A male resident student was cited by Public Safety and arrested by Lawrence Township Police Department (LTPD) officers for suspected narcotics and paraphernalia possession just before Thanksgiving break.
On Monday, Nov. 23, at 10:23 p.m., Public Safety responded to a call from a female staff member in Olson Hall. She stated that while doing fire and safety checks before the break, she saw illegal drug paraphernalia in plain sight in one of the rooms. Two other female staff members also saw it.
The student admitted that the paraphernalia was his. He willingly turned in the paraphernalia, as well as additional narcotics and alcohol, over to Public Safety officers. He also authorized a voluntary search of his room, which turned up no other illegal substances. LTPD was called and responded.
The underage student was cited for violating Rider’s drug and alcohol policies.
A window was damaged in Lincoln Hall the day before Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10:17 a.m. Public Safety went to Lincoln Hall in response to a report of a broken window. They spoke to a male staff member who stated that someone broke a window in one of the lounges.
The window looked as though someone had tried to remove it. It was repaired by Facilities. The cost of the damage is unknown. There was no other damage done, and nothing was stolen.