The Sundial

We want to know: Parking citation survey

We want to know: Parking citation survey

Brooke Holland

April 28, 2016

A lawsuit was placed by The State University Police Association on behalf of three CSUN officers, alleging they were disciplined for not meeting parking ticket quotas.  The California State University board of Trustees and CSUN Police Department are defendants in the case. The Sundial is conduct...

Police Union — Parking tickets are moneymakers for CSU

Police Union — Parking tickets are moneymakers for CSU

Brooke Holland

April 27, 2016

Parking tickets are moneymakers for the California State University system and campus officers shouldn't have to meet a ticket-writing quota, according to campus police unions. “[CSUN] using this as a money-making system is insane,” said Jeffrey Solomon, president of the Statewide University Police...

CSUN police officers sue campus police department

CSUN police officers sue campus police department

Brooke Holland

April 25, 2016

Three CSUN officers and their union have filed a lawsuit against the California State University Board of Trustees and CSUN Department of Police Services. The officers allege they were disciplined for not meeting parking ticket quotas. CSUN officers Felix Anthony Vargas, Thomas Finnerty, Matthew Dunwoody a...

Crime blotter for March 14 – 27

Crime blotter for March 14 – 27

Erik Luna

March 28, 2016

Monday, March 14A counterfeit parking permit was recovered from a vehicle parked in the G9 Parking Structure.A bicycle was stolen outside of Matador Hall. The bicycle was secured to a bicycle rack with an U-lock. An unknown suspect ignited the contents of a trash can on the east side of Zelzah Avenue....

On-campus housing rape reported to CSUN police

On-campus housing rape reported to CSUN police

Brooke Holland

March 16, 2016

An alleged on-campus rape was reported to CSUN Police Department on March 11, police said. The incident occurred in the University Park Apartments sometime between Sept. 1 - Oct. 13, 2015, police said. According to police, the offense is classified as "sexual assault that occurred with a known s...

Women learn defense, gain confidence with RAD

Women learn defense, gain confidence with RAD

Sunshine Chatman

March 6, 2016

Women interested in learning self-defense had the opportunity to participate in the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program, a shortened version of the semester-long course that consists of four three-hour sessions facilitated by the CSUN Police Services staff that ended on March 3. "It is an opportunity fo...

Police search for man who appeared to have handgun, attempt to rob CSUN student

Police search for man who appeared to have handgun, attempt to rob CSUN student

Brooke Holland

February 23, 2016

CSUN Police Department are looking for a male suspect that attempted to rob a female student with what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun. The incident occurred today on Matador Walk, north of the University Student Union's swimming pool, around 6:18 p.m., according to a crime alert. According...

Man threatens to kill people near CSUN Transit Center

Man threatens to kill people near CSUN Transit Center

Daniel Robles

February 2, 2016

At approximately 4:02 p.m. on Tuesday a man reportedly approached people near the CSUN Transit Center and threatened to kill them, police said. The suspect was described by Campus police as a 30-year-old black male dressed in all-black with headphones on and wearing a red backpack.The suspect was also...

Crime blotter for Jan. 22 to Jan. 28

Crime blotter for Jan. 22 to Jan. 28

Erik Luna

February 1, 2016

Friday, Jan. 22A suspect was arrested by a CSUN police officer at the F8 parking lot for violating a stay-away order, possession of a controlled substance and non-student refusal to leave the university, at around 9:08 a.m. The suspect was transported to the LAPD Van Nuys jail for booking.An unknown suspect used wh...

Northridge man barricades himself in home

ariana duenas

January 15, 2016

Los Angeles police SWAT officers fired tear gas into a Northridge home Thursday night, flushing out seven people in whom they had no interest and detaining the suspect. They were seeking a man wanted for an alleged parole violation, police said. "Seven people, plus the suspect, were eventually...

Crime blotter for Nov.16 to Nov. 19

Crime blotter for Nov.16 to Nov. 19

ariana duenas

November 23, 2015

Monday, Nov. 16 An unknown female suspect pushed the victim after being denied entry into the housing complex. The suspect refused to follow housing check in procedures, according to the crime log archive. The incident is still under investigation. Tuesday, Nov. 17 A secured bicycle was stole...

There’s a silver lining to all of the sexual assault reports

There’s a silver lining to all of the sexual assault reports

Frances Ramsel

October 28, 2015

As easy as it is to think sexual assault happens on other campuses and to other students, clearly, the crime of sexual assault is happening here at CSUN to our friends and our classmates. Moreover, it is an issue that we as a community are unprepared to grapple with. In the wake of every recent sexual as...

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