A man was arrested last week while wandering the parking lot of Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Beachside College off-campus residential halls, CSULB police announced in a bulletin today. He was later found with a weapon and in possession of a controlled substance, they added.
The trespasser was identified as Rion Derry—not a CSULB student.
Upon investigation, police discovered Derry was in possession of a hatchet-style axe with a four inch blade and several needles and paraphernalia used for heroin. He was arrested on several accounts: possession of a dangerous weapon on CSU property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and trespassing.
CSULB police has had prior contacts with Derry for a suspect of theft and fraudulent use of debit/credit cards, according to the bulletin.
Derry was transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s custody.
Photo courtesy of the Cal State Long Beach Police Department.