The Commerce Journal

March 27, 2014

Trespassing on A&M-Commerce property

By Joseph Hamrick
The Commerce Journal

COMMERCE — Some Commerce residents tried living the college life, without attending college.

On March 23, a Texas A&M University-Commerce University Police Department Officer was dispatched to Pride Rock Apartments in reference to possible underage drinking.

Upon arriving, the officer met with the resident assistant on duty, who pointed him to the location.

After speaking with the six individuals in the room, it turned out not only were they underage, but they were also not students at A&M-Commerce and did not live in the apartment.

According to the report, the kids had been drinking outside the Morris Recreation Center before going to Pride Rock for an after party.

All six individuals were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor. None of the individuals appeared to be intoxicated, according to the officer.

As the officer was leaving, the two individuals who lived there showed up.

The officer advised them they were not allowed to leave individuals unattended and that the two would receive a dean referral for the incident.

Earlier that evening, an officer was dispatched to the lobby of Pride Rock to meet with an individual who did not reside at the dorm.

The officer spotted 20-year-old Justin Edwards walking along one of the sidewalks.

When approached, the officer said Edwards exhibited slurred speech while telling him he was staying with a woman in the dorm.

The officer asked Edwards if he could see identification, but Edwards told the officer the pants he was wearing were not his and that his were in the apartment.

Edwards pulled a bottle of vodka from his hoodie and handed it to the officers.

According to the report, when asked if he had any drug paraphernalia, Edwards told officers there may be a blunt in his pants.

Edwards was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana under two ounces and possession of alcohol by a minor.

A final call involving marijuana occurred on March 22, when officers were called out to the corner of Jackson Street and the east service road.

The officers pulled over a Dodge Charge, with one Jeremy Dumenil and a passenger.

When the officer approached the vehicle, distinct smells of marijuana were emanating from the car.

Dumenil handed a cigarette containing marijuana to the officer and allegedly admitted it was his.

Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found several pieces of drug paraphernalia in the glove box.

Dumenil was placed into custody for possession of marijuana under two ounces and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Dumenil and the passenger were issued trespass warnings for A&M-Commmerce property.