POM August Update by Bill Affonso

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT REPORTS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

 

1. Monday 4/4/11 12:15p.m. THEFT – 3 child size picnic tables were believed to be stolen from building 392C. It turned out to be a form of miscommunication. No tables were stolen.
2. Wednesday 4/6/11 3:30p.m. COMPLAINT – Student Life Center called security about a male student causing a disturbance at building 382 (Cafeteria) during a Student Outreach event.
3. Monday 4/11/11 11:55a.m. DISTURBANCE – A student was being disruptive inside building 388, room 104. The student did eventually leave the area without further incident.
4. Monday  4/11/11 12:52p.m. THEFT – Report of a wallet being stolen from building 381, room 14.    
5. Friday 4/22/11 2:30p.m. CRIMINAL PROPERTY DAMAGE – At building 381, the women’s restroom door was damaged by someone kicking in the door.
6. Tuesday 4/26/11 8:35a.m. COMPLAINT – A female student made a report about a male student harassing her through text messages and phone calls.

 

4/1/11

APRIL

There has been a total of 6 incidents for the month of April that Hawaii Community College campus security has been made aware of or responded to. No arrests were made on campus. No violent crimes were reported.

Emergency call boxes have been operating well lately. Campus security has maintained its effectiveness every week. As of this writing, the use of the emergency call boxes were never used in the event of an actual emergency, however, it is still a good device to have around the campus. It is always best to be prepared. Parking / warning notices remained about the same level of quantity that were given out.

There were 6 items turned in to campus security’s lost & found. They were a small red sweater, purple t – shirt, a small gray spider man t – shirt, silver & black coffee cup, black Samsung cell phone, and a black and yellow sunglasses. Items that were reported missing and were not turned in to security was a black wallet with the word twiztid on it, 3 keys in one ring, a yellowish gold blue tassel with a 2009 gold charm on it, long nose pliers with a blue handle, blue spiral notebook, and a purple wallet.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT REPORTS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY


1. Monday 5/2/11 3:00p.m. DOMESTIC – at building 393 parking lots, a domestic was reported between a male and female inside a 2003 white Escalade. 
2. Tuesday 5/3/11 9:43a.m. MEDICAL EMERGENCY – A female employee at Admissions & Records at building 378 felt sick and dizzy. An ambulance was called. She was taken to the hospital.
3. Tuesday 5/3/11 10:27a.m. ARGUMENT – An argument between a janitor supervisor and a physics instructor that happened on the walkway, fronting building 397. It was a disagreement about putting student bikes in the classroom.
4. Monday  5/16/11 2:59p.m. POSSIBLE ATTEMPTED BREAK IN – A possible attempted break in through a window at building 380, room 34.     

 

MAY

            There has been a total of 4 incidents for the month of May that Hawaii Community College campus security has been made aware of or responded to. No arrests were made on campus. No violent crimes were reported. No traffic accidents were reported as well.

Hawaii Community College had its graduation ceremonies at the tennis stadium adjacent to Wong stadium on May 13th. Campus security provided traffic control, parking/access enforcement, foot patrols (interior/exterior), and security presence or visibility to the event. No reports of assaults, domestics, drinking in public or public intoxication, breaking into parked vehicles, or traffic accidents were reported to campus security officers.

On May 20th, Director of Research, Training & Auxiliary services Brian Pactol and Safety & Security Coordinator Faye Chambers came to Hawaii Community College, from Honolulu, to discuss and educate about workplace violence and the responsibilities of the campus. They also talked about how the campus must be in compliance with the Clery Act. In compliance with the Cery Act, campus security has made a daily crime log which is open for the public to view and is located in the security guard shack in between buildings 387 and 385A.

7 items were turned in to campus securities lost & found for this month. 4 of these items were claimed by their owners. The remaining 3 items that were not claimed yet was a green key with apple pictures on both sides, a blue coffee cup, and a student I.D. Missing items that were reported, but not in campus security’s possession was a white water bottle with a lattice type wood design.

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT REPORTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

1. Monday 6/6/11 4:00a.m. VANDALS – At building 381, couple rubbish cans with rubbish were found in the grassy area along with some torn out ti leaf plants. Also, some flyers were torn off of the bulletin board and left on the ground. 
2. Thursday 6/9/11 2:00p.m. POSSIBLE VEHICLE VANDALISM – At building 380 (facing Atlas Recycling side) a black Acura’s rear passenger side window was broken into. Owner of vehicle never did file a report with campus security.
3. Tuesday 6/21/11 5:20p.m. SUSPICION OF DRUG USE – Inside the men’s restroom at building 383,   the smell of marijuana smoke was reported. No suspects were identified.
4. Thursday 6/23/11 2:30p.m. ARSON – Report of a possible small fire in the rubbish can inside the men’s restroom at building 381. Flames were not seen, but the smell of smoke was coming out of the rubbish can. The trash liner was melted. Precautionary measures were taken to prevent any further harm.      
5. Thursday 6/23/11 5:51p.m. TRESPASS – A female employee inside building 378 says that someone has been messing with her chair and desk. She notices it when she first comes to work in the morning.

