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Six baseball players arrested after break-in

Originally published November 19, 2010

Six baseball players were arrested last Friday after into allegedly breaking Haussler Hall and trying to flee the scene, prompting a university police officer to draw her weapon to stop them.

Freshmen Derek Sprout and Gregory Partyka and sophomores Robert Kennedy, Joshua Camalick, Robert Schuch and David Compitello were arrested after two student patrollers saw them hiding from passing vehicles and loading items from Haussler into a waiting car, according to the police report.

When an officer arrived on the scene, all six men attempted to flee. Four of them ran away on foot.

Two of the men, Sprout and Partyka, got into the car and started it, prompting the officer on the scene to draw her gun to stop the two.

Whenever a BUPD officer draws a weapon, the department always looks into the incident, said Gary Anna, vice president for business affairs. The department always looks into incidents like that one afterwards, Anna said. There is no indication the officer acted in an improper fashion given the situation.

Police investigating the incident located Compitello and Camalick in their dorm room in Geisert Hall. Schuch later turned himself in.

All six men were arrested for burglary and issued a Notice to Appear.

Camalick, Compitello, Kennedy and Schuch were also issued a Notice to Appear for fleeing and eluding police and a Municipal Ordinance Violation Notice for underage consumption of alcohol, according to the police report.

Kennedy was also issued a citation for the use of a false ID. He later admitted the ID belonged to a former baseball player who had left it at Bradley earlier this year.

The men said they gained accessed to the building using an old security code. They said they were taking things to put in their house for next year.

Associate Athletic Director for Communications Bobby Parker said “the situation is currently under review, and the Athletic Department will take the appropriate disciplinary actions as warranted.”

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