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Campus cops patrol the college community

Campus cops patrol the college community

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A Saturday shift for UVM police services can range from dealing with rowdy college students, busting a driver for a DUI, or doing crowd control at an athletic event. Between three different shifts and officers, a day at UVM police services consists of interacting with students, dropping in at various...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Cynic Staff

January 17, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment. It was mid-September when the students sat in their new dorm watching a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the courtyard below. They were messing around with sticky notes on the window a...

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred at Bailey/Howe Library in October. On Oct. 10, continuing education student Evan Friedman was placed under investigation following a trespass order, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police services. On Oct. 1, continuing educati...

Texting scam targets UVM students

Texting scam targets UVM students

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

Between Sept. 18 and 19, two UVM students reported receiving scam-like threatening text, said UVM police Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau. The texts were two to three lines, gave the recipient a location and date of a package delivery, and instructions on how to open the package to avoid “detonation,”...

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under News

The University can't figure out who stole the rhinoceros horn.   UVM police services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a total of $3,000 for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police.   Biology department staff not...

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Multiple residents of University Heights South experienced break-ins over a two night period. UVM Police received reports of the break-ins during the nights of Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, according to an Oct. 26 CatAlert. While students were asleep, an individual went into unlocked rooms, looked through ...

Students speak out against sexual assault

Students speak out against sexual assault

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Sophomore Nina Truslow stood with a megaphone and recounted being raped at UVM.     “My name is Nina and I have experienced sexual assault,” Truslow said.   Heaviness hung in the air Friday as Justice for Queer/Trans Students held a speak-out on sexual assault.   ...

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Bryan O'Keefe

October 4, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

sep. 23 A patient at Adult Primary Care refused transport to the UVM Medical Center. Police assisted in transporting the patient.   sep. 23 Police responded to reports of a person smoking marijuana at the amphitheater on Athletic campus. When police arrived, the person was gone.   se...

Crime Log

Crime Log

Bryan O'Keefe

September 8, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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....

Threat of violence prompts CatAlert

Threat of violence prompts CatAlert

Bryan O'Keefe

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM community was alerted through the CatAlert system regarding potential violent threats made toward a current student Sunday. Ronald Reda, a man in his late 40s, reportedly threatened to harm the student, who is his former girlfriend, as well as possibly threatening to commit murder-suicide, ...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

September 1, 2015


Filed under Crime Log, News

June 12 11:36 p.m. UVM police helped the Burlington police department in responding to a bomb threat made to the UVM campus.Police searched the area for anything unusual or suspicious, but did not find anything. The investigation remains open. August 11 10:02 p.m. A temporary license plate...

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