Police Report Round-Up: Mountains and Mischief

Shortly before midnight on Sept. 1, an individual outside of the Hedges Complex was reported to be “drinking, smoking and being rude.”

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Late on Sept. 3, an officer located two Roskie residents in possession of alcohol while under the age of 21. When it became clear that the residents had something more incriminating to hide, the officer found one of the students to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. One individual was cited for MIP while the other was charged with MIP, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested for obstructing a police officer. Both were referred to the dean of students.

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On Sept. 5, it was reported that a College of Agriculture sticker had been stolen from the bumper of a MSU vehicle in the F Lot.

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A caller on Sept. 5 reported that “people on bicycles had drugs” on West Lincoln Street near the Roskie parking lot. No drugs were found in the area.

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At 11:50 p.m. on Sept. 5, a caller reported that a group of individuals were carrying a “sign or barricade” across a field. According to the police log, the field is called Dyche Field, though it’s unclear if this name is made-up.

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In the early morning of Sept. 6, two tables were reported to have been stolen from Miller Dining Hall. Anyone with information on how the two hooligans smuggled tables under their shirts are encouraged to contact police.

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On Sept. 6, a caller from South Hedges informed police that a parking sign had come to reside “on a patio.” Less than an hour later, a call from the Langford parking lot reported that a sand bag was on top of a vehicle’s hood. Around 9 p.m., it was reported that individuals were carrying a parking sign at 19th Avenue and Garfield Street. Confused officers were unable to locate anyone or any parking signs in the area.

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Around 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, an officer located an individual that “had profane language and would not listen” to the officer. The individual received two citations for disorderly conduct and one for obstructing a peace officer before being whisked away to Gallatin County Detention Center.

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A little past midnight on Sept. 7, a caller claimed that a person near the USDA Forestry Building “looked very suspicious.” Officers found no one in the area.

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On Sept. 8, it was discovered that a bike rack had been stolen from the Kellog Center (home to the MSU Human Development Clinic) on 3rd Street. According to reports, a nice mountain bike had been the rack. However, in an unexpected plot twist, the bike’s lock was cut and the thieves left the bike and lock on site when they stole the rest of the bike rack.

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At 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, an individual was reportedly outside of North Hedges “looking suspiciously at pedestrians.” A responding officer found that the individual was simply waiting for a taxi.

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On Sept. 13, a caller in the Roskie Lot claimed that a biker “suspiciously approached” his or her vehicle while attempting to back up. In response, additional patrols were conducted in the lot.

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On the evening of Sept. 13, police received a report that two individuals were stealing a vehicle from campus. Police located the vehicle less than an hour later at a residence on South Grand Avenue and cited one individual for MIP, motor vehicle theft and having a fictitious license. Another individual was arrested for motor vehicle theft and transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center.

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On Sept. 17, a caller claimed that a lot of noise was emanating from the stadium. According to the report, “it was the stadium testing noise.”

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During a Sept. 18 traffic stop on 11th Avenue a student in a passing car made a profane exclamation to an officer. The officer caught up with the disrespectful student and shared some kind words about disorderly conduct laws and encouraged better decision-making.

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At about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 near College Street and Grand Avenue, an officer came across eight individuals in possession of an alcoholic beverage. Four of the individuals fled on foot. The individuals who ran were not found.

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A report was made on the morning of Sept. 22 that a backpack was left unattended on a sidewalk near Reid Hall. A responding officer learned that it was for a class experiment. If the experiment was to incite a police response, it was a successful class experiment.

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In a suspicious incident report from the evening of Sept. 24 at the South Fieldhouse Lot. “It was reported that two individuals were right next to cars. An officer responded. They owned the vehicles.

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During the Sept. 26 movie night on the centennial mall, a severely intoxicated and underage student put on an exciting show by running naked in front of the crowd. The streaker was caught near Wilson Hall and received citations for MIP, obstructing a peace officer, disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. The individual was quickly transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center and promptly clothed.

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A report from Sept. 27 read, “Subject Stopped — An officer located an individual at the football game. The individual was kicked out of the football game. Case closed.”