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13 Charged For Crimes Committed During Ohio State Rally

State College Police released a list of individuals who were identified and ultimately charged for crimes committed during the rally that ensued after the Ohio State game.

The crimes are all similar and relate to behavior that you probably witnessed if you were in Beaver Canyon that night — mostly disorderly conduct but also including failure to disperse, criminal mischief, and felony accounts of riot, though police did not provide specific instances related to each of the charges.

All of the individuals are males between ages 18-25 and all but two are reported as Penn State students. Here is a list of the individuals and the crimes they are charged with:

  • Ahmad Richard (21, student): Riot (Felony), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief (Summary)
  • Alex Hatala (20, student): Riot (Felony), Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor), Failure to Disperse (Misdemeanor)
  • Jacob Pfaff (18, student): Riot (Felony), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor), Minors Law (Summary)
  • Evan Paris (21, student): Riot (Felony), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Robert Mclaren (19, student): Riot (Felony), Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Brandon Miller (20, student): Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief (Summary)
  • Jacob Miller (22): Failure to Disperse (Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Pietro Lombardi (25): Failure to Disperse (Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • James Quinton (21, student): Disorderly Conduct (Summary)
  • Patrick Cooney (21, student): Disorderly Conduct (Summary)
  • Nicholas Paglione (21, student) PSU student-Disorderly Conduct (Summary)
  • Ryan Schwartz (21, student): Disorderly Conduct (Summary)
  • Tim Schautz (20, student): Disorderly Conduct (Summary)

The students charged will be referred to Penn State’s Office of Student Conduct for potential disciplinary action with the university. The Office of Student Conduct will evaluate the charges for each student and determine whether or not they are in violation of the university’s Code of Conduct, which could mean expulsion in the most extreme cases.

After evaluating the damage following the rally, police estimated damages at $30,000. Though downtown looked practically back normal the next morning, the night saw crowd surfing, pepper spray, small fires, and signs and light posts being torn down. Police asked for individuals to send any and all media to aid them in identifying those potentially committing crimes. Those photos are available on the State College Police website as police continue to seek help in identification.

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Lexi Shimkonis

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