UMPD Logs: Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

Larceny and fraud among instances reported

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UMPD Logs: Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

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The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, March 22, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Alarm-Fire

7:21 a.m.: UMPD and Amherst Fire Department responded to a fire at Lincoln Apartments Building 11 on Lincoln Ave. A fire alarm was set off due to cooking smoke.

Traffic Stop:

9:02 a.m.: The operator of a blue 2015 BMW 328 was issued a verbal warning for a crosswalk violation at Furcolo on North Pleasant Street.

7:37 p.m.: The operator of a red 2007 Kia Sportage was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation in Lot 11 on Stadium Drive.

11:40 p.m.: The operator of a black 2006 Toyota Prius was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop at a stop sign.

Suspicious Vehicle:

9:10 a.m.: A blue 2016 Nissan Rogue was parked on the dirt road behind lot 44 and the party was seen out in the field. The people finder listed the party as a “educator IV plant pathologist” and the party was checked ok.

11:54 p.m.: The operator of a white 2006 Nissan SE Sentra on Sunset Avenue was able to move the vehicle to lot 32E and get his own tow. The operator was an Uber driver and the issued appeared to be a transmission problem.

Larceny:

11:12 a.m.: A caller reported that he had left his black, orange and red Marlin Trek bike outside Dwight Hall on Eastman Lane Tuesday evening, the bike was gone when he went out at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

11:30 a.m.: A party reported at Herter Hall on Presidents Drive that a University laptop was taken sometime between Wednesday night and Friday morning.

5:03 p.m.: A reporting party stated that her bike, which was described as blue with the word “diamond” written on it in white, was locked to a trash can on the west side of Boyden Gymnasium. The reporting party last saw the bike one or two days ago.

5:42 p.m.: A reporting party in the lobby of the Recreation Center on Commonwealth Avenue stated that she had items taken while in the Rec Center.

Lost/Found Property:

12:09 p.m.: A black Samsung Galaxy S9 was picked up by a street sweeper on the UMass roadways and the phone was turned in to the police by Construction Services.

Fraud:

3:31 p.m.: A reporting party stated that she believed she had received, and replied back to, a fraudulent email. An incident report was completed.

Disabled Motor Vehicle:

4:37 p.m.: A gray 2016 Subaru SE Legacy was parked with it’s flashers on by the pond. The vehicle was able to drive away.

Accident-Leaving the Scene:

5:27 p.m.: A vehicle was struck while parked in lot 46 on North Pleasant Street.

Alarm-Elevator

2:28 p.m.: A reporting party advised that the elevator is stuck on the sixth floor with three people inside. The physical plant was advised.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Traffic Stop

12:19 a.m.: The operator of a brown 2001 Mazda Tribute was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop on the intersection of University Drive and Fearing Street.

12:37 a.m.: The operator of a black 2015 Volkswagen SE Jetta was issued a verbal warning for speeding on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:56 a.m.: The operator of a gray 2000 Acura Integra was issued a verbal warning for operating a vehicle without headlights on the intersection of Presidents Drive and Massachusetts Avenue.

11:08 p.m.: A verbal warning was given to the operator of a black 2016 Land Rover for failing to stop for a flashing red light on University Drive.

4:46 p.m.: A vehicle was towed and impounded by Ernie’s Towing after a traffic stop on Governors Drive. The operator had his two children with him.

8:13 p.m.: The operator of a white 2019 Hyundai KONA Electric was given a verbal warning on North Pleasant Street.

8:18 p.m.: A verbal warning for defective equipment was given to a white 2012 Volkswagen Jetta on University Drive.

9:10 p.m.: The operator of a blue 2019 Ford Escape was given a verbal warning for no headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

9:17 p.m.: A gray 2012 Nissan Altima in north end of Lot 33A (west of University Drive) was given a warning for failure to use turn signals.

9:19 p.m.: A verbal warning was given to the operator of a 2017 Ford SW for operating without lights on Massachusetts Avenue.

