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Fingers and Beamers and Weed, oh my

More stories from Elliot Adams

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May 11, 2022
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Slicing Carrots

At approximately 8:02 p.m. on March 7, a campus police officer was dispatched to Chancellors Hall in response to an emergency medical services call. 

When the officer arrived, a resident assistant led the officer to the hall director’s office and explained that a resident had cut her finger and was bleeding profusely. 

The officer saw the injured resident and her roommate in the hall director’s office and observed that the student appeared to be alert and conscious. 

The officer then asked how the student received the cut. The student explained that she had been cooking and accidentally cut her finger and that the bleeding wouldn’t stop. 

When she began to feel light-headed, her and her roommate notified their RA who then notified emergency services. 

Shortly after emergency medical services arrived, the student was assessed by the paramedics and was advised that she should receive stitches for her wound. The student was asked if she wanted an ambulance to transport her to the hospital which the student declined. 

After observing the student signing a medical release form, the officer made contact with the hall director over the phone to provide an update on the situation, then cleared the scene. 

BMW Driver saves the day

At approximately 3:01 p.m. on March 8, an officer was flagged down by a group of students in the Towers parking lot. When the officer made contact, the owner of a Ford sedan stated that her car battery died, but that she was surrounded by other cars. 

The officer observed a black BMW parked in front of the stalled vehicle and performed a quick records search to attempt to contact the driver. 

The officer was able to successfully contact the BMW driver who agreed to be in the parking lot within five minutes to help jump the stalled car. 

After helping assist the students with properly jumping the car, the officer cleared the scene.

Do I smell weed?

At approximately 8:03 p.m. on March 10, an officer was called to Oak Ridge Hall in response to a resident assistant detecting the smell of marijuana.

The officer arrived at Oak Ridge and met the RA in the front lobby where they proceeded to move to the stairwell where the marijuana smell was detected. 

The officer also reported smelling marijuana and proceeded to check the basement, first floor and second floor of Oak Ridge. 

After searching the building, the officer was unable to locate the source and returned to the lobby of Oak Ridge and cleared the scene after updating the RA and answering any questions the RA had. 

Adams can be reached at [email protected].