UMPD Logs: Friday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 3

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UMPD Logs: Friday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 3

By Abigail Charpentier and Will Mallas

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The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 to Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 

Traffic Enforcement

3:47 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning for an expired registration on the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Presidents Drive. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a crosswalk violation by Kennedy Hall. A passenger in the vehicle was issued a verbal warning for not wearing a seatbelt.

4:54 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Commonwealth Avenue.

6:52 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment on Governors Drive.

Traffic Stop

4:18 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning for an expired vehicle registration on Massachusetts Avenue. The registration was renewed online.

5:17 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning for an expired registration on Massachusetts Avenue.

6:50 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation on University Drive.

7:32 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment on North Pleasant Street.

7:34 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle with a license out of Belgium was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

8:40 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for defective equipment in Lot 71 (west of the Whitmore Administration Building) on Massachusetts Avenue.

9:32 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating on the sidewalk at the Southwest Mall.

10:13 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on University Drive. The operator was given a field sobriety test and checked ok.

10:24 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a one-way violation on Eastman Lane.

11:10 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield by Lincoln Apartments on Massachusetts Avenue.

11:14 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to yield at Knowlton Hall on North Pleasant Street.

Alarm-Fire Trouble

4:40 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective alarm at North Residential Building C on Eastman Lane.  Fire Engine 1 stated it was due to a low battery issue and referred to techs.

11:04 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective alarm in Oak House at the Commonwealth Honors College on Commonwealth Avenue.

Lost/Found Property

4:44 p.m.: A Discover card found at Prince Hall on Sunset Avenue was brought to the UMPD station.

5:17 p.m.: A wallet was found in Lot 32 East (south of Massachusetts Avenue) and brought to the UMPD station. Multiple miscellaneous cards and MA driver’s license was found it. A separate MA license was found. A query into the license found the license was cancelled and an officer seized it for destruction.

Assist Other PD’s

 5:16 p.m.: Amherst Police Department sent out a “be on the lookout” message to check the wellbeing of a female occupant of a vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were witnessed having a verbal argument in the parking lot of the CVS on University Drive. The vehicle left the parking lot approximately 10 minutes ago. No direction of travel was given.

Parking Complaint

5:24 p.m.: A reporting party stated there were no residential life parking spots in Lot 50 by Hampshire Dining Commons. A parking ticket was issued.

8:00 p.m.: Seven parking violations were issued for vehicles not within marked lanes in Lot 32W on Massachusetts Avenue.

8:26 p.m.: Two parking violations were issued for parking in the no-parking zone at the top of Southwest Circle.

Suspicious Vehicle

6:37 p.m.: A vehicle with its trunk open was found in Lot 32W on Massachusetts Avenue. The trunk was secured, and if there were any call reporting items missing from the listed vehicle, this call would be entered as a reference.

Accident-Leaving the Scene

8:04 p.m.: A reporting party believed his car was struck when it was parked in Lot 39 by the Recreation Center between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or when it was parked at the Hot Table in Hadley, MA between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The damage was done to the passenger side rear quarter area. An officer reviewed the Recreational Center’s security footage. Due to the quality of the recording, the reporting party’s vehicle could not be identified.

Intoxicated Person

9:16 p.m.: An intoxicated person seen outside the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue was removed to the hospital.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 

Traffic Stop 

12:09 a.m.:  The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation by Lot 32 on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:14 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation outside the Lederle Research Tower on North Pleasant Street. Amherst Fire Department was advised.

12:25 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on the intersection of E-Lab Service Road and Governors Drive.

12:39 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on North Hadley Road in Hadley.

12:59 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:03 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by Lot 33 on University Drive.

1:12 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on the intersection of Hicks Way and Commonwealth Avenue.

1:39 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by Lot 32W on Lincoln Avenue.

1:47 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights at the East Pleasant Street rotary on North Pleasant Street.

2:09 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Phillips Street in Amherst.

3:45 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for obstructing the flow of traffic in Lot 49F (north of the water towers) on Windmill Lane.

4:01 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation on lower Massachusetts Avenue.

4:57 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was operating a vehicle with unpaid fines on University Drive. The operator was issued a summons, and another party took control of the vehicle.

5:23 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation on Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle’s registration was expired. The operator was unable to renew roadside.

