UMPD Logs: Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27

Several liquor law violations occurred over Homecoming Weekend

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UMPD Logs: Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27

By Abigail Charpentier, Will Mallas, and Morgan Reppert

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The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 to Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Larceny

4:25 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was money stolen out of a safe at the People’s Market in Bartlett Hall on Hicks Way. An incident report was completed.

Traffic Stop

 4:48 p.m.: A party was issued a summons following a traffic stop at the Cinemark on Russell Street in Hadley. A unit from Hadley Police Department was requested.

5:30 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic warning for an expired registration on University Drive. The operator was able to renew the registration online.

7:22 p.m.: An arrest summons was issued to a party at Friendly’s on Russell Street in Hadley. HPD was advised.

8:46 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield on University Drive.

11:41 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective plate lights on the intersection of University Drive and Fearing Street.

11:42 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to yield in Lot 71 (west of the Whitmore Administration Building) on Massachusetts Avenue.

11:50 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to use a turn signal on in Lot 50G on Washington Road.

11:52 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield in Lot 71 (west of the Whitmore Administration Building) on Massachusetts Avenue. Four passengers were in the back seat. Two of the passengers exited the vehicle.

Traffic Enforcement

5:11 p.m.: Traffic enforcement was conducted on Eastman Lane. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on Eastman Lane by Brown Hall.

5:55 p.m.: Traffic enforcement was conducted on Stadium Drive. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a registration decal violation on McClure Street. Amherst Police Department was advised.

Accident-Property Damage 

5:17 p.m.: A reporting party stated he thought he may have struck a vehicle. An officer at the scene stated there was no visible damage on the reporting party’s car. The other vehicle parked illegally, making it difficult for the reporting party to exit the parking spot. There was existing damage to the other vehicle, but there was no new damage.

Parking Complaint

5:35 p.m.: Parking tickets were issued to numerous vehicles parked illegally in Lot 42 (south of Boyden Gymnasium) on Commonwealth Avenue.

8:58 p.m.: A vehicle was parked in Lot 67 at the rear of the Mullins Center on Mullins Way blocking the hitch that is to be towed to the Mullins Center by Fleet Services. Operator was en route from inside the Mullins Center to move the vehicle.

Assist Agency

5:43 p.m.: Officers were present at the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue for the UMass hockey game against American International University.

11:03 p.m.: Officers were present at an event at the Campus Center on Campus Center Way. An officer requested vomit clean up by a bathroom. The Campus Center was contacted.

Suspicious Vehicle

6:06 p.m.: An unoccupied vehicle with an open passenger door and sunroof was seen at Lot 32 West on Massachusetts Avenue. Two license plates were attached to the vehicle. No contact was made to the party, and a voicemail was left. The officer on scene shut the door to the vehicle and will return if the party calls back.

Fraud

 6:31 p.m.: A reporting party stated he received a call from someone stated they were from the Social Security Administration. They gave him case numbers and said his identity has been stolen. The reporting party was then transferred to a party posing as a U.S. Marshal. The reporting party was told to withdraw $3,000 and deposit it into a bitcoin account. The reporting party went to the Bank of America in Amherst, and then went to a bitcoin vending machine in West Hatfield. The party will come to the station to report the incident.

Liquor Law Violations

6:31 p.m.: Three parties were seen with alcohol in Lot 32 West on Massachusetts Avenue. A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene.

9:01 p.m.: Two parties were seen with alcohol in Lot 44 (north of Sylvan Residential Area) on Sylvan Drive. A small amount of alcohol was seized for destruction.

11:58 p.m.: Three parties were seen with alcohol on Sunset Avenue. A small amount of alcohol was dumped.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

7:34 p.m.: A vehicle ran out of gas on Sunset Avenue. The vehicle pulled off to the side of the road, and the party was waiting for a friend to bring gas. APD was advised.

Lost/Found Property 

8:20 p.m.: A debit card was found in Crabtree Hall on Eastman Lane and was brought to the UMPD station.

9:26 p.m.: A Samsung phone was found at the residential service desk in Baker Hall on Clark Hill Road. The phone was brought to the UMPD station.

