By Stephen Ingber Staff Reporter
Bath Twp.- In the early weeks of April multiple phone calls where made to the Bath Township Police Department concerning noise in the Chandler Crossings Apartment Complex.
The calls were mostly made Thursday through Saturday. The police said the call have increased since MSU’s semester began. Officers of the departments have issued multiple citations.
Chandlers is located on Chandler Road just three miles from Michigan State Universities campus is an apartment complex with three separate developments.
Bath Police on average respond to around five incidents per week at Chandlers to the high amount of students. For example, the weekend of April 6th two minors, age 20, were arrested for alcohol use, after noise complaints led police to their apartment.
“The officers of Bath are known to be cooperative as long as students work with the officers” said Lapham.
Chandler’s management said they have increased security measures by using their own on-site security.
“Sometimes residents ignore the warnings of security and their neighbors and that is when police are having to be sent” said Lapham. The Clinton County 29th Judicial Court website, fines for noise citations can range from $500-$800.
Garrett Balint a resident of The Village (Chandler’s property) said since he has moved in during the Fall of 2012 there was almost a loud party in the complex buildings every weekend.
Records from the Bath Police Department show the number of citations is relatively low and non-existent during holiday periods and during the summer. Officer Lapham says that during weekends when Michigan State is in session there is a steady inflow of calls being made from area residents.