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The Blue & Gray Press | June 15, 2019

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The ‘Ferguson Effect’ brings issue of law and order into question

November 12, 2015 |


A worrying trend is developing in American cities as The New York Times recently reported that the murder rates in a number of urban areas have risen dramatically compared to studies conducted over the same period last year.Read More

Athletes’ criminal records hold greater impact in public eye

December 4, 2013 |

One of the most inspiring stories to come out of the Olympics in recent memory was that of Oscar Pistorius, Pistorius a South-African double amputee, completed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the 400-meter track event. Although he did not make the final, his bib number did. A competitor was so moved by his efforts that he exchanged bibs with Pistorius so that his number might appear in the final.Read More

Crime statistics made public by campus police

October 9, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington Campus Police Department released its annual security report on Sept. 30. The report showed mild changes in a variety of crimes and reports on campus including, administrative referrals, the drug policy and sexual assualts.Read More

Man Impersonating Policeman Frightens Student Off Campus

September 29, 2010 |

Fredericksburg police received a call Monday night at 11:30 p.m. that a male identifying himself as a police officer approached a UMW student at the corner of Charlotte and Spottswood streets as she was walking home from her car.

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Suspect Still at Large in Purse Snatching at Giant

September 29, 2010 |

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Fredericksburg police received a call that the mother of a UMW senior was robbed while entering Giant, the grocery store in Eagle Village, police officials said.  No weapon was involved in this crime.

According to … Read More

Police Beat: Sept. 9 to Sept. 19

September 22, 2010 |

Sept. 9- A student reported his or her bike as stolen from outside Jepson Science Center.

Sept. 12- A student reported his or her bike as stolen from the bike rack in front of Combs Hall.

Sept. 12- A suspicious … Read More

139 Blue Lights Cover 176 Acres

September 8, 2010 |

The University of Mary Washington has 139 blue light stations across its 176-acre Fredericksburg campus, a number that is large compared to most other Virginia state schools.

The university’s blue light system serves a campus of approximately 4,000 undergraduate … Read More

Jogging Student Avoids Gunman

September 1, 2010 |

On Monday, Aug. 30, a UMW student was jogging downtown when she was approached by an armed male cyclist, according to a campus crime alert sent out Tuesday afternoon.

The 20-year-old student left the scene unharmed and the Fredericksburg police … Read More

Police Beat- April 13 to April 19

April 21, 2010 |

April 13- A UMW student reported that her license plate was missing from her car on Sunken Road.

April 13- A UMW student reported that on April 8, while waiting for a taxi at the Bell Tower, a man approached … Read More

Despite Rising Incidents, Library Violations Sparse

April 21, 2010 |


While the rate of reported crime in Simpson Library has increased since last semester, instances of illegal activity remain rare.

According to Mark Sandor, executive director of university police and security services, campus police receives … Read More

Police Beat: Nov. 11, 2009

November 11, 2009 |

Nov. 3- At 10:29 a.m., UMW police responded to a student illness in Chandler Hall.  The Fredericksburg Rescue Squad transferred the student to Mary Washington Hospital.

Nov. 4- At 8:20 a.m., the math department contacted UMW police because it looked … Read More

Midway Through the Semester, Four Reports of Sexual Offenses

October 7, 2009 |


In the past three weeks on campus, the UMW police have reported four cases of either sexual assault or sexual misconduct.  The increase in reports highlights the reccurring issue of safety on campus and … Read More

Police Beat

October 7, 2009 |


Sept. 28- A student reported that on Sept. 25 at around 3 p.m. a blue gym bag with the UMW logo on it was stolen from the lobby area of the Fitness Center.  The bag was in … Read More

Police Beat

September 23, 2009 |


Sept. 15- It was reported that on Sept. 14, a leather bicycle seat was stolen from a student’s bicycle that was locked outside Woodard Center.  The bicycle seat had a tear in it and its … Read More

Police Beat: April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009 |

April 3- At 9:50 a.m., a 19-year-old female student reported that her vehicle was hit while parked in front of Bushnell Hall.  The car was hit on the driver’s side rear bumper.  Estimated damage is $500.  There are no suspects … Read More

Police Beat: April 9, 2009

April 9, 2009 |

March 26- At 11:22 p.m., a 20-year-old male was caught writing on the bathroom wall of Simpson Library.  The fourth-floor Randolph resident wrote, “Workers of the world, unite” and “Long live the revolution” on the first-floor of the North side … Read More

Police Beat

March 26, 2009 |


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 … Read More

Police Beat

March 27, 2008 |


Feb. 16- At 1:30 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed an intoxicated male on the foot of the stairs between Brent and Russell Hall. Jason Daniel Malcom was arrested for being drunk in public.

Feb. 24- … Read More

Police Beat

March 13, 2008 |


Feb. 4- At 2:25 p.m., a 20-year-old female Randolph Hall resident contacted campus police for advice after receiving four $950 money orders post-marked Republic of Benin. Each money order instructed the student to cash-in and reroute the … Read More