University of Maryland Police responded to reports of DWI/DUIs, trespassing, vandalism, a hate bias incident and an alcohol violation last week, according to daily crime logs.



On Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m., an officer observed an SUV commit traffic infractions on Route 1.

After stopping the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the driver, police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas wrote in an email. The driver did not perform the field sobriety test as instructed and was arrested, Hoaas wrote.

Steven Hamrick, 28, of Silver Spring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired and several traffic citations, including driving on a suspended registration and knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle, according to online court records.

On Tuesday at about 2:40 a.m., an officer saw a sedan drive over a median and come to a stop on Navahoe Street near Route 1, Hoaas wrote.

After failing a field sobriety test, Alexa Carreon, 23, of Laurel, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while impaired, Hoaas wrote.



On Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m., University Police responded to the area of the South Campus Dining Hall for an individual who was harassing students.

An officer stopped and arrested the individual, Christopher Pavon, 33, of Brentwood, and charged him with trespassing on a school ground, Hoaas wrote.

Vandalism/Hate Bias Incident

On Tuesday, at about 3:05 p.m., University Police responded to the Art-Sociology Building for a vandalism/hate bias incident.

A male employee reported to police that he found an offensive slur targeting African Americans etched into a bathroom stall wall, Hoaas wrote. The incident occurred between April 9 and April 23, Hoaas wrote.

This case is open.



On Tuesday at about 9:15 a.m., University Police responded to the Sigma Delta Tau sorority house for reported vandalism.

A male employee reported to police that more than 150 flowers were pulled from the flower bed, Hoaas wrote.

Police are reviewing surveillance video, and this case is under investigation.


Alcohol Violation

On Wednesday at about 1 a.m., University Police observed a male student near College and Princeton avenues walking with an open can of beer.

The officer stopped the student and issued him a citation for consuming/possessing an open alcoholic beverage in public, Hoaas wrote.

The student was referred to the Office of Student Conduct. This case is closed.