Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass student arrested after alleged rape in on-campus residence hall

By Katie Landeck

February 22, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, News

A University of Massachusetts student has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in an on-campus residence hall. Weilang Wang, an 18-year-old computer science major, is being held on $7,500 cash bail at the Hampshire County J...

Vandalism in Amherst Crime Log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

The long weekend was not short on crime for the Amherst Police Department, with the officers having to deal with multiple reports of vandalism among other crimes. Beginning Friday morning at 11:46 a.m., police received re...

UMass Crime Log: Feb. 8-10

By Taylor C. Snow

February 14, 2013

Filed under Crime, News

Friday, Feb. 8 At 8:28 a.m., a University of Massachusetts police officer received a report of a larceny in progress in Herter Hall, resulting in the arrest of 26-year-old Sean C. Miner, a homeless man who identifies his h...

Students take part in sexual assault PSA auditions

By Emily Bedenkop

February 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Health & Wellness, News

Students crowded a New Africa House hall and went over their lines in hushed voices. They were waiting to audition for an upcoming series of Public Service Announcements about sexual assault, which were organized by the Massa...

Amherst Crime Log shows multiple car accidents

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 12, 2013

Filed under Crime, News

The Amherst Police Department responded to a number of snow-related issues this weekend, despite Gov. Deval Patrick’s order for Massachusetts citizens to stay off the roads. APD Detective Jamie Reardon reported no serious...

Multiple motor vehicle accidents reported in crime log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

February’s first weekend brought a number of arrests to Amherst, and two motor vehicle accidents in the Amherst area left at least one resident in need of medical attention. On Friday, Feb. 1 at approximately 7:42 p.m. ...

APD reports handful of weekend break-ins

By Chelsie Field

November 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

The Thanksgiving break brought no noise complaint calls for the Amherst police department this weekend, but there were a handful of break-ins. Amherst Police Detective David Foster was not surprised by the burgalaries. ...

Former police officer: War on Drugs failed

By Chelsie Field

November 15, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

Jack Cole spends his days speaking out against current American drug policy, traveling around and talking to any group interested in hearing what he has to say about what he calls drug policy “failure” in the United St...

UMass re-examines security policies following alleged rape

By Katie Landeck

October 25, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Crime, News

Following the alleged rape of a University of Massachusetts student within the residence halls, the University is redoubling efforts to ensure the dormitories are secure, according to University officials. “The reported sexual assaul...

UMass Crime Log

By Taylor C. Snow

October 25, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

Thursday, Oct. 18 At approximately 6:33 p.m., a University of Massachusetts police officer was dispatched to John Adams Hall on a reported larceny. According to UMass Police Department Deputy Chief Patrick Archbald, the victim...

UMPD works to decrease texting and driving

By Alexandra Graziano

October 19, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

As more and more vehicular accidents are attributed to drivers distracted by texting, there is the increasing challenge for police officers to enforce the new texting while driving laws as well as educate drivers about th...

Town of Amherst Crime Log: Columbus Day weekend

By Chelsie Field

October 10, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

The long Columbus Day weekend found the Amherst community somewhat short on crime compared to past weekends, with 10 noise complaints and nine arrests in total reported Monday by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, excluding an arrest...