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Public Safety Briefs 2/22

On Feb. 10, a Hofstra student reported that some time between 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, her bike was stolen from the bike rack in front of the Netherlands Core. The bike was unlocked and not secured to the bike rack. 

On Feb. 11 at 11:50 p.m., while on patrol on the 13th floor of Constitution Hall, a PS officer observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from a lounge. Inside the lounge, there were two students present and a clear plastic bag with marijuana in it was visible. The marijuana and bag were confiscated and both students were given referrals to OCS. 

On Feb. 14 at 1 p.m., the Hofstra bookstore manager reported that a Hofstra student put a book underneath her sweatshirt and left the store. The book was valued at $12.59. The student was identified and will be issued a referral to OCS. 

On Feb. 14 at 4 p.m., PS received report that an unidentified male took a golf cart from Margiotta Hall and drove from south campus to north campus. PS conducted a search and stopped the cart in the Colonial Square parking lot. The male driving the cart was identified as a Hofstra student. The cart was not damaged. While questioning the student, it appeared he was suffering from emotional distress. The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHACC) was notified and the student was transported for an evaluation. No further action was taken into this matter.

On Feb. 15 at 11:50 p.m., while assigned to the Oak Street security booth, a PS officer observed a student on a skateboard riding through without proper identification. The student was stopped and given a referral to OCS for violation of the identification (ID) policy.

On Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m., while assigned to the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, a PS officer observed a male entering by pulling on a locked door. The individual was apprehended and taken into the Hofstra Information Center where he was identified as a non-student and banned from campus for trespassing. 

On Feb. 19 at 7:20 a.m., a Hofstra administrator reported to PS that while he was walking on the east side of the new Frank G. Zarb School of Business, he observed a chip and some scratches on a newly installed bench. An investigation is being conducted into this matter. 

On Feb. 20 at 7:10 p.m., while on patrol a PS officer observed a vehicle being operated recklessly in parking field number seven. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as a Hofstra student. The student was issued a referral to OCS.

On Feb. 21 at 3:50 p.m., PS received a report that a student was locked out of a room in Quincy House. When PS responded, they asked the student to present ID before opening the door to the room. The student presented ID that did not belong to him. When questioned, the individual stated that the ID card was given to him by the resident of the room. The ID card was confiscated and the student was given a referral to OCS for violation of the ID policy. 

On Feb. 21 at 6:15 p.m., PS received a call that there was an odor of marijuana coming from the sixth floor of Nassau Hall. Upon arriving at the room, PS observed two students attempting to exit the room. A grinder and pipe were observed and confiscated. Both students were issued referrals to OCS. 

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