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Posted on: March 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Weekend Disturbances Result in 13 Arrests, Names to be Released after Arraignment

EAST LANSING, Mich. — This weekend’s disturbances following the MSU Men’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals.

These individuals were arrested for disorderly conduct violations, including unlawfully remaining within 300 feet of an open fire and propelling objects at police. They all face misdemeanor charges, carrying penalties of up to 90 days in jail and $500 in fines. The individuals will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and following their arraignment, their names and booking photos will be released to the public. The individuals have up to 10 days to be arraigned. In addition to the court proceedings, DTN Management Co. is considering evictions for those that were arrested (if they are DTN residents).

While the City of East Lansing is supportive of safe, responsible celebrations, there is no tolerance for setting illegal fires, throwing objects at police/bystanders and destroying public and private property.

“It is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt at one of these disturbances,” said East Lansing Police Chief Juli Liebler.

With the NCAA Final Four coming up this weekend, students should keep the following in mind:

- Anyone within 300 feet of an open fire that is not actively leaving the area can be arrested and faces a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.

- Any student who is found responsible for participating in an unlawful assembly or riot is subject to disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from his/her school.

Find other need-to-know messages for celebrating safely at www.msu.edu/celebrations.

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