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Four may face charges in property damage

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Police Department is investigating at least four individuals in connection with $5,600 worth of damage to the security camera system at the 3rd Avenue parking garage.

The incident was recorded by surveillance cameras Saturday night before one camera was pulled from the wall at 8:45 p.m. and another about an hour later. The cameras were found in the trash can at 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Jim Terry said one person was identified in the footage and was interviewed by police on Monday, at which time he identified other individuals who were allegedly involved.

He said they could face felony counts of endangering public safety.

The following information also was provided by the Marshall University Police Department:

UNDERAGE DRINKING: An 18-year-old student was cited for underage consumption and public intoxication at 2 a.m. Sept. 1, after police observed him staggering near 6th Avenue and knocking on doors. He was found passed out next to Myers Hall a short time later.

PETIT LARCENY: A bike was reported stolen from the rack outside Gibson Hall between 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and 9 a.m. Sept. 3. The owner said it had been locked.

INDECENT EXPOSURE: A 21-year-old man was cited for indecent exposure after he was caught urinating near the Cam Henderson Center during the late night hours of Sept. 5 by a law enforcement officials conducting underage drinking sweeps of campus.

PETIT LARCENY: A 20-year-old student was charged with petit larceny after surveillance footage showed him taking a cellphone from the front desk of Wellman Hall on the evening of Sept. 6. It had been left there by the victim, who was checking in to stay with a resident of the residence hall.

ASSAULT: A 23-year-old Apple Grove man and a 27-year-old Huntington man were charged with assault and public intoxication early Sunday morning following a complaint that two men were threatening students with bricks. The incident started at 2:25 a.m. when the men drove by Twin Towers East and exchanged vulgarities with students on the sidewalk. They stopped their vehicle, got out and threatened students with bricks, according to witnesses.

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