5:29 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding in Lot 22 on University Drive.

6:23 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue and Hicks Way was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

7:06 p.m.: An offense of defensive equipment occurred on Commonwealth Avenue and a verbal warning was issued on Hick’s Way.

7:50 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a driver who committed an offense on Eastman Lane and was stopped by North Village.

8:03 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for a defective brake light.

8:04 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning near Lot 32 W for an expired registration. The party was unable to renew their registration online so the vehicle was parked legally in a space with a no tag/no tow until Tuesday.

8:13 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator vehicle on Thatcher Road for defective equipment.

9:15 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue was pulled over, however it was not the registered owner of the vehicle.

11:49 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue and Hick’s Way for a defective tail light.

Liquor Law Violations 

12:12 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was dumped on scene at Lot 34E on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:14 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene in Lot 32E on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:21 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene at Lot 32S on Lincoln Avenue.

1:58 a.m.: A party was throwing beer cans by Prince Hall on Sunset Avenue. The party was advised to not do that and was sent on his way.

4:57 p.m.: Three parties behind the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue were issued summons.

Intoxicated Person

 12:32 a.m.: An intoxicated party at John Adams Hall on Fearing Street was placed into protective custody.

12:42 a.m.: An intoxicated party was placed into protective custody.

12:46 a.m.: An intoxicated female party was in the lobby of a building. The party was conscious and semi-alert. The party did not meet protective custody criteria.

12:53 a.m.: An intoxicated person placed into protective custody.

1:08 a.m.: An intoxicated party was removed to the hospital.

1:17 a.m.: An intoxicated party at Haigis Mall on Presidents Drive was removed to the hospital.

2:04 a.m.: An intoxicated party at Lot 34W on Massachusetts Avenue was placed into protective custody.

2:23 a.m.: An intoxicated party was removed to the hospital.

2:32 a.m.: An intoxicated female party was conscious and not alert in the third-floor women’s bathroom of a hall. The party did not meet protective custody criteria.

4:30 a.m.: An intoxicated male party was requesting an evaluation. The party stated he is not feeling well due to drinking too much and would like to be evaluated. AFD was requested and en route at the time. The party did not meet the criteria for protective custody.

2:26 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was an intoxicated female party in the women’s bathroom of a hall. The party was not placed into protective custody. The party had a large bruise over her left eye. When asked about the bruise, the party stated she had tripped, fell and hit her eye on something on Friday. The party was asked if she needed medical attention, and she refused. The party was upset that the officer was asking her questions. Prior to leaving, the party was given a resource card.

10:57 p.m.: An intoxicated person was taken into protective custody.

11:12 p.m.: An intoxicated person was taken into protective custody.

11:21 p.m.: An intoxicated person outside of Coolidge Hall said she hit her head. She seemed conscious and did not meet the protective custody criteria.

Lost/Found Property

12:53 a.m.: A Massachusetts driver’s license found in Lot 32E on Massachusetts Avenue was brought to the UMPD station.

3:14 a.m.: A phone, ID and keys left in an Uber were brought to the UMPD station.

11:41 a.m.: A lost wallet was brought to the UMPD station.

5:38 p.m.: A wallet was found at the Commonwealth Honors College service desk on Commonwealth Avenue. The owner was not a student.

9:58 p.m.: A wallet was lost by the basketball court near Moore Hall.

Parking Complaint

1:06 a.m.: An Ernie’s Towing Company tow truck was contacted to tow a vehicle in Lot 50 by Hampshire Dining Commons. The owner of the vehicle came and moved their vehicle. The tow truck was cancelled.

2:07 p.m.: A reporting party stated a vehicle parked in a handicap spot of Lot 50G on Washington Road. The car prevented handicapped parties to park in the spot. A party arrived to move the vehicle.

6:09 p.m.: A vehicle was double parked in Lot 50E (west of Patterson, north of John Adams). The appropriate party was contacted and stated they would move the vehicle.

Suspicious Vehicle

1:45 a.m.: A suspicious vehicle in Lot 27 (south of Lot 44) on Sylvan Drive was investigated. The party checked ok and was sent on his way.

Suspicious Person/Activity

 1:59 a.m.: An officer was with three parties at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Fearing Street. The parties checked ok and were sent on their way.

