UMPD Logs: Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20

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UMPD Logs: Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20

By Abigail Charpentier and Will Mallas

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The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

 Larceny

 3:06 p.m.: A Vita brand hybrid bike was reported stolen. The bike was unlocked outside Franklin Dining Commons on Stockbridge Road. The bike was described as black with teal and gray markings. The bike was last seen at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17.

4:04 p.m.: A stolen bike was reported. The bike was last seen outside the Integrative Learning Center on North Pleasant Street.

7:06 p.m.: A bike was reported stolen from outside the ILC on North Pleasant Street. The bike was stolen about a week ago. The bike was an unknown brand and was a white hybrid with black details, a red bag under the seat and a flat back tire.

Traffic Enforcement

3:41 p.m.: Two operators were issued verbal warnings for texting and driving on the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.

Traffic Stop

5:09 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating a vehicle without a driver’s license at the Dallas Mall on University Drive.

6:03 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating a vehicle without a driver’s license on University Drive.

6:21 p.m.: A small amount of alcohol was seized for destruction from a stopped vehicle. A verbal warning was given for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

6:39 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for texting and driving on Commonwealth Avenue.

7:23 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on University Drive.

8:04 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a stop-sign violation on the intersection of University Drive and Fearing Street.

8:09 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to yield the right-of-way on University Drive.

8:16 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating a vehicle with too many passengers at Lot 32 West on Massachusetts Avenue. The passengers were given verbal warnings for not wearing seatbelts. An Uber was called for an extra passenger.

8:58 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on Massachusetts Avenue.

9:03 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Stadium Drive.

9:09 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment on Thatcher Road.

10:06 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation on Massachusetts Avenue.

10:38 p.m.: A vehicle was stopped at Boyden Gymnasium on Commonwealth Avenue. The operator was not the registered operator. No action was taken.

11:18 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on lower Massachusetts Avenue.

11:20 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.

11:29 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating an overloaded vehicle at Baptist Church on North Pleasant Street. The excess parties exited the vehicle.

11:31 p.m.: A traffic stop on Lot 32 East on Massachusetts Avenue checked ok.

Assist Agency

6:25 p.m.: Officers assisted another agency at the Fine Arts Center on Presidents Drive until 10 p.m.

8:57 p.m.: Officers were present at HackUMass in the ILC on North Pleasant Street from 9 p.m. into Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3 a.m.

Alarm-Fire Trouble

6:33 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of a carbon monoxide alarm that went off at Hampden Dining Commons on Southwest Circle.

9:14 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective fire alarm at the Mullins Center practice rink on Commonwealth Avenue.

Alarm-Fire

7:18 p.m.: The Amherst Fire Department and Fire Engine 1 was contacted of a fire alarm that went off at Lincoln Apartments Building 10 on Lincoln Avenue. Fire Engine 1 reset the alarm. An officer stated a party was smoking in his room. The party refused to let AFD into his room and stated they needed a warrant to enter. AFD was able to make entry into the room. The party then spoke to a Residence Director.

Alarm-Fire; Supervisory

8:38 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective supervisory alarm that went off at Brett Hall on Infirmary Way.

Accident-Property Damage

9:22 p.m.: A two-car accident occurred in the loading dock of the Berkshire Dining Commons on Southwest Circle. There were no injuries, and both cars were still on scene. One vehicle’s registration was revoked and insurance had been cancelled. An Ernie’s tow truck towed the vehicle. A party was issued a summons.

Liquor Law Violations

 11:28 p.m.: Two parties were seen with alcohol in Lot 34 East on Massachusetts Avenue. A small amount of alcohol was dumped.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 

Suspicious Person/Activity

12:13 a.m.: A reporting party stated there were a group of approximately 10 people in the area of Fearing Street and Sunset Avenue carrying the Freedom Cafe sign. The perpetrators were gone on arrival.

12:20 a.m.: An officer investigated reports of things being thrown from the eighth and ninth floor of John Adams Hall on Fearing Street. An incident report was completed.

1:07 a.m.: An officer was out with the party holding the Freedom Cafe sign on Fearing Street. The party stated a “Walk this Way” employee gave the sign to him.

2:03 a.m.: A suspicious party was reported outside the Fine Arts Center. The party did not meet protective custody criteria.

8:40 p.m.: The reporting party had an interaction with a suspicious male earlier that day. The party showed up at the Fine Arts Center and was mentioning the same topic of conversation. An incident report was completed.

Traffic Stop

12:22 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for improper inspection and registration decal in Lot 42 (south of Boyden Gymnasium) on Commonwealth Avenue.

12:27 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield at the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue. The operator and passengers were given field sobriety tests. The tests checked ok, and alcohol was seized for destruction.

12:57 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for an inspection violation on Eastman Lane.

1:20 a.m.: A vehicle was stopped at the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue. The operator was issued a verbal warning for speeding. Four parties were removed from the vehicle were removed for furtive movement. A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on the scene.

