The Gustavian Weekly

Campus Safety Report (4/25/2014)

By The Weekly Staff | April 25, 2014 | Campus safety report

Tuesday, April 15

  • Campus Safety responded to a report of two students being responsible for a theft of College property. An Adirondack chair was recovered in a room in Sorensen Hall.

Wednesday, April 16

  • Campus Safety responded to a drug/narcotic violation in North Hall involving one student.
  • Collegiate Fellows responded to a policy violation in Pittman Hall involving two students.

Thursday, April 17

  • A student reported a theft of personal property from the Lund Center.

Saturday, April 19

  • A student was cited by Campus Safety with underage consumption, underage possession of alcohol, drug/narcotic and drug equipment violations, and social host violation in Sorensen Hall. Two non-students were cited for underage consumption of alcohol and failure to comply with campus official and trespassed from campus.
  • Two students while in the International Center were cited for an of-age alcohol violation in a non-drinking area by Campus Safety.

Sunday, April 20

  • Three students while in the Linnaeus Arboretum were cited by Campus Safety for a drug/narcotic violation. Two students were cited for drug equipment violations. One student was cited for failure to comply with a College official.
  • A student and non-student were cited by Campus Safety in Norelius Hall with a College policy violation.

Case dispositions are available online by viewing the daily crime log on the Campus Safety web page:

Tip of the Week:

Don’t thumb it up behind the wheel!


The Saint Peter Police Department has been conducting extra enforcement in an effort to reduce distracted driving. In the last three years distracted teen drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 25 deaths and 4,505 injuries.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around twenty percent of all crashes annually and resulting in at least seventy deaths and 350 injuries.

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose or send texts/emails, and access the Web on a wireless device while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, such as at a stoplight or stuck in traffic. It is also illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone at any time.

Distractions cause drivers to react more slowly to traffic conditions or events, such as a vehicle stopping or pulling out in traffic. A University of Utah study reports that using a cell phone while driving, whether hands-free or hand-held, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having an alcohol-concentration level of 0.08 percent. And when texting, drivers take their eyes off the road for up to 4.6 out of every 6 seconds — equivalent to traveling the length of a football field at 55 mph hours without looking up.