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The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 23:03

All information provided by the Marshall University Police Department.

Rock n' Roll life

Marshall police encountered a severely intoxicated female on Feb. 23 at 11:54 p.m., who was flagging down vehicles at the 17 Street and 5th Avenue intersection. When officers arrived, the woman began yelling and screaming. Officers identified the woman as Amy Lynn Browning, 38, of Logan W.Va. Browning refused to calm down and, after several warnings, she was transported to Western Regional Jail. Browning was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Bag nabbing

On Feb. 25, MUPD officers received a complaint that several items had been stolen from an office in Smith Hall. Items included several important papers, textbooks and a Marshall book bag. According to the complainant, multiple people have access to the office. MUPD estimates the value at $66 and have no suspects at this time.

Magazine fiend

MUPD officers received a complaint from Drinko library that a male was attempting to leave the library with several magazines. Complainant said the male attempted to leave and the alarm went off on the library doors and he dropped the several books and magazines from inside his jacket. When officers arrived they identified Steven Scott Grimes, 21, as the suspect. Grimes became belligerent and was arrested for petit larceny and disorderly conduct. Grimes' hometown was not available in the report.

Drunk days in the dorms

  On Feb. 26, MUPD officers responded to a complaint regarding an intoxicated male in the north building of the First-Year Residence Halls at 2:23 a.m. Officers arrived and identified Petel J. Keertan, 18, of Mamisburg, Ohio, as the subject. Keertan was issued a citation for consumption of alcoholic beverage under the age of 21.

Holed out in Holderby

On Feb. 26, MUPD officers received a complaint about an alcohol-related violation inside Holderby residence hall at 9:46 p.m. Officers arrived to find nine individuals inside a resident's room, five admitted to drinking alcohol and were issued citations for consumption of alcoholic beverage under the age of 21. Those cited include Meghan Elizabeth DeLaney, 20, from Columbia, Va., Erin Leah Dennis, 19, from Wytheville, Va., Ann Melissa Kovatch, 19, from Patton, Pa., Ann Marie Mull, 20, from Wheeling, W.Va., and Jennifer Renae Trogdon, 20, from Centreville, Va. Marshall University Chief of Police James Terry said the report was labeled as incomplete and was returned to the officer to finish filing out the report.

‘Grand am' samaritan

A complaint was filed with Marshall University Police Department on Feb.  at p.m. that a green XT3 Jaguar was struck by a gold Pontiac Grandam in the student parking lot across 5 avenue from Towers east. According to the report, the complainant said that she had witnessed the hit and run. The owner of the jaguar has been contacted and MUPD reported the case as still being open.

Offensive bathroom reading

A complaint was filed with MUPD on Feb. 28 regarding an offensive message that had been written in a bathroom inside the Memorial Student Center. The graffiti included a swastika emblem and a two-word phrase written inside one of the stalls. MUPD contacted the physical plant, who removed the graffiti. MUPD has no suspects at this time.

Speedy sleight of hand

A Dell computer monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse were reported stolen between 2:25 p.m. and 2:28 p.m. on Mar. 1 from a room on the first floor of the Marshall Medical Center. MUPD reported having no suspects at this time.

Poetic shoplifter

At approximately 5 p.m. on Mar. 1, MUPD received a complaint from the Marshall University Book Store that a female had attempted to steal merchandise. Officers arrived and identified Andrea Don Poe, 26, as the suspect. After viewing video footage, the officer observed Poe placing merchandise into her bag. Officers also found that Poe had an outstanding state-issued warrant for shoplifting. Poe was searched and officers found narcotics wrapped in a cellophane cigarette wrapper. Poe was arraigned and transported to Western Regional Jail. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, shoplifting and obstruction.

Showdown in south

MUPD officers responded to the south building of the First-Year Residence Hall at 10:17 p.m. on Mar. 1 regarding a fight in progress on the third floor. The complainant told officers that two females had physically assaulted her. The complainant identified the individuals and said the incident started with a verbal altercation outside the residence hall, which led to the physical confrontation on the third floor. Officers took statements and reviewed the video surveillance taken by the cameras in the hallway of the residence hall. Marshall Chief of Police James Terry said the incident is still under investigation and no names were released.

Tyler Wolfe can be contacted at

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