UMPD Logs: Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9

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UMPD Logs: Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9

By Abigail Charpentier and Will Mallas

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The following police logs are from the University of Massachusetts Police Department from Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

Friday, Feb. 2, 2020

Traffic Enforcement

12:12 a.m.: Traffic Enforcement was conducted on Massachusetts Avenue. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding by the ROTC building. The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by Lot 71.

Alarm – (Prefire)

1:02 a.m.: Fire Engine One was notified of an accidental or defective pre-alarm that went off at Thoreau Hall on Massachusetts Avenue.

6:09 a.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective pre-alarm at Mary Lyon Hall on Eastman Lane.

11:07 a.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective pre-alarm at Webster Hall on Orchard Hill Drive.

Community Outreach Officer

12:51 p.m.: A community outreach officer was present at the student government office in Bartlett Hall on Hicks Way.

Assist Other Police Department 

3:05 p.m.: The Watertown Police Department requested a background check for a party for employment with the Watertown fire department.

Traffic Stop

1:23 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield at the intersection of University Drive and Southwest Circle.

1:33 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding on University Drive.

9:47 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for improper registration decal at Lot 26 on Governors Drive.

10:07 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation in Lot 25 North on Commonwealth Avenue.

12:15 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for an uncovered and unsecured load on University Drive.

4:00 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning at the Honors College on Commonwealth Avenue.

4:30 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning at Lot 14 on Massachusetts Avenue.

4:37 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating with a defective headlight and without a registration in possession.

4:48 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on University Drive.

6:05 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Tobin Road.

6:42 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a one-way violation at the New Africa House on Infirmary Way. The operator pulled onto Infirmary Way against the flow of traffic and then attempted to pull around an officer’s cruiser. The officer turned on his emergency lights and conducted the traffic stop.

7:57 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Lot 21 Access Road.

9:52 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a traffic citation at Lot 21 Access Road.

9:58 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Presidents Drive.

10:07 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation at Lot 33 on University Drive. The passengers were given verbal warnings for not wearing seat belts.

10:18 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Kennedy Road.

11:08 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a one-way violation in Lot 34E on Massachusetts Avenue.

Alarm-Car

4:15 p.m.: A car alarm was sounding. A voicemail was left with the operator to call if anything is wrong or off with the vehicle.

Lost/Found Property

4:24 p.m.: A set of car keys was found on the roadway at Southwest Circle. They were brought to the UMPD station.

6:16 p.m.: A backpack was found under the bench at the Studio Arts Building bus stop on North Pleasant Street. The backpack was checked for an ID, and the owner did not affiliate with the campus. The backpack was brought to the UMPD station.

Disabled Motor Vehicle 

6:58 p.m.: Parties were attempting to jump start their vehicle in Lot 49F (north of the water towers) on Windmill Lane. The vehicle was observed with its hood up with a second vehicle pulled in front of it. The parties were having trouble due to the lack of light. The officer at the scene illuminated the area, and they were able to jump start the vehicle.

Alarm-Fire Trouble 

7:42 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective fire alarm at the Recreation Center on Commonwealth Avenue. The alarm was caused due to condensation affecting the beam detectors. F1 remained until moisture cleared.

8:53 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective fire alarm at the Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower on North Pleasant Street. The alarm was cleared upon arrival.

Parking Complaint

8:29 p.m.: A vehicle parked on the northside of Thompson Hall on Hicks Way was issued a parking ticket.

Health/Safety Hazard

8:46 p.m.: A tarp that was covering a failed garage door that won’t close at the northside of the North Chiller Plant on North Service Road was coming loose. The Physical Plant was contacted and watch tour was notified.

Open Window/Door

9:07 p.m.: An open window or door was found at the 55A loading dock outside Morrill Science Center 4 North on North Pleasant Street.