1:33 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation on Governors Drive. The passengers were issued verbal warnings for not wearing seatbelts.

1:36 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights at the First Baptist Church on North Pleasant Street.

1:54 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation on the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Butterfield Terrace. An Ernie’s tow truck towed the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and recovered.

2:14 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on University Drive.

6:50 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment at Boyden Gymnasium on Commonwealth Avenue.

6:33 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle near Boyden Fields on Commonwealth Avenue was discovered not to be the registered operator.

7:12 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for failing to show their license.

7:28 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for a safety violation.

8:27 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for failing to stop at a stop sign, red light or failing to yield when prompted.

8:28 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for not wearing their seatbelt.

8:32 p.m.: A traffic citation was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue.

11:54 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Governors Drive was issued a verbal warning for a headlight violation.

Intoxicated Person 

12:27 a.m.: An intoxicated person at John Quincy Adams Hall on Fearing Street was placed in protective custody.

11:11 p.m.: An intoxicated person was removed to the hospital.

Alarm – (Prefire)

2:27 p.m.: Cooking smoke set off the alarm in Van Meter Hall on Clark Hill Road.

Assist Citizen

3:17 p.m.: An elderly female party was discovered with a leg laceration from a fall on the steps of Stockbridge Hall. She signed a refusal for medical help and instead was driven to her vehicle in the parking garage by the officer that found her.

6:54 p.m.: A female party on Hicks Way reports she lost her keys and her car is parked by the Outing Club’s gear storage. She was provided transportation to 711 Main St. in Amherst.

Lost/Found Property

8:37 a.m.: A wallet was found at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and McClellan Street. The wallet was brought to the UMPD station.

11:38 a.m.: An iPhone 11 was found at Puffton Village. While securing message ID info, a “lost phone” message appeared with a call back number. The number was called, and the party picked up the phone stated she was the owner of the phone. The owner stated she would be back in Amherst after 7 p.m. The item was placed in a manila envelope, with the call attached as the signature page, and left in the Station Officer’s room. The phone was found in a black Otterbox case with minor scratches to the exterior of the case and screen protector.

12:31 a.m.: A white male subject came in to the UMPD station to report that he found a purse in the parking area adjacent to Bruegger’s Bagel Shop in Amherst.

3:47 p.m.: A party found a debit card outside of the Campus Center and brought it to the UMPD station. The reporting party contacted the company and the card had been deactivated and could not be reactivated. The owner of the card was then contacted.

6:35 p.m.: A Samsung smart phone was found outside of the Commonwealth Honors College. It was brought to the station before being returned to the owner.

Community Outreach Officer 

9:00 a.m.: UMPD hosted the “Touch a Truck” event in Lot 24D by the UMPD station.

Vandalism

1:16 p.m.: A reporting party stated that one of the night maintainers at Leach Hall on Eastman Lane found a photo of a male that was stapled on a bulletin board across from room 301 with male genitalia drawn with black magic marker on the forehead of the male. The maintainer taped a piece of newspaper over the drawing until it was reported. The drawing may have been friends pranking each other. The picture was removed and thrown away.

Parking Complaint

1:24 p.m.: A reporting party stated someone is parked in their parking space at the Campus Center Garage on Campus Center Way. They were unable to contact the owner to advise of the tow. An Ernie’s tow truck arrived but due to height restrictions, will be back with a smaller vehicle. The owner showed up and moved their vehicle.

4:41 p.m.: A reporting party states there were no parking spots for ResLife staff. Citations were issued to two vehicles in Lot 47 on Sylvan Drive.

10:05 p.m.: A caller reported that there were no available spots in Lot 50F (west of Patterson Hall, south of John Adams Hall) on John Adams Road. The caller then stated he found a spot.

Accident-Leaving the Scene

2:14 p.m.: A reporting party stated he parked his vehicle last night at Lot 25S (across from the Physical Plant) on Commonwealth Avenue for the UMass hockey game. When he arrived at it today, the vehicle was damaged. An incident report was completed.

Assist Agency

5:50 p.m.: A party was removed to the hospital from the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue.

Alarm – Fire

11:19 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 and AFD were on scene of an alarm at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Hicks Way. The alarm was set off by cooking smoke in the basement.

6:13 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 and the Amherst Fire Department reacted to a fire alarm in North Apartment D at 52 Eastman Lane that was set off by cooking smoke in Room 311.

Traffic Enforcement

10:54 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning on University Drive.

7:25 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle near Lot 42 on Commonwealth Avenue was issued a verbal warning for driving without headlights.

Liquor Law Violations

9:13 p.m.: A 20-year-old man from Washington D.C. was arrested near Lot 11 on Stadium Drive on a charge of possessing alcohol while under the age of 21 and false/misuse liquor ID card/license. He was released for court on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

11:25 p.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on the scene near Lot 34W (south of Massachusetts Avenue).