9:00 p.m.: An incident report was completed for a suspicious party with “annoying behavior” who was from University of Maine inside of Kennedy Dorm.

Alarm-Fire Trouble 

2:56 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective alarm at Lincoln Apartments Building 7 on Lincoln Avenue.

10:41 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 responded to an accidental or defective alarm at Pierpont Hall on Fearing Street. Fire Engine 1 stated the alarm was due to a dirty smoke detector. Simplex was notified.

2:26 p.m.: Emergency Health Services were notified of an accidental or defective alarm at the Life Science Laboratory on Thatcher Road. The alarm was referred to techs.

Alarm-Fire; Supervisory

2:57 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective supervisory alarm at Lincoln Apartments Building 8 on Lincoln Avenue.

7:47 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an alarm in the Physical Science Building.

Assist Agency

7:49 a.m.: UMPD officers were present for the UMass versus Liberty football game at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Stadium Drive.

6:09 p.m.: UMPD officers were present of the UMass versus Northeastern hockey game at the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue. Fire Engine 2 and two emergency medical technicians were at the Mullins Center.

Alarm-Fire

8:24 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 and AFD were notified of an alarm outside of Berkshire Dining Common.

911 Hang-up Call

1:54 p.m.: Dispatch received a 911 hang-up call from the northwest area of the McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Stadium Drive. An officer stated there was no one in distress in the area.

 Traffic Enforcement

6:38 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Governors Drive.

7:03 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was stopped on Commonwealth Avenue for defective headlights and issued a verbal warning on Hicks Way.

Alarm – (Prefire)

7:19 p.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in Webster Dorm.

Vandalism

9:45 p.m.: A reporting party near Lot 30C states a male, over 6 feet tall, in a green shirt, broke into the back window of his car and ran away toward the library. The man reported the party hit him in the face, but the man refused medical attention. A second reporting party stated a male with short black hair, jeans and a black jacket and female with a red jacket and blonde hair in a bun smashed their back window. Suspects were not found.

 Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

 Traffic Stop

12:09 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:49 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for failure to dim high beams.

12:55 a.m.: An operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for improper display (plate decal) and an obstructed plate near Lot 49J on Orchard Hill Drive.

1:04 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Sunset Avenue near Patterson Hall for failure to use care when starting.

1:08 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on lower Massachusetts Avenue for speeding.

1:17 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue and Lincoln Avenue for driving without headlights.

1:35 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for driving without headlights.

Lost/Found Property

12:29 a.m.: A black Jansport backpack was found on the sidewalk on Presidents Drive. It contained a green “Aggies” hooded sweatshirt, a pair of tan slippers, a pair of black short boots, a pair of Amherst CC sweatpants, a tan bra, a pair of blue and white underwear, a toothbrush in a case, Aveeno moisturizing lotion, a miscellaneous makeup pouch and $7 in singles. It was brought to the UMPD station and placed in an evidence locker.

1:07 a.m.: A cell phone found near Lot 32W (south of Massachusetts Avenue) and brought to the station.

5:38 a.m.: A UCard found at Prince Hall on Sunset Avenue was returned to the room of the owner.

11:14 p.m.: A party found keys in the main gym of the Totman Physical Education Building on Eastman Lane. The party stated the keys have been there for almost a week, and no one has come to claim them. The keys were brought to the UMPD station.

Suspicious Person/Activity

12:33 a.m.: A summons for arrest was issued to a party on Lincoln Avenue.

1:25 a.m.: An officer seized a 1.75-ounce bottle of Rubinoff Blue Raspberry vodka. He will be following up on the proper owner of that item and bringing forth charges if necessary.

1:44 a.m.: A party on Fearing Street and North Pleasant Street “checks ok.”

7:02 a.m.: A reporting party stated there was a male subject they did not know who was sleeping in their bed in Kennedy Hall on Massachusetts Avenue. An officer stated the subject knew the resident and checked ok.

5:09 p.m.: Transit stated there was a blue Ford F-150 parked in the PVTA turnaround in Lot 12 (west of Lot 25) on Forestry Way, making it difficult for buses to get through. The vehicle was occupied. An officer stated the vehicle was empty upon arrival. The owner arrived and moved the vehicle.