9: 26 p.m.: A white 2001 Volkswagen GTI SE was given a warning for driving the wrong way on a one way on North Pleasant Street.

9:48 p.m.: The operator of a black 2013 Ford Taurus received a verbal warning for a marked lanes violation on University Drive.

11:19 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of black 2012 Jeep Wrangler for not using headlights on Massachusetts Avenue and North Pleasant Street.

11:49 p.m.: A vehicle on Massachusetts Ave. was pulled over and issued a verbal warning for passengers failing to wear seatbelts.

Parking Complaint

1:36 p.m.: Tickets were issued to 12 vehicles that were double and triple parked in Lot 42 (south of Boyden Gym), including a white 2018 Subaru Forester, a black 2016 Toyota Highlander, a silver 2016 Jeep Cherokee, a gray 2014 GMC Terrain, a blue 2017 Mazda CX5, a gray 2002 Mercedes SE Grammar, a gray 2008 Honda SW, a gray 2016 Jeep Wrangler, a white 2014 Toyota Rav4, a red 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit, a blue 2001 Toyota Camry and a red 2015 Honda CR-V.

11:57 p.m.: A residential director called in several vehicles that were parked illegally in Lot 50G and stated he could not park in his space. A white 2017 Toyota Corolla was towed and impounded by Ernie’s Towing, however, the RD did not wait for the spot to open up and found parking nearby.

Lost/Found Property

2:14 a.m.: A debit card found at Coolidge Hall on Massachusetts Avenue was turned in by a cadet.

3:25 p.m.: A debit card was found at a service desk at Cashin in Sylvan Residential Area.

6:24 p.m.: A New York license was found on the ground on campus and was brought to the station by an alterations employee.

8:30 p.m.: A debit card was brought to the station after being found at Thoreau in the Southwest Residential Area.

Traffic Enforcement

6:48 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued the operators of a gray 2007 Honda Fit, a gray 2017 Nissan Rogue and a silver 2004 Audi 4D A4 on Eastman Lane near North Apartment C.

Intoxicated Person

11:58 p.m.: A male party was throwing up in the basement bathroom of Van Meter Hall in Central Residential Area.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

2:20 a.m.: The owner of a black 2017 Honda SE Civic requested an Ernie’s Towing tow truck in Lot 32W (South of Massachusetts Avenue). The vehicle was out of traffic and the owner waited for the tow truck.

Assist Citizen

2:40 a.m.: A male party was found sleeping in the hallway of Grayson Hall on Orchard Hill Drive. The party was checked ok.

Parking Complaint

6:20 a.m.: Parking tickets were issued outside North Residential Area Building C on Eastman Lane to a gray 2009 Volkswagen 4D CC, a black 2016 Subaru Forester, a white 2013 Toyota 4runner, a red 2007 Ford Escape and a red 2007 Hyundai SE Elantra.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Intoxicated Person

12:28 a.m.: A Lt. seized a small amount of alcohol for destruction near the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:40 p.m.: An intoxicated party was found on the north side of Hampshire Dining Commons, but was able to return to his room with the help of his roommate.

Traffic Stop

12:52 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for speeding and the passenger’s lack of a seatbelt.

1:11 a.m.: The operator of a black 2008 Nissan Sentra was given a verbal warning for defective equipment.

2:06 p.m.: A vehicle was stop on University Drive was the operator received a verbal warning for the passengers not wearing seatbelts.

1:39 p.m.: The operator of a red 2000 Ford Econoline was stopped and issued a verbal warning for failure to stop and use a turn signaling on University Drive.

1:57 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a gray 2013 Honda Civic for failing to stop for a red light on University Drive.

2:14 p.m.: Verbal warnings were issued to a blue 2004 Toyota Highlander and a green 2007 Ford Taurus for failing to stop for the flashing red sign on University Drive.

9:30 p.m.: The operator of a white 1998 Buick Regal was issued a verbal warning for a crosswalk violation near Lot 71 on Massachusetts Avenue.

