The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat-March 25 to April 5

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March 28—Police received a report of a prowler at the University Apartments. Between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., someone rang the student’s doorbell repeatedly. The student found a print-out of a cartoon with an obscene drawing on it at the door step. The student delayed reporting the occurrence because of drinking that night. The investigation is ongoing.

March 28—Police discovered that a basement window on the south side of Hamlet House was damaged. After conducting a search, police could not find any obvious signs of vandalism or marks to show that someone had kicked the window.

March 31—A student reported that the front tire of his or her bike was stolen. The bike was locked to the bike rack in front of Jefferson Hall. The tire went missing on March 30, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

March 31—A student reported that his or her unlocked bike was stolen from the bike rack at Randolph Hall on the night of March 25.

April 1—At 1:49 a.m., someone discovered that the exit sign on the third floor of Russell Hall was torn from the ceiling and was on the floor.

April 1—At around 11:30 a.m., someone discovered that a student painting on a wall was missing from the Underground. The investigation is ongoing. Police appreciate any information on the whereabouts of the painting, shown below.

April 1—A student reported that improper driving by another student caused her to hit part of the parking deck, damaging her vehicle. The UMW police located the other vehicle. The estimated damage to the vehicle is $750. An investigation is pending.

April 5—A student reported a strange sewage smell at Trinkle Hall. When police responded, they said the smell seemed more like ‘burnt dust.’ Police notified UMW Facilities Services.

April 5—Police received a report of previous vandalism at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. One stop sign was missing and one stop sign was spray-painted. The vandalism may have occurred around March 31.

April 5—While police were investigating the vandalism of the stop sign at CGPS, someone reported recent graffiti. A student reported graffiti of a swastika and a racial slur in the first floor men’s room in the North Building of CGPS to the security guard. The guard responded responded and cleaned up the graffiti.