Welcome to the official, independent student-run newspaper of Hofstra University!

Public Safety Briefs, 10-21-2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano

On Oct. 9, a student reported to PS that his roommate had been harassing him via Facebook, making threatening statements toward him and his friends. The roommate was issued a summons.

A student reported that they locked their bike to a rack outside Weller Hall on Oct. 9. When they returned, the bike was missing. There were no witnesses and police assistance was declined.

PS received a report on Oct. 10 that an unidentified male was knocking on a female student’s door in Alliance Hall at 2:55 a.m. When PS arrived on the scene, the male was lying on the floor with alcohol on his breath and when he was questioned, the male said he thought he had returned to his own room and didn’t have his key. The male student was issued a summons.

On Oct. 10, it was reported to PS that three males were attempting to steal a bike in front of the swim center. The three males, who were juveniles, were escorted to the HIC, where NCPD was notified. A complaint report was prepared when the officer arrived and the juveniles were released to their parents.

An administrator reported to PS on Oct. 11 that a nonstudent who had been previously banned from campus was on North campus. PS responded, but the individual had fled the scene.

A student reported that upon returning to the bike rack outside Vander Poel Hall on Oct. 11,  they discovered their bike was missing. The secured lock used on the bike had been cut. Police assistance was declined.

On Oct. 12, a student reported that he put his bag containing his wallet in a locker in the Fitness Center at 6:15 p.m., using a combination lock to secure it. When he returned at 7 p.m., he found his bag had been rifled and $140 was missing. Police assistance was declined.

A PSO was escorting a male out of the stadium during a Cosmos game on Oct. 11 when a female, who tried to prevent the PSO from making the male leave, accosted him. She struck the PSO in the face and knocked him down a flight of stairs, causing a cut to his face and knee and a laceration to his wrist. NCPD was notified and responded. The male was banned from campus and the female was arrested and charged with assault. The PSO was treated for his injuries at the HIC and declined further medical treatment.

A PSO on patrol in Constitution Hall smelled marijuana coming from a room on the first floor on Oct. 12. When the PSO keyed in, the room was occupied by the resident and another student. There was a strong smell of marijuana within the room but none was recovered. Both students were issued a summons.

PS received a report of marijuana in Tilberg House on Oct. 12. PS responded and entered the room, which was occupied by three students. There was a strong smell of marijuana within the room but none was recovered. All three students were issued summonses.

A student stated that between 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. he left his juggling equipment unattended on the first floor of Rotterdam House on Oct. 14. The equipment was missing when he returned. There were no witnesses and police assistance was declined.

A student stated that at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, they secured their electric scooter to a rack outside Liberty and Republic Halls. When the student returned after an hour, the scooter was missing. Police assistance was declined.

On Oct. 15, a student reported that they left their laptop, valued at $550, in a case in a room in New Academic Building at 5 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 p.m., the laptop was missing. Police assistance was declined.

A student stated that they secured their bike to a rack near the student center at 1 p.m. on Oct. 15. When they returned at 7 p.m., the bike and the lock used to secure it were both gone. Police assistance was declined.

Berliner leaves legacy of dedication

TV That Matters: ‘Marry me’