University of Maryland Police responded to reports of a DWI/DUI, CDS violation, theft and a stolen scooter in the past nine days, according to police logs.


On April 27 at about 1 a.m., University Police saw a stationary vehicle near the intersection of Route 1 and Campus Drive with a green traffic light.

When approaching the vehicle, the officer saw that the male driver of the vehicle had an open alcoholic beverage and that he and the passenger appeared to be asleep, wrote police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas in an email.

After knocking on the window several times, the driver woke up and rolled down the window, Hoaas wrote. The officer smelled alcohol and marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle found drug paraphernalia and a large bag of marijuana, Hoaas wrote.

Police charged Samuel Irving Avents, 37, of Mount Rainier, with driving under the influence and driving while impaired, and issued him traffic citations. They also issued a criminal citation for possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana.

This case is closed.

CDS Violation

Also on April 27, at about 4:15 p.m., a vehicle approached a University Police officer working a traffic post on Regents Drive near Memorial Chapel.

As the officer was speaking to the driver, they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, Hoaas wrote. After the officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle, police found more than 10 grams of marijuana inside, as well as a small amount of marijuana on the driver, Hoaas wrote.

Police arrested Charrell Montifah Green, 22, of District Heights, and issued her with a citation for possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana.

This case is closed.


On April 29 at about 10 a.m., University Police responded to a report of theft at South Campus Commons 2.

An exit sign was stolen and another exit sign was damaged, Hoaas wrote.

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the area and this case is active.

Stolen motor vehicle

Also on April 29, at about 6:30 p.m., University Police responded to Regents Drive Garage for a report of a stolen scooter.

A female student reported to police that her scooter was stolen from the garage sometime between 3 and 6:30 p.m., Hoaas wrote.

University Police located the scooter within the garage, but it would no longer start, Hoaas wrote.

A review of surveillance video of the area has been completed and this case is active.