9:39 p.m.: A verbal warning for headlights was issued to the operator of white 2016 Kia Forte on Eastman Lane.

11:48 p.m.: The operator of a gray 2012 Ford Escape was issued a verbal warning for not using headlights on Massachusetts Avenue near the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors.

Suspicious Person/Activity

1:00 a.m.: An officer issued a verbal warning to a party for urinating in public in Lot 32 (south of Massachusetts Avenue).

3:23 p.m.: A reporting party states people are spraying paint near – but not on – the graffiti wall outside of Brent Hall in Central Residential Area. When investigated, an officer found several parties who were painting on the actual wall.

10:30 p.m.: A reporting party stated a white male in a navy jumpsuit was sitting outside of room 601. An officer made contact with the man in the bathroom on the sixth floor, where he said he was getting a ride back to Northampton and was waiting for the shelter to open.

Suspicious Vehicle

2:43 a.m.: An officer checked out a white 2008 Lexus in Lot 50 (west of Patterson Hall, south of John Adams Tower) and it’s passengers. They concluded everything was okay.

Disturbance

2:45 a.m.: A passerby stated a group of about 12 individuals were talking about fighting on Sunset Avenue and Fearing Street. The AFD were sent to investigate, but the involved parties were leaving via UBER.

Lost/Found Property

6:17 a.m.: A Long Trail lanyard with a Toyota key was found in the Southwest Mall and was returned to the station by an officer.

2:43 p.m.: A reporting party stated his phone was left on top of his car when he drove away and when he went back to get his phone, it was missing. The party was later able to find his phone.

4:13 p.m.: An officer found a red 24” Milwaukee pipe wrench near the eye wash station in the Sally Port on East Pleasant Street. It was placed in the UMPD lost and found lockers.

11:11 p.m.: A party turned in a Massachusetts license that had been found in the Southwest Residential Area and was returned to the owner at her dorm room.

Parking Complaint

6:17 a.m.: The residential director who called on Saturday night called again stating there were no RD parking spots available in Lot 50. He requested a vehicle be towed once again for an available spot. Ernie’s Towing was called to tow and impound the vehicle.

12:34 p.m.: A black Buick Enclave was parked in a state parking spot at Berkshire House and was towed and impounded by Ernie’s Towing.

1:36 p.m.: A parking ticket was issued to the a gray 2013 Honda Civic for parking next to a “no parking” sign in the Southwest Horseshoe.

Hang-up Call

9:07 a.m.: A call from a “help phone” in Haigis Mall went through to UMPD, but only beeping could be heard. Two more calls from the phone went to the station, again with no voice, only beeping, being heard. An officer stated he tested the help phone, which is now defective.

Assist Citizen

4:22 p.m.: AFD received a call from a reporting party who had accidentally locked his black 2007 Audi with his five-month-old child inside. Ernie’s Towing opened the vehicle, which was parked near the Mullins Center Box Office.

4:36 p.m.: A reporting party stated someone had damaged her vehicle parked in Lot 63 at the north end of Thatcher.

Traffic Enforcement

5:22 p.m.: A gray 2010 Jeep Liberty and blue 2010 Audi S4 were issued traffic citations near Totman Gym on Eastman Lane.

Alarm (Pre-fire)

7:29 p.m.: Burnt food in Brown Hall in the Sylvan Residential Area caused the pre-fire alarm to sound.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

9:20 p.m.: An officer reported a 40’ tractor trailer carrying “Paw Patrol” equipment drove off the road and was stuck in a field near the Mullins Center. The driver was awaiting another truck to try to pull him out of the mud. If they fail, they would have to contact a towing company specializing in large vehicles.

Vandalism/Bias Related

11:00 p.m.: The physical plant was contacted to remove a drawing of a unicorn “with bias language” on the expressional wall outside of Wheeler Dorm on Infirmary Way.

Abigail Charpentier can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @abigailcharp. Will Mallas can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @willmallas.