8/29/19 Blotter

Published by Hannah Shumsky, Date: August 30, 2019
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August 21 – Police received a complaint of approximately 12 books being taken from Vincent Science Center. It’s unknown when the books were taken. The case is under investigation.

August 22 – Police received a fire alarm activation from the Rock Apartments. The cause of the alarm was burnt food.

August 22 – Police received a fire alarm activation from Rhoads Hall. The building was evacuated upon officer’s arrival. The alarm was caused by two individuals using vaporizer pens. The case will be handled through Conflict and Resolution.

August 23 – An individual called police to report that their vehicle was damaged while parked in the parking lot. There is damage to the driver’s side door and mirror. The case is under investigation, and the security camera system will be reviewed.

August 23 – Police received a fire alarm activation from the Rock Apartments. The alarm was caused by burnt hot pockets.

August 23 – Police received a call that one of the cigarette disposal bins that was smoking. Safety responded and put out the fire.

August 23 – Police received a fire alarm activation from the Rock Apartments. The alarm was activated by individuals vaping in the room. The case was referred to Conflict and Resolution.

August 23 – Borough police requested assistance with traffic control on North Main Street for a disabled school bus.

August 23 – Police received a panic alarm activation from North Hall. The alarm was activated by the desk attendant who thought the button was the system to unlock the door.

August 23 – Police received a call of a possible alcohol violation in the Rock Apartments. Responding officers spoke to the individuals and found alcohol. Brian Colbert, 18, and Julia Graybill, 18, were cited with alcohol violations.

August 25 – State police requested assistance on a traffic stop for a suspected vehicle involved in a “shots fired call” at the Grove. No one was injured. One person was taken into custody, and a weapon was seized from the car.

August 25 – Police received a call for a welfare check on a student from Building F who has not been seen. The responding officer determined that the student went home with a parent and would return in the evening.

August 26 – Police responded to a fire alarm activation at the Fowler Building. The alarm was accidentally activated by maintenance doing asbestos removal. The alarm system was reset.

August 26 – Borough police requested back up on a traffic stop. The officer believed that the driver was a wanted person. Upon speaking and identifying the driver, police determined that the person was not the wanted individual. No further action was taken by university police.

August 26 – Dennis Allen, 62, was cited with driving under the influence.

August 26 – Patrick Cooke, 18, was cited with an alcohol violation.

August 27 – Police received a call of a strong natural gas odor in Morrow Field House. Safety was notified and confirmed that the smell was due to contractors working on a unit on the roof.

August 27 – Police received a call of an individual who needed medical attention in Spotts World Culture Building and CPR was in progress. Upon officer arrival, the individual was awake and aware. EMS transported the individual to Butler Memorial Hospital.

August 27 – An individual reported that an unknown person hit her vehicle while parked in McKay Commuter Lot. Upon reviewing security camera footage, police determined the damage did not occur on campus. The individual was referred to file a report with state police.

August 28 – Police were dispatched to Advanced Tech Circle for a possible road rage incident. Neither party involved requested further police action.

August 28 – A nurse from the Health Center called dispatch to request an ambulance for an individual who needed medical attention. EMS transported the person to Butler Memorial Hospital.

August 28 – An individual went to the police station and stated he just witnessed a vehicle back into another vehicle and drove off in West Lake Commuter Lot. The individual was able to obtain the vehicle registration number. The reporting officer contacted the individual, who said they did not want any further police action.

August 28 – An individual went to the police station to report that her vehicle was struck in the East Lake Parking Lot at 10:35 a.m. The individual stated that she contacted the owner of the other vehicle and just wanted police to be aware of the incident.

August 28 – Police conducted a traffic stop at Smith Student Center for a vehicle violation resulting in a possible DUI. Charges are pending until results are returned to police.

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Hannah Shumsky
Hannah is a junior secondary English education major and communication minor entering her second year on The Rocket staff and her first year as editor-in-chief. Previously, she served as assistant news editor and covered Student Government Association affairs and local crime. After graduation, she hopes to teach English, communications and journalism to high school students. Outside of The Rocket, Hannah is also part of WSRU-TV, Sigma Tau Delta, and the Honors College and works as an educator in the Transition Achievement Program.

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