Police blotter 3/29/24

Published by Hayden Schultz, Date: April 1, 2024
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CONTENT WARNING: This edition of the blotter contains a mention of a domestic incident. Please use discretion when proceeding.

March 21 ­– Butler 911 contacted University Police stating Pa. State Police (PSP) received a stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was stolen at Centreville Pike on March 20 at 9:00 p.m.

March 21 – University Police received a call about a vehicle accident involving university-owned vehicles at Smith Loading Dock. The responding officer reported the individual said they did not see the other vehicle while backing up. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were drivable.

March 21 – While University Police were traveling on Morrow Way, an individual backed out of a parking spot and struck the patrol unit. A traffic citation was filed. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were drivable.

March 21 – University Police received a call about damage to an AV closet door in Spotts World Culture Building. The incident is under investigation.

March 21 – University Police received a phone call about a possible PFA violation via cell phone. The incident is under investigation.

March 22 – University Police received a call from residence life in Building A stating that they heard bottles banging together in a student’s bag while the student was entering the building. It was determined that the bag contained alcoholic beverages, and the student was issued a non-traffic citation.

March 22 – University Police received a call requesting an ambulance to be dispatched for a person who passed out and was unconscious at Patterson Hall. EMS and University Police arrived and the person was transported to Grove City Medical Center.

March 22 – University Police received an E-phone activation from an individual who thought they were stuck inside an elevator in Building D. Someone from the outside pushed the button and the door opened. Maintenance was notified and the elevator was put out of service until further notice.

March 22 – University Police received an additional E-phone activation from Building D from an individual who stated they were stuck inside of an elevator. The individual called their friend to come and press the outside button to open the door. The individual inside the elevator was able to get out.

March 22 – An elevator E-phone in Building B alerted University Police numerous times. The dispatcher determined a group of individuals were being disorderly and wrestling in the elevator, continuously pressing the emergency call button. Police were able to identify all individuals. Charges are pending.

March 22 – University Police received a call from an individual reporting an electrical fire in the University Union construction site and told the dispatcher it was not arcing anymore. University Police arrived and met with the individual, who showed the officers where it occurred. The officer observed wire on the ground, and maintenance advised that the breaker probably tripped and was now safe.

March 23 – University Police received a call for an individual who had dogs inside the Mihalik-Thompson Stadium and was refusing to leave. Police arrived and spoke with the individual, who left without incident.

March 23 – University Police received a call for a person possibly having low blood sugar levels in Watson Hall. Police arrived and dispatched EMS. The person refused to be taken to the hospital.

March 23 – University Police received a call for a person who fell and hit their head at Morrow Field House. An ambulance was dispatched and the person was taken to the hospital.

March 24 – University Police received a call for possible alcohol violation in Building E. Police arrived and found alcohol. Charges were filed to the occupants.

March 24 – An individual called University Police and requested “to retrieve items from a room in which the person took.” University Police arrived and were able to retrieve their items in Building B.

March 24 – A fire alarm in Rhoads Hall alerted University Police. University Police arrived and the building was evacuated. Officers determined it was a belt on a washing machine.

March 25 – University Police received a call from an individual in Watson Hall stating they were dizzy with blood sugar related problems and requested medical attention. EMS and police arrived, and the individual was transported to Grove City Hospital.

March 25 – University Police responded to an intruder alarm activation at Old Main. The responding officer arrived and was met by a staff member who entered the wrong deactivation code.

March 25 – University Police received a harassment complaint that occurred on March 23, 2024, while the complainant attended an event on campus. The case is currently under investigation.

March 25 – University Police received a call from the Health Center advising them that an individual was struck by a motor vehicle. The officer arrived and spoke to the person who stated while they were crossing Campus Drive at Morrow Way, they were struck by a car which kept driving. EMS arrived, and the individual was transported to Grove City Hospital. The investigating officer determined the driver’s identity. Traffic citations are pending.

March 25 – University Police received a call from Butler Control advising them that they dispatched an ambulance for an individual in Patterson who was about to have a seizure. University Police and EMS arrived, and the person was transported to Grove City Hospital.

March 25 –  PSP were assisted by University Police with traffic control following a motor vehicle accident on Branchton Road. They remained on scene until PSP arrived and took over the investigation.

March 25 – University Police received a call from the Counseling Center requesting an ambulance for an individual needing medical treatment. An ambulance was dispatched and the person was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital.

March 25 – Cranberry Twp. Police called University Police requesting information on an individual who was involved in a hit-and-run. The person’s information was passed on to the investigating officer.

March 26 – Slippery Rock Police (SRPD) requested assistance with a verbal domestic incident in progress on Grove City Road. University Police arrived and spoke to one of the individuals while the borough officer spoke to the other. University Police took no further action.

March 27 – University Police responded to an individual in Bailey Library who was having a seizure. When the officers arrived, the individual had two more seizures. EMS arrived and transported the person to Grove City Hospital.

March 27 – University Police Dispatch received a call from Butler County 911 stating they received a hang-up call in Building F and requested University Police respond. The officer arrived and spoke to the desk attendant, who stated nobody there made a phone call. Dispatch called IATS with the extension number and the room was the custodian’s closet. Police checked the room and nobody was present.

March 27 – University Police received a call from an individual reporting an unknown person(s) stole their water bottle on the first floor of Bailey Library. The case is currently under investigation.

March 27 – University Police received a call about an individual stuck in the elevator in Carruth Rizza Hall and dispatched maintenance. University Police arrived and got the person out of the elevator and notified maintenance again.

March 28 – University Police received a call about an individual needing medical treatment in the Equestrian Center. EMS and University Police arrived, and the person was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital.

March 28 – University Police received a call from a parent who could not contact their child and requested a welfare check. The welfare check was performed in Building A and the officer spoke to the individual. No further action was taken.

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