Security Briefs

Serial vandalism

This past weekend was a busy one for Rider’s graffiti artists, as well as Unicco.

On Oct. 20, Public Safety was dispatched to Hill Hall at 3:12 p.m. on a report of criminal mischief. A male staff member reported that inappropriate images were drawn on whiteboards that were hanging on the doors of some of the rooms and on fliers that were posted throughout the building. Derogatory words were also written on the walls of Hill.

The next day, Public Safety arrived at Memorial Hall at 10:20 a.m. to find that inappropriate images were drawn on the walls of the men’s bathroom and on the chalkboard in one of the classrooms. Unicco was contacted to remove the vulgar images.

Anyone who has information about who is responsible for these acts, should contact Public Safety at x. 5029. Public Safety would like to remind students that acts of vandalism are considered a serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Unknown allergy

A female resident student began breaking out in hives while in the Bart Luedeke Center (BLC) on Oct. 20 at 10:28 p.m.

Public Safety officers arrived at the BLC and observed the student having an allergic reaction. Her arms and legs were covered in hives, though she reported having no known allergies. The victim she said had eaten off-campus earlier in the day and thought that might have been the cause of the break out.

The officers notified an ambulance and the EMTs evaluated the student. However, she chose not to go to the hospital for further treatment and decided to take over-the-counter medicine instead.

Emptied extinguisher

A fire extinguisher was discharged in Conover Hall in the early morning on Oct. 19 at 2:33 a.m.

Public Safety arrived at Conover and met with a male staff member who said that he noticed there was a fire extinguisher lying on the ground in a first floor stairwell. The officer noticed that the extinguisher was discharged on the walls, floor and ceiling.

There are currently no known witnesses or suspects. Public Safety contacted Unicco to clean up the area and replace the fire extinguisher. The officers noted that this act is not only a form of criminal mischief but also a misuse of fire equipment.

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