Carriage House to Enforce New Guest Policy for Residents

A maximum of four guests per resident will be permitted.

Large crowds coupled with poor behavior by some this past weekend at in Storrs, has forced management to enact a strict guest policy, as of today, Sept. 7.

Starting Thursday, will only be permitted four guests per resident at any given time.

“The policy is not set as a punishment rather it’s to keep everyone safe and will better allow us to gain compliance with ," said Sgt. Richard Cournoyer, of the Mansfield Resident State Trooper's Office.

Residents will be required to show their resident ID at the front entrance of the complex, and must be in the company of their guest(s) at all times, according to the new policy.

Once residents have reached their four-guest limit on any given night, they will not be allowed to enter the property with additional guests.

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"This past weekend showed an increase in unwanted behavior at Carriage House," Cournoyer said.

The large crowds resulted in the first issuance of tickets - 19 in total - this semester, Cournoyer said. Twenty state tickets were issued for simple trespass.

Mansfield Resident State Troopers, in conjunction with the Police Department, will continue their community policing efforts throughout the weekend.

Melanie Boyle, the apartments' property manager, did not immediately return a call for comment Friday afternoon.

April Holinko September 07, 2012 at 11:45 PM
If we had the same chronic problems at our rental properties we would have to do the same thing.
Kaptainsteve September 08, 2012 at 10:13 AM
I hope that the landlord of Carriage House & Uconn, and NOT the citizens of Mansfield are being billed for patrolling and enforcement of all this nonsense. If we Mansfield taxpayers settle for picking up the tab, then we are suckers. This is their issue and they need to take responsibility for it.
Wendy Parker September 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Yes, Kaptainsteve, the landlords are being billed for the patrols. I help process those bills every month.
Mark Jacobs September 10, 2012 at 02:59 PM
What are the chronic problems? Responsible students blowing off some steam on the weekend? Too many college kids standing in one spot? You've got to be kidding me. I think it's comical that uneducated landlords and police officers even think they have the right to tell us what to do, let alone the justification. We are all college-educated adults (unlike most landlords or policemen). We don't need to watched over like we live in Nazi Germany or get our street turned into a military state once 6 PM on a Thursday hits. LEAVE US ALONE.
Concerned Citizan September 10, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I can't wait to see the results of the first adequately funded court challenge to this absurd regulation. Apparently both CH management and the local police aren't particularly familiar with the 1st amendment.
Groupie September 12, 2012 at 07:48 PM
The only unwanted behavior around Carriage is the constant power trip of the UConn Police. Get a life. There has been hardly any partying going on at all. Kids are in more danger standing around bored out of their minds drinking as much as possible for sake of something to do after a long week than responsibly going to a party and walking home at a reasonable hour. Pull over drunk drivers, stop parties that are out of control (not ones that haven't started yet), and don't attempt to implement policy that is against U.S. legislation so that you can feel in control of the students you wish you were.
LiberalStudent September 13, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I hope the citizens of Mansfield are paying for all the patrolling since they're the ones who requested it because they're big babies who chose a bad location to live in. I advise anyone who's gotten a "nuisance" ticket to NOT pay it. If they want to give it to you, walk away and tell them to get a subpoena. I can imagine the judge at the court will tell them to get rid of this ordinance. If you don't pay it, I'd imagine they wouldn't hire a lawyer to come after you for the money because well, it's a direct violation of your rights as a US citizen and they know it. They also know the students are not going to do anything about it. Don't be a fool to the system. I don't see the Quaker Church on the corner of NEagleville and HLodge getting harassed by law enforcement for having their cars blocking up a road when they assemble every Sunday. This ordinance is obviously PURELY discriminatory against students ages 18-22. How about giving nuisance tickets to ALL Mansfield residents? No, you'd have some annoyed residents. We have the right to assembly as well. Exercise it. Wendy Parker, you're insinuating that the landlords are FORCED to pay for patrolling that is mandated by whom? They shouldn't have to pay for your request to patrol. It's private property and officers are trespassing if they are not wanted there. That's ridiculous. Kaptainsteve, this is only an issue because the Mansfield locals make it an issue. Otherwise, it wouldn't be an issue.
LiberalStudent September 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
they take a 2 month security deposit from us, which is more than enough to remodel the apt every year if damaged.
Ticked-off Townie September 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Concerned Citizan: First, you need to learn how to spell. Secondly, the last I knew, private property owners have the right to set their own rules and regulations, therefore making the First Amendment a moot point. Groupie: Do you know who the Police are that patrol Carriage House? It isn't UConn. You forgot to include that kids standing around drinking in a cul-de-sac is in itself an issue that should be addressed. LiberalStudent: I hope you are not a fledging law student because you will starve. That is the worst unsolicited advice I've ever read. You should talk to the students who did not pay their tickets and are now having their wages garnished. Mommy and Daddy don't like finding out about their miscreant behavior, either. The Church that you are referring to, God does not allow the Police to write them tickets.
Wendy Parker September 14, 2012 at 12:01 AM
LiberalStudent: The property owners request the patrols, which is why they are billed.
John Smith September 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Ticked-off Townie: It is very unfortunate you live in Mansfield, and I feel sorry for you. My best advice would be to earn some money and move away, UConn is only going to grow and your problem will by no means just disappear. The strict actions they have taken has only moved the problems elsewhere. Do you honestly believe college students are going to simply not go out on the weekends because they closed down one apartment complex? Instead you have moved the issues to other locations on Hunting Lodge. If you have been out of your house lately you would see the large masses of students still wandering Hunting Lodge just as there was before Carriage was turned into Alcatraz. Instead you now have the majority of your state police force guarding a gate that quite frankly doesn't need to be guarded to the extent it is. And just so you are aware, everything that used to happen at Carriage now takes place at Celeron, 20 feet across the street. You have simply created a larger issue giving these students no destination to go to, so in a drunk college students mind wandering Hunting Lodge is a better idea then any. UConn isn't how is used to be, it has turned into a very large university and these are the side effects of just that. Carriage plans on demolishing the current buildings and replace it with housing to accommodate more students, you will certainly have fun with that.
Ticked-off Townie September 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Dear John: I'm earning plenty of money and I like my job. You've rambled on a dissertation full of ignorance. 1) In any city, is it illegal for people to walk up and down a sidewalk? No. 2) While you're outside looking around, please note that these college students are no longer walking with open containers of alcohol as was common in the past. 3) The number of Police utilized for crowd control at Carriage House has been deemed appropriate and necessary. FYI, there are more than 1,000 men and women that wear the State Police uniform and only two are assigned to Carriage house each weekend. Using the word "majority" may be an overstatement on your part. 4) It's ironic you mention Celeron since they have shown much smaller crowds and problems since years past. 5) Mr. Smith, I find it funny that you would blame the State Police for any type of issue as they are not the ones walking around town causing these nuisances. It sounds to me that you're asking the Police to condone well-documented, illegal acts. 6) The next time you wish to make a post, Mr. Smith, please don't fill it with inaccuracies and opinions without at least offering a solution that does not condone illegal acts.
Ticked-off Townie October 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM
It certainly is quiet out there. I can't believe Concerned Citizan (sp? haha) is quiet, nor LiberalStudent. Has the cat got your tongues, or are you just realizing that the truth is really out there slapping you in the face when you aren't paying attention?


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