Police Blotter: Aug. 23 – Sept. 12, 2011


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8/23 – Accident – A visitor at the University came in and reported backing into a parked vehicle on campus. The owner of the other vehicle was notified and both parties information was taken for insurance purposes.

8/23 – Medical Emergency – Resident Life called and advised that a student in Marshall Hall was having an allergic reaction to medication she was taking and was advised by her physician to go to the hospital. Valley Ambulance was contacted and transported to Sewickley Hospital for treatment.

8/25 – Welfare Check – Residence Life advised of a student acting unusual in Adams Hall. After speaking with the student, it appeared that he was overwhelmed with all the activity that day and was advised to speak with Randon Willard if he continues to have any further problems.

8/26 – Property Damage – A maintenance employee advised that a cart from an outside company damaged the vehicle they were driving. The company’s insurance information was taken, a report was written and pictures were taken of the damage.

8/26 – Medical Emergency – The school nurse called and reported a student was in her office not feeling well and needed to go to a hospital. Valley Ambulance was contacted and transported the student to Sewickley Hospital for treatment.

8/27 – Underage Drinking – Residence Life reported an intoxicated student in Adams Hall. Officers responded and spoke with the student who admitted to consuming alcohol that evening. The student was issued a citation for underage drinking and will be sent through Judicial Affairs.

8/27 – Welfare Check – A concerned parent wanted someone to check on his or her child who was having trouble dealing with being away from home. Officers and Residence Life spoke with the student who calmed down and was advised to contact either department in the future if they needed to.

8/27 – Medical Emergency – Residence Life called and advised that a wasp or hornet in Washington Hall stung a student. The student advised she had never been stung before, and Valley Ambulance was contacted to check her out. The student refused to be transported by Valley Ambulance.

8/27 – Medical Emergency – A parent called and advised that their son was complaining of pain from a recent surgery. The parent ended up coming to campus with a prescription from his doctor for the pain.

8/27 – Student Conduct – Residence Life advised of alcohol present in a room at the Holiday Inn. Officers responded and found several students underage and of age in the room. None of the alcohol was opened, and the students were advised that they would be dealt with through Judicial Affairs for this incident.

8/28 – Assist Another Agency – Moon Township Police requested assistance at an off campus location that was rented by members of the RMU football team. Officers assisted, and Moon Police Department issued several citations.

8/28 – Medical Emergency – Valley Ambulance was contacted for a student possibly having a seizure at the volleyball courts. Valley Ambulance transported the student to Sewickley Hospital for further treatment.

8/28 – Departmental Information – This department received information that unknown actors were planning on going to the ISC to assault a player on the Arctic Foxes team. Officers responded and stood by while the team played, and then escorted them out of the building without incident.

8/28 – Trouble Alarm – This department received a trouble alarm from Guardian for the Jefferson Center.  Officers responded and checked the building with negative results. The officers reset the alarm panel and maintenance was notified.

8/29 – Departmental Information – A resident of the Amherst Neighborhood reported that a firework from campus hit one of his guests in the chest and embers got in his ear. A report was taken of the incident and a piece of the firework was brought to the station by the complainant.

8/29 – Welfare Check – A resident student called and advised that he needed to speak with someone because he was feeling depressed and home sick. Officers responded while waiting for Counselor Randon Willard to arrive. Counselor Willard arrived and officers cleared.

8/29 – Disturbance – Residence Life requested officers respond to the patio between Hamilton and Hancock for a large group of students and loud inappropriate music. Upon officers, arrival the RA’s had already broke up the situation and had the music turned down.

8/29 – Departmental Information – This department took into possession bow staffs that a resident had in Gallatin Hall. The property will be kept at the Police Station until the owner can take them off campus.

8/29 – Property Damage – Maintenance advised that while working on an AC unit in Gallatin Hall, they damaged a chair belonging to the resident of the room. A report was issued for the damaged chair.

8/30 – Medical Emergency – A resident student in Ross Hall reported having back pain and leg spasms. Valley Ambulance was contacted and transported the patient to Presby Hospital for further treatment.

8/30 – Theft – A commuter student reported that his/her parking pass was stolen out of their vehicle in the CFL # 1 lot. A report was issued, and officers were advised to keep an eye out for the permit on their patrols.

8/30 – Theft – A student reported his/her wallet being taken out of a locker in the Jefferson Center. A report was taken, and the cameras will be reviewed in an attempt to locate a suspect or suspects.

8/30 – Theft – A commuter student reported that his/her parking pass was stolen out of their vehicle in the Lower John Jay lot.  A report was issued and officers were advised to keep an eye out for the permit on their patrols.

8/30 – Accident – This department was notified of a minor accident by the Joe Walton Circle. Both parties information was exchanged, pictures were taken of the damage, and a report was issued for insurance purposes.

8/31 – Trespass Warning – A trespass warning was issued to a former employee of the University.

