On Sept. 22 at 9:00 p.m., While on patrol, PS officers observed a taxi stopped near Hofstra Northern Boulevard and Hofstra Boulevard. They then observed an individual flee from the taxi running toward the University Club. PS followed the individual and when they confronted him, the individual became combative and attempted to punch one of the officers. The individual had to be physically restrained. While they were restraining the individual, one officer sustained minor injuries to the left knee and the other officer sustained injuries to both hands and knees. After the individual was restrained an orange syringe needle and a glass pipe with burn marks was confiscated. The individual was identified as a Hofstra commuter student and was taken into the Hofstra information center and the NCPD was notified. They responded to the location and it was discovered that the individual had jumped out of the car without paying his fare. The student admitted to using heroin during the evening, he was placed under arrest and taken to NUMC for treatment. Two officers were treated for their injuries at the Hofstra information center. The student will be issued a referral to community standards.
On Sept. 22 at 11:15 p.m., RAs reported to PS they found underage students drinking alcohol in a room in Salem House in Colonial Square. PS responded and found the resident and five guests, four were non students and one was a Hofstra commuter student. There were several empty bottles of alcohol in the room and one bottle of vodka was emptied into the sink. An investigation found that the four non-students who were guests in the room had not registered their ID’s at the Colonial Square security booth, which is a violation of the residential life policy. All participants were taken to the information center where the non-students were banned from campus, and the students were issued referrals to community standards.
On Sept. 23 at 4:15 p.m., An RSR assigned to the Colonial Square east entrance security booth reported to PS that an unidentified male piggy-backed his way behind another student and illegally entered the residential complex. PS responded and found the individual who was identified as a Hofstra student who lives in Bill of Rights. The student was rude and non-complaint. He was issued a referral to community standards for his actions.