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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...

Rhino horn stolen from campus; reward offered

Lindsay Freed, Cynic Correspondent

May 6, 2017

The University is offering a reward for information about a black rhino horn stolen from campus.   The University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $3,000 reward for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, according to a May 3 Associated Press article.   ...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

UVM and Burlington are one

UVM and Burlington are one

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017

Upon our acceptance of UVM’s offer to join their community as Catamounts, we became a part of another community as well: Vermont’s queen city, Burlington. The college experience is so much more than just the classes we take, here we learn to be members of a community. Programs created by ...

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Bryan O'Keefe

September 27, 2016

SEP. 17 Police noticed two students located on the Williams Hall fire escape. They were told to get down and the incident was reported to the Center for Student Conduct. SEP. 17 ResLife informed UVM Police of excess noise and alcohol consumption in Mason Hall on Redstone Campus. Ma...

Crime Log

Crime Log

Bryan O'Keefe

September 8, 2016

AUG. 27 Officers saw a student smoking marijuana outside of University Heights North. The student was sent to the Center for Student Conduct. Marijuana, a pipe and alcohol were confiscated.   AUG. 28 Officers saw a student smoking marijuana in the amphitheater. A grinder, rolling papers, mar...

Students caught having sex in classroom

Bryan O'Keefe

April 15, 2016

Two people were witnessed engaging in a sexual act in a Lafayette Hall classroom Friday afternoon. Students reportedly saw the act prior to the 1:10 p.m. class period. It is unclear whether the two people were students. Junior Jordan Leabman had lecture in the room directly after the incident....

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Bryan O'Keefe

February 9, 2016

A destructive high-speed chase involving a stolen car came to a stop near Jeanne Mance after colliding with a Domino’s delivery car. The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Martin of Colchester, allegedly stole the car from behind the Pine Street Maltex Building just before 9 p.m. Feb 4, before colliding into the Battery Park side of Burlington Police...

Stalker reported on Loomis Street

Stalker reported on Loomis Street

John Riedel, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

UPDATED A man has been stalking young women in downtown Burlington, police said. 34 year old Joseph L. Strong of Sheldon, Vt. was arrested last week and charged with three counts of Stalking and one count Prohibited Acts. He was cited to appear in the Chittenden Criminal Court April 10. Between...

Arraignment held for suspect of burglaries

Jill Vaglica

February 24, 2015

Students are upset after not being reimbursed for items that were stolen from their rooms this semester. These students said they have not even have been informed that the suspected burglar had been arrested. The Winooski man suspected of the multiple dorm burglaries was arraigned in court Feb. 17....

Burglar arrested after a series of thefts in dorms

Burglar arrested after a series of thefts in dorms

Jill Vaglica

February 17, 2015

Last month UVM police received burglary complaints from  residence halls, Lt. Larry Magnant said. After “extensive” investigations, 23-year-old Samuel Blatt of Winooski was identified as the suspected  burglar, according to a press release. Blatt, now held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility , will be...

Crime Log: Jan. 31- Feb. 2

Jill Vaglica

February 10, 2015

Jan. 31   12:46 a.m. UVM police services received a report of two students arguing in Wilks Hall. One intoxicated student had been trying to punch himself, and the other student was trying to stop him. The intoxicated student was transported to Act 1, a 24 hour detoxification center, but was r...

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