The Blue & Gray Press

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Police Beat

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Jan. 26—- At 3:00 p.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Jefferson Hall to investigate vandalism reported by an R.A. Offensive graffiti written in black marker was found in the stairwells. The profane writing specifically targeted one individual. The cleaning is estimated at $200. There are no suspects in this on-going investigation.

Jan. 9—Between 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 7 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 8, the sign that says ‘Campus Recreation Field’ was damaged. The sign has two blue balls in the corners. One of the balls was knocked off. The damage is estimated at $75. There are no suspects or witnesses in this on-going investigation.

Jan. 17—At 2:27 a.m., Campus Police were dispatched to the fifth floor of Mason Hall. A male resident bumped his head on a loft while intoxicated. The floor was cluttered, causing the resident to trip. He was treated for a laceration to the head and was transported to Mary Washington Hospital. The case was referred to Residence Life.

Jan. 25—At 2:49 a.m., Campus Police were called about an underage drinking party on the second floor of Custis Hall. When police arrived, the lights were out and there was no sound coming from the room. The police and the on-duty R.A. talked to the occupant of the room. They found no signs of underage drinking. The only people in the room were a female resident and a male companion. The case was referred to Residence Life.

Jan. 16—At 11:33 p.m., a foot patrol officer came across a 17-year-old male in Monroe Hall. The James Monroe High School student was in the basement men’s bathroom hiding in a stall. The juvenile had no identification or explanation for hiding. His mother picked up the juvenile after she was notified.

Jan. 18—At 3:34 a.m., a police officer noticed a suspicious white male on College Avenue near Combs Hall. Harry Alexander George Snyder, a 20-year-old Mary Washington student, was stumbling as he walked toward the corner of William Street and College Avenue. The officer approached Snyder near the stoplight and determined that Snyder was intoxicated. He was arrested for drunk in public and taken to the regional jail. Snyder had just celebrated his 20th birthday two days prior to the incident. He was referred to the administration.

Jan. 25—At 1:46 a.m., a sergeant patrolling the Marshall Hall parking lot noticed three individuals on Sunken Road. Two of the individuals were supporting an intoxicated female The sergeant approached the group and arrested Amber Harris, a 19-year-old Virginia Hall resident, for public drunkeness. She was taken to the regional jail and was not referred to the administration at the discretion of the sergeant.

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