Campus Safety Reports: September 6 to 12

Incidents of Note:

  • Friday, Sept. 6-Criminal Mischief: Three males reported at 1:05 a.m. carrying a flagpole into their room at Penfield Hall. Dispatched officers located the owner of the flagpole and, upon further investigation, the owner contacted the Sheriff's Office. Investigation turned over to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10-Suspicious Activity: Officer reported a vehicle parked at midnight in the handicap spot at the east end of Harder Hall with an occupant sleeping in it. Officer advised the subject that she could not sleep in her vehicle on campus. Subject complied and left the area.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11-Hate/Bias: A bias incident found at 9:08 a.m. written in the lobby on the sixth floor of Jonsson Tower. Dispatched officer interviewed the reporting person and filed a report.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12- Illegally dumped garbage debris reported at 2:50 p.m. near the Field Hockey lawn in the Williamson Sports Center field. Items consisted of four tires and a mattress. Officer made contact with the owner and advised them to remove all the debris. The Saratoga Springs Police Department was contacted for advisement and then again by the reporting person to respond to the illegal dumping on campus property.

Further Incidents:

Friday, Sept. 6:

  • Public Lewdness: Officer caught a male at 1 a.m. urinating outside of the entrance to Penfield Hall. Male identified and advised to cease his actions in the future. Report made.
  • Information Received: The Saratoga Springs Police Department reported at 5:32 a.m. that a student was arrested downtown and had since been released.
  • Escorts: Transportation requested at 2:22 p.m. from Campus to the Wilton Medical Center. Dispatched officer and transport provided.
  • College Violation: Officer reported a college violation of the alcohol policy at 8:30 p.m. in McClellan Hall. Officers identified those involved and made a report.
  • Propped Door: Officer reported finding a propped door at 8:40 p.m. in Kimball Hall. Now secure.
  • Suspicious Odor: A suspicious odor was reported at 10:37 p.m. coming through the vents at the Hillside Apartments. Dispatched officer reported checking the area but the odor had dissipated.

Saturday, Sept. 7:

College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 12:38 a.m. coming from an adjacent apartment at 10 Whitman Way. Officers dispatched and reported that the group was leaving the area upon their arrival. Area quiet at this time.

  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 12:45 a.m. at the Hillside B Apartments. Officers dispatched and reported that the noise was coming from a registered party. Officer spoke with the contact person who agreed to end the party and disperse all inside by 1 a.m.
  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 1:24 a.m. in an adjacent apartment at 11 Cane Crossing. Officers dispatched and reported that two apartments were loud. Apartment residents of both apartments were spoken to and complied with the request to be quiet.
  • Intoxicated Subject: An intoxicated male student reported at 3:36 a.m. in Kimball Hall. Officers and the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service dispatched. Student evaluated and taken to the Saratoga Emergency Room via ambulance.
  • College Violation: Report received at 4:10 a.m. that an adjacent room in McClellan Hall was being very loud. Officer dispatched and reported the loud noise was coming from a television which was now turned off.
  • Medical Assistance: The Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service was called at 5:45 p.m. and requested to look at a subject's shoulder in the Campus Safety Office. The SCEMS contacted and evaluated the reporting person's shoulder.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm reported at 8:25 p.m. at New Apartment L. Officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Source of alarm was due to burnt food. All units advised.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm received at 8:44 p.m. for 5 Dayton Drive. Officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Cause of alarm was steam for a shower. All units advised.
  • Medical Assistance: Report received at 9:18 p.m. that a person had spilled a hot beverage in Wait Hall and burnt her chin. Dispatched officers and the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service. The SCEMS evaluated the reporting person who was transported to the Saratoga Emergency Room.
  • Liquor Law Violation: A liquor law violation reported at 9:32 p.m. at Wait Hall. Students identified and report made.
  • Medical Assistance: The Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service reported at 11:51 p.m. that a male walked into their office in Case Center with chest pains. Officers dispatched, who provided transport to the Saratoga Emergency Room.

Sunday, Sept. 8:

College Violation: A loud noise reported at 12:10 a.m. in the New Apartments J. Officers dispatched but found the area quiet upon their arrival.

