UMD police respond to reports of assault, DUI, CDS violations
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University of Maryland Police responded to reports of an assault, a hate bias incident, a DUI/DWI and CDS violations over the last week, according to daily crime logs.
On Oct. 7 at about 2:30 p.m., a male student reported that an assault had occurred at the Gossett Football Team House earlier that day.
The student reported he got into a verbal argument with another male student, who he said then slapped him in the face, University Police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas wrote.
A referral was made to the Office of Student Conduct, and this case is closed.
Hate bias incident
On Oct. 10 at about 11:15 p.m., University Police responded to the Washington Quad area near Harford Hall for a reported hate bias incident.
An employee reported he saw “anti-white” chalking on the ground, Hoaas wrote in an email.
Police found similar messages in two other locations, Hoaas wrote.
Police are reviewing surveillance video of the area and a detective has been assigned to investigate, Hoaas wrote.
On Oct. 10 at about 10:40 p.m., a man approached an officer near the area of Knox Road and Route 1 and asked for assistance.
Another officer came over to assist the man, who ignored the officer’s commands to sit down, Hoaas wrote. The man attempted to get into a vehicle he had left parked in the road.
Officers, who thought the man appeared to be intoxicated, attempted to assist the man into a seated position so he would not attempt to return to his vehicle again, Hoaas wrote.
The man resisted and was taken to police headquarters, where he refused to take a field sobriety test, Hoaas wrote.
Jeffrey Vargas, 24, of Silver Spring, was charged with disorderly conduct, driving/attempting to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and driving/attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol.
There was no contact information listed for Vargas in online court records.