Police Beat: Nov. 19, 2009
Nov. 10- A student reported that a parking decal went missing between Nov. 4 and 5. The student did not know if the decal went missing from the car while the student was at UMW, at home in Northern Virginia or in some other location. The decal has not been found and police do not have any suspects.
Nov. 11- A UMW employee reported that a vehicle had been damaged in a hit-and-run accident in the George Washington Hall parking lot. The estimated damage is $300.
Nov. 11- Two students approached UMW police about another student who was possibly stalking them. A police information report was filed. The incident has been referred to the administration for further action.
Nov. 13- UMW police filed a report about a person that was selling marijuana in the Eagle’s Nest on Nov. 10. Due to the gap in time between the date of occurrence and the date of the report, UMW police are encouraging students with information to contact them. The subject was described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with a buzz cut, multiple tattoos on his arms and ear piercings.
Nov. 14- Residence Life staff reported graffiti in Mason Hall to UMW police. The graffiti was written in black marker between rooms 200 and 207. The police filed a destruction of Commonwealth property with vandalism report. Housekeeping was called to clean the walls. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Nov. 14- UMW police were contacted about a malfunctioning door in Mason Hall. Upon arrival, they discovered that the door leading from a hallway to an adjacent room had been intentionally damaged and would not close. A destruction of Commonwealth property with vandalism report was filed. UMW Facilities was called to replace the door. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Nov. 14- UMW police and the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad responded to a student illness in Mason Hall. The student was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for further evaluation. No action was required.
Nov. 15- UMW police and Fredericksburg Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Trinkle Hall. It was determined that the alarm was a false alarm due to the malfunction of a detector in a storage room. UMW electricians, UMW Institutional Fire Marshal and the contracted alarm company were called to fix the problem.
Nov. 15- UMW police and Fredericksburg Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in building 1010 of the Apartments. The alarm was activated due to a student cooking food. Residence Life staff was contacted.
Nov. 16- At 2 p.m., a student reported a red Pony 50 scooter by Eagle missing. The student had last seen the scooter on Nov. 14 at approximately 10 p.m. parked near the dumpster at the UMW Apartments. The scooter is valued at $200. This case is still under investigation.