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UPD’s annual report shows optimistic future

The arrival of VSU PD’s Annual Fire and Safety Report brings with it hope for a safer campus and a brighter future for VSU. The numbers are encouraging, showing an overall improvement in the number of cases reported. Overall, 23 crimes were reported, and 54 arrests were made on campus during the 2017 year. Two thousand sixteen received 42 crimes ...

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Crime Report 10/1-10/7: A three-day theft spree erupts

October 1, 2018 At 7:30 p.m., a computer CPU was reported as missing from Brown Residence Hall’s front desk area. The report was marked as larceny and its disposition is open. October 2, 2018 At 8:54 p.m., a VSU student reported their wallet as lost/ stolen from a VSU shuttle. Later, the financial cards inside the wallet were used by ...

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A Foamy Feat: Five fire extinguishers found in creek

Five fire extinguishers were found in the creek running alongside the Azalea Trail. Philip Foster, a VSU employee, stumbled upon the odd scene on Sept. 26 at 10:21 a.m. The fire extinguishers had been discharged, likely late the night before or early that morning. The perpetrator of the incident is unknown. Whoever is responsible will be charged with Interference with ...

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Crime Report 9/24-9/30: Theft runs rampant at VSU

September 24, 2018 At 4:40 a.m., a non-student was arrested and charged with DUI, Stop Sign Violation, and Open Container following a traffic stop on W. Mary St. At 6:00 a.m., a student reported that her vehicle was broken into and items were taken at Sustella parking deck. At 1:13 p.m., a student reported his vehicle was broken into and ...

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UPD arrests four females for alleged possession of marijuana

Four females are facing a possession of marijuana charge after a late night stop went awry. Officer Caleb Lee arrested Sierra Salem, 18, Destiny Crumpler, 18, Shania Kendrick, 19, and Tayler Castleberry ,18, late Sept. 12 at approximately 9:55 p.m. However, they were not originally stopped for the possession charge. According to Sgt. Mark Williams, the four were originally pulled ...

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Crime Report 9/10-9/16: Multiple arrests occur

September 10, 2018 At 9:00 p.m., a student reported the theft of a bicycle from outside of Brown Residence Hall. At 10:20 p.m., two students were involved in a physical altercation at Langdale Residence Hall. The case is under investigation. September 11, 2018 At 1:04 p.m., a staff member reported the theft of tools from a golf cart at the ...

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Crime Report 9/3-9/9: Larceny continues to stalk VSU

Sept. 4, 2018 At 12:04 a.m., a VSU student reported receiving unwanted contact from an ex-boyfriend in Reade Residence Hall. At 11:09 a.m., a VSU staff member reported the theft of 26 lamps off a VSU truck at the University Center. Sept. 6, 2018 At 8:30 a.m., a VSU student reported the theft of their cell phone in between the ...

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Lights Out: Unknown perp steals 26 VSU lamps

Twenty-six, four-inch foot lamps were stolen off the back of a VSU truck and are still missing. The theft, occurring between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 4, was reported by Plant Operations Employee, Matthew Barfield, after finding the truck bed containing them empty. In between the hours that the theft occurred, Barfield and his co-worker visited four different locations ...

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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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