10:41 p.m.: An insulin pump was found in a bathroom of Brett Hall on Infirmary Way and was brought to the residential service desk. The insulin pump was then brought to the station.

Alarm (Prefire)

 8:34 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 reset an accidental or defective pre-alarm in Linden House of the Commonwealth Honors College on Commonwealth Avenue.

9:33 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 reset an accidental or defective pre-alarm at Pierpont Hall on Fearing Street.

Assist Citizen

11:10 p.m.: A reporting party stated he is unable to locate his vehicle. The vehicle was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. in the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors parking lot on Massachusetts Avenue. Ernie’s Towing did not have any record of the vehicle on file, and the party states he checked the lot. The party was able to locate the vehicle in Lot 34.

Intoxicated Person

11:42 p.m.: An intoxicated party outside Webster Hall on Orchard Hill Drive was removed to the hospital.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

Alarm-Fire Trouble 

2:18 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective alarm that went off at Brooks Hall on Infirmary Way.

Assist Agency 

7:44 a.m.: Officers were present for the UMass football game versus the University of Connecticut. Several date of birth checks were made. Four checked ok. Eight led to a small amount of alcohol being dumped or seized for destruction. A juvenile was transported to the UMPD station after a date of birth check. An underage party and an older sister were transported to the station. Nineteen alcohol checks led to alcohol being seized or dumped. A female party by the port-a-potties in the northwest corner of Lot 11 requested Emergency Medical Technicians. A physical plant small utility vehicle was escorted out of Lot 11. No trash cans or totes were to be moved until the lot was emptied. The Physical Plant was notified. EMTs reported a fight in the center of Lot 11. A college-aged male that reportedly started it ran out of the parking lot. EMTs stated there were no victims or injured parties. An officer was with a party from a reported fight in Lot 22 Section D. The party had a small laceration on the face. The officer stated the altercation occurred with Green Mountain Security. EMTs that witnessed the altercation were asked to head to Lot 11 at the APD van to speak with officers. A female party reported a male party took her phone and threw it to the ground. The suspect was described as having blond hair and wearing a white football jersey. EMTs were requested to a south-side port-a-potty due to a party falling and hitting his head. Two international UConn students went to the medical tent with EMTs. An officer transported a party from Lot 11 to the UMPD station. A party was observed carrying a parking lawn sign. He was issued a verbal warning and returned the sign. EMTs were requested to the porta-a-potties. A party had been locked inside for about 15 mins. The port-a-potties were located near the APD camera van. Amherst Fire Department was requested, and the party was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The Dallas Drive help phone was activated. The area checked ok. A 5’9” white male with brown hair, a blue shirt and khakis ran from the south medical tent. The party is now in care with the family who picked him up. A party was observed carrying a parking lawn sign and then found to be in possession of a single beer. The sign was returned and the beer was dumped on scene. The party was issued a verbal warning and left the area without further incident. A party jumped the fence onto the field and was ejected. The Physical Plant was contacted at the station for cleanup. The game ended at 6:41 p.m. Six summons were issued, and one party was placed in protective custody. Two parties were arrested. One of the parties was an 18-year-old male from Canton for possession of liquor under the age of 21 and false or misuse of liquor ID card or license.

8:55 a.m.: Officers were present for a race at Southwest Circle. Two EMTs were present for the race.

Alarm-Fire

9:25 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 and Amherst Fire Department were notified of an accidental or defective fire alarm that went off at the Life Sciences Laboratory on Thatcher Road. Fire Engine 1 stated the alarm was caused due to people emptying an autoclave in room 440.

Suspicious Person/Activity

1:37 a.m.: A party was issued a summons on the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.

3:15 a.m.: A party outside Emerson Hall on Southwest Circle was placed in protective custody.

12:51 p.m.: A foster mother states that her foster daughter’s biological mother is at her room on Eastman Lane, despite a no-contact being order in place. The party was escorted off campus. She refused to sign the trespass order but did take a copy in hand.

1:17 p.m.: Departmental action was taken for a party on Massachusetts Avenue. The party did not meet the protective custody criteria, so they were given courtesy transportation to his friend’s house on Sunset Avenue.

7:56 p.m.: An incident report was completed for a suspicious person or activity at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

11:53 p.m.: A party was advised not to urinate outside of the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors.

