DPS Crime Log: February 5-19

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College

Compiled by Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor & Gauri Mangala, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2018

  • Harrassment: Intimidation in an on-campus residential facility, an incident that occurred on January 26; the incident was classified as a hate crime and remains open and under investigation by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

February 8, 2018

  • Fire at College Apartments; it was an accidental cooking fire in a toaster oven. The incident is closed.
  • Drug Abuse Violation: Possession of Marijuana & Other Drug Paraphernalia; the incident was referred to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR).

February 10, 2018

  • Liquor Law Violation: Underage consumption in Patrick Hall; the incident was referred to SRR.
  • Assault (Not Aggravated) & Harassment / Liquor Laws: Underage Consumption & Possession & False Identification; the incident was referred to Gettysburg Borough Police (GPD) and is pending citation.
  • Drug Abuse Violation: Possession of Marijuana / Liquor Laws: Underage Possession and Consumption at Phi Gamma Delta; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.

February 12, 2018

  • Driving Under the Influence & Drug Abuse Violation: Possession of a controlled substance; GPD arrested Nicholas Ramirez of Stanhope, New Jersey.
  • Two Sex Offenses – Rape were reported by campus security authorities; the incidents occurred between Jan. 1 and Aug. 15, 2017; both cases are closed.

February 15, 2018

  • Liquor Law Violation & False Identification Card at the south exterior of Stevens Hall; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.
  • Sex Offense: Rape & Violation of Liquor Laws: Underage Consumption at a college-recognized residential facility; the incident, which occurred Feb. 10-11, was referred to the Title IX office.
  • Drug Abuse Violation: Possession of Marijuana & Other Drug Paraphernalia & Liquor Laws Violation: Underage Consumption at Patrick Hall; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.

February 16, 2018

  • Disorderly Conduct & General Threat Posted on Social Media at Sigma Chi; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.

February 17, 2018

  • Disorderly Conduct: Urinating in Public & Liquor Law Violation: Underage Consumption outside Brua Hall; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.
  • Liquor Law Violation: Underage consumption in Hanson Hall; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.
  • Liquor Law Violation: Underage possession in Paul Hall; the incident is closed and was referred to SRR.

February 18, 2018

  • Vandalism & Larceny: Theft from coin-operated device; the incident is closed as there were no suspects or witnesses.

February 19, 2018

  • Fraud: Computer scam in Paul Hall; the incident is closed as there were no identifiable suspects.
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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 120 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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