The Vermont Cynic

Wording of CatAlert is cause for an apology by police

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM community received an email from Chief of UVM Police Services Lianne Tuomey, apologizing for the wording of a UVM CatAlert about a sexual assault at FallFest sent Sept. 28.   “The wording in the CatAlert was significantly inappropriate as it served to insinuate that a victim may be partially...

UVM police denied weapon request

Jill Vaglica

October 6, 2015


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The Burlington Police Department announced last week they will no longer receive military equipment, but UVM police services is still tied to the government weapon program. Until this summer, the only items BPD has received through the military weapon program were two pairs of night vision goggles and...

Crime log

Jill Vaglica

September 22, 2015


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Sept. 11 11:43 p.m. A student that had been lying down on the University Heights basketball courts. When the officer confronted the student, he admitted to having been drinking, but he was not in need of detox, so he was free to leave. Sept. 12 1:58 a.m. Hamilton Hall staff reported to UVM police that ...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

September 15, 2015


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sept. 1 12:27 a.m. McCann Hall staff reported several people outside smoking marijuana by the picnic tables. When officers arrived at the scene, nobody was there. 3:40 a.m. A person had fallen from the third floor at a house by Colchester Avenue and Pearl Street. UVM police services responded to the inci...

Admitted students visit UVM on 4/20

Jill Vaglica

April 21, 2015


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This April 20, at least 1,000 extra people will be on campus, but not to smoke pot on the redstone green — it’s for admitted students and parents to tour the school. UVM has a reputation as one of the best schools for marijuana smokers, and it’s ranked No. 15 on the Princeton Review’s “top...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

April 21, 2015


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April 11   7:51 p.m.  Police received a report of a suspicious event at the Catamount Color Run. One of the race participants reported that she overheard another student say, “I dropped my gun,” and saw what she perceived to be a small handgun on the ground. However, police were unable...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

April 14, 2015


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April 3 2:37 a.m. Police responded to a report of a fire in Mason Hall. A student fell asleep while smoking on a futon. The student’s roommate woke up and smelled the futon starting to burn. The two students dragged the futon outdoors. There was no damage to the room. A report has been forwarde...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

March 31, 2015


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March 21 5:45  p.m. An iPhone had been taken from a student’s unlocked room in Harris Millis. The student called the phone number, but the phone had been turned off. There are no suspects. March 22 1:02 a.m. An officer driving through the UVM parking garage noticed a parked vehicle runnin...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

March 24, 2015


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March 12 4:20 p.m. A PlayStation was taken from an unlocked suite in the Living/Learning Center sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are no suspects yet. March 12 8:35 p.m. Someone came to the the UVM police services station and said he was robbed on Williston Road about 20 minutes prior. Police...

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

March 17, 2015


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As Women’s History month, March commemorates generations of women who have fought for gender equity and against sexual abuse. Yet, such violence continues, especially on college campuses. UVM is no exception.This semester three sexual assaults were reported to UVM police services, along with two domest...

Crime log: Jan. 23 – Jan. 25

Jill Vaglica

February 3, 2015


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Jan. 23   4:17 p.m. Hall staff in Living and Learning reported an anonymous sexual assault, which took place at an unknown time Jan. 16. Hall staff had received this information from a third party. Jan. 24   12:36 a.m. Police services received a report of vandalism in Mercy hall. A mai...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

December 9, 2014


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Nov. 13 3:22 p.m. A student reported her laundry stolen from the Wills Residence Hall laundry room. This remains an open investigation. 3:22 p.m. A UVM non-affiliate was issued a court citation for driving with a suspended license on Quarry Hill Road. A stolen bicycle was also recovered from the...

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