The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat

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Oct. 12- At 3:33 a.m., a Jefferson Hall R.A. summoned police to the first-floor room of a 19-year-old male student after finding him severely intoxicated and unresponsive. Police alerted the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, who transported the student by ambulance to Mary Washington hospital.

Oct. 13- At 12:26 p.m., a UMW bike officer toppled over his handlebars while riding down the Arrington Hall staircase during a training exercise for bike instructor school. The officer sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. He passed instructor school.

Oct. 13- At 2:01 p.m., a commuter student alerted campus police after witnessing a woman driving a teal van strike a red scooter in the middle of the Westmoreland parking lot.  The witness told police that the woman got out of the van, righted the EaglePony scooter and replaced several pieces that had fallen off during the collision before leaving the lot. The scooter, which belongs to a junior Westmoreland hall resident, sustained surface damages. Police obtained the van’s license plate number, and the investigation is ongoing.

Oct. 17- At 5:23 p.m., a 19-year-old female commuter student on the cheerleading squad sustained a mid-cheer injury during a men’s soccer game.  She received ambulance transport to Mary Washington Hospital.

Oct. 19- At 9 p.m., a Fredericksburg Police Officer issued a court summons to two 18-year-old male students standing on the corner of William St and Littlepage St on charges of under-aged possession of alcohol. The Officer reported watching someone purchase a case of beer at the market, place the case in their trunk, and pull up to the light where the two Freshman obtained the alcohol, according to Police Spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.

Oct. 21- Around 12:15 a.m., Fredericksburg Police arrested UMW Junior David Rodriguez at his residence on charges of public intoxication and producing false documents. Officers responded to the 20-year-old’s Gunther Lane home after fielding several complaints from neighbors about a loud party at his residence. Officers decided to arrest Rodriguez after they say he verbally resisted questioning, according to Police Spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.