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Public Safety Briefs 4/6/2011

By Shannon Pandaliano, Features Copy Editor

On March 20, a Hofstra student stated that at sometime between 6 and 10:30 p.m., he parked his vehicle in the Gittelson parking lot, and when he returned to his car, he noticed a dent in the passenger's side front quarter panel. Police assistance was declined.

On March 31, Public Safety received a report that there were several males in a vehicle on North campus smoking marijuana. Public Safety responded, stopped the vehicle in front of Hofstra USA and identified the occupants as five male Hofstra students. When questioned, they admitted to smoking in the car and surrendered a marijuana cigarette, which was confiscated. The students were issued appearance summonses.

On March 31 at 7:30 a.m., a plant department staff member reported that a note containing sexual phrases was found attached to the wall in the men's bathroom in Monroe Hall. The note was confiscated and destroyed. An investigation will be conducted.

On March 31, a Public Safety officer while on patrol in Estabrook, smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from inside a room. She keyed in the room and found three Hofstra students. When questioned, they admitted to smoking marijuana inside the room, but there was no marijuana confiscated. They were all issued appearances summonses.

On March 31, a Hofstra student reported that on March 30, at sometime between 12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on March 31, she parked her car in the Bill of Rights parking lot. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered dents on the passenger's side door, bumper and right side of the fender.

On March 31, a Hofstra visitor reported to Public Safety that at sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. she parked her car in the Estabrook Hall parking lot while she was attending an event on campus. When she returned, she discovered that her vehicle was missing. A search of the campus was conducted for the vehicle, which proved negative. A report of the theft was filed with the NCPD.

On April 1, a Public Safety officer while on patrol of the North campus, observed two males spray painting on the west side of the Nassau Hall building. He apprehended the males who were identified as Hofstra students. They were issued appearances summonses.

On April 1, a Hofstra student stated that at sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., he parked his vehicle in parking field 7, near the sump. When he returned, he discovered that his vehicle was missing. A search of the campus was conducted for the vehicle, which proved negative. A report of the theft was filed with the NCPD.

On April 2 at 1 a.m., Public Safety received a report that there was a male sleeping in the lounge of Orange House. Public Safety responded, confronted the male who was identified as a non-student. He was escorted from the building into the HIC and was banned from campus. Further investigation revealed that he had been a guest of a resident student of Orange House. The student received a notification to appear summons for the actions of his guest.

On April 2 at 10 p.m., Public Safety received a call that there was an odor of marijuana emanating from a room in Orange House. Public Safety responded, keyed into the room, and found three male students. There was a strong odor of marijuana, but no marijuana recovered. The students were issued appearance summonses for smoking marijuana.

On April 3 at 1:45 a.m., a Public Safety officer on patrol observed a male Hofstra student dragging the undergraduate event banner, which was hung on the Holland Gate along the sideway on Hempstead Turnpike. The officer retrieved the banner and issued the student a notification to appear summons.

On April 3 at 2:30 p.m., a Hofstra student reported that when he returned to his vehicle, which was parked in parking field 7, he discovered that his windshield was cracked and the driver's side mirror had been knocked off. A report of the incident was filed with the NCPD.

On April 3, a Hofstra student stated that she parked her vehicle in parking field 6 and at sometime between 12 p.m. on April 2 and 6 p.m. on April 3, two tires of her vehicle had been slashed. Police assistance was declined at this time and an investigation will be conducted.

On April 4, a student reported to Public Safety that on March 25 at 3 p.m., when he returned to his locker in the fitness center after working out, when he discovered that his wallet which contained $45, two debit cards and his Hofstra ID were missing. A search was conducted, which proved negative, and police assistance was declined.

(Sean M. Gates/The Chronicle)

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