Aug. 25: News Briefs & Crime Blotter



Students near the University of North Georgia throw a massive party 

On August 16, a video appeared on social media showing a large outdoor party being held near the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. The students and young adults were seen drinking, dancing and maskless, all while ignoring the CDC guidelines for COVID-19. The University of North Georgia is not under much scrutiny because it was the students who held the massive gathering at a privately-owned, off-campus apartment complex.


The United States Postal Service experiences change 

Republican Party fundraiser Louis DeJoy was named Postmaster General in late May 2020. But people are pushing for his resignation as the USPS experiences drastic changes that will affect the November election. While President Trump discourages vote-by-mail elections, DeJoy has laid off thousands of USPS workers. But the pandemic will cause a surge in mail-in ballots and the USPS will need as many workers as possible. Due to backlash and controversy, DeJoy plans to suspend any changes until after the election.


Citizens of Wuhan throw a rave amid a global pandemic 

Over the weekend of August 10, citizens of Wuhan, China threw a pool party at the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park. The rave was filled with lights and music as thousands of maskless people formed a tight crowd. Wuhan, the presumed origin of the virus, held a strict 76-day lockdown to combat the spread of the disease. The lockdown was later lifted in April.


Aug. 4

We’re already wearing masks, so why not?!

At 12:30 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for possession of burglary tools at Dahlberg Hall.

Aug. 6

Oh! Were you not giving out items from your purse?

At One Park Place, a Georgia State student was a victim of larceny at 12:03 p.m. The case is still active. 

Aug.  11

A criminal cartoonist is on the loose.

A Georgia State student was a victim of vandalism in the A Parking Deck at 4:15 p.m. The case is still active.

Aug. 17

Did I park my car here?

At 5:35 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for trespassing and a drug law violation in the University Loft Parking Deck.

Aug. 18

This is more than a mimosa for breakfast!

A non-Georgia State offender was arrested at 9:57 a.m. for a drug law violation.