UMPD Logs: Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 23

Officers responded twice to a noise complaint at Cashin Hall

By Abigail Charpentier and Will Mallas

The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Traffic Stop

12:35 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning at Boyden Gymnasium on Commonwealth Avenue.

1:14 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights at the Studio Arts Building on North Pleasant Street.

8:43 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Commonwealth Avenue.

9:14 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Governors Drive.

5:07 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for an expired vehicle registration on University Drive. The operator attempted to renew roadside.

5:50 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Lot 21 Access Road.

8:08 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Lot 21 Access Road.

8:25 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation at the Recreation Center on Commonwealth Avenue.

9:06 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning at the intersection of University Drive and Southwest Circle.

11:47 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on East Pleasant Street. The Amherst Police Department was notified of the stop.

Alarm-Fire Trouble

1:40 a.m.: Fire Engine One was contacted about an accidental or defective fire trouble alarm at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Hicks Way.

8:14 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective fire trouble alarm in Lincoln Apartments building three on Lincoln Avenue. The alarm was a low-temperature alarm and was expected to clear on its own.

Alarm-Fire

5:00 a.m.: An alarm went off at Van Meter Hall on Clark Hill Road due to the activation of a pull station. F1 and Amherst Fire Department were notified, and AFD went to the scene. Students were moved into the lobby of Butterfield Hall. An incident report was completed.

Traffic Enforcement

8:43 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation to the south of Fearing Street on University Drive.

Larceny

10:03 a.m.: A party stated a Bluetooth speaker was stolen from his office. The brand of the speaker was unknown and was valued at $40. An incident report was completed.

Suspicious Person/Activity

12:47 p.m.: A reporting party stated someone went into her Human Resources Direct account and changed her exemptions status in January of 2019.

Accident-Property Damage

2:01 p.m.: A vehicle backed into a parked car on Fearing Street. An attempt was made to contact the owner. An incident report was completed.

3:04 p.m.: Parking Services stated there was an accident in which a black Lexus hit a pole on Southwest Circle. The accident was reported by an employee. The Physical Plant was contacted about a lot 54 sign that was down, but Parking Services fixed the sign. An incident report was completed.

Alarm- Elevator

4:04 p.m.: A party was trapped in elevator one on the second floor of McNamara Hall. Technicians were on campus and F1 was advised.

5:03 p.m.: One party was trapped in elevator three on the fourth floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Hicks Way. F1 and Physical Plant were notified. Technicians arrived on the campus. At 5:17 p.m., F1 stated the party was out and the elevator was back in service.

Lost/Found Property

5:50 p.m.: An officer stated a black laptop and charging cable was left at the courthouse. The items were placed into property at the UMPD station.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

6:00 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was changing a tire on University Drive.

Animal Complaint

7:35 p.m.: There was a report of a suffering squirrel on North Pleasant Street. The squirrel appeared to have been run over by a bicycle. The Physical Plant was notified and said it will take care of it.

Accident-Leaving the Scene

7:50 p.m.: A reporting party stated a vehicle struck his vehicle and then took off. The accident occurred about five to 10 minutes prior. An incident report was completed.

Suspicious Vehicle 

9:08 p.m.: An officer stated the operator of a vehicle had his foot on the brake of his car and looked to be unconscious in Lot 44 (north of Sylvan Residential Area) on Sylvan Drive. An officer later stated the party was conscious. The party was given a field sobriety test, which checked ok. The party stated he had been driving since 6:00 a.m. and was tired. He stated he would be waiting for a ride from a friend in Sylvan. The officer stated upon waking, the party was screaming and thought he was in Hadley. The party eventually realized he was on the UMass campus.

Parking Complaint

9:22 p.m.: A reporting party requested tickets be left on offending vehicles without Residential Life parking passes. Parking tickets were issued.

911 Hang-up Call

10:18 p.m.: A 911 hang-up call came from the help phone at Melville Hall on Massachusetts Avenue. An officer spoke with residential hall security. The party believed the activation was identical. The party claimed the button was pushed, and the party walked away.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Suspicious Person/Activity

12:39 a.m.: A party in Lot 32W on Massachusetts Avenue did not meet protective custody criteria.

Traffic Stop

12:53 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield on the intersection of University Drive and Fearing Street.

1:23 a.m.:  The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights at the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

Liquor Law Violations

12:56 a.m.: Two parties outside Mahar Auditorium on Presidents Drive were issued summonses.

8:41 p.m.: A 20-year-old male party from Amherst was arrested at Moore Hall on University Drive and charged with the possession of liquor under the age of 21, the possession and use of a false or stolen Registry of Motor Vehicles document and receiving stolen property under $1,200.

