Crime Blotter July 5-9

Car Prowl
Parking Structure Three
Officer Gary Smeltzer found two bags, clothes and a tripod in the east stairwell on the third floor of the parking structure. He suspected that they were products from a recent car prowl and after contacting the student victim, the student claimed that the items were his. Now the property is in dispatch awaiting their owner’s signature to take them.

July 7

Felony Warrant Arrest & Warnings
Outside Epler Hall
Reports of an escalating verbal altercation brought officers to the scene where they learned that there was an alleged fight outside the building. The building resident that alerted officers stated that this was an ongoing issue and previous activity logs regarding fights and noises backed up the claim. The specific suspect was no longer on the scene and the involved person did not choose to cooperate at the time. Though there were also no witnesses, there were indications of narcotics use inside. The resident involved was not present and all other involved persons were not PSU students. Matthew Prasch was arrested on a felony warrant and Brandon Stanislawski and Brenden Ambert were warned that entry without the resident will result in trespass charges.

July 8

No Place to Sleep
Neuberger Hall
A man named Troy Mclean was found sleeping in his pajamas in the northeast stairwell in Neuberger Hall on the fifth floor. When Officer Robert McCleary approached Mclean, he immediately woke, apologized and stated that he just wanted to leave. Once he was dressed, Officer McCleary escorted him out of the building while explaining that he could not be sleeping in or on PSU property.

July 9

Elusive Fifth Floor Attempted Trespass
Montgomery Housing
Campus Public Safety was dispatched to respond to a suspicious male repeatedly attempting to gain entry to a room on the fifth floor of the building. His attempts were foiled not only because he did not live in Montgomery Housing, but also because there is no such floor in existence. In the past he has entered the lobby on at least two separate occasions, only to be ushered out by residence staff.