The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat

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July 18–At 6:30 a.m., DuPont Hall, Campus center, Simpson Hall, Seacobeck Hall, Willard Hall, Randolph Hall and a UMW van parked in the Sunken Road lot were vandalized with graffiti. The cost of clean-up was approximately $600. There are no suspects or witnesses, but the investigation is ongoing.

July 21–At 7:01 p.m., vandalism was discovered on the right-hand exit door on the front of Arrington Hall. Police later determined that the graffiti was the work of a juvenile who had been convicted and paid restitution for the markings left in Oct. 2006. The 2-year-old vandalism had bled through a layer of paint, and police assumed it was fresh until investigation later revealed the error.

July 23– At 11:30 p.m., an employee from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies reported being threatened via e-mail by a former student. UMW’s Threat Assessment Team and the University police investigated. The investigation is still pending.

Aug. 1– At 4:30 p.m., two male juvenile residents of Fredericksburg were found skateboarding and doing tricks on the sidewalk outside of Russell Hall. Both received trespass warnings.

Aug. 3– At 2:33 a.m., Officer Joe Gagliardi observed a group of seven Fredericksburg residents being noisy in and around the Monroe fountain. Shane Thomas Harris and a juvenile female were partially clothed when they received trespass warnings. The other 5 were told to leave. The juvenile’s parents were notified.

Aug. 3– At 5:07 p.m., Officer Ernst saw a juvenile male Fredericksburg resident doing tricks on a skateboard near Chandler Hall. The juvenile fled when Ernst approached. He was found ten minutes later, skateboarding in the parking deck. He was issued a trespass warning.

Aug. 5– At 7:54 p.m., police issued Mark Seity of Fredericksburg a trespass warning for being at the Battlegrounds surface track.

Aug. 8– A Sony VCR, valued at $200 was reported stolen from a classroom. The VCR was last seen at the end of last academic year. There are no suspects or witnesses.

Aug. 13– An officer on bike patrol found graffiti on the low brick wall outside of Seacobeck Hall near the Dome Room. Damages are set at $75.

Aug. 16– Between 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, multiple persons’ property was stolen from the Lee Hall construction site. The stolen items were power tools valued approximately at $2400 overall. The UMW police processed the scene. Investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 21– Between 3 p.m. Aug. 18 and 10 a.m. Aug. 21, a student’s specialized bicycle, valued at $500, was stolen from the Bushnell Hall bike rack. The bicycle was entered into a national database. There are no suspects or witnesses.