9/1 – Disturbance – Residence Life called about a noise disturbance in Adams Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, the room was vacant, and officers cleared the call.

9/1 – Trouble Alarm – Diebold reported an alarm activated on the ATM in the Nicholson Student Center. Officers checked the alarm and the ATM read out of service. Diebold was called back and advised of this department’s findings.

9/3 – Medical Emergency – During the RMU football game, there were several people who suffered heat exhaustion and were treated by Valley Ambulance. Two of the patients were transported to Sewickley Hospital for further treatment.

9/3 – Medical Emergency – A female student was suffering from heat exhaustion and was transported to Sewickley Hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

9/3 – Trouble Alarms – This department received several trouble alarms from Hamilton Hall. Upon officer’s arrival, the panel would not reset, and maintenance was notified.  The officer checked the building with negative results.

9/3 – Medical Emergency – During the OLSH football game at Joe Walton Stadium, one of the players suffered a seizure and was transported to Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

9/4 – Fire Alarm – Guardian advised of a fire alarm activated in Concord Hall. The cause for the alarm was the residents’ cooking. Officers reset the alarm panel and cleared the call.

9/5 – Trouble Alarm – Guardian advised of a trouble alarm activated in Hamilton Hall. Officers arrived and found everything to be normal in the building. The alarm panel was silenced and maintenance was notified.

9/5 – Fire Alarm – Guardian advised of a fire alarm activated in Madison Hall. Upon officer’s arrival, the panel read pull station activated; all floors were checked with negative results. The panel was reset, and maintenance was notified.

9/5 – Fire Alarm – Guardian advised of a fire alarm activated in Concord Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that the cause for the alarm was the residents’ cooking. Officers reset the alarm panel and cleared the call.

9/5 to 9/6 – Suspicious Incident – A student staying at the Holiday Inn reported receiving harassing text messages. A report was issued, and this incident is under investigation at this time.

9/6 – Fire Alarm – Guardian advised of a fire alarm activated in Concord Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined the cause of the alarm was the residents’ cooking. Officers reset the alarm panel and cleared the call.

9/6 – Burglar Alarm – Guardian reported a burglar alarm in the Colonial Village Alumni House. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that an EST employee set off the alarm. Officers cleared the call.

9/6 – Smell of Marijuana – Residence Life reported a smell of marijuana in Adams Hall. Officers arrived and were unable to detect any odor of marijuana in the building. Officers cleared the call.

9/7 – Fire Alarm – Guardian reported a fire alarm activated in Adams Hall. Maintenance was on scene and working on the smoke detector, which was faulty. Officers cleared and reset the alarm panel.

9/7 – Departmental Information – Residence Life requested an officer be present to assist in removing a non-student from Adams Hall. Officers assisted without incident and advised the non-student he is not permitted to stay without being registered.

5/1 to 9/7 – Lost Property – An employee for RMU reported losing a set of keys to a storage unit at the ISC. The employee believes they were thrown away accidentally. A report was issued and forwarded to the university locksmith.

9/7 – Disorderly Conduct – While in the Student Center parking lot, an officer observed a male inside a vehicle duck down in his seat while smoking a pipe. The officer approached the vehicle and could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the car. The occupant was identified and handed over the pipe and marijuana he had in his possession and was cited for Disorderly Conduct, as well as being sent through the university’s judicial office.

9/7 – Student Conduct – This department was advised by residence life of a possible domestic situation in Adams Hall. While speaking with the victim, they requested not to pursue the matter and signed a stop investigation form.

9/8 – Fire Alarm – Guardian reported a fire alarm activated in Concord Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that the cause for the alarm was the residents’ cooking.  Officers reset the alarm panel.

9/9 – Underage Drinking – A student was removed from the dance at John Jay Center for drinking underage. The student was brought back to Barry Center processed and cited for Underage Drinking.

9/9 – Public Drunkenness – This department was advised of a male student staggering out of Romo’s and walking towards Barry Center. Officers found the male lying face down on the lawn to the Student Center.  The student was identified, cited for Public Drunkenness and transported to Coraopolis PD for lodging.

9/10 – Fire Alarm – Guardian reported a fire alarm activated in Concord Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that nothing was the cause of the alarm that it had gone off by itself. Maintenance was notified and the officers reset the alarm panel.

9/10 – Medical Emergency – This department was advised by Residence Life of a female student who blew her knee out while playing soccer at the NAC complex. Valley Ambulance transported the student to Sewickley Hospital for further treatment.

9/12 – Fire Alarm – Guardian advised of a fire alarm activated in Lexington Hall. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that the cause for the alarm was the residents’ cooking.  Officers reset the alarm panel.

9/12 – Trouble Alarm – Students in the Benjamin Rush Center called and advised there is an alarm going off in one of the classrooms. Officers arrived and found a rear exterior door the classroom not latched properly, causing the alarm. The door was secured and the alarm silenced.

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