Assist Citizen

12:24 p.m.: A reporting party called asking to speak to the shift supervisor at the UMPD station. A message was left for the reporting party that the officer will be in after 3:30 p.m. and will contact her.

9:14 p.m.: A reporting party stated he sent $710 to someone on eBay and believes it was a scam. An incident report was completed.

Suspicious Person/Activity

1:05 a.m.: A party was walking in the travel lane of the roadway at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Presidents Drive. The party stated he was attempting to get a friend’s attention. The party had been drinking but did not meet protective custody criteria. The party was advised to stay out of the road for his safety.

10:50 p.m.: UMass Transportation Services stated there was a white male wearing a green jacket using derogatory language and throwing a duffel bag around at Haigis Mall on Presidents Drive. The party got on the B43 bus and all units were cleared.

Liquor Law Violation 

11:43 p.m.: Field sobriety tests were conducted in Lot 34E on Massachusetts Avenue. A 20-year-old male from South Hadley was arrested for the possession of liquor under the age of 21.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 

Traffic Stop

12:13 a.m.: A vehicle was stopped on Massachusetts Avenue. Field sobriety tests were issued. The tests checked ok and the operator was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

12:35 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for speeding at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Pleasant Street.

12:42 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop or yield at University Drive.

12:53 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Kennedy Road.

12:54 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning by Lot 32 on University Drive.

1:57 a.m.: A vehicle was stopped by the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors on Massachusetts Avenue. Field sobriety tests were conducted. A 20-year-old male from Arlington, MA was arrested for a one-way street violation, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating without a license in possession and operating without a registration in possession.

2:19 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation by the ROTC on Massachusetts Avenue.

3:12 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was stopped at Lot 22 on University Drive. The party was issued a field sobriety test. The field sobriety test checked ok. The operator of the vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a safety violation and marijuana was seized.

11:10 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for a failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Eastman Lane.

3:46 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a written traffic warning on Massachusetts Avenue.

4:03 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for an inspection violation at the Physical Plant on Commonwealth Avenue.

7:59 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights by Lot 33 on University Drive.

9:17 p.m.: A vehicle was stopped on University Drive. The officer had paperwork in hand that contradicted the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The operator was issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation and will be contacting the RMV. Another party took control of the vehicle.

9:33 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Commonwealth Avenue.

Lost/Found Property 

12:23 a.m.: A wallet was found in Kennedy Hall on Massachusetts Avenue. The wallet was brought back to the UMPD station.

2:24 a.m.: A maintainer found a room key at the Alfond Center of the Isenberg School of Management on Presidents Drive. The room key was brought to the UMPD station.

7:43 a.m.: A party turned in a UCard that was found on the ground in Lot 34 on Massachusetts Avenue. The UCard was brought to the UMPD station.

10:55 p.m.: Lost property was found at the Commonwealth Honors College on Commonwealth Avenue and was brought to the UMPD station.

Suspicious Vehicle

1:32 a.m.: A vehicle was parked outside on the east side of the Old Chapel on Hicks Way. The vehicle checked ok.

5:52 p.m.: A reporting party stated he was the victim of a recent hit and run accident and has located a vehicle that matches the suspect’s vehicle description. An officer stated the vehicle had matching damage based on video footage of the accident. The vehicle is affiliated with a student. The student did not have a local address, and the phone number seemed disconnected. An incident report was completed.

Liquor Law Violations

1:38 a.m.: Alcohol was seized for destruction in Lot 34E on Massachusetts Avenue.

2:42 a.m.: An officer stated there was a laser coming from around the 16th floor of John Adams Hall on Fearing Street.