11:50 p.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on the scene near Sunset Avenue and Fearing Street.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

Traffic Stop

12:04 a.m.: A summons for arrest was issued the operator of a vehicle on University Drive.

12:34 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle near Lot 54 (the top of the Southwest Circle) on Southwest Drive for driving without headlights.

1:01 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding near Lot 43B (west of the Totman Physical Education building) on Eastman Lane.

2:08 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue and University Drive for violating safety standards.

3:57 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on North Pleasant Street for a one-way violation.

4:49 p.m.: Multiple parties jumped the fence into the Hadley Horse Farm on North Maple Street. They were advised to stay out of the area of the farm.

9:29 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle for a failure to stop or yield at the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

Alarm-Fire Trouble

12:15 a.m.: Fire engine 1 was sent to Gorman Dorm on Butterfield Terrace for an accidental/defective alarm that cleared on its own.

1:13 a.m.: Fire engine 1 arrived at Berkshire Dining Common for an accidental/defective alarm and referred the technicians to the issue.

2:14 a.m.: Fire engine 1 arrived at Cance Hall on Fearing Street for an accidental/defective alarm and referred the technicians to the issue.

Intoxicated Person

12:15 a.m.: An intoxicated person at the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue was found, but did not meet the protective custody criteria.

12:53 a.m.: An intoxicated person was investigated, but no report was filed.

1:10 a.m.: An intoxicated person outside of John Quincy Adams Tower “checked ok.”

2:20 a.m.: An intoxicated person was removed from the campus and brought to the hospital.

Traffic Enforcement

1:05 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue was issued a traffic citation.

5:52 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for defective equipment.

Lost/Found Property

1:09 a.m.: A cadet found people rolling around on a flat cart from Worcester Dining Commons outside of Washington Tower. To prevent damage/injury, the cadet brought the cart inside of the building. The Physical Plant was notified.

3:01 a.m.: A party brought a snake-skin purse with a wallet he had found to the UMPD station on East Pleasant Street. The owner was called, but no contact was made and the voicemail had not been set up. The items were placed in the property lockers.

12:15 p.m.: A party reported that he had lost his wallet on the PVTA bus.

12:29 p.m.: A cell phone was found in Dickinson Hall on Orchard Hill Drive and was brought to the UMPD station on East Pleasant Street.

Parking Complaint

1:17 a.m.: A residence director states there were no available parking spots in Lot 50D (Crampton/Prince) on Sunset Avenue. The operator was on site.

9:31 a.m.: A reporting party stated there were no ResLife parking spaces available outside of Linden House in the Commonwealth Honors College. A space then opened up.

Alarm – Fire; Supervisory

1:38 a.m.: Fire engine 1 was notified of a supervisory alarm at Lincoln Apartments Building 8 on Lincoln Avenue. It was reported to be a heating issue that will clear on its own.

Suspicious Person/Activity

1:44 a.m.: A male and female party in Lot 49J (east of Chadbourne and Greenough) on Orchard Hill Drive were observed pressed up against a vehicle. Both parties were there on their own will and were advised to go somewhere else for the evening.

4:29 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 states parties were loading furniture from outside of the Physical Plant Building into their personal vehicles, including a black Dodge minivan with three adults and one child. A party stated he had permission to remove the furniture.

Suspicious Vehicle

2:24 a.m.: A reporting party states a red, four door sedan was parked outside of North Apartment C and heard what she believed was people yelling and loud music for about 20 minutes. An officer reports one red vehicle in the area, but was quiet at the time. Lot 44N checked negative as well and the officer checked the area around North Apartments by foot. It was determined the parties were gone on arrival.

Assist Citizen

9:28 a.m.: A resident assist in MacKimmie Hall requested an officer check on a comfort dog that was left in a cage all night. The residence director keyed in to the room and the dog was fine.

2:30 p.m.: A party walked into the UMPD station to speak to an officer about someone who hurt him. An incident report was completed.

8:15 p.m.: A reporting party states she came out of Brown Hall to find her vehicle running and steaming/smoking, despite not starting the vehicle. The vehicle is no longer running and fire engine 1 was on route.

Larceny

12:45 p.m.: A name tag was stolen off of a door in the Lederle Graduate Research Tower and has been multiple times since February 2019. An incident report was completed.

Accident – Leaving the Scene

1 p.m.: A hit and run accident was reported occurring in Lot 42 (south of Boyden Gym). The reporting party took down the license plate number of a suspect vehicle and took photographs of the damage to her vehicle. A report will be assigned for a follow-up on day shift.

Alarm – (Prefire)

1:48 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in the John Quincy Adams Tower from cooking smoke from the 19th floor lobby.

3:10 p.m.: Fire engine 1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in Moore Hall. The alarm was reset.

Porno/Obscene Material

1:57 p.m.: A reporting party got a report of a party viewing “questionable material” in the Writing Center in lower level of the Du Bois Library. A reporting party stated that there was a concern for indecent exposure and would like advice from an officer. The party was advised to call in a timelier manner if this happens again.

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.