The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat, April 2, 20009

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March 13- On Feb. 27, a Fuji AcrossTown bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in front of Alvey Hall.  The theft was not reported until March 13.  The silver bicycle with gray and green accents was valued at approximately $400.  The bicycle was entered into the National Criminal Information Center using an owner reply number.  There are no suspects or witnesses.

March 14- At 3 a.m., it was reported by two females in UMW Apartment Building 7 that a commuter student had entered their apartment.  The 22-year-old commuter was screaming obscenities at the sleeping students.  It is unknown how the commuter gained access to the apartment.  The case was referred to Student Affairs.

March 15- At 3:56 a.m., a smoke alarm in Westmoreland was triggered.  The Fredericksburg Fire Department arrived, but was unable to determine where the smoke came from. The next day it was determined that a fire alarm had been pulled. There are no suspects or witnesses.

March 17- At 2:32 a.m., a female student was dropped off by a Fredericksburg police officer at her residence, Randolph Hall. Fredericksburg police had found the student sitting in a car on Blue and Grey Parkway. When the student arrived, she was unable to get into her room on the first floor because she did not have her key.  Residence Life called Campus Police. The officer explained to the student that she needed to stay in her room and not come out until the morning. She was escorted in, but deliberately stepped out of the room. She was arrested for drunk in public and referred to the administration.

March 18- Between 9 p.m. on March 17 and 2 a.m. on March 18, an 18-year-old Alvey Hall male reported a Huffy Catalina bicycle and lock stolen.  The $20 bicycle and $14 lock were attached to the Russell Hall sign.  The bicycle was gold with a burgundy seat.  The bicycle was recovered on March 19 at 5 p.m. at Randolph Hall.  The lock was never found.  There are no suspects or witnesses.

March 18- Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:41 p.m., the sign for the Westmoreland Assistant Director parking space was stolen.  The estimated value is $150.  There are no suspects or witnesses.

March 21- At 12:27 a.m., an exit sign was destroyed in the east stairwell of Mason Hall.  The sign was knocked off the wall and smashed to pieces.  The estimated value is $250.  The investigation is continuing.

March 25- Between 10:38 a.m. on March 25 and 9:30 p.m. on March 24, five pounds of jumbo shrimp were stolen from a walk-in freezer at Seacobeck.  The estimated value of the crustaceans is $59.67.  The investigation is continuing with many suspects.

March 24 and March 25- In a string of Junior Ring Week pranks, three vehicles were covered with flour and toilet paper.  Campus Police called the victims, who had not yet seen the prank.  All victims declined to prosecute.

March 23- At 1:34 a.m., an anonymous complaint claimed that a drunk man was stumbling near the Bell Tower.  An officer found a male that fit the description.  The male was not intoxicated, but slightly impaired from drinking.  The 16-year-old Fredericksburg resident was issued a trespassing warning and escorted off campus.

March 22- At 3:09 a.m., an officer doing parking enforcement found a female sleeping in the back of her car in Lot 2 of George Washington Hall.  The first-floor Westmoreland student was drunk and unable to form coherent sentences.  The 19-year-old was transported to Mary Washington Hospital and referred to the administration.

March 21- At 3:21 a.m., it was reported that a male on the fourth floor of Bushnell was extremely intoxicated.  The 19-year-old male was unresponsive when the officer first arrived.  An RA reported that the student had taken 10 shots in three hours.  The student began to respond, but had difficultly communicating.  According to friends, he had fallen out of bed and hit his head.  He was transported to Mary Washington Hospital and referred to the administration.