Police Beat

Police Beat: September 16, 2015

 The following reports and arrests are from the UCAPD docket. UCAPD reports any tickets issued as arrests, according to ucapd.com.

Student reports scooter stolen from Stadium Park complex

On Sept. 9 at approximately 6 p.m., police investigated a reported moped theft at the Stadium Park apartment complex on campus.

The officer met student David Wymer who informed him that some time between Sept. 8 at 11 p.m. and Sept. 9 at noon, his black Dash 50cc Moped valued at $850 was stolen from the east side of his building.

He said that he did not have it secured to anything and that he still has the keys in his possession. He
also said that the lockbox in the moped had his UCA football suit in it, valued at $80.

Wymer said his moped is missing its rear taillight, right handle cover and the right turn signal is hanging. The moped has yet to be located.

Conduct code violation filed after student’s Instagram post

Student Jessica Dorsey went to UCAPD headquarters Sept. 10 to report a conduct code violation.

Dorsey said that she and student Dannay Amplo had been arrested for fighting in the student center last year. A no contact letter was issued to both of them by Dr. Roberts.

The letter stated: “You are not to have contact with Dannay Amplo in person, writing, by cell phone, social media or other means for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.”

Dorsey said she received a phone call from a friend that told her Amplo was talking about her on social networks. Dorsey went to Amplo’s Instagram and saw “remember Jessica…don’t play with me [username omitted].”

Dorsey and Amplo exchanged comments on the post. Dorsey provided screen shots to police. Amplo denied the communications when contacted by Officer Kevin Miller.

Officers bust Denny residents after R.A. smells weed in hall

UCAPD officers received a call from a Short- Denney Hall Resident Assistant about a possible drug violation in the hall Sept. 13 around noon.

The R.A. said she could smell weed on the second floor of the hall. Officer reported the smell was still faintly present when they arrived.

Student Ashlyn Helms gave verbal consent to a room search. Officer found a pipe with resin and a grinder containing a small amount of marijuana.

Officers destroyed the marijuana and the paraphernalia was seized. Helms was sent to the Judicial Board for repercussions.

Sorority girl’s car stolen, found littered with trash, cigarillos

UCAPD officers received a call from Alpha Sigma Tau member Kayla Hickey, who reported her Jeep stolen from a parking lot near Greek Village around 6:00 a.m. Sept. 12.

Hickey had last seen her SUV between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. earlier that day. She said the doors were left unlocked in the lot with the keys inside.

On Sept. 13 around 11 p.m., Hickey called UCAPD again to report that her vehicle was spotted by friends on the side of HWY 40 near Maumelle. State police were notified and recovered the vehicle on Sept. 14.

An array of trash, cigarillo packages and bb gun were found inside her vehicle. The only item inside the car that Hickey claimed to own was a single mason jar.

The keys were missing from the vehicle.

Student reports his Macbook stolen from McAlister Hall

Two officers were dispatched to McAlister Hall room 302 for a reported theft Sept. 10.

Once they arrived, they met student Stephen Silvils, who said his laptop was stolen. Silvils said he left his Macbook Pro on a table in room 302 around 3:45 pm Sept. 10 and that when he returned to retrieve it around 4:20 p.m. that same day, it was missing. Silvils said that the room requires an access number to enter and is used by studying honors students.

Silvils said the laptop is gray with no distinguishing marks on it apart from the Apple logo on top.

He said he assumed a classmate or partner could have taken the laptop and either given it to the front desk or janitors for safe keeping.

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 16, 2015 print edition of The Echo.

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