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June 12, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Number of Green Key arrests standard

While Green Key festivities are often noted for catalyzing campus crime, this past weekend proved to be "not any different from any other College weekend," according to Hanover Police Chief Nick Giaconne.

"Scavenger incidents" such as minor thefts were the only criminal activities that Giaconne deemed "out of the unusual" this past weekend.

According to College Proctor Bob McEwen, the most bizarre crime-related incident over Green Key involved the theft of a sailfish from the Dartmouth Outing Club Office. The theft was perpetrated by a Dartmouth undergraduate and a Dartmouth alumnus, who, in addition, nabbed a sign from the Red Rolfe basball field. Both men were taken into Hanover Police custody.

In a separate incident, a 23 year-old male senior was arrested for stealing a sign from the back of a pick-up truck, according to Giaconne.

Sgt. Lauren Cummings '72 of Safety and Security said the number of incidents reported to Safety and Security over Green Key weekend totaled 50, up six from last year.

McEwen added that approximately 35 of those incidents -- the majority of which are alcohol violations --will be reported to the Dean's office for disciplinary action.

While McEwen was pleased that no serious injuries were reported this weekend, he said that campus security placed approximately eight students under the care of Dick's House. At least two other students were escorted to Dick's House by friends.

"We always plan accordingly for a big weekend," said McEwen, who estimates that between six and eight Safety and Security officers were monitoring the campus at any given time.