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Date Occurred: April 15, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in Lewis Hall on Saturday, April 15, 2017 between 5:15pm and 5:45pm. The victims have reported their unoccupied and unlocked rooms were entered by an unknown subject. Items stolen included a silver Dell XPS 15 laptop computer, a Google Nexus cellphone and a pair of white Superstar Adidas shoes. A second room was entered by the suspect and upon seeing the room was occupied, the suspect left the area. UMPD is looking to identify the individual in the attached photos in regard to the incident. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact UMPD. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at https://www.umass.edu/umpd/anonymous-witness-form

UMPD urges students to take precautions to avoid similar thefts, these include:

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Date Occurred: April 11, 2017

On April 11, 2017 at approximately 11:20 p.m., the University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department responded to Coolidge Hall to investigate a bomb threat made against a student and the campus. There is no indication that anyone in or near the building was in any actual danger of being harmed. An arrest was promptly made, and the matter remains under investigation. The suspect is not a student or an employee of UMass. Details of the incident are being released in coordination with the Northwestern District Attorney’s investigation. Abdul F. Ismail, 27, of Hadley, was arraigned today in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges of making a bomb threat (in violation of General Laws c. 269, sec. 14) and threatening to commit a crime (in violation of General Laws c. 275, sec. 2). He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He will be held at the Hampshire County House of Correction in the meantime. Ismail was... read full alert




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