February 4 – University police responded to a fire alarm at Building E. The alarm system could not be silenced by officers. Safety was notified and no further police action was taken.

February 6 – Police responded to the ROCK Apartments for a fire alarm that was activated by burnt chicken. The alarm system was reset.

February 6 – Pennsylvania State Police utilized the Datamaster at the university police station for a possible DUI.

February 8 – University police responded to a vehicle that struck a fence at the East Lake Lot near the baseball stadium. No damage to the fence was reported and only minor damage was done to the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Police notified maintenance.


February 5 – Slippery Rock Borough police charged Massi Rodkey, 20, with one summary count of retail theft. According to SRPD Chief Terry Fedokovitz, Rodkey had allegedly stolen vape pods from the Kwik Fill gas station while employed there. No court date has been set.

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Joe is a senior communication major with concentrations in converged journalism and digital media production. This is his second year with The Rocket and first as the news editor. With a penchant for asking tough questions, his byline can be found on more than 100 articles for The Rocket including many breaking news and investigative pieces. During the hours he’s not wearing the hat of student journalist, he spends his time as a husband, father and dog owner in Slippery Rock.


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