EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — As one of 13 people arrested near Michigan State’s campus over the weekend was formally charged, East Lansing police are reminding students and fans that disturbances following sporting events will not be tolerated.
Dylan Bonell was arraigned Tuesday for his part in the off-campus disturbance following Michigan State’s Sweet 16 win over Oklahoma. The 19-year-old from Plymouth faces two misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges of remaining within 300 feet of a fire and hindering/assaulting/obstructing a police officer, and a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Bonell was one of three people arrested early Saturday in the 1000 block of Waters Edge Drive near Cedar Village Apartments, according to the East Lansing Police Department. The area of that apartment complex has been the site of several disturbances following Michigan State sporting events over the years. Ten people were arrested in the same area on Sunday after Michigan State beat Louisville in the Elite Eight game.
All 13 people arrested face similar disorderly conduct charges that could land them in jail for 90 days and/or earn them a $500 fine. East Lansing PD said they will be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” and they may be evicted from Cedar Village if they live there.
Michigan State plays Duke in a Final Four game in Indianapolis this Saturday evening.
In a Tuesday release, East Lansing police stated that though the city “is supportive of safe, responsible celebrations, there is no tolerance for setting illegal fires, throwing objects at police/bystanders and destroying public and private property,” saying it was “only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt at one of these disturbances.”
Police reminded students that remaining within 300 feet of an open fire is a misdemeanor crime and that they could face jail time and a fine, and that students found to be participating in an unlawful assembly or riot could be suspended or expelled.
After court proceedings Tuesday, Bonell was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond with conditions that included a 10 p.m. curfew and orders not to drink and to take daily breath tests. He was also told not be found within 2,500 feet of a civil disturbance. If he breaks one of the conditions, his bond could be revoked. He’s expected back in court on April 30.