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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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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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VSU denounces bathroom defamation

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor Graffiti featuring a swastika and racially offensive language led to a swift response from VSU administration on Tuesday morning. The VSU community received an email on Tuesday afternoon concerning what the Office of the President called “an act of intolerance” that occurred on campus. In the email Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton wrote, “The ...

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Still Wanted: Support group for wanted protestor plans to raise thousands of dollars

Written by Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress expressed his annoyance Monday over a group of supporters claiming that his police department is treating Eric Sheppard wrongly, just as Sheppard’s family has hired a lawyer who is calling on the community to support what they are referring to as a “protestor’s activism.” Sheppard created a national media firestorm ...

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Student charged with falsifying robbery

by Cole Edwards The VSU student who was arrested on Tuesday for falsifying a robbery report has hired a lawyer and hopes to prevent any further action from being taken against him against him. Matthew Tito, 21, of Snellville, Georgia, was determined by the VSU Police Department to have called in a false report and is in Lowndes County Jail ...

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Students “Carry that weight”

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to fight campus sexual assaults. This ...

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