Assist Citizen

2:57 a.m.: A reporting party stated his wife left their apartment at 7:30 p.m. last night on foot to have dinner with a friend and has not returned. The party is not answering her cell phone. The phone was pinged through Verizon and was located at coordinates latitude 42.39595 and longitude -72.53749. The call was received at 3:24 a.m. and lasted 25.8 seconds pinging at latitude 42.40915 and longitude -72.52826. The Amherst Police Department and Hadley Police Department were given a be on the lookout. Verizon stated similar ping coordinates at latitude 42.39595 and longitude 72.53749. Officers checked behind Lot 12 and Forestry Way. Massachusetts State Police was contacted and made aware of the situation. A helicopter was requested. Verizon pinged the phone several times and found the same coordinates each time. A call received at 5:25 a.m. placed the phone in a similar location to the 3:24 hours. Verizon states no radius can be determined. The party was located at Brandywine Apartments. A positive ID was made. The party was brought to the UMPD station, and the BOLO with APD and HPD was cancelled. The Amherst Fire Department was requested to the lobby for an evaluation. The party signed a refusal of care and was provided a courtesy transport to her North Village Apartment. An incident report was completed.

6:22 p.m.: A reporting party stated while eating in Franklin Dining Commons on Stockbridge Road, a male party started asking her personal information. The reporting party stated she gave the party her email address. The reporting party was a tall black male with a black jacket. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. The reporting party was in the Resident Assistance office at Van Meter Hall. An officer stated no personal information was compromised.

Alarm-Fire Trouble 

10:36 a.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective fire alarm in Grayson Hall on Orchard Hill Drive. The smoke detector was dirty and Simplex was called in.

Parking Complaint

6:34 p.m.: Parking tickets were issued in Southwest Circle.

8:32 p.m.: Parking tickets were issued to vehicles in Lot 54 at the top of Southwest Circle.

8:47 p.m.: A reporting party stated there are no parking spaces in Lot 50 on Hampshire Dining Commons Road. The owner of a vehicle was contacted and moved his vehicle so a spot became available.

Alarm – (Prefire)

7:39 p.m.: F1 was notified of an accidental or defective pre-alarm at Birch House in the Commonwealth Honors College on Commonwealth Avenue. The alarm was cleared.

Assist Agency

7:55 p.m.: An officer was present for HackHer413 at the Integrative Learning Center on North Pleasant Street.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

Liquor Law Violations

12:00 a.m.: A woman was walking on the sidewalk of Fearing Street before she was asked to dump out her water bottle, which was about half full of alcohol. She was advised to refrain from drinking.

Traffic Stop

12:18 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights on Massachusetts Avenue.

12:23 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning in the Southwest Circle.

12:35 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning by Lot 22 on University Drive.

2:19 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning near Totman Gymnasium on Eastman Lane.

9:30 a.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning on Governors Drive for not stopping at a crosswalk.

5:03 p.m.: A traffic warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive.

5:22 p.m.: A traffic warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for an offense that occurred on Massachusetts Avenue.

5:28 p.m.: The operator of a vehicle was issued a verbal warning on Massachusetts for speeding and not having their driver’s license with them.

5:33 p.m.: A traffic warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive.

5:49 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for a decal.

6:04 p.m.: A traffic warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive.

6:14 p.m.: A traffic warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive.

6:29 p.m.: A motorist on Governors Drive was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights. An officer escorted the motorist to the Campus Center before the operator stated he couldn’t find the vehicle’s registration. The officer advised him to contact his supervisor at Connecticut Agriculture Services so that the registration can be placed inside the vehicle.

6:38 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue for defective headlights.

7:27 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a vehicle on University Drive for defective headlights.

Disorderly Conduct

1:00 a.m.: A reporting party states there was an active fight inside of Chicken and Co. in Southwest and involved approximately 15 to 20 people. Police units cleared the scene and state there were no serious injuries.

Vandalism

1:08 a.m.: A resident assistant states a welcome board on the sixth floor of Field Hall in the Orchard Hill Residential Area had been vandalized. The word had been covered and removed and an officer will be working with the RA to replace the board.

