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Skidmore Students Arrested for Fake IDs

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

On Sunday morning, two Skidmore sophomores were arrested when they presented police with fake licenses.

After responding to a public urination complaint on Excelsior Avenue, officers asked the two for identification, whereupon they produced two fake driver’s licenses. They were placed under arrest and charged with Third Degree Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, a misdemeanor.  They are set to appear in court today.

Come on, you guys, this is amateur hour. GET IT TOGETHER.

UPDATE: The incident in question took place on Sunday afternoon, not Sunday morning as  initially reported. 

(via WTEN)

Skidmore Student Arrested After Breaking Into Building to Escape Cold

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The Saratogian is reporting that Skidmore student, Peter McColough ’15, was arrested early Friday morning, after smashing the window of a business on Congress Street to escape the cold. McColough was described as “highly intoxicated.” He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

(via The Saratogian)

Local Man Who Threatened Obama, Children Receives Jail Time

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Saratoga Springs man who threatened to take local schoolchildren hostage has received jail time, Saratoga Wire is reporting.

Last spring, Brent Dickinson used a computer at the Saratoga Springs Public Library to make the threats against the children. He also threatened to assassinate President Obama from a computer in the Saesselin Art Building, but that case is being handled by federal authorities.

Dickinson appeared in Saratoga County Court today and was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison. He is being treated for an unspecified medical condition, and has been ordered to stay away from all schools in Saratoga County, the Public Library, Skidmore College campus, and all YMCA branches.

(via Saratoga Wire)

Saratoga Man Threatened to Kill Obama From Skidmore Computer

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A longtime Saratoga resident is accused of threatening to assassinate President Obama on the White House website message board. The Times Union reports that Brent G. Dickinson, 33, used a computer in the Saisselin Art Building on February 17  to make the threat. He also used a public computer at the Saratoga Public Library on Friday to write that he would take schoolchildren hostage and kill them.

According to the Saratogian

The Secret Service had reached out to Skidmore Campus Security, which [District Attorney James A. Murphy III] said co-operated with the investigation into the first e-mail. When the second e-mail targeting children was sent, [SSPD Lt. John Catone] said the Secret Service notified the police department, which found him less than 30 minutes later at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Dickinson lived at the Gateway Motel on Maple Avenue. He was arrested on Friday and is currently being held in Saratoga County Jail on $50,000 bail, with a grand jury set to hear his case on March 21. Murphy said that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will prosecute Dickinson on the charge related to the threat against President Obama, while his office will handle the second email in which Dickinson threatened children.

Via the Saratogian and the Times Union

Offices in Starbuck Center Relocated Over Health Fears

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Yesterday, President Glotzbach and Dean of Student Affairs Rochelle Calhoun informed the student body of an ongoing health scare in Starbuck Center. According to the emails, fifty employees working in Starbuck are in the process of being moved to other locations on campus “until we have a clear understanding of the situation.

It is unclear what, exactly, is happening in Starbuck, as President Glotzbach did not reveal any specifics. However, it seems pretty serious if the College has chosen to completely relocate offices and retain the services of an industrial hygienist.

Those with questions or concerns have been advised to contact Human Resources at 580-5804. Upon calling that number, I was transferred to Health Services. My conversation with a representative was brief, with requests for information answered with a succinct response revealing nothing of import. Given the precarious legal nature of this situation, it’s likely that the Administration will keep relatively quiet until more is known.

Updates will be forthcoming.

UPDATE: The changes, according to Rochelle Calhoun, are as follows:

  • Office of Academic Advising, Registrar and Student Academic Services will be re-located to the fourth floor of Palamountain.
  • Bursar, Card Services and Student Financial Aid will be re-located to the second floor of Palamountain.
  • Career Services, First Year Experience and Off-Campus Study and Exchange will be re-located to Case Center.

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