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Police Beat

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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- At 12:57 a.m. an officer on foot patrol observed a 19-year-old female walking on campus walk. According to the officer’s report, she was heavily intoxicated, barefoot, and was being held up by two other students. Sophomore Micah Elizabeth Lurie was charged with being drunk in public.

Feb. 28- At 9 a.m. Eagle One Center staff member reported a 20-year-old male hanging around the office, cursing and making them uncomfortable. When staff determined that the man was not a current student, they notified University police. Former UMW student Tony D’arnell McGee, of Fredericksburg, was issued a trespass warning.

March 5- At 9:08 p.m. an officer on patrol observed an individual hiding in the pine trees on the south end of the William Street parking lot. The individual had been drinking, but was not intoxicated. 34-year-old Jonathan J. Wood of Fredericksburg was issued a trespass warning.

March 8- At 4:06 p.m. an officer on patrol reported that a tree had fallen from the University side of Sunken Road near the intersection of Sunken and Monument Avenue into private property across the street, causing damage to the landscaping. The City of Fredericksburg and Virginia Power cleared the debris from the road.

March 10- At 3:59 a.m. a 19-year-old Bushnell Hall resident requested ambulance assistance for severe pain in his side. When rescue personnel arrived, the student refused transfer to Mary Washington Hospital.

March 11- At 5 p.m. maintenance staff reported that between Feb. 29 and March 11, a bench at the outdoor tennis courts was stolen, and a lock to the courts had been broken. The bench cost $400 to replace, and the lock was valued at $35.  There are no suspects or witnesses, and the case is still under investigation.

March 15- At 1:32 a.m. police arrived in Jefferson Hall in response to a report that students were trapped in an elevator. Fredericksburg Fire Department freed the students at 1:48 a.m.  There were no injuries.

March 16- At 6:10 p.m. a 19-year-old Custis Hall resident reported that her black and silver iPod, valued at $350, had been stolen from her room sometime between March 13 and 16. There are no suspects or witnesses, and the case is still under investigation.

March 16- At 9:42 p.m. housekeeping staff reported to police that someone had defecated in a third-floor Mason Hall urinal. There are no suspects or witnesses in the case.

March 17- At 3:05 p.m. students informed campus police that a fire had broken out in Jepson Hall as a result of a chemistry experiment. The fire was extinguished using a building fire extinguisher. No alarm was triggered, and there were no injuries.

March 18- At 2:37 p.m. an officer responding to a call found a 19-year-old male Jefferson Hall resident who had been struck by a baseball in front of the batting cages in the Battlefield Athletics Complex. The student was sitting and responsive when police arrived. He was then transferred to Mary Washington Hospital.

March 19- At 6:04 p.m. Dodd Auditorium staff reported that a large wooden easel was stolen from outside Dodd. The easel, which was used to advertise for upcoming events, went missing during a five-minute window in which the Auditorium manager was away. The cost of the easel is estimated at $150. There are no suspects or witnesses in the case.

March 19- At 7:35 p.m. police were dispatched to UMW Apartment building 7 in response to a third-party report that a resident there threatening suicide. When they arrived, the student refused to open the door, so Residence Life staff was called. The responding officers determined that the student was in no immediate threat. The case was turned over to Residence Life.

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