Parking Complaint

1:17 p.m.: A residence director called and stated there were no Residential Life parking spaces available in Lot 50D on Sunset Avenue. The RD called back and stated a space opened up.

2:37 p.m.: A call was made stating there were no Residential Life parking spaces available in Lot 50D on Sunset Avenue. Ernie’s was contacted, however the owner was en route to move the vehicle. The request for Ernie’s was cancelled.

7:33 p.m.: A reporting party states there were no Residential Life parking spaces available outside of Coolidge Tower in the Southwest Residential Area. The driver of a vehicle was contacted and states they will try to get their friend to move their car. The parking spot eventually opened up.

Alarm-Elevator

1:25 p.m.: A reporting party states 12 people were stuck in the elevator in Washington Tower between the fourth and fifth floor. Environmental Health and Safety and the Amherst Fire Department were notified. Technicians were on the scene and were expected to release the parties in 10 minutes.

Lost/Found Property

2:53 a.m.: A party turned in a lost Massachusetts Identification Card to the station on East Pleasant Street.

2:08 p.m.: A Massachusetts license was brought to the UMPD Station on 585 E. Pleasant St. from Lot 11 on Stadium Drive.

2:56 p.m.: A wallet was found on University Drive.

3:26 p.m.: An item was brought to the UMPD Station on 585 E. Pleasant St. by an APD officer.

4:56 p.m.: A cadet found a wallet in the lobby of Washington Tower. After trying to make contact with the owner for return, it was brought to the UMPD Station on 585 E. Pleasant St.

5:25 p.m.: A broken iPhone with a University of New Hampshire I.D., a Bank of America debit card and a Toyota key with a tag that reads “keys” were found at the football game in McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Stadium Drive. It was placed in lost and found at the UMPD station.

9:55 p.m.: A cadet called in a lost wallet from Washington Tower. They attempted to bring the wallet to the resident, but there was no answer. The wallet was then brought to the UMPD station.

Assist Citizen

3:48 p.m.: A reporting party states a white male party in a white shirt and camouflage pants smashed her friend’s phone on Fearing Street and Sunset Avenue.

5:32 p.m.: An officer states he was flagged down in regarding a male party laying down in a grassy area by one of the fraternity houses on North Pleasant Street. The area checked negative.

7:09 p.m.: A reporting party called to request a no tag/no tow for their vehicle in Lot 34E (south of Massachusetts Avenue) because she lost her keys during the football game and will not have a set until the next day. An officer states a set of keys were found earlier in the day at the stadium and they were at the station. After speaking with the Rhode Island police, where they vehicle was registered, and confirming the registration was valid, the party was reunited with her keys.

Intoxicated Person

12:28 a.m.: An intoxicated party at Chicken and Co. of Hampden Dining Commons on Southwest Circle was transported to the hospital.

1:21 a.m.: An intoxicated party at Dickinson Hall on Orchard Hill Drive was transported to the hospital.

1:21 a.m.: An intoxicated person outside Herter Hall on Presidents Drive was placed into protective custody.

2:24 a.m.: An intoxicated party on Fearing Street did not meet protective custody criteria.

2:35 a.m.: A male party was reported in a bathroom of John Adams Hall on Fearing Street actively vomiting. The party had vomited on the stairs. Emergency Housing was contacted for cleanup.

2:55 a.m.: An intoxicated female party on the third-floor women’s bathroom was conscious and vomiting. The party did not meet protective custody criteria.

4:05 p.m.: An intoxicated male was in the lobby of Pierpont Hall in the Southwest Residential Area. He was semi-conscious and answered all questions satisfactory.

6:30 p.m.: A reporting party states a party was in the roadway of Massachusetts Avenue and North Pleasant Street shouting at traffic. He was described as a white male, about 6’, had dark, short hair and was wearing a grey shirt and baggy jeans. The reporting party states the party was standing on the island of the intersection and running into traffic before going back to the island. No one matching that description was found on arrival.

7:37 p.m.: An intoxicated person from Webster Dorm was taken into protective custody.

8:17 p.m.: A party states a possible intoxicated person is by a maroon van near Lot 34E (south of Massachusetts Avenue). The party was gone on arrival.

