Incident Blotter: chemical spill evacuates CII lab, construction barrel theft thwarted

Information provided by Public Safety Investigator Terrance Burns

Saturday, November 14
Department of Public Safety
Assistance: A Department of Public Safety officer found a person asleep in their car that had been running for over an hour. It was determined that the individual was not intoxicated, and was escorted back to their residence.

Sunday, November 15
Polytech Apartments
Vehicular Accident: An Allied Barton security guard reported that a Subaru was left in neutral and crashed into a Ford Mustang. The Mustang sustained minor scratches.

Tuesday, November 17
George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation
Chemical Spill: A room was evacuated after chemicals were spilled on the floor. After responding, DPS contacted Clean Harbors to clean up the spill.

Wednesday, November 18
Blitman Residence Commons
Illness: A person called complaining of chest pains and trouble breathing. When DPS arrived on the scene, the pain and difficulty breathing had subsided. Troy Fire Department responded to the scene, but the person ultimately was not transported.

Thursday, November 19
Rensselaer Union
Mischief: An officer stopped a person holding an orange construction barrel from the concrete job outside of the Union. The person was advised to return the barrel, and a report was filed with the Dean of Students Office.

Sunday, November 22
15th Street
Illness: A person with possible alcohol poisoning was stopped by DPS for further examination. Both Troy Police Department and TFD were dispatched, and TFD transported the person to Samaritan Hospital.
Sunset Terrace
Injury: A person slipped and fell inside an off-campus residence and hit his head, causing a brief unconscious episode. TFD was called but the person was taken to Samaritan Hospital by a friend.