Police Report Round-up: Mountains and Mistakes

A man was screaming in the Dobbie Lambert Fields in the early morning hours of Oct. 11. An officer talked to the individual who admitted that he was getting out his frustrations vocally. He was warned for disturbing the peace.

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On Oct. 16, an individual reported that their vehicle in the Langford parking lot had been wrapped in plastic the night before.

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On Oct. 17, a caller near the Bart Farm reported that an individual drove quickly through the area whilst yelling profanity. Following the trail of foul language, police caught up with the driver who was cited for disorderly conduct and referred to the dean of students.

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Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 17, an officer driving down 11th Avenue observed an individual urinating at the duck pond. The student was in possession of alcohol while under legal drinking age. He was cited for MIP and public urination. About 40 minutes later, an officer on patrol saw a student on a bike dismount at the duck pond and proceed to urinate in the trees. He was also cited for public urination.

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An individual found drinking on a Hamilton Hall fire escape at 12:16 a.m. on Oct. 19 was cited for MIP and warned for trespass.

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Starting a bit after midnight on Oct. 19, a drunken North Hedges resident began verbally terrorizing hall staff with profane and abusive language. After staff convinced him to leave, he decided to try his luck again at South Hedges, loudly offering expletives rather generously to anyone he could find. Arriving officers kindly offered the male a breathalyzer test, which he refused with a number of words his mother wouldn’t like. He was cited for MIP and two counts of disorderly conduct before being taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center.

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Two vandals in Roskie Hall in the early morning of Oct. 19 damaged a drier and vent, urinated on an out-of-service toilet and made a lot of noise. Video of the behavior allowed police to charge the two students with criminal mischief. One of them was also cited for MIP.

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A South Hedges staff member found threatening messages on the mobile social media platform Fade. The messages, discovered on Oct. 19, originated from a student irate about previously being turned into the police by two hall staff members. The angry posts threatened the lives of the two staff members. Police quickly identified the responsible student who claimed that he did not actually want to harm anyone but was merely being immature and stupid, which seems like a common theme at this point. He was referred to the dean of students.

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A student who had agreed to take notes for another student who would be absent for a class quickly regretted agreeing to do so. Student one, sending the notes to student two over email received a barrage of obscenities in return, claiming the notes weren’t satisfactory and were too short. After receiving a second infuriated email, student one went to talk to a department head in the EPS building. Unfortunately, the two students ran into each other, sending student two on a livid rampage that led to student one hiding in an office while student two banged on the door. Student two was cited twice for assault and once for disorderly conduct. Student one is done taking notes for other students.

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A bit before 10 p.m. on the night of Oct. 28, campus security reported seeing an individual stumbling around the duck pond, eventually falling and failing to get up. An officer checking on the individual did not find any indications of alcohol in the student who was listening to music and looking at the stars. The police officer did not find out what kind of music the student was listening to.

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A suspicious incident report from the afternoon of Oct. 30 said that a “weird package” was outside of Reid and Traphagen Halls. A responding officer determined that the package was clothing and requested that people not be so paranoid.

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At 10 p.m. on Oct. 31, an officer enjoyed a stunning display of drunk decision-making when he witnessed an individual riding a skateboard and weaving in and out of traffic near 6th Avenue and Grant Street while drinking from a can of Budweiser. The officer stopped the individual who denied having a beverage in her hand while holding the beer can in plain sight. After having her bluff succinctly called by the observant and sober police officer, she changed tactic and tried valiantly, but poorly, to hide the can. Finding that the beer can didn’t fit in her pockets and behind the back is an obvious hiding place, she claimed that the can was empty and thereby no longer an open container. The officer disagreed. She had six more cans of beer in her backpack which she was swiftly relieved of for everyone’s well-being. She was cited for MIP, intoxicated pedestrian and open container in public. A dean referral was also submitted.

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On Halloween night, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., 11 individuals were cited for MIP in and around campus.