911 Hang-up Call

5:17 p.m.: The help phone in Lot 71 was utilized before being hung up. Foot traffic was heard in the background.

Alarm (Prefire)

5:40 p.m.: An accidental/defective alarm was triggered in John Quincy Adams Tower Fire Engine 1 was notified and reset the alarm.

Traffic Enforcement

12:39 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for going the wrong way on a one-way street on Massachusetts Avenue. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

10:03 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation on University Drive.

12:18 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation on Massachusetts Avenue.

6:39 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for defective equipment.

Traffic Stop

12:10 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:24 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Commonwealth Avenue.

12:25 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment on Hicks Way.

12:32 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment on the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Old Town Road.

12:45 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by Lot 34E on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:06 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a headlight violation by the Whitmore Administration Building on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:22 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield by the Life Sciences Laboratory on Thatcher Road.

2:06 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for registration decal violation on Massachusetts Avenue.

2:32 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for travelling the wrong way on a one-way street on North Residential Drive.

2:37 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on University Drive.

2:37 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on University Drive.

6:24 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield on University Drive.

6:31 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on the intersection of University Drive and Dallas Drive.

8:11 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for operating without headlights.

8:35 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle for not wearing their seatbelt while driving on Lincoln Avenue.

9:03 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle for failing to follow traffic signs.

Suspicious Vehicle

1:38 a.m.: A suspicious vehicle was seen at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Stadium Drive. The vehicle checked ok.

8:21 p.m.: The Amherst Police Department states two vehicles last seen headed westbound on Massachusetts Avenue from the First Baptist Church and believed the operators were intoxicated. They were gone on arrival.

Vandalism

10:22 p.m.: A residential assistant called in that there is a drawing of a penis on the wood part of a door that is unable to be erased. The image was unable to be removed and maintenance was sent to clean it up.

Liquor Law Violations

12:51 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene at Lot 32 East on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:39 a.m.: A party at Chicken & Co. in Hampden Dining Commons had a small amount of alcohol destroyed on scene. The party was advised not to urinate in public.

1:59 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene outside the Isenberg School of Management on the side of the Fine Arts Center on Presidents Drive.

11:36 a.m.: Two parties were issued summons for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. A small amount of alcohol was dumped on scene.

11:42 p.m.: An officer states a small amount of alcohol was destroyed on the scene in Lot 32 (south of Massachusetts Avenue) and sent on their way.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

Intoxicated Person

12:01 a.m.: An intoxicated person at Van Meter Hall on Clark Hill Road was transported to the hospital.

12:23 a.m.: An intoxicated person at Chicken & Co. in Southwest was transported to the hospital.

12:35 a.m.: An intoxicated person in Kennedy Hall on Massachusetts Avenue was placed into protective custody.

1:28 a.m.: An intoxicated person outside Kennedy Hall on Massachusetts Avenue was placed in protective custody.

3:22 a.m.: An intoxicated person at Moore Hall on Southwest Circle was transported to the hospital.

3:33 a.m.: An intoxicated person in Kennedy Hall on Massachusetts Avenue was placed into protective custody.

6:17 a.m.: An intoxicated male party who was conscious, alert and breathing came into John Quincy Adams from APD. The Amherst Fire Department arrived and stated he did not meet the protective custody criteria.

Traffic Stop

12:02 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop and speeding at Butterfield Terrace on North Pleasant Street.

1:03 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning given for a traffic stop on Commonwealth Avenue.

1:07 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for travelling the wrong way in a one way on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:46 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding and a failure to stop or yield by the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

2:04 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

2:57 a.m.: A vehicle was stopped at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Phillips Street. APD was notified of the stop. The operator was given a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol concentration of .14. The operator was a 20-year-old male from Westfield and was arrested for operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of liquor under the age of 21, operating with a speed exceeding the posted limit and operating without being in possession of a license.

12:07 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on North Pleasant Street and Triangle Street for failure to yield at the officer’s right of way and almost hitting the cruiser at the rotary.

12:12 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Thatcher Road for a red-light violation.

1:50 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Hicks Way for defective taillights.

3:48 p.m.: An operator of a vehicle was driving without headlights in the rain and was given a verbal warning near the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue.

