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The Blue & Gray Press | October 23, 2017

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Police Beat

By Justin Toney and Katy Burnell

Nov. 29- At 10:30 p.m., a female resident of Alvey Hall told police that 20-year-old Travis Allen Davis, of Locust Grove Va. had used foul language and made physical threats towards her over the phone. Officers helped the 18-year-old freshman obtain a warrant against Davis on Friday at 1:40 p.m. for cell phone harassment.

Dec. 1- At 1:54 a.m., campus police received a complaint from a 22-year-old female UMW apartment resident about a party in building 8.  Officers accompanied Residence Life staff to the apartment, which held 25-30 students. Some students leapt off of the second-floor balcony after seeing police. Officers found copious amounts of alcohol that only four of the party-goers were of age to possess.  Although no one was intoxicated enough to require police action, two 21-year-old male residents of the apartment were given administrative referrals for supplying alcohol to minors.

Dec. 1- At 11:58 p.m., Fredericksburg police required the assistance of two University officers in handling a party at the corner of Mortimer and Littlepage Sts. involving almost 100 UMW students. While assisting a group of 75 students across Sunken road, an officer noticed a male holding an open beer can.  When the officer asked for identification, the man began arguing. Gregory Thomas Novak, an 18-year-old resident of Mason Hall, was arrested for being drunk in public.

Dec. 1– At 11:58 p.m., two students were observed dropping a beer bottle while leaving a party at the corner of Mortimer and Littlepage Sts. The students were stopped while fleeing and told to dispose of the bottle “like responsible adults.” Two 18-year-old male and female Russell Hall residents were issued administrative referrals for underage possession of alcohol.

Dec. 1- At 12:55 a.m., an officer patrolling double drive observed an individual fitting the description of a person of interest. The officer approached the man, and asked if he was a UMW student. The man began cursing the officer, claiming “You know who the f*** I am.” When another officer arrived, the man continued cursing. The 19-year-old freshman commuter student was arrested for curse and abuse, a class 3 misdemeanor.

Dec. 2- At 7:40 p.m., a 20-year-old female commuter student reported to police that an older man had been stalking her outside of her rehearsals in Pollard Hall and Dodd Auditorium. 26-year-old resident of King George county, Eugene Rufty, was issued a trespass warning.

Dec. 4- At 4:14 p.m.,  a 20-year-old resident of Custis Hall reported to police that she escorted a man out of her building when he was found trying sell tickets.

Dec. 4- At 6:12 p.m., campus police received a call from the 5th floor of Randolph Hall. A piece of paper was found aflame in front of a door with a dry-erase board marked with graffiti.  Fredericksburg Arson Squad is investigating the incident.

This article was contributed to by Katy Burnell.