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The Blue & Gray Press | August 18, 2018

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Police Beat 3/15-3/22

March 15- Campus police responded to reports of vandalism to the Eagle Landing elevator, which occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and 1:12 p.m. They found magic marker on the elevator ceiling and two damaged exit signs on the fourth floor. The investigation is pending.

March 15- Police responded to Simpson Library at 2:30 p.m. and issued a trespass warning to a non-UMW individual. A warrant was also obtained.

March 16- Police responded to the UMW apartments at 1104 William St. after reports of glass thrown from a moving vehicle. The investigation is pending.

March 16- Police responded to Willard Hall, where between the hours of 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. there were reports of vandalism. At the scene, police found a message left on a student’s door. The investigation is pending.

March 17- Police responded to Lee Hall, where there were reports of a health hazard. Sometime between 6 a.m. and 6:51 a.m. someone had left a water bottle filled with urine in the elevator. The investigation is pending.

March 17- Fredericksburg and UMW Police responded to Blackstone Coffee at Eagle Village after workmen inside the building reported a suspicious person between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Workmen inside the building reported that a male subject was knocking on the glass of a side door and shining a flashlight inside. When confronted, the male subject stated to the contractors that he was a police officer and he was investigating crime on campus.
When city officers arrived, the subject had left the immediate area, but the UMW police reviewed their surveillance video and discovered that the suspicious male had entered a stairwell near the rear of the block of businesses. When officers arrived at that location, the subject exited the stairwell and was taken into custody.
Sameer Ladwa, 37, of no fixed address was arrested for trespassing and impersonating a police officer. Ladwa was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
According to city police, Ladwa was arrested prior to this incident at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 16 after he removed a bicycle from the back of a pickup truck that was parked near Eileen’s Bakery at 1115 Caroline St. An officer located Ladwa in the 1000 block of Caroline Street with the stolen bicycle.
Ladwa was arrested for petit larceny and released by the officer on his own recognizance, and the bicycle was returned to its owner.

March 18- Police responded to reports of an individual drunk in public on Campus Walk near George Washington Hall at 1:38 a.m. One individual was arrested and a trespass warning was issued.

March 18- Police responded to reports of public intoxication in Eagle Landing at 2:54 a.m. One administrative referral was
issued.

March 18- Police responded to Eagle Landing after reports of petit larceny of a bicycle from a building between the hours of 5:00 p.m. the day before and 4:30 a.m. on the day of the report. The investigation is pending.

March 19- Campus police responded to reports of an intoxicated and disorderly student at the UMW apartments between 2:51 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. One administrative referral was issued.

March 19- Campus police responded to Ball Circle at 3:45 p.m. after reports of vandalism to the Freedom Rides Exhibit. They found that multiple signs had been pulled down. The investigation is pending.

March 19- Police responded to Arrington Hall after reports of vandalism that occurred at an unknown date and time. At the scene, the police found that exit signs and first floor signs had been torn down. The investigation is pending.

March 19- Campus police responded to Marshall Hall, where residents had reported a health hazard at 9:13 p.m. Police found dog feces in the elevator. The investigation is pending.

March 20- University police responded to Russell Hall after reports of vandalism occurring sometime between 11 p.m. the day before and 12:45 a.m. the day of the report. At the scene, police found student mattresses put in the hallway. The investigation is pending.

March 21- At 2 a.m. campus police responded to Trinkle Hall, where it was reported that a worker was intoxicated. The worker was sent home.

March 21- Campus police responded to Russell Hall, where a narcotics violation was reported. An administrative referral was issued and an investigation is pending.

March 21- Fredericksburg police arrested a 21-year-old UMW student and Leesburg native in the 1500 block of William Street for driving under the influence.

March 22- Police responded to Eagle Landing at 1:49 a.m. after reports of vandalism. A fire extinguisher was discharged on the fifth floor. The investigation is pending.

March 22- University police responded to Double Drive, where it was reported that a non-UMW individual was trespassing. The individual was arrested.

March 22- Campus police responded to reports of vandalism in Eagle Landing, which occurred between the hours of 3 a.m. and 8:29 a.m. The investigation is pending.

March 22- UMW police responded to Ball Circle, where vandalism was reported to have occurred at an unknown date and time to the Freedom Rides Exhibit speakers. Police found that the speakers were pulled out of the ground. An investigation is pending.

March 22- Police responded to Eagle Landing after a Bias Report was filed for an occurrence between 1:49 a.m. and 3 a.m. The university considers acts of bias on that basis of race, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, veteran status or age, to be unacceptable. The investigation is pending.