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3 arrests in a string on crimes on ULMs campus

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-We have learned that during the Grambling State ULM game, there were several violent crimes around campus.

In an email sent out to students last week, the police department details crimes including one incident when 14 people beat up one victim.

It's just one of five crimes that night that has police working hard to find the culprits and other university leaders concerned.

You may remember prior to the game former Grambling Head Coach Doug Williams was concerned about safety on campus.

"It was not a friendly situation and I think it is unfortunate" says Williams.

"According to Mahon, the 5 crimes that occurred had no direct correlation to the ULM and Grambling State rivalry that they were more crimes of opportunity seeing that during the time everyone as in and around Malone stadium for the big game" says Hunt.

"In fact everyone we have apprehended so far is from the Monroe area" says Mahon.

As of Tuesday police have arrested Dequincy Smiley and Markee York on the charge of second degree robbery, and a male juvenile on simple robbery.

Police are still looking over surveillance video to find the others involved in the five crimes.

"We are going to beef up our outside patrols for the next game and subsequent games after that" says Mahon.

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