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Public Safety Briefs 03-24-2011

By Shannon Pandaliano, Features Copy Editor

 

On March 16, a Residential Life Administrator reported to Public Safety that while conducting a health and safety inspection in Alliance Hall, she found a bag containing marijuana on the dresser in one of the rooms. The marijuana was confiscated. The two residents were not present but will be issued appearance summonses.

The Hofstra Tow Truck Operator reported to Public Safety on March 16 that he had placed an immobilizer boot on a vehicle that was illegally parked in Breslin Hall. When he went back to check the vehicle, he discovered that the immobilizer boot had been removed, and the vehicle was gone. The boot was not recovered (valued at $600). An investigation was conducted and the registered owner of the vehicle was identified as a male Hofstra student. He was issued an appearance summons for theft and failure to comply.

On March 17, a Hofstra student reported to Public Safety that when she returned to her room after her roommate had moved out, she discovered that bleach had been splashed all over her clothes. The NCPD was notified and a police report was prepared. An investigation is being conducted.

A Hofstra staff member reported to Public Safety on March 17 that on March 16, he left his backpack that contained a laptop, headphones, notebooks and office supplies in a room in Emily Lowe. When he returned the next day, the backpack was missing. A search was conducted for the person(s) responsible for taking the backpack, which proved negative. Police assistance was declined.

On March 18, an RA in Leiden House reported that the odor of marijuana was emanating from a room. Public Safety responded to the room and found the resident inside. When questioned, the resident admitted to smoking marijuana in the room. There was no marijuana recovered, but the student was issued an appearance summons.

A Hofstra student was apprehended on March 18 for climbing over the fence on Oak Street near parking field 7. He was issued a summons for failure to comply.

A Residential Life staff member reported that while conducting a health and safety inspection in Nassau Hall on March 18, he found a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana. The pipe was confiscated by a PSO and the resident was issued an appearance summons.

Another Residential Life staff member found a toy gun and an air purifier that contained marijuana residue while conducting a health and safety inspection in Nassau Hall on March 18. These items were confiscated by a PSO and the student was issued an appearance summons.

On March 19, two male students reported that at 2 p.m., they placed their cell phones in an unlocked locker in the fitness center while they were working out. When they returned, they discovered their cell phones were missing. A search was conducted for the person(s) responsible, which proved negative. Police assistance was declined.

A Hofstra Alumni reported to Public Safety on March 20 that he placed his belongings in a locker in the fitness center while working out, and when he returned he discovered that $200 was missing from his wallet. Police assistance was declined.

On March 21, a Hofstra student reported to Public Safety that when she returned to her vehicle, which was parked in the vicinity of the baseball field, she discovered that her rear window had been broken and a footprint was just below the shattered window. A search was conducted for the person(s) responsible, but proved negative. NCPD was notified and a complaint report was prepared.

A Hofstra student reported on March 21 that when she returned to her vehicle, which was parked near Colonial Square, she discovered that a backpack that contained her Macbook and wallet were missing from the vehicle. Police assistance was declined.

On March 23, a student reported to Public Safety that when she returned to her car that was parked in the physical education parking lot, she discovered a large dent in the passenger's side rear bumper and fender. NCPD was notified, a police officer responded and prepared a report.

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