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Public Safety Briefs 11/9/2018

Public Safety Briefs 11/9/2018

On Nov. 2 at 11:30 p.m., while on patrol on the east unispan, a PS officer discovered graffiti written on the wall of the north elevator. A search was conducted for the student, which proved negative. The custodial staff was notified and removed the graffiti. 

On Nov. 5 at 8:25 a.m., it was discovered that two or three students had placed a white sheet over the Thomas Jefferson statue outside the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. There was also a Black Lives Matter sign placed at the base. A review of the security footage by PS revealed that two or three students were involved. The students were identified and their names were referred to the Dean of Students Office. The white sheet and sign were removed. There was no further incident and the statue was not damaged. 

On Nov. 5, a Hofstra student in the Colonial Square complex reported that on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1 a.m. he had parked his vehicle in the Colonial Square west parking lot. He returned at 7 a.m. and discovered scratch marks from a key on the hood and trunk of his vehicle. There were no witnesses to this incident. NCPD assistance was declined at the time. 

On Nov. 5 at 6:50 p.m., PS received an anonymous report that there was an odor of marijuana emanating from a room in Cambridge House. PS responded and entered the room, where a strong odor of marijuana was detected. The resident was questioned and admitted to smoking. No marijuana was recovered. The student was issued a referral to OCS. 

On Nov. 6 10:51 a.m., a staff member from the Hofstra University Museum of Art reported to PS that a Microsoft Pro computer was missing. A search was conducted, which proved negative. NCPD assistance was declined at this time. A further investigation will be conducted into this matter. 

On Nov. 7 at 11:53 a.m., a Hofstra student reported to PS that she was being harassed by an unidentified male in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center cafeteria. PS responded and apprehended the male, who was identified as a non-student. The male was escorted to the Information Center and was banned from campus for verbal abuse. The student was not injured. She was offered assistance from the counseling center, which she declined. There was no further action taken into this matter.

Key:

NCPD: Nassau County Police Department

OCS: Office of Community Standards

PS: Public Safety

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