Nine Notre Dame Hockey Players Busted By Cops

(above) The Natty Lights were flowing in South Bend on Saturday night

(left) Notre Dame hockey player Joe Levine's 21st birthday party resulted in mass arrests

From: South Bend Tribune

Indiana State Excise Police arrested 44 people, 9 of them University of Notre Dame hockey players, on alcohol charges early Saturday morning at a house party in the 1000 block of East Washington Street, police reported. Eight of the hockey players were incoming freshmen. They are: defenseman Jared Beers, forward Jeff Costello, forward David Gerths, forward Anders Lee, goaltender Joe Rogers, goaltender Steven Summerhays, defenseman Shayne Taker and forward Mike Voran.

Another athlete arrested on misdemeanor charges of minor consumption was Nate Montana, a junior backup quarterback on the football team and son of Notre Dame legend Joe Montana, according to St. Joseph County police spokesman Assistant Chief Bill Redman.

Joe Lavin, a junior defenseman last year on the Irish hockey team, and another person were charged with misdemeanors for allegedly providing alcohol to minors, Redman said. Lavin lives at the house where the party was located, and Saturday was his 21st birthday, according to police.

Another eighteen people arrested on minor consumption charges are reportedly members of the Notre Dame football, basketball, cross country, fencing, rowing, swimming, and track and field teams. All but six of the remaining people arrested are Notre Dame students, according to listings in the university phone directory.

'Pandemonium'

South Bend police said they were dispatched to the neighborhood at 1:41 a.m. on the report of about a dozen people fighting, throwing punches near the corner of Washington and Eddy streets, one block north of Jefferson Boulevard.

Upon arrival, officers heard glass breaking from the back of the residence and immediately called for more units. South Bend police said pandemonium began to occur, with numerous men and women jumping out of windows and off the roof of the residence.

Excise Police officers arrived at 1:53 a.m., according to a news release, and 15 or more South Bend police officers left their patrol beats from across the city to assist and catch people who were fleeing, police said.

After about an hour, when the chaos was under control, police said they began gathering, arresting and transporting underage people to the county jail.

South Bend police said the residence is a frequent destination for police dispatches. Several arrests were previously made at the address for underage drinking, narcotics, resisting law enforcement, and attempt to disarm a police officer.

South Bend fire and medics also were called to the house for a woman who cut her arm while breaking a window, trying to get out of the house. She was taken to Memorial Hospital, the news release from Excise Police said. Several other people fled the scene and were not caught, police said.

Redman said bond was set at $150 for each person arrested.

All 44 people arrested had bonded out of the county jail by Saturday afternoon. They are due in court July 30, Redman said.

Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said university officials are aware of the incident, gathering facts, and will monitor the situation.

"The safety and welfare of our students is always of utmost concern to the university, and we have an established record of working with them when they face difficulties of any kind, including recommendations about securing legal counsel if needed," he wrote in an e-mail.

"At the same time, we expect our students to be good citizens of the community and hold them accountable when necessary. Beyond that, we won't discuss specifics of any situation, much less one that is still unfolding."

18 comments:

vizoroo said...

Notre Dame Bad Boyz Palimeri and Sheahan were arrested at the intersction of Washington and Notre Dame Av earlier this year. According to Google Earth this is less than 30 seconds away from Levine's house. Hmmmmm

dggoddard said...

Google Earth the trail of Natty Light cans between the two crime scenes and you might find the smoking gun.

msbdu said...

Any of these guys transfer from North Dakota?

Anonymous said...

Who cares? News Flash: College kids drink beer. I know things are different @ DU. A crazy Saturday night on campus involves a six pack of warm Zima and a riveting game of Dungeons & Dragons....and if things are really of the hook, maybe a Harry Potter marathon.

Anonymous said...

"of the hook", VERY GOOD it's "off" moron, for most people I'd consider this a typo. LEARN TO SPELL

Anonymous said...

You're half right. Actually, in wintertime around Denver, "A crazy Saturday night on campus" usually stems from the DU Hockey Team kicking somebody's ass FIRST - like NoDak, CC, Wisco, etc etc - THEN we start the party hit the Zima & D&D. But btw - now it's Mike's Hard Lemonade. We don't beat up girls, or throw plates, cups, lawn mowers..... what a boring life. All we do around here is play ice hockey & win McNaughtons...... and we chant CC SUCKS

puck swami said...

Any party or college bar scene on any campus from Harvard to Denver to Hunstville can turn into a team nightmare in seconds with a single punch (or even a drunken bump), a single breast-grab of an unwilling female or a single click of a camera phone.

Every college coach dreads the phone ringning after midnight...

Nobody is immune...

Anonymous said...

DG at his greatest.....nothing new to report. Just more useless information about other hockey programs.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:40 does that include DU losing to some second rate team like RIT in the regional last season.

Runninwiththedogs said...

Breast grab? I'm there!

vizoroo said...

Don't forget Joe Montana's son also made the police blotter. Wonder if Joe will be wearing those Skechers when he gives his son a quick kick? :-)

puck swami said...

RWD:

Maine had a player (Tanner House) who was suspended for a breast grab in a bar a few years ago...

Anonymous said...

All the ND players are now Jackson's recruits. Think his standards for character are lower than the previous coach's? Jackson helped develop the NTDP and when you look at all the misdeeds of those players guess misdeeds of ND players under Jackson should not be surprising.

Anonymous said...

I must say, if I were going to be suspended for any offense imaginable - grabbing some hot chix knockers would definately be in the top 2 or 3 reasons why. If I was going to possibly disgrace my teammates & school & community..... I sure wouldn't waste it on punching some drunk guy or getting my clothes or apartment dirty.

Anonymous said...

My comments get removed all the time. Some douche posts that he wants to fondle women and it stands... This "Nine Notre Dame..." posting is garbage. Is it late breaking or exclusive? NO! It just shows that the clowns that run this blog have no class. They just like to trash talk while they ride out the trust fund... Do I have class? NO - but I don't run a blog.

msbdu said...

Hey Anon 7:59 I have a great idea. See if you little brain can assimilate (oops, this may be too big a word for you to comprehend):

DON'T READ THE BLOG

There, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Anonymous said...

7:59.....your comments are deleted because you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Go back to 1st grade.

Anonymous said...

I think anon just might be too busy playing slapdick with his nephew to even worry about going back and finishing grade school....