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The Blue & Gray Press | October 18, 2018

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Police Beat


Feb. 22- At 2:09 p.m., it was reported that items were stolen from the fourth floor of Mason Hall.    The four male suitemates reported two cameras, an iPod, sunglasses and a bottle of cologne missing from their rooms.  The estimated value was $1,160.  The investigation determined that an 18-year-old male Stafford resident had stolen the items.  The property was returned and the victims decided not to prosecute.  The Stafford resident was identified as a trespasser and was warned to stay away from the campus.

Feb. 23- At 7:25 p.m., it was reported by a witness that a bench in front of Trinkle Hall was run over by a white truck driving on Campus Walk.  The destroyed bench was estimated at $713.  The driver is still unknown.

Feb. 26- Between Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., audio-visual equipment was stolen from Lee Hall.  The equipment included a DVD recorder, CD recorder, drum set microphone and a Dremel toolkit, used for installation.  The estimated value was $1,227.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

March 4- At the North Building of Stafford Campus, someone attempted to open a Pepsi vending machine.  They did not gain access to the money or drinks.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

March 4- At 10:30 a.m., a snack vending machine on the second floor of Mason Hall was overturned.  On the previous day, the machine was upright and intact.  There are no suspects or leads at this time.

March 7- At 10:42 p.m., it was reported that blood was in the stairwell between the fourth and fifth floors of Randolph Hall.  One minute later, it was reported that an ambulance was called to the bell tower for a student with severe lacerations.  A sergeant responded to the bell tower and found a 19-year-old male, from the second floor of Russell Hall, with a severe wrist laceration.  He was waiting for the ambulance.  The student was upset by a situation at home and had punched the window in Randolph.  He was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and referred to the administration for damages and clean up.

March 10- At 9:46 p.m., it was reported by an employee that a $25 coupon book for local businesses had been stolen from an office in Lee Hall.  The coupon book had been left unsecured on a desk at 6:30 p.m. the previous day.  There are no suspects or witnesses.

March 18- At 4:20 p.m., the locksmith reported that a first floor door had been kicked in.  The door and lock were broken.  One resident of the room said the door had been broken since he had returned from spring break.  The officer contacted the other resident of the room.  That resident said that on Feb. 27 he needed to get into his room to get documents.  He was unable to enter the room and could not contact Residence Life since it was spring break so he kicked the door in.  The case was referred to the administration and the student will be responsible for paying damages.