Police blotter 10/4/2023

Published by Zac Gibson, Date: October 5, 2023
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September 29 – Police responded to a report of a disturbance in North Hall’s hallway of individuals arguing. Police arrived and spoke to several individuals who were involved, and the case was referred to Student Standards.

September 29 – Police responded to a vehicle accident in the West Lake Commuter Lot. The caller stated that while they were backing out, they accidentally struck the vehicle next to them. Both operators exchanged the required information, and no injuries were reported.

September 29 – Police received a call from an individual stating that while they parked their vehicle in the Swope Commuter parking lot, it was damaged on the driver’s side rear of the vehicle. Upon the officer’s investigation, it was determined that the damage did not occur on campus.

September 29 – Police responded to a vehicle accident in the Union Commuter lot. The caller stated that while they were backing out, they accidentally struck the vehicle next to them. Both operators exchanged the required information, and no injuries were reported.

September 29 – Police received a call from Butler Control requesting university police assist SR Fire Department with a disabled vehicle on North Main Street. Police arrived a conducted traffic control until the vehicle was removed from the roadway.

September 29 – An individual came to the station to file a harassment report in Building B. The person stated that their ex-boyfriend had been calling and leaving threatening text messages. The case is under investigation.

September 29 – Police received a call from a Building B CA for an alcohol violation. Police arrived and spoke to the residence and no alcohol was discovered. The case is unfounded.

September 30 – Police received an elevator E-phone activation at Building B. The dispatcher was able to determine that an individual had accidentally pushed the call button.

September 30 – Police are investigating damage to the Watson Hall elevator door. It appears that an unknown actor while inside struck the door preventing it from opening/closing fully. Maintenance was notified.

September 30 – Police received a call from athletic staff of a vehicle parked in Lower Stadium B lot with its lights on. The officer arrived and found two individuals asleep inside, and charges of underage drinking are pending.

September 30 – Police were called for a person speaking publicly in a non-approved area for speech near Smith Student Center. The person was told to move to the designated area. They complied.

September 30 – Police received a call for a vehicle that hit another vehicle in West Lake lot. Responding officers found the vehicle and the driver, the person was cited for damages to an unattended vehicle.

October 1 – Police are investigating property damage while on patrol on North Road. The case is under investigation. Anthony Moreno, 19, was cited with disorderly conduct

October 1 – Police received a fire alarm activation. The cause was burnt food. The panel was reset.

October 1 – Police were called to check on a person in Building F. The person was fine.

October 1 – Police kept receiving an “emergency” message when answering the phone from a university number. IT was notified and said the number does not call out. Police will follow up with IT.

October 2 – Police on patrol observed an individual who backed into another vehicle while parking in a West Lake parking space. The owner was notified and met with the officer, and both parties exchanged the required information.

October 2 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation. The responding officer determined that individuals burning a candle were the cause of the activation. The alarm panel was reset.

October 3 – Police are investigating a report of damage to the handicapped door activation button on the East entrance of the Smith Student Center.

October 3 – Police responded to a hit and run that just occurred while the individual was in their vehicle at West Lake Parking Lot. The officer arrived and the driver stated that an unknown person backed into the vehicle and just left the area without speaking to them. The case is under investigation.

October 3 – Police received a call of a groundhog in the grassy area next to the Aebersold Recreation Center. The caller stated that it was acting unusual. Maintenance arrived and set up a box trap in the area.

October 3 – Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident in the Smith Commuter Lot. They had backed into the other and there was no damage to either vehicle. All required information was exchanged.

October 4 – Police received a call from a concerned individual requesting police to conduct a welfare check on a person who may need medical attention. The officer spoke to the individual, and all was to be ok.

October 4 – Police are investigating a report of damage to the Building A elevator on the third floor. An unknown person(s) cracked the call button.

October 4 – While on patrol, an individual approached the officer and stated that they witnessed a vehicle strike another vehicle while they were in the Union Commuter parking lot. The case is under investigation.

October 4 – Police received an E-phone activation. The dispatcher observed multiple people entering Building B. The officer arrived and a check of the area was conducted, and all appeared to be okay.

October 4 – Police received a fire alarm activation in North Hall and Safety was notified and responded to the alarm. It was determined that a blow dryer and hair product were the cause of the activation, and the system panel was reset.

October 4 – Police received a call from an individual stating that they were being harassed by an individual through the Yik Yak social media platform. The case is under investigation.

October 4 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation in the Rock Apartments. The responding officer determined that burnt food was the cause of the activation. The fire alarm panel was reset.

October 4 – Dispatch received a call from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital requesting emergency contact information for an individual who was involved in a motorcycle accident. Contact information was obtained for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

October 4 – Police responded for a possible domestic case in Building F. The responding officers arrived and spoke to both parties. All was ok. Individuals were wrestling with each other, and no further police action was taken.

October 4 – Police received a call from a concerned parent that their child in Watson Hall needed medical treatment. The officers arrived and spoke to the individual. EMS was requested, and the person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

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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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