Police blotter 9/28/23

Published by Zac Gibson, Date: October 4, 2023
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CONTENT WARNING: This edition of the police blotter contains mentions of suicidal intent. Please use caution before reading. 

September 22 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Building F. The responding officer determined that burnt food was the cause. The officer reset the fire alarm system.

September 22 – Police responded to a verbal disturbance between two dorm rooms in Building B. Police arrived and spoke to all involved individuals. One non-student was advised to leave campus, and the case is being handled by Residence Life.

September 22 – Police responded to a disturbance by an individual near Bailey Library who approached him and yelled at him about his smell. The officer was unable to locate the individual, and the case is under investigation.

September 22 – Police responded to an E-phone activation near Watson Hall. The responding officer arrived, and no one was in the area.

September 22 – Police responded to a juvenile riding a bicycle who collided with a vehicle that was turning into the main entrance of campus on Keister Road. The juvenile sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital by his father when he responded to the scene. The case is under investigation.

September 22 – Police received a fire alarm activation at Building F. The dispatcher called the CA to check on the fire alarm due to all officers still responding to the prior vehicle/bicycle accident. The CA confirmed that a humidifier accidentally set off the alarm. The alarm system was reset.

September 22 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Watson Hall. The responding officer determined that burnt food was the cause, and the alarm system was reset.

September 23 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in the Rock Apartments. The responding officer determined that burnt food was the cause, and the alarm system was reset.

September 24 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Building E. It was unknown why it went off, and a work order was submitted to have someone look at the detector.

September 24 – Police responded for a person who passed out in Building E. The person was taken to the hospital by EMS.

September 24 – Police received an E-phone alarm in Building D, and it was determined the phone was accidentally hit. The panel was reset.

September 25 – Police responded to an E-phone activation of an individual who fell in front of Building E. Upon the officer’s arrival, the caller stated that the person was okay and did not need medical treatment.

September 25 – County Control phoned dispatch reporting that they received a hang-up call from the desk attendant’s phone located in the lobby of Building A. University Police were able to identify James Russo, 19, who made the call to 911 and told the officer that they were ok. Charges are pending.

September 25 – Police responded to a report of damage to Building D’s elevator that may have occurred on Sept. 7. The case is under investigation.

September 25 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in Watson Hall. The responding officers determined that a hair straightener set off the fire alarm. The fire alarm system was reset.

September 26 – Police responded to a vehicle accident on Morrow Way. No injuries were reported, and all vehicles were drivable. All parties exchanged the required information.

September 26 – Police responded to an individual who was having chest pains in the Advanced Technology Science Building. Police and EMS arrived on the scene, and the individual refused medical treatment. No further action was taken.

September 26 – Police responded to an individual who was not feeling well in Watson Hall. Police and EMS arrived, and the individual was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

September 27 – Police received a fire alarm activation and notified Safety who determined that a spatula got stuck in the dishwasher causing it to melt and set off the fire alarm. Safety reset the alarm system.

September 27 – Police received a fire alarm activation at the Harmony and dispatched Safety. Safety arrived, and it was unknown what set off the fire alarm. The alarm system was reset.

September 27 – Police received an elevator E-phone activation at Rhoads Hall, and it was determined that an individual accidentally pushed the call button.

September 27 – Police received a complaint that an individual was being tracked by an Apple Air Tag near Building F. The case is under investigation.

September 27 – Police and EMS were dispatched to a lift assistance for an individual in Building D. Upon EMS arrival, they assisted the individual into their bed. No further action was taken.

September 27 – Police received a complaint from an individual in Aebersold Recreation Center stating that an individual has been harassing them. The case is under investigation.

September 28 – Police were notified by Butler Control that an ambulance was being dispatched for an individual in Rhoads Hall who was having a severe allergic reaction. EMS and police arrived, and the individual was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

September 28 – Police responded to an individual in the Spotts World Culture Building having trouble breathing. EMS was dispatched, and the person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

September 28 – Police received an E-phone activation near Boozel Dining Hall. The officer was unable to determine the cause of the activation.

September 28 – Police received a complaint that an unknown person(s) stole their motorcycle helmet while they were parked in the West Lake parking lot. The case is under investigation.

September 28 – Police received a call from Butler Control of an individual who was threatening suicide near the Swope Commuter Lot. Officers were able to locate the individual. EMS was dispatched, and the person was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital.

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Zac is a senior majoring in Digital Media Production and Multimedia Journalism, with a strong passion for photojournalism and entertainment media. He began his journey in the field as an intern at The Tribune-Review in Pittsburgh right after high school, where he has since worked as a digital producer and staff writer. Currently, he holds the position of vice president at WSRU-TV and is also a member of the honors college. Zac's goal is to further develop his skills in digital production and journalistic writing by providing comprehensive news coverage.

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