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Public Safety Briefs

By Jessica Lewis, News Editor

The mail center received a suspicious letter addressed to the President of The University on Oct. 20. Public Safety retrieved the letter and no further action was taken.

Drug paraphernalia was confiscated from a room in Alliance Hall on Oct. 20 during Health and Safety Inspections on Oct. 20. The paraphernalia was confiscated and the resident of the room was given an appearance summons.

The RSR in the Colonial Square East Booth reported to Public Safety on Oct. 20 that a student that she knew swiped into the booth and another student piggybacked in with the student. The RSR called Public Safety, and the students were given appearance summons.

A student reported to Public Safety that on Oct. 21, while walking on Webster Avenue, a black male in his 30s wearing all black approached her and said that he was drawn to her and that he was part of a secret society; he then touched her hand. The student called a friend to come pick her up. The incident was reported to the police, and the man was located and appeared to be mentally unstable.

Two students were found in Weed Hall, which was locked at the time, by a PSO on patrol on Oct 22. The officer checked the door, and it was locked. The students had pulled the door open, gaining entry. One of the students had a midterm exam belonging to another student, and the other student had a key belonging to a room in the building. Both of the items were confiscated and the students were given appearance summonses.

On Oct. 22, a tow truck driver found a student using a handicapped-parking permit from another state. The driver interviewed the student and discovered that it did not belong to her. The permit was confiscated, and the student was given an appearance summons.

While conducting rounds in the Amsterdam House on Oct. 22, the RA heard loud noises and smelled marijuana. Public Safety responded and gave the residents of the room an appearance summons.

The RSR in Vander Poel Hall reported that on Oct. 23, three males, two students and a non-student entered the building and one of them was pushed into a window causing it to break. The two students were given appearance summonses and the non-student was banned from campus.

On Oct. 23, a non-student reported to Public Safety that while in the Hofstra University Swim Center men's room, he dropped around $300 in cash. When he returned a few hours to look for it, it was gone.

A student reported to Public Safety on Oct. 23 that the license plate on her car was missing. The last time she had seen it was around 3 p.m. on Oct. 22; a police report was made.

On Oct. 24, a student reported that while arguing with his girlfriend after returning to campus, an intoxicated male approached him, lectured him, punched him and knocked him to the ground then walked away.

A Student reported to Public Safety on Oct. 26, that he has been unable to use the services in the Student Center game room because several non-students were using them.

On Oct. 26, an anonymous caller reported to Public Safety that a male dressed in black sweats and barefoot was carrying a knife leaving the Gallon Wing. Public Safety located the person, who was a student in a production and the knife was prop. The student had gone to the men's room and had taken it with him. Public Safety confiscated the knife.

On Oct. 26, a faculty member reported to Public Safety that he received a voicemail from a person who said he is a former student. He left a message claiming to be, ‘The Lamb of God,' and wanted to the professor to go to his wedding.

(Sean M. Gates/The Chronicle)

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