Campus Safety Week in Review: November 20-26, 2017

This week in Campus Safety news: Students snuck onto the turf field to play football, an argumentative student flew their drone over campus then ran from officers, and the Community Garden shed was broken into again. Explore our interactive incident map to learn more.


11/20 Turf Field Access Violation

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Location: Synthetic Turf Athletic Field
Synopsis: Campus Safety officers contacted four students playing football on the turf athletic field. Security camera video footage shows them forcing the gate open to gain access to the field. This incident has been forwarded to PLU Student Rights & Responsibilities for review.

11/20 Lower Campus Drone Violation

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Location: Ivy Parking Lot, West side in staff parking area
Synopsis: Campus Safety officers observed a student operating a remote controlled aircraft over the athletic fields in violation of university policy. Officers contacted the student to advise them of the policy. The student became argumentative and refused to provide identification. The student was asked to remain at the location to speak with a Campus Safety Operations Supervisor about the PLU remote control aircraft policy, but left the area against officers’ instructions. The student was identified and this incident has been forwarded to PLU Student Rights & Responsibilities for review.

11/26 Community Garden Theft

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Location: Community Garden
Synopsis: Campus Safety was notified that the lock broken off of the PLU Community Garden shed. It is unclear which items were taken, however a hand hoe and hammer were found in the bushes by Campus Safety officers and will be returned to Community Garden staff. There is no suspect information at this time.


Incident data is provided to Mast Media by the PLU Department of Campus Safety. Specific information requests should be directed to campussafety@plu.edu. Campus Safety does not publish reports on false activations of fire, intrusion, or panic alarms. Incident synopses are edited by Mast Media for clarity and privacy purposes.

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