The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat

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Jan. 14- At 4:37 p.m., a female professor at Melchers Hall reported being harassed by a former student.  The professor felt threatened.  The student was issued a trespass warning.  The case is still under investigation to see if charges will be filed.

Jan. 15- At 8:15 p.m., a third-floor Bushnell Hall female reported being harassed by another female through phone calls.  She reported that the caller was threatening to “beat her up.”  The victim would not identify who the harasser was.  She declined to pursue the matter further.  It was referred to Residence Life.

Jan. 21- At 8:38 p.m., a student at the UMW Apartments reported that an employee made uncomfortable statements to her.  The 19-year-old female said that the employee was at her apartment for the Heating Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) system.  The case was referred to the Office of Human Resources.

Jan. 28- It was reported that between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 24, someone stole keys from a Sodexho office in Seacobeck.  The keys to various offices were on the catering manager’s desk.  The estimated cost for the keys is $150.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Jan. 29- At 1:16 p.m., Campus police were called to the Simpson Library for a suspicious person without pants on.  When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old male sitting at a desk on the first floor with his pants partially pulled down.  They identified the man as Mika Engelhardt and asked him why he did not have pants on.  Engelhardt responded that his pants did not fit properly.  The officers removed Englehardt from the library and issued him a trespass warning.  The man was unreachable for comment because he has no fixed address.

Feb. 7- At 10:29 p.m., Campus police responded to an accident on the fourth floor of Mason Hall.  A 19-year-old female injured her rib while jumping on a table in her dorm room.  She was transported to the hospital.

Feb. 15- At 1:33 p.m., a male resident’s parent called to report that on the previous night, a firecracker was thrown into her son’s dorm room.  The Mason fourth-floor male said that his roommate and suitemate threw the firecracker at approximately 3 a.m.  The victim was asleep at the time and does not know from where the firecracker was thrown.  The 18-year-old and 19-year-old suspects have been referred to Residence Life.