Police ticket party-goers over weekend

Megan Boldt

Minneapolis police ticketed seven University students at two fraternities for having disruptive parties this weekend.
Officers responded to reports that members of the Theta Tau Fraternity at 515 10th Ave. S.E. were selling alcohol to underage drinkers Friday night, according to police reports. Police cited six fraternity members between 21 and 23 years old for the rowdy gathering.
No party-goers, however, received underage-drinking tickets. The “elaborate multikeg, beer-dispensing system” was inventoried by the officers, according to the police report.
Police estimated that 150 to 200 people attended the fraternity party. According to the report, several attendees appeared to be less than 21 years old, but the officer only identified one underage party-goer.
A 22-year-old University student hosting a disruptive party at the Triangle Fraternity house was ticketed by Minneapolis police Saturday night. The student resides at the fraternity, located at 1112 Sixth St. S.E.
According to police reports, neighbors notified authorities after noise from the party reached a disturbing level. The 22-year-old fraternity member ticketed by police was uncooperative in dispersing the party, the report stated.
“You are holding my property hostage,” the student said when asked for his assistance in clearing the party, according to the report.
Fraternity members could not be reached for comment.

In other police news:
ù A construction worker at a University Avenue Southeast repair site threatened a 59-year-old woman Oct. 5 when she drove past the site in her car, according to Minneapolis police reports.
A construction worker at the same site hurled a shovel at a bike rider near the construction area two weeks ago, according to police reports. The police report does not specify where on University Avenue Southeast the site is located.
The suspect prevented the 59-year-old woman from leaving the area and then began verbally attacking her, according to the police report.
No arrests have been made.
The woman could not be reached for comment.

ù A burglar stole a hodgepodge of items, including an oscillating fan and a 1961 picture of John F. Kennedy at a local farming event, from a fourth-floor office in Folwell Hall last weekend.
The burglary occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday.
A professor in the speech-communication department reported the incident Monday morning to University Police.
No arrests have been made.

Megan Boldt covers police and welcomes comments at [email protected] She can also be reached at (612) 627-4070 x3224.