  • College Violation: A loud noise reported at 12:15 a.m. at 14 Whitman Way. Officer dispatched and reported locating an unregistered party. Party-goers dispersed and the party was shut down. Report made.
  • College Violation: A noise complaint reported at 12:48 a.m. at Dayton Drive. Officers located the source of the noise and advised the occupants to lower the noise level.
  • College Violation: Loud music and noise reported at 1:27 a.m. at Dayton Drive. Officer located the source of the noise and advised all to quiet down.
  • Suspicious Odor: A suspicious odor of marijuana reported at 2:02 a.m. coming through a vent in the Hillside A Apartments. Officers checked the area but could no longer detect the odor.
  • Liquor Law Violation: A drug and liquor law violation reported at 2:27 a.m. in Kimball Hall. Occupants identified. Report written.
  • Fire Alarm: Officers dispatched at 11:59 a.m. to the New Apartments G for an activated fire alarm. Maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Alarm was due to burnt bacon. All units advised.
  • Property Damage Auto Accident: Report received at 6:04 p.m. that the subject had hit another vehicle with her vehicle in West Lot A. Officer assigned. Owners exchanged information. No police involvement.
  • Suspicious Odor: A suspicious odor reported at 11:35 p.m. in Penfield Hall. Officer reported drug law and alcohol violation as well as smoking in the room. Report made.

Monday, Sept. 9:

Escort: Transport requested at 5 p.m. for a student for medical treatment. Dispatched officer and transport provided.

  • Medical Assistance: Reporting person in the Campus Safety Office stated at 5:05 p.m. that he had hit his head and would like it looked at to see if he needs stitches. Dispatched officer and notified the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service, which evaluated the injury.
  • Theft of Services: Report filed at 5:30 p.m. of a theft of services for failure to pay cab fare.
  • Graffiti: Officer reported graffiti at 6:46 p.m. on the shed next to Wiecking Hall. Report made.
  • Medical Assistance: Reporting person called at 7:11 p.m. requested to speak with Health Services on call. Message delivered. Health Services called back requesting that the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service respond for a student. Dispatched officer and the SCEMS. Student was injured while playing a game.
  • Fire Orientation: Officers, the Saratoga Springs Police Department and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department conducted several fire/safety orientations at 8 p.m. for the student body in Filene.
  • College Violation: Noise complaint received at 11:23 p.m. in Penfield Hall. Dispatched officer reported speaking with the subjects outside of the building who were playing guitars. All agreed to leave the area. Officer also spoke with the subjects inside playing the guitars who also dispersed.

Tuesday, Sept. 10:

Graffiti: A very disturbing picture(s) reported at 10:57 a.m. on a whiteboard in Rounds Hall. Dispatched officer and report made.

  • Medical Assistance: Medical assistance requested at 12:10 p.m. for a stubbed toe. Officer dispatched and treatment rendered.
  • Medical Assistance: Report received at 2:32 p.m. that a person had fallen off his longboard at Haupt Pond and needed transportation to Health Services. Student was on the walkway near the gazebo and could not stand up as he had injured his knee. Dispatched officer requested an ambulance. Contacted the Saratoga ambulance via 911.
  • 911 Call: 911 hang up received at 4:14 p.m. from the second floor hallway in Penfield Hall. Dispatched officer reported no one in the area upon his arrival.
  • Reckless Endangerment: Officer reported at 9:24 p.m. observing a subject driving recklessly in the Jonsson Tower Lot. Subject identified, citation issued and report made.
  • Moving Violations: An automobile was observed at 9:24 p.m. being driven recklessly in West Lot. Vehicle stopped, driver identified, citation issued and report made.
  • College Violation: A group reported playing guitars at 10:49 p.m. outside of Wilmarth Hall and creating too much noise. Dispatched officer located the group and asked them to cease activity. Subjects complied.
  • Medical Assistance: Assistance requested at 11:50 p.m. for a student who had been vomiting in Wilmarth Hall. Dispatched officer and the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service notified.

Wednesday, Sept. 11:

Medical Assistance: Campus Safety called at 2:05 a.m. by a subject reporting that he needed medical attention at McClellan Hall. Dispatched officers and the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Service.

  • Medical Assistance: Reporting person called at 2:23 p.m. stating that her friend at the New Apartments needed medical assistance. Dispatched officers and contacted 911 for an ambulance at the reporting person's request. Student transported to the Saratoga Emergency Room.
  • Graffiti: A defiled poster reported at 10:56 p.m. on the tenth floor of Jonsson Tower. Officer responded and interviewed the reporting person, took photos of the graffiti and filed a report.

Thursday, Sept. 12:

Arson: An incident of burnt paper reported at 9:20 p.m. in the stairwell of Wait Hall. The paper was still smoldering. Dispatched officer interviewed the reporting persons, checked the remaining area for any further damage, photographed the papers and filed a report.

  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm received at 10:35 p.m. for the New Apartments K. Dispatched officers, maintenance and advised the Saratoga Springs Fire Department. Cause of the alarm was burnt food. Advised the Saratoga Springs Fire Department.
  • College Violation: A call received at 11:36 p.m. on the TIPS line to report a noise complaint in the New Apartments J. Dispatched officers.
  • College Violation: A noise complaint reported at 11:42 p.m. in Wiecking Hall. Dispatched officers spoke to the room occupants and asked them to turn down the volume. They complied. 

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