Assist Agency

2:29 a.m.: An officer was flagged down by security outside of Van Meter Hall in Central Residential Area regarding a party who was involved in a “scuffle” at Phi Sig. The party did not want to file a report with the Amherst Police and refused medical attention. The party also believed he lost his wallet at the fraternity house.

Lost/Found Property

2:49 a.m.: A black drawstring bag was turned in to Chicken and Co. in Southwest by a passerby. It was brought to the UMPD Station and ragged as property.

10:44 a.m.: A party, who was drinking the previous night, had a passport that wasn’t his and brought it to the UMPD Station.

11:39 a.m.: A passport was found in the lobby of the UMPD Station.

Alarm – (Prefire)

3:00 a.m.: F1 was notified of a pre-alarm that was triggered in Cashin Hall in the Sylvan Residential Area. Inside the building in room 605’s common area, there was a small trash can fire that was extinguished, but there was still a significant amount of smoke. The AFD were called and F1 reset the panel.

Alarm – Fire; Supervisory

4:05 a.m.: F1 was notified and remained at Lincoln Apartments Building 8 on Lincoln Avenue after a supervisory alarm was triggered.

5:01 a.m.:  F1 was notified of a supervisory alarm being triggered at Lincoln Apartments Building 9 on Lincoln Avenue.

B&E/Burglary

6:54 a.m.: A reporting party stated that a male, whom she did not know, broke into her room in Washington Hall and then started to put her clothes on. The 19-year-old man from Melrose, Massachusetts was then arrested on a charge of “B[reaking] & E[ntering] building Daytime for Felony.” He was summoned to appear in court on Monday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Traffic Enforcement

8:10 a.m.: Services were rendered after the operator of a vehicle was pulled over on Massachusetts and Commonwealth Avenue for a red light and texting enforcement.

9:04 a.m.: Traffic warnings were issued to the various operators on Governors Drive.

Suspicious Person/Activity

9:34 a.m.: A banner from Worcester Dining Common was taken down. An officer picked it up and brought it to the UMPD Station.

Suspicious Vehicle

10:13 a.m.: An officer noted an unattended vehicle running in Lot 49E on Windmill Lane. The owner was a student from Field Hall and left a message. The owner then showed up and left the lot.

6:58 p.m.: A vehicle was observed stopping at a green light at the intersection of Tillson Farm Road and East Pleasant Street with a party standing outside of the vehicle. The parties then sat through several iterations of the light. When an officer spoke to them, they stated they were taking pictures. They were advised that they were impeding traffic by being stopped in the roadway of an intersection and asked to pull to the side of the road.

Annoying Behavior

11:19 a.m.: A reporting party states a male told a female party that he would “take her out” at 8 a.m. and that he was now standing outside of her door in Moore Hall waiting for her. The male was not compliant and the AFD were contacted and en route. The party was brought to the lobby before being sent to his room.

Assist Citizen

11:19 a.m.: An officer helped assist the installation of a car seat at the UMPD Station.

1:02 p.m.: The reporting party states he made a past report regarding the larceny of his bike, which was found on the bike rack at the Recreation Center on Commonwealth Avenue unlocked with a flat tire. The officer states that the bike will be returned to the owner.

911 Hang-Up Call

5:35 p.m.: Dialing was heard after a phone in John Quincy Adams Tower called 911. The two parties in the room claimed it was an accident.

Alarm – Elevator

6:26 p.m.: Emergency Housing received a call from two people stuck in an elevator in Brown Hall on the sixth floor. F1 and AFD were notified and an RA monitored the entrapment until technicians arrived. Both parties were removed from the elevator.

Parking Complaint

8:18 p.m.: A vehicle was parked on the sidewalk next to the east side of the Herter Hall Annex on Presidents Drive.

Open Window/Door

9:27 p.m.: An emergency door in the north west corner of the Mullins Center was propped open. An officer spoke with a maintainer, who said the hockey players have a habit of propping the doors open to avoid having to walk around the building to get to the parking lot. The party will advise players not to prop the door open. The door was secured.

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