Alarm-Fire Trouble

3:41 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of an accidental or defective alarm at the South College on Hicks Way.

2:24 p.m.: Emergency Health Services was notified of an accidental or defective alarm that went off at Dickinson Hall on Orchard Hill Drive. Fire Engine 1 stated the alarm was due to a smoke detector activation. The alarm was reset.

Liquor Law Violations

12:46 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was dumped by Washington Hall on Fearing Street.

12:56 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was destroyed on the scene near Clark Hill Road and Infirmary Way.

1:23 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was dumped on the scene near Lot 34W on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:56 a.m.: A small amount of alcohol was dumped on the scene near Lot 32W on Massachusetts Avenue.

Parking Complaint

1:58 a.m.: A reporting party stated there were no ResLife parking spaces available in Lot 50F (west of Patterson, south of John Adams). 

12:16 p.m.: The campus heating plant notified there is an active site today, and there are cars blocking the area. CHP requested the vehicles be moved. The cars were around the gate, but were not blocking it and should be ok.

3:49 p.m.: A vehicle blocking the travel lane in Lot 32W on Massachusetts Avenue was towed and impounded by an Ernie’s tow truck. A parking citation was issued.

Intoxicated Person

1:00 a.m.: An intoxicated party by Crampton Hall near Sunset Avenue did not meet the protective custody criteria.

1:05 a.m.: A residential assistant in Kennedy Hall states a female party was intoxicated and vomiting, but conscious and alert. The party did not meet the protective custody criteria and would be staying on floor 21 with her friend.

1:33 a.m.: An intoxicated person was taken into protective custody.

3:02 a.m.: An intoxicated person was taken into protective custody in Sycamore Hall.

Accident-Property Damage

3:48 p.m.: An accident occurred on Coolidge Bridge in Hadley. There were no injuries and Hadley Police Department was notified.

4:15 p.m.: A reporting party stated he was involved in a minor accident in Lot 65 (west of Knowles Engineering Building). The reporting party realized that he could not drive his car due to the damage. An officer stated that it was an issue with the bumper. The reporting party will contact AAA if he cannot fix the problem.

Alarm – Fire

1:09 a.m.: Fire Engine 1 was notified of a pre-alarm in Hamlin Hall. A full fire alarm was then sent out and AFD was en route. It was discovered cooking smoke from the fourth floor caused the alarms.

Assist Other PD’s

1:13 a.m.: The Hadley Police Department requested assistance breaking up a large party on South Maple Street. 

Suspicious Vehicle

1:18 a.m.: An alarm was cycling and a party was in their vehicle on Lot 34 W (south of Massachusetts Avenue). The party did not meet the protective custody criteria and was taken home for the evening.

2:03 a.m.: A party was found asleep in the passenger seat of his vehicle in Lot 44E (southeast of Sylvan) on Eastman Lane. While an officer was speaking with him, he showed signs of intoxication and was in possession of a few bottles of beer. His friend arrived and stated that the intoxicated man had left his room earlier to get something from his vehicle and had apparently fallen asleep. The beer was dumped and the parties left the area without incident.

Assist Citizen 

2:45 a.m.: An officer states a situation on Lot 50F on John Adams Road was “all verbal” and the additional party was gone on arrival.

2:54 a.m.: A residential assistant states a female party was being carried by two other female parties back to her room in MacKimmie Hall. The RA did not see it happen, but did attempt to follow up with the female in question. The party checked ok and there was no concern at the time.

5:33 p.m.: A reporting party in North Residential Area Building A on Eastman Lane stated one of her friends is messaging her on Facebook, asking that a message be relayed to her son, who lives on campus. The friend states her phone battery died, and that she did not have access to a charger. An officer made contact with the party, who was aware of the ongoing issue.

911 Hang-up Call

5:40 p.m.: A 911 call came from the help phone in the north end of the Southwest tunnel. Faint voices were heard in the background. No parties were in need of assistance in the area.

Traffic Enforcement

7:14 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation and operating without a license in possession on the intersection of University Drive and Massachusetts Avenue.

Annoying Behavior 

8:54 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a group of students “socializing,” eating pizza and being noisy. South College is key card access afterhours, and he does not believe that these students should have been in the building. An officer stated it was a group of students acting for a video project.

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.