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Four VSU students affected in multi-car accident

Bee Garrell was returning to her car from class in hopes of preparing for a trip back home to South Carolina, but now she can’t because her car is totaled and there’s no family around to help her. On Sept.6, she and three other Valdosta State University students came back to Oak parking lot only to find their cars either ...

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VSU student arrested for marijuana charge

A VSU student is facing charges for possession of marijuana after an arrest late Aug. 21. UPD Officer Caleb Lee arrested Demetrius Tharpe, 18, during a routine patrol which found the student allegedly smoking near Georgia Residence Hall. According to the police report, Lee began driving towards Georgia Avenue with the windows down. It was then that he reports smelling ...

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Crime Report week 8/20-8/26: Larceny plagues the campus

August 20, 2018 At 1:06 a.m., a VSU student reported being struck by a relative of an ex-girlfriend at Langdale Hall. The incident is still under investigation. At 5:28 p.m., a VSU student reported a sexual assault at Langdale Hall. The crime was marked as sexual assault, but the incident is still under investigation. August 21, 2018 At 4:24 p.m., ...

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Valdosta resident faces charges after crash

A 24-year-old is facing multiple charges after he crashed at the intersection of Baytree Road and North Oak Street. Alex Macias, 24, was arrested by Valdosta State University Police Department and is facing an interference with government property charge, as well as a possible DUI after his Aug. 11 accident. Macias crashed his 2009 Buick Enclave into the fountain array ...

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Crime Report 8/11-8/18: DUIs and larceny mark the board

August 11, 2018 At 12:27 a.m., a non-student was arrested after a traffic stop on Baytree Rd. The perpetrator was charged with Obstruction of Officers, driving without headlights and giving a false name to an officer. At 3:40 a.m., The VSU Police Department assisted county and city officials in responding to a crash at the intersection of Baytree Road and ...

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Crime Report 4/16-4/22: Financial fraud becomes prevalent

April 16, 2018 At 12:56 p.m., UPD responded to a call about financial card fraud. The victim was not a VSU student. At 2:13 p.m., UPD responded to theft of services at Palms Dining Hall. No charges were filed. April 19, 2018 At 1:52 p.m., UPD got a report of financial card fraud in Langdale Hall. The victim is a ...

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Crime Report 4/2-4/9: UPD arrests non-VSU student for marijuana

April 4, 2018 At 9:57p.m., UPD made a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. According to the police report, UPD detected the smell of weed while approaching the car. The driver allowed UPD to search the vehicle but found no illegal contraband. Afterwards, UPD searched the passenger’s bag where they found a gram of marijuana. UPD arrested the ...

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Crime Report 3/26-4/2: Crime lags but stays nonetheless

March 29, 2018 At 9:35 p.m., UPD responded to an assault that occurred in the Student Recreation Center. The victim is a VSU student who received a black eye. The offender was a black male only known as “Dev.” According to the report, the offender works in Palms Dining Hall, but is not a VSU student. The victim is pursuing ...

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Crime Report 3/5-3/19: A wave of thefts go unchecked

Mar. 5, 2018 At 3:41 p.m., a student reported theft of a bookbag from a bench near the basketball court. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2 p.m., a student reported being pushed and slapped by a known person. The subject is not a current VSU student. Case turned over to Investigations. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2:18 p.m., a student reported theft ...

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Student becomes fraud victim in attempt to “flip” money

On Thursday, Feb. 8, a VSU student fell victim to fraud after being misled into a “flip it” money scheme. Freshman chemistry major Anisia Banks, 19, filed a police report on Tuesday, Feb. 13, almost a week after the theft occurred. According to the police report, Banks encountered her friend, Christian, who was accompanied by an unnamed black male. The ...

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