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The Blue & Gray Press | November 20, 2018

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Police Beat 3/28-3/25

By ALISON THOET

Larceny

A student reported prescription pills stolen from her room on the second floor of Arrington Hall between 8 a.m. on March 14 and 8:15 a.m. on March 20.  The case is pending.

 

Vandalism

Air conditioning units were pushed off a concrete platform near the Eagle Landing south side exterior at 2:30 p.m. on March 19.  The case is pending.

 

Liquor Law Violations

A student, 18, was arrested for possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol and trespassing on March 25.

A student, 19, was arrested for underage possession of alcohol and trespassing on March 25.

 

Firearms Violation

There was a firearms violation in the elevator on the fourth floor of Eagle Landing between 2:05 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. on March 22.  The case was later closed as it turned out to only be a water gun.  The student received an administrative referral for a violation of the Residence Life policy.

 

Follow-up on last week’s police beat

By SUZANNA TOSKE

A male University of Mary Washington student recently received three court summons for drinking in public, underage drinking and eluding law enforcement.

On Saturday, March 16, between 10:48 p.m. and 10:58 p.m.,Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Officer, Special Agent David J. Kane, was driving around Augustine Street and College Avenue when he spotted a UMW student drinking beer in public, according to James DeLoatch, the business manager of the UMW police department.

Later in the evening, Kane saw the same student in the Jepson Science Center parking lot and realized he appeared to be underage.  Kane exited his vehicle and approached the individual, but upon being asked about his age, the individual fled the scene, according to DeLoatch.

Kane chased the individual down near Arrington Hall where he caught the individual, but soon released him, having given him three court summonses for the charges of drinking in public, underage drinking and eluding law enforcement, rather than arresting him.

DeLoatch does not know if the individual has to go to court due his summonses.

“Most of our students are extremely responsible.  I think that this was a mistake,” said DeLoatch.