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Press Release Details


Press Release Number: 765

Incident Number: 12-000278

Release Date: 4/18/2012


Offense: Crim Mischief, Inst Vandalism, Prevent Catastrophe

Grading: M-2

Date/Time Reported

Date Reported Time Reported Date From Date To
4/9/2012 7:55 AM 4/9/2012 4/9/2012

Time/Location

Location Time From Time To
7:35 AM 7:40 AM

Person(s) Charged or Referred

First Name Last Name Age Gender
Alexander Apelis 25 Male

Summary of Events

UPDATE TO INCIDENT 12-000278, Press Release 761 Following investigation of the incident at Maple A residence hall, it was determined that the above student did cause the fire and explosion when he failed to extinguish a lighted cigarette in a plastic trash receptacle which contained several small propane tanks. The trash receptacle was located outside the building in a patio area on the northwest corner of Maple. The building was evacuated due to the fire and explosion, which caused smoke in the residence hall. Charges are pending.