Compiled by Eric Wise, Assistant News Editor —
17-008331 At 4:01 p.m., UTC Police responded to a non-hazardous chemical spill in EMCS. Mechanical engineering students accidentally release R-134A while modifying a refrigerator. There were no injuries or damage.
17-008336 An officer was on patrol when he witnessed a vehicle doing donuts in the gravel in Lot 36. There were several other parked cars in the lot. The driver was issued a ticket for reckless driving and given a court date. He stated that he had just gotten the car and was not thinking. The officer told him that his actions could have damaged other cars, and that the donuts created ruts in the lot that would retain water and erode the lot over time. The driver was referred to Student Development for a code of conduct violation.
17-008350 At 11:57 a.m, officers responded to an accidental injury at the ARC. The injured party stated that he injured his elbow while playing touch football on one of the basketball courts. He said he did not want to go to the emergency room. The officer took him to Student Health Services to get some ice and have a nurse look at his elbow.
17-008362 At 7:48 p.m., officers responded to South Campus to assist with a student who had ingested a high amount of cough syrup. She appeared to be alert and oriented, and all of her vitals were within normal limits. Hamilton County EMS responded to evaluate the student. She declined transportation to the hospital and signed a medical release. Because the student appeared okay and did not want further treatment, EMS and police left.
17-008369 UTC Police received a call at 1:09 a.m. about a student in Boling Apartments who was having an allergic reaction to aspirin. The reporting officer spoke with the party who stated that she had taken an Excedrin aspirin that she is allergic to. Hamilton County EMS arrived and transported her to Erlanger Hospital. At 3:30 a.m., the student called from Erlanger stating she was ready for pickup. An officer transported her back to Boling.
17-008388 At 6:38 p.m., UTC Police responded to a medical emergency at Palmetto Place Apartments. Students called dispatch to report a highly intoxicated person. Police arrived, and found the student to be passed out. He responded to pain stimuli but could not answer questions coherently. Hamilton County EMS responded and transported the student to Erlanger Hospital.
17-008399 At 12:25 a.m., dispatch received a call from an RA about a party in Guerry Apartments. The RA asked for police to assist with the situation. The reporting officer arrived and found several students in the apartment. All parties admitted to drinking alcohol. The residents of the apartment disposed of all of the bottles and cans with the officer and RAs as witnesses. Two guys at the party were not residents, and were told to leave for the night. All of the students were informed of the Student Development process, and were referred for underage alcohol possession.
17-008471 UTC Police received a call from the Stophel RAs who found smoking devices and marijuana residue inside of a residence during a health and safety inspection. One of the residents was present and officers asked if he had anything illegal. He said he had one beer. Officers searched the room and found the beer, as well as three glass pipes, a small scale and rolling papers. The student said that the items were his. Another resident arrived and took ownership for the smoking devices that the RAs found as well as a beer. The marijuana residue was discarded in the toilet, and the drug paraphernalia was destroyed. The students were referred to Student Development.