3/5/2020 Blotter

Published by Nina Cipriani, Date: March 16, 2020
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February 27 – Police received a call from an individual stating that while they were backing out of a parking space in the McKay Commuter Parking Lot, they hit another parked vehicle. Officer contacted parked vehicle operator. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage but were drivable. No injuries were reported, and operators of both vehicles exchanged information. No further police action was taken.

February 27 – Police received a call from an individual stating that a vehicle was stuck on Rock Pride Drive and that they helped the operator get onto the roadway. The driver then backed into a parked vehicle and left campus. While the officer was at the scene, the driver that struck the vehicle reported to the university police station with their parent. All information was exchanged, and no further police action was taken.

February 28 – Police were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Kiester Road. No injuries were reported, and both vehicles were drivable. Both operators exchanged information, and no further police action was taken.

February 28 – Police received a fire alarm activation in the Boozel Dining Hall. Building was evacuated. The cause of the alarm was smoke that got up into ducts. Alarm was reset and the building was reopened.

February 28 – Police received a call from an individual that had passed out and needed medial treatment in Building F. Officer transported the person to the Health Center.

February 28 – Police received a report of a possible alcohol violation by the CA in Building F. Responding officer contacted residents. Alcohol was found, and the case was referred to Student Standards.

February 29 – Officer on patrol observed an individual urinating in the Lower Stadium B Parking Lot, and person appeared to be intoxicated. Person was cited for underage consumption of alcohol.

February 29 – Police received a call from a nurse in the Health Center stating that they received a call from an individual in Watson Hall that was having difficulty breathing. Person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

February 29 – The Health Center nurse called police stating that an individual needed medical treatment in Building E. Officer transported person to the Health Center.

February 29 – PSP requested university police to assist security of the Heights apartment complex with an open door. Officer spoke to residents and they said the wind blew the door in. All was OK. No further police action was taken.

February 29 – PSP requested university police to check on a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the Dunkin’ parking lot. Officer contacted person who stated that they were intoxicated and were just resting in the lot. PSP took over the investigation. No further university police action was taken.

February 29 – Police responded for an individual in the University Union that needed medical attention. Person was having shortness of breath and was believed to be having an allergic reaction. Person refused medical treatment. No further police action was taken.

February 29 – Police received a call from the CA in Watson Hall about an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. Contact was made with residents, and marijuana and paraphernalia was found. Revelinio Tholel, 20, was cited with disorderly conduct.

March 1 – Officer on patrol checked on a vehicle that was running in the Union Commuter Parking Lot. Operator was driving under the influence (DUI), and the passengers were also intoxicated. Nathaniel Keskula, 19 and a juvenile, 17 were cited with alcohol violations. Zacary Hesselgesser, 18 was cited with a DUI.

March 1 – Police checked on vehicle parked in the Union Commuter Parking Lot. Person appeared to be driving under the influence (DUI). Marcus Ryan, 19, was cited with a DUI.

March 1 – Police responded for an intruder alarm activation in the Ski Lodge. Person did not enter the correct security code for the system. Alarm system was reset.

March 1 – Person came to the police station to file a report that their roommate damaged some of their property in Building F. Case is still under investigation.

March 4 – While officer was booting a vehicle, the owner of the vehicle came out and started screaming obscenities at the officer. Officer advised person to go to the police station to speak to the Chief of Police. Person screamed obscenities at the station. Sydney Benes, 19, was cited with disorderly conduct.

March 4 – Police conducted a traffic stop on Kiester Road, and person was taken into custody for possible DUI. Charges are pending upon blood test results.

March 4 – Police received a call from Butler Control that an ambulance was being dispatched for an individual that passed out in Building B. Person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

March 4 – Police received a call from the CA in Building F about an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. The caller said the residents were being very disrespectful towards them. Residents had left the building prior to the officer’s arrival. Incident was referred to Student Standards.

March 5 – The CA in Building F called police and advised them that residents from the prior drug call had returned to their room. Roommate stated that the individual came into the room and retrieved a bag and stated to roommate that they weren’t coming back tonight. Incident was referred to Student Standards.

March 5 – Dispatch received a call from Ephone that a white male in a black dress was carrying a gun in the Quad. Officer said no one was in the area. University police and Slippery Rock PD checked the area on campus and spoke with several people that were walking around there, and no one said they saw anyone fitting the caller’s description.

March 5 – Police received a fire alarm activation in Building D. Alarm was set off by steam from a person taking a shower. Alarm was reset.

March 5 –  Police dispatch received a call stating that a person wearing a black North Face jacket had a gun. University police responded while dispatch notified PSP. Dispatch received another call stating the male was sitting at the 300 building. Individual was searched and no weapon was found. Person let police check their cell phone number, and the person was not the one making the calls. Dispatch notified PSP, and they advised university police that this week was “prank the police phone call week.” No further police action was taken.

March 5 – Police received a call from the CA in Building D stating there was an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. Police contacted residents  and a small amount was found. Incident was referred to Student Standards.

Nina is a freshman majoring in communications: converged journalism. She has always wanted to be a journalist. In the beginning, around elementary school, she wanted to become an author and write a New York Times Bestseller. But since then, she has taken many English and journalism classes, and so her views of becoming that bestselling author altered dramatically. During high school, she was on the school newspaper staff freshman year to senior year. She also was the Editor In Chief of her high school newspaper during her senior year. As for her goals currently, she aspires to become a journalist for The New York Times. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and watching Netflix, but specifically Friends. She is thrilled to be The Rocket’s assistant news editor, and she can’t wait to see what SRU has in store for her in the future.

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Nina Cipriani
Nina is a freshman majoring in communications: converged journalism. She has always wanted to be a journalist. In the beginning, around elementary school, she wanted to become an author and write a New York Times Bestseller. But since then, she has taken many English and journalism classes, and so her views of becoming that bestselling author altered dramatically. During high school, she was on the school newspaper staff freshman year to senior year. She also was the Editor In Chief of her high school newspaper during her senior year. As for her goals currently, she aspires to become a journalist for The New York Times. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and watching Netflix, but specifically Friends. She is thrilled to be The Rocket’s assistant news editor, and she can’t wait to see what SRU has in store for her in the future.

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