Five students were arrested in October for misdemeanor larceny and vandalism in connection with pledging activities to Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity — a fraternity currently under investigation by the University.
According to UNC Department of Public Safety records, the arrests are linked to a Sept. 27 incident in which $407 worth of paper towels and household goods were stolen from the Student Union. The incident report records $3,133.20 in damage to three paper towel dispensers and one toilet paper dispenser.
Alexander Mitchell, 21, was arrested on Oct. 18 and Taran Casper, 18, Matthew Newman, 18, Renwick Atkins, 19, and David DeGenova, 18, were arrested Oct. 21 — each on misdemeanor counts of larceny and vandalism to the Union.
“Although we (brought) it all back (and) apologized, I don’t think DPS could write it off as a ‘fraternity prank’ or other frats would not learn a lesson,” DeGenova said in a Facebook message Monday.
All of the men have upcoming appearances scheduled in Orange County District Court — Atkins and Mitchell for Dec. 19, Newman for Jan. 13, Casper for Feb. 3 and DeGenova for Feb. 11.