At noon on March 21, University Police received a suspicious letter. The letter had originally been sent to an individual who is no longer employed by the university. It was covered in “scribbled ramblings” about many things, but MSU Deputy Police Chief Mark Lachapelle mentioned that campus parking was a specific topic.
The case is active pending further investigation.
Police found two individuals on campus with outstanding warrants issued after a fraternity party. The warrants were for serving alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct. Both students were arrested and taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center.
At about a quarter past 8 p.m. on March 22, two individuals reported that a suspicious individual followed them from the Renne library to their residence hall and asked to come up to their room.
At about 6:30 that night, the “creepy man” sat with one of the girls on the second floor of the nearly empty library. The same man followed one of the girls home earlier in the week.
He is described as tall with black hair — possibly dyed black — but is reportedly “not old enough” to have gray hair. The man is known to hang around the second floor of the library in the afternoon.
Shortly past 8 p.m. on March 23, an officer observed five individuals attempting to climb a tree. The individuals were told to leave the tree.
At half past 2 a.m. on March 23, a police officer saw two individuals pushing a vehicle that did not belong to them. While the owner of the vehicle did not wish to pursue charges, the two students were under the age of 21 and in possession of alcohol. They received citations for Minor in Possession, warnings for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle, and were referred to the dean of students.
On the afternoon of March 26, an oil spill was reported in the Hedges parking lot. Responding officers contacted Safety and Risk Management, who confirmed the spill to be motor oil. The spill was promptly cleaned.
At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, an officer noticed a vehicle that had been vandalized with obscene drawings and phrases on all windows except the windshield. The owner of the vehicle was called and agreed to file a criminal mischief report.
There are no suspects at this time, but police are on the lookout for an individual with immaculate handwriting who is skilled at drawing male genitalia.
A student was arrested outside his home on Sunday morning after police said he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot by Roskie Hall at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday night. Erik Karl Isaacson has been charged with Felony Assault with a Weapon.
The 24-year-old senior from Anaconda was reportedly engaged in an argument with two other males over “controversial topics” when he struck one man on the arm and the other man on the left side of the head with a motorcycle helmet. While he admitted to using the helmet as a weapon, Isaacson claimed it was in self defense.
“They had put me against a car after I had went at the one and I was, I was angry,” Isaacson said in a court document.
The student had a $2,000 bail set Monday morning and could face up to 20 years in prison. Isaacson was released Monday afternoon after posting bail.
In the month of March, four people were arrested on campus for outstanding warrants, six individuals were cited for possession of a dangerous drugs or possession of drug paraphernalia, nine thefts were reported, there were nine 911 hang-ups, and at least 19 students were warned or cited for Minor in Possession.