Suspicious Person / Activity

12:12 a.m.: A suspicious person was investigated at Mahar Auditorium outside on Presidents Drive.

1:43 a.m.: A suspicious party was checked ok by the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.

7:02 p.m.: A reporting party states while in the bathroom at the Recreation Center, an older white male in his 60s with blue eyes, grey hair and stubble purposefully moved closer to him to “look at his genitalia.” The party was wearing shorts and an athletic top.

Assist Citizen

12:21 a.m.: An Uber driver at Lot 50C on Kennedy Road reported that six people were trying to enter his vehicle with five seats. All parties left the area except one party that paid for the Uber who was aggressively trying to “get her money back.”

12:27 a.m.: A mother reported she was attempting to find her daughter. The juvenile was supposed to be in Northampton, but the “Find my iPhone” app was showing her in the area of Lincoln and North Hadley. While on scene, she made contact with her by phone and made arrangements to pick her up in Northampton, where she was believed to be. The mother did not wish to report her as missing and was advised to call again if any further assistance was needed.

12:31 a.m.: Uber driver would like to make a complaint and will be back at another time to file the complaint.

5:08 a.m.: A complaint was received by the UMPD station on East Pleasant Street.

10:22 a.m.: A party was assisted in locating their vehicle in Lot 44C (northwest from Sylvan Residential Area). While searching, the son of the registered operator drove the vehicle into the parking lot and the reporting party stated she will be talking to her son to figure out the problem.

3:48 p.m.: A reporting party states that she couldn’t remember where she parked her navy-blue Honda Accord with a Connecticut license plate that starts with “AJ.” The vehicle was located in Lot 31 outside of Chenoweth Laboratory and the two parties were transported to it.

8:49 p.m.: A reporting party states their friend walked off into the woods outside of Lewis Dorm about 10 minutes ago but did not make any threats. The party was found inside of McNamara Hall in Sylvan.

Liquor Law Violations

1:10 a.m.: One party was found with a small amount of alcohol which was dumped on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:48 a.m.: A party by the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Sunset Avenue was checked ok. An ID with the same name was found and was not on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The fake ID was seized for destruction.

1:55 a.m.: A party was seen with alcohol in Lot 50H by Cance Hall on Fearing Street. A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene.

Parking Complaint

10:52 a.m.: A vehicle in Lot 50 next to Hampshire Dining Commons was towed after a reporting party stated there were no available Residential Life parking spaces. Ernie’s was contacted and impounded the vehicle.

4:07 p.m.: A reporting party states there were no available parking spaces for Residential Life on Tobin Road. A spot opened up eight minutes later.

5:22 p.m.: A reporting party states three vehicles were parked on Grinnell Road’s sidewalk that blocked access to the marching band’s buses that they will need to enter in about 10 minutes. Ernie’s was contacted along with the registered operators of the vehicles. Ernie’s towed the vehicles and parking tickets were issued to each of them.

Assist Agency

12:20 p.m.: A residence director requested an officer present while a student moves out of Johnson Dorm to avoid any possible problems.

5:06 p.m.: Approximately 50 people attended a vigil outside of the Old Chapel. No issues were reported.

Lost/Found Property

1:34 p.m.: A party found a cell phone between the Newman Center and the fraternity house next door. No identifying markings or identification were attached to it, so they brought it to the UMPD station.

Larceny

2:20 p.m.: A reporting party states his black backpack was stolen from floor 11 of the Campus Center. An incident report was completed.

Accident – Leaving the Scene

4:48 p.m.: A reporting party states his vehicle was struck while parked in Lot 62 on Stockbridge Road. A witness left a note with a license plate number but did not specify the state. An officer spoke with the witness and their description matched what the officer saw on security footage and gave the suspect’s truck information and insurance carrier to the reporting party, after verifying it with a police station in Connecticut.

Suspicious Vehicle

7:08 p.m.: The reporting party states a Nissan Rogue with an open door was on the second level of the Campus Center Parking Garage.

7:35 p.m.: An officer states a vehicle parked with its door open was inside of McGuirk Alumni Stadium before securing the vehicle.

Traffic Enforcement

 8:06 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for defective equipment.

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