JUNE

            There have been a total of 5 incidents for the month of June that Hawaii Community College campus security has been made aware of or responded to. No arrests were made on campus. No major incidents were reported. No traffic accidents were reported as well.

Hawaii Community College campus security has gotten another State of Hawaii campus security officer named Abraham Kapua. He is originally from the Big Island, but lived in the mainland for 21 years. He was an Adult Corrections Officer for 7 years and a reserve police officer for 4 years in the state of Oregon. His title is security officer 2.

On June 21st security officers 1 and 2 flew to Honolulu for a training class in risk management and crowd control techniques and procedures. The class was given by former police officer Greg LaCourte and it was held at Leeward Community College. In addition to the gaining of learning new techniques, it was an opportunity to meet other campus security officials from different campuses statewide and to share knowledge, information, and advice on different security topics and issues. Director of Research, Training & Auxiliary services Brian Pactol and Safety & Security Coordinator Faye Chambers were also present. They talked to the class about any concerns we may have and is positive about the future.

4 items were turned in to campus securities lost & found for this month. 1 of the items was claimed by the owner. The remaining 3 items that were not claimed yet was a black umbrella, Saturn keys, and a small white container. Missing items that were reported, but not in campus security’s possession was a green hard drive.

 E-Waste  

HawCC turned in over 20 pallets of e-waste this quarter (May/Jun/Jul).  Each pallet was 4’ long, 4’ wide and 4’ to 5’ high.  Most of the E-Waste consisted of old PC’s, monitors, printer/copiers and fax machines.

HawCC Warning Notices

HawCC Campus Security is now tracking all HawCC Warning notices that are issued.  Repeat offenders will be issued a warning memo.  A memo for student three-peaters will be sent to the VC for Student Affairs for necessary action.  A memo for faculty/staff three-peaters will be sent to their respective supervisor.                                     

ALERT  

Separate thefts of a wallet and a cell phone that were left un-attended occurred when the owners went to the restroom for “only” a minute.  PLEASE, if you value your property, take it with you.  Do not leave it un-attended.

Extension cords  

POM is in the process of installing more electrical outlets to eliminate the use of extension cords that violate safety requirements.

Use of extension cords are for very short, temporary periods of time, typically for a day.  Any other use of extension cords is a safety violation and not authorized.  If you need clarification, call BillAffonso at 933-9992

Handicap Parking  

Every month, Hilo Police Department issues  handicap violation tickets on the HawCC campus.  In the month of October, Hilo Police Department issued 2 handicap violation tickets.  Maximum fine of $500.  Please respect the handicap stalls.  Stalls are for valid/approved handicap individuals.  The handicap tag must be displayed at all times.  If you are parked in a handicap stall AND you do not have a handicap tag prominently displayed, Hawaii Police Department will cite you.  These handicap tags are not transferrable.  Also, you may be asked to show your handicap pocket card.  If you cannot provide the pocket card, your vehicle will be reported to Hawaii Police Department.

Red Boxes on Floors  

POM Maintenance has started to tape red boxes on the floor in front of areas that require clearance and immediate access.  These areas include, but are not limited to, circuit breaker panels, fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull boxes, fire alarm panels, and data/phone equipment.

 RECYCLE BATTERIES:  

Boxes/receptacles to recycle used/dead batteries have been placed at the

following locations.  379-at the South East corner outside of room 15.  393-between the men’s  and women’s restrooms.    381-next to bulletin board outside of room 8.  389-outside of the POM office room 7.  Also, if you tape dead batteries together, mark the dead batteries and place them on the floor next to the trash can in your room/office, the janitors will pick them up and dispose of them  properly.

 WE STILL NEED YOUR KOKUA

BLOCKING SAFETY DEVICES:  It is against safety regulations to block any safety devices.  This includes but is not limited to fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull boxes, circuit breaker panels, etc.

Electricity Consumption!!  

     Please turn off PC’s, Monitors & printers when you leave for the day.  PC’s, monitors & printers in the sleep mode still consumes electricity.

Our biggest expense continues to be our electricity bill.  Keep doors and windows closed when the AC is on.  Keep your thermostat at 74 degrees.  Turn off lights when you leave the room.

HELCO has applied to the PUC for a rate increase.  So whatever we save will help us stay within our budget.

NO SMOKING:  Smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of building entrances and open windows.

Cigarette Butts 

Janitors and Grounds keepers continue to spend a lot of time picking up cigarette butts to ensure that

our campus does not resemble an ash tray.  This is a waste of our campus resources.  Please put your cigarette butts in designated smoking receptacles.

PETS ON CAMPUS:  Pets are not allowed on campus!  Only certified/valid guide/aide pets are allowed on campus.  Your co-operation will be appreciated.

FLYERS ON WALLS:  Putting/taping any type of flyers on building walls is not permitted.  The removal of the flyers pulls the paint off and makes the walls unsightly.  This also creates un-necessary additional work for the Maintenance crew and consumes much needed material.

SKATEBOARDING, ROLLERBLADING & BICYCLES:  Skateboarding and rollerblading are not allowed on campus!  Do not ride your bicycles on the walkways and sidewalks.

 

 

 

 

 

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