Five men were arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm.
Campus Police received a call from a victim on Tuesday, April 1 at 10 p.m. informing them that she was just shot at by individuals with paint ball guns. She said that they were driving in a red Jeep around C St.
Campus Police observed a red jeep on C St. and proceeded to stop the vehicle. The driver was asked for his license. While one officer was talking with one of the passengers, another observed a man in the rear seat reaching behind the seat.
At this time, the officer looked through the rear window and observed a paintball gun. Campus Police then had all of the passengers exit the vehicle and stand on the sidewalk.
The vehicle was searched. Three paintball guns were found in the rear area of the vehicle and two containers of paint balls were found on the backseat floor.
Campus Police informed all occupants of the vehicle that they were under arrest. They began to search the individuals and placed them in handcuffs.
Campus Police observed a black Chevy pick-up truck without a decal parked in Lot 6B at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1. Upon getting closer to the vehicle, a roach clip was observed in plain view in the ashtray.
Upon a further check of the vehicle, a clear glass jar was observed on the console containing a green stem believed to be marijuana. One green leaf believed to be marijuana was also observed on top of a black briefcase sitting on the driver’s seat in plain view, which had a corner of a clear plastic bag sticking out.
The case was closed. A tow truck was requested for a vehicle impound so a search warrant could be obtained to investigate the contents of the briefcase and the remainder of the vehicle.
At 8:25 a.m., the vehicle was secured at Mother’s Recovery Towing Service until consent to search the vehicle would be obtained. At 9 a.m., dispatch was still attempting to identify the driver/owner of the vehicle as he would be charged with possession of a Control Dangerous Substance (CDS) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Campus Police, along with Lions EMS, was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on Tuesday, April 1, at 11:50 p.m., on a report of a woman who was unconscious on the floor.
After arriving on the scene, Campus Police was advised to cancel the response because the office staff had called back and reported that the medical call had been a prank.
Campus Police proceeded to the room regardless to check out the situation and found the building’s staff members at the room in the open doorway speaking to the persons present trying to get straight answers on what was going on.
It was observed that the persons were hostile and uncooperative towards the staff and they had been asked by the staff to aid in obtaining the names and information of the three people involved, which they needed for their incident report.
Two of the students claimed that they were just pulling an April Fools’ joke and it was no big deal, and, therefore, they did not believe they had to cooperate.
Campus Police told the women that it was no joke because they put others in jeapordy and they had committed the offense of False Public Alarm by making it seem that there was a person injured and in need of medical attention. The women still did not show any sense of remorse for their actions.
The staff member said that one of the women came to her door claiming that one of her residents had fallen and was in need of help.
The staff member observed a woman lying on the floor, clutching her head with her hands in a pool of some liquid, presumed to be either blood or water. The staff couldn’t determine what it was because the main lights had been turned off for quiet hours already.
The staff member called for help, and at no time did any of the involved parties attempt to advise her that it was a prank. When she returned, all parties were gone so she went to their room and knocked on the door several times.
After a few moments, one of the women opened the door and screamed “April Fools!” The 911 response was then canceled.
There information was finally obtained and they were informed that some action would be taken against them.