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Cop Shop: Police locates student suspects in fire alarm pulling

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By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez
Staff Writer

Student pulls fire alarm at Eickhoff Hall

Campus Police was dispatched to Eickhoff Hall at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 24 in response to an active fire alarm. Upon arrival, Campus Police entered the building and went to the fire alarm panel, which read, “First Floor Elevator Pull Station.”

Officers found no signs of smoke or fire. After reviewing security camera footage, Campus Police discovered two males who were seen entering Eickhoff Hall and heading to the first floor near the fire alarm pull station at the approximate time that the fire alarm was sounded.

The first suspect was a tall male, wearing a blue jacket with a gray hood. The second suspect was wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt and flip-flops.

Campus Police reset the fire alarm and allowed the occupants of Eickhoff Hall to re-enter the building.

Based on the description of the two suspects, Campus Police did not observe the suspects re-entering the building. Officers spoke with a student manager of residential operations and a residence director, who believed that the second suspect lived in the building.

At approximately 12 a.m. on Jan. 25, a College security officer observed a male matching the description of the second suspect walking from Decker Hall toward Eickhoff Hall. Campus Police arrived and spoke with the male, who was identified as a student at the College.

The male initially stated that he knew nothing about the fire alarm going off, but later changed his statement when Campus Police informed the him of the security footage. The male stated that he went to the entrance of Eickhoff Hall to let his friend in and specified that his friend did not inform him of his plans to pull the fire alarm.

Charges were not filed against the friend of the suspect and he was classified as a witness.

Campus Police arrived at the suspect’s residence and subsequently arrested him.

The student was transported to Campus Police Headquarters and issued a summons for causing a false public alarm.

Intoxicated student lies in own vomit

Campus Police was dispatched at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 to the first floor gender-neutral bathroom in New Residence Hall regarding an intoxicated student.

Upon arrival, Campus Police met with a male student who reported going to the first floor restroom. When he entered, he observed a male student on the bathroom floor face-down covered in vomit and breathing normally.

Ewing EMS arrived and transported the student to a hospital for further evaluation. Campus Police met with the student at the hospital and reported that the student admitted to consuming several shots of vodka. The student was issued a ticket for underage consumption of alcoholic beverages.


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