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Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

June 28, 2019

The Vermont Supreme court has ruled a man may be able to sidestep UVM after the university refused to give up a police record. The court ruled June 27, 2019, that Jacob Oblak's petition he made to the criminal court for the arrest affidavit of Wesley Richter should have been considered by a lower...

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23 Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations press release, which notes that he is on the Vermont Sex O...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 23, 2018

A UVM police services investigation has found a UVM bus driver at fault for hitting a woman who was crossing the street. The bus driver, Linda Fountain-Provost, was given a ticket for failing to stop for someone in a crosswalk and severely injuring Susan Shaffer, according to a Vermont Department...

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 11, 2018

Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment was stolen from the Southwick Music Hall following a second break in this year. UVM police is investigating a burglary that happened sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23 in the Southwick music building located on Redstone campus. Deputy Chief Tim Bilod...

UVM Police issues warning

UVM Police issues warning

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 28, 2018

UVM police has warned the UVM community to be on the lookout for an individual who made threats of violence against a Davis Center employee. UVM police released an alert to the UVM community Sept. 28 via email seeking information about Jeffrey A. Stratton, a 48-year-old man. UVM police wanted to ale...

UVM students targeted in housing scam

UVM students targeted in housing scam

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 20, 2018

UVM students and the greater Burlington area have been targeted in a string of recent rental scams. UVM Police posted an alert about the scam on their Facebook page Wednesday July 17 to UVM students and the community. Scammers have copied real property ads and replaced contact information in attempts...

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

UVM police announced the arrest of man that attempted to take pictures of a woman under a bathroom stall on campus June 10. UVM police said they arrested Siu l. Chan, a 41 year old Colchester, Vermont resident. A CatAlert was issued June 10 stating that a man attempted to take pictures of a woma...

UVM hit by cyber attack

UVM hit by cyber attack

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2018

UVM was targeted by a cyber attack that could potentially lead to the malicious use of University NetIDs and passwords. Julia Russell, associate chief information officer of Enterprise Technology Services, alerted the University community in a May 23 email that the Information Security Office and E...

Laptop thief arrested

Laptop thief arrested

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 6, 2018

A man was arrested following a string of thefts in Bailey/Howe Library. Gavin Tyson of Rutland County, Vermont was arrested April 14 by UVM police. Tyson was arrested for  grand larceny, possession of stolen property, fraudulent use of a credit card and providing false information to a police offic...

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