Noise Complaint 

1:31 a.m.: A resident assistant at Cashin Hall on Eastman Lane called in to report a possible altercation between three to four male parties in suite 605. All male voices were heard, and the altercation possibly sounded physical. At least one party was under the influence of alcohol, and the altercation had been going on for approximately five minutes. Residents were advised to keep the noise level down. The altercation was only verbal at the time.

1:46 a.m.: A residence director at Cashin Hall on Eastman Lane called in to state the parties in the previous noise complaint report were continuing to disturb the peace. An officer stated this was a noise issue. The parties were advised to keep the noise level down. The incident was not roommate related.

Intoxicated Person

2:05 a.m.: A residential assistant in Thoreau Hall on Massachusetts Avenue stated there was an intoxicated male party in the hallway. The party was unable to stand on his own and was conscious, semi-alert and breathing. The party checked ok.

Assist Citizen

2:25 a.m.: An officer was approached by a residential assistant at Washington Hall on Fearing Street, who stated there were parties who were concerned for their friend. The friend was last seen around 11:30 p.m. on Friday at a fraternity. The party was heavily intoxicated. 

Parking Complaint

3:55 a.m.: Parking tickets were issued to vehicles parked outside North Residential Area Building C on Eastman Lane.

5:38 p.m.: Four parking tickets were issued to vehicles in Lot 54 at the top of Southwest Circle.

6:18 p.m.: A reporting party stated there were no Residential Life spots available in Lot 50 on Hampshire Dining Commons Road. The operator of a vehicle was contacted and moved the vehicle.

6:55 p.m.: A message was left for a driver parked outside Coolidge Hall on Massachusetts Avenue. The operator was contacted, and the party will be moving her vehicle.

9:00 p.m.: A reporting party states no Residential Life parking spaces were available in Lot 50G on Washington Road. A party affiliated with a vehicle in the lot was contacted and moved the vehicle.

Alarm-(Prefire)

6:14 a.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective pre-alarm that went off at the Campus Center on Campus Center Way.

7:49 p.m.: F1 was notified of a pre-alarm that went off at the Campus Center on Campus Center Way. F1 stated there was no alarm showing on the panel. Technicians stated a broken sprinkler in the parking garage was the cause of the alarm.

Community Service

9:00 a.m.: An officer worked at the Merit Badge University event at Herter Hall on Residents Drive.

Health/Safety Hazard

11:28 a.m.: An officer stated he removed what appeared to be an iPad in the roadway of Commonwealth Avenue. The officer stated he will return it to the station and attempt to locate the owner. Willco Sales and Service tags were inside the damaged case. Paperwork indicated who it belonged to.

5:20 p.m.: An officer stated there was a large amount of hay in the middle of University Drive. The Physical Plant was notified.

Assist Agency

5:59 p.m.: Officers were present for the UMass hockey game at the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue.

Alarm – Fire Trouble

10:37 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in Brett Hall in the Central Residential Area.

Traffic Enforcement

8:32 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation on Holdsworth Way.

12:50 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation on Commonwealth Avenue.

11:40 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle on University Drive was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Intoxicated Person

12:10 a.m.: An intoxicated person was removed to the hospital.

12:35 a.m.: An intoxicated person near Lot 34 E (south of Massachusetts Avenue) did not meet the protective custody criteria.

12:42 a.m.: An intoxicated person was removed to the hospital.

2:37 a.m.: A reporting party stated four possibly intoxicated parties were at the bus stop across from Sylvan Residential Area on Eastman Lane, with one of the parties laying on the ground. The four parties were checked on, none of them meeting the protective custody criteria.

2:45 a.m.: A reporting party stated she was an Uber driver and had an intoxicated male in the back of her grey Honda Fit. The party was unconscious and had vomited. An officer located the driver located at the top of the Southwest Circle. The male did not meet the protective custody criteria.

Traffic Stop

12:17 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on University Drive was issued a verbal warning.

12:33 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue was issued a verbal warning for not displaying their registration decal.

12:38 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue and Presidents Drive was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

12:41 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue and Lincoln Avenue was issued a verbal warning for failure to yield.

12:52 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating on a sidewalk near Academic Mall.

12:55 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on James Road was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

12:58 a.m.: A written traffic citation was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Lot 21 Access Road.

1:03 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle near Lot 71 on Massachusetts Avenue was issued a summons for arrest.

1:08 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle in the Southwest Circle was issued a verbal warning.

1:19 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue for having both of their headlights out. The party was advised to use their high beams to reach a parking lot where the vehicle can be parked until the issue is resolved.

