Police Report Round-up: Fall finals foolery

On Nov. 19 an individual in Hannon Hall reported that her jeans had been stolen. Police are on the lookout for a pair of jeans.

At around 2 a.m. on Nov. 22, officers found a flag that was not university-sanctioned on the flagpole by Romney Hall . The flag, made from a sheet, was emblazoned with “FTG; Team Cable Mark.” The creators of the flag had cut the original lock on the pole in order to raise their banner before adding their own lock. Police cut the lock put in place by the vandals and removed the uncouth flag.

Officers discovered on the morning of Dec. 2 that a vehicle had driven over a sign, through a fence and across a field at the Bart Farm. The fence was quickly repaired to ensure that no horses in the pasture escaped.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Dec. 6, a student in Family and Graduate Housing reported what he thought was a bit unusual: five or six males pushing a flat-bed cart with an unconscious male on board. MSU Chief of Police Robert Putzke described the event as “an intoxicated person being carted home — quite literally.” When officers responded, they didn’t find anyone in the area.

At 10:22 p.m. on Dec. 7, a caller reported seeing individuals throwing rocks at ducks at the duck pond. Responding officers found no one in the area.

In the early morning of Dec. 8, officers observed an individual acting strangely outside of Linfield Hall. When police attempted to make contact with the student, he ran into the closed building through an unlocked door being used by a janitor. Police chased the suspect into the building before having a scuffle. The student, who was under the influence of unknown drugs, was cited for resisting arrest and criminal trespass before being arrested and taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center.

A student reported to police on Dec. 8 that he or she had seen a concerning post on MSU confessions from someone threatening suicide. Police took the report but were unable to take any further action due to the post being anonymous.

An individual reported finding a lug nut on Harrison street in the afternoon of Dec. 11. According to the log, “it was for sure a lug nut.”

A resident of South Hedges reported sexual intercourse without consent on Dec. 12. However, the complainant declined to press charges.

At about 1 a.m. on Dec. 13, an intoxicated student managed to get into the new dorm construction site west of Roskie Hall. The inebriated individual was unable to find his way out before officers discovered him. He was cited for MIP and referred to the dean students before being given a ride home.

While on patrol near the Bart Farm around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, an officer discovered individuals who appeared to be attempting to hide. The officer interviewed the individuals and determined no crime had occurred.

At 2:32 p.m. on Dec. 20, MSUPD officers were requested to assist Bozeman Police in transporting an intoxicated individual to a residence in Family and Graduate Housing. However, when MSUPD officers responded, they determined that the inebriated individual had been trespassed from campus. According to the report for the incident, “the individual was transported elsewhere.”

Before winter break, multiple reports had been made of lug nuts being loosened from the wheels of vehicles on campus. There have been no new reports of loosened lug nuts this semester and police have no suspects, but their investigation is ongoing.