Police Blotter


The Marshall University Police Department received a call about telephone harassment happening in the Freshman North Residence Hall at approximately 5:42 p.m. Oct. 16. The female complainant reportedly stated to officers that she had been harassed on the phone. Officers escorted her to the Cabell County Courthouse where she filed for a personal protective order against the individual accused of harassing her. The request was reportedly denied for lack of evidence.

Disorderly conduct

Marshall police received a call regarding a milkshake being thrown at an individual in the Memorial Student Center courtyard area at approximately 1:13 p.m. Oct. 18. Officers responded to the scene where they discovered that the milkshake was thrown at a community preacher. According to reports, the suspect believed to have thrown the milkshake was a white male aged 19. The male was written a citation for disorderly conduct and was told not to be in the courtyard when the preacher is present. Reports did not indicate why the male threw the milkshake.

Possession of Marijuana

MUPD received a call about the odor of marijuana being present on one of the floors of Twin Towers West at approximately 11:45 p.m. Oct. 19. Reports say a Resident Advisor made the call to officers. Once officers arrived at the building, they were directed to the room where the odor was believed to be coming from. Officers said they knocked on the door and the resident was questioned about the smell and consented to a search of the room. Officers discovered a “green leafy substance” police suspected to be marijuana as well as paraphernalia. Officers issued a citation for possession of marijuana. Reports did not indicate what type of paraphernalia was found.

Petit Larceny

Marshall University Police officers responded to a call about stolen property in Willis Hall at approximately 7:26 p.m. Oct. 18. According to reports, the victim stated that his black Nike backpack had been stolen. The report said the victim told officers that inside the backpack were Airpods, a watch, a t-shirt, an iPhone charger, a red folder and deodorant. The victim stated they did not live in Willis Hall but were visiting. The victim reportedly left the backpack in a room in Willis Hall, and the backpack was gone when he returned.

Robert Castillo can be contacted at [email protected].