1:36 a.m.: A written traffic citation was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Governors Drive.

1:48 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating on a sidewalk near the Southwest Tunnel.

1:51 a.m.: No action was taken after the operator of a vehicle was pulled over near the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue.

1:55 a.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle for an offense that occurred on Massachusetts Avenue.

2:15 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on University Drive was issued a verbal warning.

2:25 a.m.: A 23-year-old from Canton, Massachusetts was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and license not in possession after being stopped on University Drive and Amity Street.

2:31 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue and North Pleasant Street was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

11:27 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on North Pleasant Street near the Fine Arts Center.

Suspicious Vehicle

1:44 a.m.: Parties were attempting to gain access to their vehicle in Lot 25 North on Commonwealth Avenue. They were advised that this was not the best time to be doing so and they left the area.

911 Hang-Up Call

1:55 a.m.: Voices were heard in the background of a call near Lot 71 (west of Whitmore) on Massachusetts Avenue.

Alarm – Fire

2:40 a.m.: F1 and the AFD were sent out to Patterson Hall in the Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Avenue for an accidental/defective alarm.

6:00 p.m.: F1 and AFD were notified of a water flow in the Parking Garage on Campus Center Way. F1 stated the water flow was due to a broken pipe and there was no fire. AFD continued to investigate.

10:48 p.m.: F1 and AFD were notified of an accidental/defective alarm as well as a pre-alarm in Washington Hall. The cause of the alarm was determined to be from cooking smoke.

Assist Citizen

3:25 a.m.: A reporting party stated her son, Julian, was visiting a friend on campus and the two had gotten into a fight. Her son then fled his friend’s dorm on foot. She was on her way but believed her son had a broken jaw. The name of her son’s friend did not show up in Spire or People Finder, but she was able to locate her son who was taken into James Hall by a female party. AFD evaluated the party for facial injuries while an officer requested to check the camera in Washington and conducted interviews. The male signed a refusal with AFD and was en route to the UMPD Station on East Pleasant Street.

5:51 a.m.: An officer provided a courtesy transport of a party to campus.

Alarm – (Prefire)

7:49 a.m.: Emergency Health and Safety were notified of a pre-alarm inside the Campus Center. F1 stated he would be contacting a technician and the panel was clear.

7:49 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in the Campus Center. F1 referred the issue to technicians.

Traffic Enforcement

9:08 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle near the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue was issued a written traffic warning.

Vandalism

10:27 a.m.: A reporting party stated his car was keyed in Lot 64 near Dickinson Hall on Hicks Way. The vehicle had since been moved since the incident occurred the previous day.

Larceny

10:57 a.m.: A reporting party stated a student was with him who had a sealed envelope with a scholarship check and some cash in her dresser. When she returned to her room today in Cance Hall, the envelope was unsealed and the items were missing. An incident report was completed.

Parking Complaint

1:02 p.m.: A Residential Director stated someone was in his parking space in Lot 50G near Washington Hall. He called back and stated he had found a parking space. Three of the vehicles that were in violation were issued parking tickets.

3:07 p.m.: F1 states a white Ford Escape missing one tire was sitting across from Lot 54 in a no-parking zone. The vehicle did not affiliate to anyone on campus and an officer remained in the area to see if the vehicle’s owner would return. AAA arrived to put a tire on the vehicle and the owner stated he would arrive momentarily.

Lost/Found Property

2:14 p.m.: A wallet was found in Northampton and was brought to the station.

Alarm – Fire; Supervisory

2:21 p.m.: Emergency Health and Safety were notified of an accidental/defective alarm inside of the Physical Science Building on North Pleasant Street. F1 advised that the alarm will remain in supervisory until a technician arrived.

Assist Other PD’s

6:29 p.m.: An APD Dispatch stated a mother and her 16-year-old daughter were en route to the UMPD Station and had been having problems all day. The parties eventually agreed to return to their residence.

Alarm – Fire Trouble

9:25 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental/defective alarm in the Birch House inside of the Commonwealth Honors College. The alarm was cleared before the arrival of F1.

Assist Agency

11:16 p.m.: The AFD requested assistance in the area of the Mullins Center on Massachusetts Avenue for a reckless motor vehicle operator. Massachusetts Avenue and University Drive were cleared. An officer checked in with someone from AFD, who stated the vehicle was seen leaving the area of Stockbridge, ran the red light at the intersection, struck a bollard by the solar panels and then a pole in Lot 25. The vehicle was described as having a grey stripe and a roof rack.

Abigail Charpentier can be reached at [email protected] Will Mallas can be reached at [email protected]