Quite the predicament for two students. On Oct. 29 at 12:12 p.m., Public Safety responded to a fire alarm in Hill Hall. As an evacuation was in process, Public Safety knocked on the door of the dorm in which the alarm went off. The residents of the room appeared startled when they opened the door, and both students were wrapped in towels. They apologized for not evacuating and were told to leave the building. Public Safety successfully reset the alarm and residents were able to return to their rooms.
Busted across Rt. 206
Three freshmen were arrested in the vicinity of Vanderveer Drive across from Rider’s main gate and charged with drug offenses on Nov. 3, according to township police. The students were charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana plus drug paraphernalia, including a pipe, a plastic grinder, rolling papers, a wooden bowl and a cigar roller, police said. The charges are considered disorderly person offenses, and the cases will be heard in municipal court. A fourth student who was with the group was not charged. According to Lawrence Police, another drug incident occurred in the CZR lot on Nov. 7.
They could have knocked first. On Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Public Safety was dispatched to Kroner Hall after receiving a report about suspicious persons. Upon arrival, they were met by a female student and two staff members. One of the staff members stated that the victim was in her dorm with the door locked when she believed she heard someone trying to open the door. After a few seconds, she opened the door and noticed two students walking down the hall trying to turn the doorknobs of the rooms as they passed. An investigation is ongoing.
On Nov. 6 at 6:53 p.m., Public Safety was dispatched to the wooded area behind West Village B, along with the Lawrence Township Police Department (LTPD). The complainant, a female student, said she heard screaming coming from the area. After searching the tree line, officers heard screaming coming from the woods at 7:05 p.m. The noise was recognized and LTPD informed Public Safety that the noise was deer mating.