Police briefs 9/19/17


Non-student visitor charged with flight to avoid apprehension, trespass, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct  

Kevin W. Rodgers, 21, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was charged with flight to avoid apprehension, defiant trespass, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 7.

SU police officers observed Rodgers standing against the fence in the L-1 parking lot holding a can of beer, which he attempted to hide from the officers as they approached him.

As they were attempting to speak with him, Rodgers pushed past the officers and fled the area on foot. 

Rodgers was later taken into custody in the area of the Catholic church on North Prince Street with the assistance of the Shippensburg Borough Police Department.

A criminal complaint was later filed charging Rodgers with the charges listed above.


Harley Hall resident charged with underage drinking 

Brandon M. Dicicco, 18, of Harley Hall was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 8.

An SU police officer on patrol in the G-1 parking lot observed Dicicco walking through the parking lot carrying an open can of Milwaukee’s Best Ice Beer. 

Dicicco was stopped by the officer, and his ID and date of birth confirmed that he was an underage student.

A citation was later filed charging Dicicco with underage drinking.


Non-student visitors charged with underage drinking

Wesley S. Vermeulen, 19, of Clear Spring, Maryland, Hannah E. Hoffman, 19, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Cassandra M. Bingaman, 19, of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, were charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 9.

The three individuals were walking through the G-1 parking lot and tried to hide when they observed a marked patrol vehicle pass by them. Another officer in an unmarked vehicle continued to observe the individuals after the patrol car had passed, and stopped them after they emerged again from the wooded area near frat row.

All three individuals were found to be in possession of alcohol and under the age of 21. After the officer gathered their information, all three individuals were released at the scene and a citation was later filed charging them with underage drinking.


Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

Grant T. Sarver, 19, a non-student visitor from Liverpool, Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage drinking and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 9.

An SU police officer in the L-2 parking lot observed Sarver urinating in public along the fence. Sarver showed obvious signs of intoxication and was given a portable breath test which showed positive results of alcohol in his system.

After obtaining Sarver’s information, the officer released him at the scene and a criminal complaint was later filed charging Sarver with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


Non-student visitors charged with underage drinking 

Robert J. Plourde, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile visitor, both from Smithsburg, Maryland, were charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 9.

An SU police officer observed Plourde walking through the G-1 parking lot carrying an open case of Natural Light beer. The juvenile was walking with Plourde, and had an open can of Natural Light beer in his hand.

Both were stopped by the officer, and the alcohol was confiscated. The juvenile was transported to the university police department where he was held until his father arrived to pick him up.

Citations were later filed, charging both individuals with underage drinking.


Non-student visitor charged with operating a vehicle with alcohol in system 

Wesley S. Vermeulen, 19, of Clear Spring, Maryland, was charged with minor’s operating a vehicle with alcohol in system in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 9.

Vermeulen was driving a silver Volkswagen Jetta with Maryland registration when he was observed by an SU police officer.

The officers were aware that Vermeulen was intoxicated because Vermeulen and both of his female passengers had been cited for underage drinking one hour earlier in the same parking lot.

Vermeulen was again found to be under the influence of alcohol and had alcohol present in his system.

Vermeulen was advised to leave the vehicle parked in the G-1 parking lot, and was notified that he would be receiving another citation for the above listed offense.


Naugle Hall resident charged with underage drinking

Samantha A. Stokes, 18, of Naugle Hall, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 9.

SU police officers were on patrol in the area of Adams Drive when they observed Stokes leaning against a parked vehicle. When Stokes noticed the patrol vehicle, she attempted to quickly leave the area but was stumbling and nearly fell several times.

Stokes was located and detained by the officers and found to be intoxicated, and a portable breath test showed positive signs of alcohol in her system.

EMS was dispatched to the scene and evaluated Stokes before releasing her to the custody of a friend.

A citation was later filed charging Stokes with underage drinking.


Kieffer Hall resident charged with providing a false ID to law enforcement, underage drinking, public drunkenness

Tedra C. Ulrich, 19, of Kieffer Hall, was charged with providing a false ID to law enforcement authorities, underage drinking and public drunkenness in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 10.

Ulrich was stumbling and staggering through the G-1 parking lot when she was observed by an SU police officer.

The officer stopped to check on Ulrich’s welfare and found her to be intoxicated.

While detained, Ulrich provided the officers with false information about her true identity and attempted to implicate someone else by using their identification. After learning Ulrich’s true identity, she was transported to the Cumberland County central booking location in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she was held for arraignment on the above listed charges.


McCune Hall resident charged with underage drinking

Ryan M. Sanchez, 18, of McCune Hall, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 10.

SU police officers were dispatched to the area between McCune and Kieffer Halls after receiving a report of an active disturbance. 

The officers found Sanchez had consumed alcohol and also had alcohol inside his residence hall.

Sanchez was released by officers at the scene and a citation was later filed charging him with underage drinking.


Hit and run reported in the C-6 parking lot

Caitlyn M. Reese, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, reported to the university police on Thursday that her gray 2004 Pontiac coupe was damaged.

Reese’s vehicle was parked in the C-6 parking lot when it was struck by another vehicle, causing damage to the driver’s side front fender near the wheel well. 

Reese pointed out another vehicle that she believed may have caused the damage due to damage on the suspect vehicle’s passenger door. Officers examined the vehicle and determined that the damage on the vehicle’s passenger door was older damage and did not match with the damage on Reese’s vehicle.

No damage estimate has been received as of this time, and the accident remains under investigation.


Non-student visitor charged with underage drinking

Kamrin M. Houser, 18, a non-student visitor from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Thursday.

SU police officers were called to the McCune Hall lobby to check on an intoxicated male that the residence hall staff had found in the lobby restroom.

Houser was found to be intoxicated and was given a portable breath test that confirmed the presence of alcohol in his system. 

Houser was released to a resident of the building and a citation was later filed charging him with underage drinking.


McCune Hall resident charged with theft by unlawful taking

Derek Becker of McCune Hall reported to the university police on Saturday that his yellow Mongoose bicycle had been stolen from the bike rack in front of McCune Hall. 

Becker said he last saw his bicycle in the bike rack the day before. 

The missing bicycle is valued at approximately $75.


Non-student visitor charged with underage drinking

Faith A. Loehle, 19, of Manorville, New York, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday.

SU police officers observed Loehle to be carrying an open can of alcohol through the G-1 parking lot, which she discarded on the ground after noticing officers approaching her.

Loehle admitted to consuming the amount of alcohol missing from the discarded can. Loehle was released at the scene after declining transportation from the officer to her off campus residence.

A citation was later filed charging Loehle with underage drinking.


McCune Hall resident charged with underage drinking

Emma T. Caplan, 18, of McCune Hall, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday.

SU police officers observed Caplan walking through the G-1 parking lot carrying a red solo cup, which she threw on the ground when she noticed officers approaching her.

Officers retrieved the cup and found it to be containing beer. Caplan showed obvious signs of intoxication and was given a portable breath test which tested positive for alcohol consumption. 

Caplan was transported back to her residence hall where she was released. A citation was later filed charging Caplan with underage drinking.


Seavers Hall resident charged with underage drinking

Alex N. Kapres, 18, of Seavers Hall, was charged with underage drinking in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday.

Kapres was stumbling and staggering in the area of Adams Drive when he was observed and stopped by an SU police officer. Kapres showed obvious signs of intoxication and was given a portable breath test, which tested positive for alcohol consumption.

Kapres was transported to his residence hall where he was released, and a citation was later filed charging him with underage drinking.


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