an individual in Building F needed medical attention. EMS arrived on location and transported the person to Butler Memorial Hospital.

January 16 —University police assisted Slippery Rock PD with an individual from George Junior that had walked away from an event at Saints Lutheran Church on Lab Drive. The person was taken into custody without incident.

January 18 — Slippery Rock PD arrived at university police station to use the Datamaster for a possible DUI.

January 18 — Police received a call from PSP requesting university police to check and see if a vehicle was parked in the Pine Glenn parking lot. University police located the vehicle, advised PSP and notified Pry’s Towing to have the vehicle towed to their barracks.

January 19 — Maintenance called to report that several road signs along Kiester Road were damaged. The case is under investigation.

January 19 — Police received a call from a CA at Building F to report a possible alcohol violation in a dorm room. Police made contact with the residents, and alcohol was found. Jordan Baldyga, 20, Aimee Campbell, 19, and Hadrien Vermeire, 20, were cited with an alcohol violation.

January 20 — Police received a call about an individual in Building E who was having a seizure. Police and EMS arrived on scene, and the person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

January 21 — Police received a fire alarm activation at Spotts World Culture Building. Safety was notified and responded and all was okay. No further police action was taken.

January 21 — Police received a call from the security company about an alarm at the ATM machine in Weisenfluh Dining Hall. The dispatcher observed an individual was serving the machine. No police action was taken.

January 21 — Police received a fire alarm activation at ROCK Apartments. The responding officer found that it was set off by burnt food and the alarm system panel was reset.

January 21 — Police received a call from a CA at Building F reporting an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. The responding officer made contact and found no paraphernalia. The incident was unfounded and no further police action was taken.

January 22 — An individual arrived at university police station to file a theft report. The person stated that while they were training at Morrow Field House, unknown person(s) took their wallet from their PT pants. The case is under investigation.

January 22 — University police assisted Slippery Rock PD with a motor vehicle accident on Kiester Road. The only action taken by university police was traffic control. Pry’s Towing arrived on scene and towed both vehicles.

January 22 — An individual arrived at university police station to file a theft report. The person stated that on January 21 at around 6 p.m., they had their wallet sitting on a bench in a backpack near the basketball courts. The person realized their wallet was missing once they returned to their apartment. The case is under investigation.

January 22 — Police responded to a vehicle parked in West Lake Commuter Lot that somehow drifted back into another vehicle. Information was obtained and passed on to all parties. No further police action was taken.

January 23 — Butler Control called police and stated that an ambulance was dispatched to Morrow Field House for an individual who may have suffered a dislocated shoulder. University police and EMS arrived on scene and the person was dispatched to Grove City Medical Center.

January 23 — University police responded for a fire alarm activation at Building D. The alarm was set off by a person using a hair straightener. Police were unable to reset the alarm panel at dispatch.

January 23 — An individual called dispatch and stated that, while walking with friends, they observed a person acting in an erratic manner, jumping around inside of a vehicle then exiting and hitting other cars nearby. The caller also stated they smelled an odor of marijuana around the person and vehicle. Officers arrived on scene, and the person was inside another vehicle. Officers made contact, and drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered inside both vehicles. Charges pending.

January 23 — Police received a call from a CA at Rhoades Hall to report an alcohol violation in a dorm room. The responding officer found alcohol and drug paraphernalia. Charges pending.

January 24 — Police received a call from an individual stating that they heard gun shots coming from a wooded area by Harmony Road. An officer in the area conducted a check at the time of the call and the officer stated they did not hear any gun shots. No further police action was taken.

Allison is a senior converged journalism major entering her first year on The Rocket staff as News Editor. She previously wrote for College Dress Relief’s student-run blog and for CDR’s column in the Campus Life section. She spends her free time binge-watching New Girl and Friends. After college, she hopes to someday become an editorial writer for a fashion publication or work for a publishing house.

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