The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat: April 9, 2009

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March 26- At 11:22 p.m., a 20-year-old male was caught writing on the bathroom wall of Simpson Library.  The fourth-floor Randolph resident wrote, “Workers of the world, unite” and “Long live the revolution” on the first-floor of the North side bathroom.  The responding officer made the student clean the writing with Windex and paper towels.

March 29- At 12:07 a.m., it was reported that an 18-year-old female on the third-floor of Russell Hall had been drinking wine and had taken Vicodin.  Residence Life was notified.  The student refused emergency transportation, but was transported by other means to Mary Washington Hospital.

March 29- At 12:59 a.m., Residence Life was notified that a male resident of Mason Hall was in the Randolph Hall parking lot crying.  He had been drinking, but was not intoxicated.  The student was upset because his roommate had been taken to the hospital.  The situation was turned over to Residence Life.

March 30- At 1:26 p.m., a 23-year-old female resident of Arrington reported that her laptop had been stolen from a vehicle that she had lent to two UMW freshmen.  The laptop was stolen between 3 p.m. on March 27 and 8 p.m. on March 30.  The car had been parked at various times at the Apartments and the George Washington Hall lot.  The HP laptop’s value was estimated at $1,000.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
April 1- At 7:22 a.m., an officer found a fire extinguisher floating in the fountain of Palmieri Plaza.  The extinguisher had been discharged and taken from Russell Hall.  Recharging a fire extinguisher is approximately $75.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

April 2- At 6:21 p.m., it was reported that a wooden bench on Campus Walk had been run into by a Sodexo catering truck.  The bench was completely destroyed.  A replacement will cost about $200.

April 2- At 10:29 p.m., an officer on foot patrol found a 20-year-old male trying to enter through the rear door of Woodard Campus Center.  The Randolph resident smelled of alcohol, was slurring words his words, and was using his hands to keep balance.  The male was trying to get down to the Eagle’s Nest.  He was arrested for being drunk in public.

April 4- Between March 29 and April 4, a UMW parking decal was stolen from the car of a Westmoreland 20-year-old female.  The parking decal, valued at $200, was peeled off the back of the car.

April 4- At 11:55 p.m., Residence Life was notified of an 18-year-old who had returned to his dorm drunk after attending an off-campus party.  The fourth-floor Randolph male was unable to climb up the stairs.  He was transported to Mary Washington Hospital.  The incident was referred to Residence Life.