The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept. 28.
Crimes against a person
At 11:58 p.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a report of a male student physically restraining a female student by grabbing her by the throat and pushing her against a wall at McDonalds. The officers detained the male student, who during questioning admitted that he had pushed the female student against the wall but denied grabbing her by the throat. The female student did not desire criminal prosecution ,and the officers observed no visible signs of injury to her. The male student was released.
At 1:21 p.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a student who was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle near 30th Street and University Avenue. The student complained of back pain, so an LAFD RA unit was requested. RA Unit #14 responded and examined the student, then transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment. LAPD officers were also requested and responded to conduct a traffic investigation.
Crimes against property
at 3:29 p.m. on Sept. 27, a non-USC female reported that his car’s passenger side door was dented and scratched when an unidentified male pushed a shopping cart into her vehicle while it was parked at Superior Market.
at 10:54 a.m. on Sept. 27, a university tram stalled and rolled into a pillar as a staff member was driving it through the gate at 34th Street and Figueroa Street, damaging the tram and the pillar.
At 3:47 A.M. on Sept. 28, DPS officers responded to a roof alarm activation at the New/North Residence Hall. Upon their arrival, the officers observed four students on the roof. The officers advised the students that they were not authorized to access the roof then escorted them downstairs without further incident.
At 7:36 p.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a non-USC male at the Keck Hospital of USC complaining of dizziness and dehydration. A Rapid Response team was at the scene examining the male when the officers arrived, and he was subsequently transported within the facility for medical treatment.
At 5:44 p.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a student who injured her ankle when she tripped and fell in the lobby of the Fisher Building School of Social Work. The student did not desire medical treatment and was released at the scene.
at 3:49 P.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a sixth-floor fire alarm activation because of smoke from burnt food at Parkside Apartments. No fire was found. Facility and Management Services personnel were requested to reset the alarm, and the officers cleared the building for re-entry. LAFD was not requested.
at 10:59 a.m. on Sept. 27, DPS officers responded to a student who was reported to be behaving erratically and after contacting him they requested a LAPD mental assessment team to evaluate him. The LAPD unit then took custody of the student and transported him to Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Hospital for further evaluation.