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Kent Martin named UPD police chief

Staff Report

August 31, 2016

Interim police chief Kent Martin has been appointed the permanent police chief of the University Police Department. Martin, who has been working for the UPD for 19 years, will start in his position on Sept. 1. He is replacing former police chief Adam Due, who retired Dec. 31, 2015 after 12 year...

Final police chief candidate interviewed Wednesday


Cassie Buchmam, News Editor

August 18, 2016

Dennis Franks, candidate for the position of police chief of the University Police Department, spoke about building a presence on campus at his interview Wednesday. This was the final interview for the position. Other candidates were current interim police chief Kent Martin and Peter Buckley, who now ...

1 suspect arrested, 2 at large after home invasion

Justin Edwards, 26, of Dolton

Staff Report

March 8, 2016

Police responded to a home invasion on the 1400th block of Sixth Street at 8:35 p.m. Friday, according to a Charleston Police Department press release The Coles County Sheriff’s Department and University Police Department were present on the scene. Reports indicated that the suspects were two...

UPD believes robberies may be related

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

September 21, 2015

Eastern’s emergency notification system alerted students about four robbery incidents in seven days, with the most recent being Sept. 20. Adam Due, the chief of university police department, said they believe some of the incidents are related. The first incident occurred Sept. 13. Early morning...

Semitrailer takes down cable wire on Ninth Street

Mediacom workers fix a fallen cable wire on Ninth Street Thursday after a semitrailer driving past pulled it down.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2015

A semitrailer driving down Ninth Street near the intersection of Hayes Avenue hit a cable wire at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday causing it to fall and damage a passing car. Nick Fonseca, a senior communication studies major, said he was driving down Ninth Street in the opposite direction of the se...

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