Someone operated a motorcycle in a reckless manner Thursday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the open lot. The man ignored orders from Public Safety officers when they approached to inform him that he needed to park his vehicle in the proper area and to register his motorcycle with the university.
The man refused to provide identification but said he was a Rider student. When officers tried to take down his license plate, the man fled at a high speed. Officers checked records and found that the motorcycle was issued to a prospective student.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, officers saw the motorcycle parked in the Poyda Lot. The vehicle was booted and at about noon the male came to the Public Safety office and became verbally abusive.
The male was eventually identified as the current owner of the vehicle and a resident student. He had purchased the motorcycle from the prospective student, but never registered it under his name. The male was charged with failure to produce identification, reckless endangerment, failure to comply, disorderly conduct and failure to register a vehicle. His campus driving privileges have been revoked.
A student and visitor were seen fighting outside Ziegler Hall on Friday, Sept. 19 at 2:27 a.m. Public Safety officers observed a male student approach a male visitor, take off his shirt and begin wrestling. They began punching each other, but as the officers approached, the student ran toward Wright Hall.
The visitor was halted and identified outside of Ziegler and said he and the student already knew each other and were play fighting. The student was eventually found and verified the visitor’s statements. He said he ran because he got scared when he saw flashing lights. The student was underage and had been drinking. He received a university and a Lawrence Township alcohol violation and was charged with disorderly conduct. A PNG has been recommended for the visitor.