A broken arm deserves a pink cast signed by Rider, right? On Feb. 13 at 3:20 a.m., Public Safety was on patrol when officers noticed the entrance lane gate arm of the Fine Arts parking lot was broken in two pieces. The cost of the damage is unknown, but Public Safety suspects it was wind related. A work order has been submitted to have it repaired.
Mayhem visited Rider on Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 14 at 2:25 a.m., Public Safety was on patrol near Faculty Drive, the roadway between Wright Hall and North Hall, when officers observed a male driver recklessly operating his vehicle. He was driving on the wrong side of the road, heading straight toward the Public Safety vehicle. As it approached the Public Safety vehicle, the car suddenly turned and drove up on the sidewalk near North Hall. Though Public Safety turned on the car lights in an attempt to stop the driver, he sped up and ran two stop signs. He hit the curb near the front of campus and drove off onto Rt. 206. Public Safety did not pursue the vehicle for fear of creating a dangerous chase. With the assistance of the Lawrence Township Police Department, the driver was later identified as a student. He said he was driving recklessly because his windshield wipers iced over. He was charged with reckless endangerment, failure to comply/interference with or obstruction of university personnel in the performance of their duties, and disorderly conduct.
Girl fights are no joke. On Feb. 11 at 6:49 p.m., Public Safety was dispatched to Poyda Hall after a student reported she was physically assaulted. When Public Safety arrived, she said that an unknown female entered her room and attacked her. The victim requested that the Lawrence Township Police be involved in searching for the suspect. The unknown individual was located and identified as a student. Immediate no-contact orders were issued. After further investigating the matter, Public Safety charged the suspect with attempted or actual physical abuse/restraint of another and disorderly conduct. The reason for the fight is still unknown. The victim must go to Lawrence Township Police headquarters to take further legal action and file a formal complaint.