Public Safety Briefs
On Sept. 22 at 12:28 a.m., an Uber driver attempted to enter campus via the Oak Street identification gate and refused to provide identification. PS responded to the location and transported the driver to the Hofstra Information Center, where the driver was identified as a non-student, banned from campus and released.
On Sept. 24 at 2:15 p.m., an RSR in Stuyvesant Hall called PS to report that a Hofstra student had entered the residence hall without proper identification and was verbally abusive to the RSR when asked to provide ID. PS responded and identified the student, who was then issued a referral to OCS.
On Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., a Hofstra student notified PS that while studying in the basement of Axinn Library, she saw a male sitting at a table near her who was exposing and fondling himself. PS responded and apprehended the male. He was escorted to the Hofstra Information Center, where he was identified as a non-student and banned from campus. The Hempstead Police Department responded and arrested the male for public lewdness. The student declined counseling at this time.
On Sept. 26 at 5:50 p.m., PS received a report from the manager at Bits ‘n’ Bytes that there was an individual who had entered the restaurant twice between 12:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. on that date who was observed eating food and not paying for it. When asked to pay, he responded, “I’m just sampling the food.” PS escorted the male to the Hofstra Information Center, and the Hempstead Police Department responded as well. The male was identified as a non-student, banned from campus and released without any further action.
On Sept. 26 at 6:50 p.m., a PS officer on patrol observed a gray Honda Accord occupied by one male stopped in front of Nassau and Suffolk Halls. The driver appeared to speak to a female who was standing in front of the building before driving away. The officer approached the individual, who reported that the man in the vehicle tried to speak to her, but she could not understand what he was saying. PS then approached the vehicle, which was near the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Oak Street, and questioned the driver about what he had said to the student. The driver said he had asked the student if she was single. When PS asked why the man was on campus, he sped away heading westbound on Hempstead Turnpike. A second student also reported that she experienced a similar incident with a male who fit the same description as the man in the first report. An investigation will continue into this matter.
On Sept. 27 at 12 a.m., a Hofstra student reported to PS that she had been receiving threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend, threatening to post explicit pictures of her on social media. The student is requesting a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, who was previously banned from campus. The student declined counseling at this time.
RSR – Resident Safety Representative
OCS – Office of Community Standards
PS – Public Safety