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UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

Staff Report

August 28, 2019

White nationalist stickers and posters have once again been plastered throughout the University of Vermont's campus. UVM Police Services have found multiple stickers and posters from the group Patriot Front, a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "white nationalist hate group." Stickers and posters found aro...

Thieves attempt bicycle robbery outside Central Campus

Thieves attempt bicycle robbery outside Central Campus

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

July 11, 2019

  The UVM Police has obtained footage of two bike thieves after an attempted robbery at the Central Campus Bicycle Storage Hut.  Eric Breeyear, 36, and Tylor Sears, 28, were identified through a combination of video footage, photos and eyewitness reports, according to a July 9 UVM Po...

Campus cops patrol the college community

Campus cops patrol the college community

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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