Broncs in a China Shop
Guess you could say the students came in like a wrecking ball. On Feb. 4 at 10:30 p.m., Public Safety was dispatched to Hill Hall on the report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, Public Safety spoke with a female staff member, who said she was alerted to residents tearing up their living area. Specifically, investigations found room numbers ripped off the wall, causing damage; figures drawn on the wall in deodorant; several holes in the wall; broken pieces of furniture; items related to drinking games; and some property thought to have been taken from Rider. Public Safety has recommended that the students involved be charged with misappropriation of property, vandalism and violation of the alcohol policy.
But the question is, were they bleeding cranberry? On Feb. 7 at 1:11 a.m., Public Safety was dispatched to Cranberry’s to assist in managing a large crowd exiting the pub with the help of supplemental patrol from the Lawrence Township Police Department. A physical altercation broke out between two females, who were later identified to be students. The students were kicking and punching each other. Lawrence Township Police moved in to break up the fight and arrest both individuals. They were handcuffed and taken into custody for processing. They have been issued no contact orders and interim suspensions. Investigation is ongoing, and students with information are encouraged to contact Public Safety.
Maybe he just needed a nap. On Feb. 8 at 2:01 a.m., Public Safety observed a male sleeping in a vehicle parked on Complex Drive, near Switlik Hall. Public Safety and Lawrence Township supplemental patrol woke the man after several attempts, and found that he seemed disoriented. He was identified as a visitor who came to see his brother and a friend, both students. He admitted to drinking the previous afternoon, and was an underage drinker. Investigation revealed that, although he does know Rider students, he was not visiting anyone during this particular visit. He arranged for someone to take him and his vehicle home, and has been made persona non grata.