August 1 – University police responded to a fire alarm in room 225 of Patterson Hall. There were no signs of smoke or fire. Police received a second alarm shortly after. Area checked again and safety was notified.

August 2 – Police were dispatched to McKay Staff Parking for a running vehicle with its lights on. Patrol contacted the individual and determined all was OK.

August 3 – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) requested the university police to check the area around the water tower for a male threatening suicide. Officer did not locate the individual. PSP contacted dispatch and informed them the individual had been located.

August 3 – An individual arrived at the police station to file a fraud report. The person was referred to PSP due to incident occurring at Heights Apartments.

August 4 – Police responded to an intruder alarm at the Harrisville Building. Officers did not find anything. Alarm system was reset.

August 5 – Officers responded to ROCK Apartments for a fire alarm set off by burnt chicken. Alarm system was reset.

August 6 – Slippery Rock Borough Police requested assistance with a possible DUI at the Sheetz parking lot. Person transported to university police station where Borough Police utilized the Datamaster.

August 6 – University police responded to intruder alarm at the ski lodge. Staff on location did not know why alarm was activated. Alarm system was reset.

August 9 – University police were requested to locate cleaning staff personnel to notify them of a medical emergency at home. Person was located and given the information.

August 10 – While returning from an area check on Harmony Road, a university police officer swerved to miss a deer that ran in front of the vehicle. Officer struck a rock on the side of the road causing damage to the front passenger door. Officer reported no injuries.

August 10 – Police received a complaint regarding a large hornet’s nest behind Rock Apartments. Maintenance was notified.

August 12 – Police received a call about an opossum that was still alive in a rodent trap. Maintenance was notified.

August 13 – Slippery Rock Borough Police requested backup for an intruder call at Stone Crest Apartments. Police cleared the apartment, and no one found inside.

August 13 – University police responded to ROCK Apartments for a fire alarm. Police discovered HVAC personnel accidentally set off alarm. Alarm system was reset.

August 13 – Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources arrived at the university police station to utilize Datamaster for a possible DUI.

August 14 – Food service personnel delivering meals to the station tripped on the temporary steps. The person was asked if they needed medical attention but declined.

August 14 – Police received numerous panic alarm activation at various locations throughout Old Main starting around 9:24 p.m. and continuing into the following morning. Each time, officers found no one in the building and alarm system was reset. Safety was also notified.

August 15 – Police were dispatched to Building A after the CA reported an alarm coming from the callbox at the main entrance. Officer determined an unknown person accidentally hit the call button.

August 16 – Officers arriving at Rock Pride Drive for parking detail discovered that traffic cones had been knocked over and one was thrown into a tree near Watson Hall. Case is under investigation.

August 16 – An officer entering University Union to secure a gate twisted his ankle on the steps at the main entrance. A medical report was taken.

August 17 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Building E. Alarm was set off by burnt food in toaster oven. Alarm system was reset.

August 17 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Watson Hall. Alarm was set off by burnt macaroni and cheese. Alarm system was reset.

August 17 – Slippery Rock Borough Police requested backup on a traffic stop along Grove City Road. University police stood by while Borough police searched the vehicle. No further action was taken.

August 18 – Police responded to an intruder alarm at the Ski Lodge. Officer found no one around or inside the building. Alarm system was reset.

August 19 – Police responded to an intruder alarm at the Ski Lodge. Officer found no one around or inside the building. Alarm system was reset. Alarm was activated twice again approximately an hour later. No one was found around or inside the building. Alarm system was reset.

Joe is a senior communication major with a concentration in converged journalism. This is his first year with The Rocket as assistant news editor. Before joining The Rocket, Joe worked at Butler County Community College’s student newspaper along with a short-lived career as public affairs sergeant (along with many other assignments) with the United States Army. When not covering campus news, Joe spends his weekends with his fiancée and son in Slippery Rock.

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