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Area police news
From The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/6/2006

Stephane Y. Lasme, 23, of Boston, was arrested Sunday at 1:21 a.m. at 51 North Pleasant St., on the charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said.

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Amherst Police Logs
Compiled by John Fenuccio, The Daily Collegian, 3/7/2006

Sunday March 5, 2006

-A UMass basketball player was arrested at Judie's Restaurant at 51 North Pleasant St. at 1:21 a.m. for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Stephane Yann Lasme, 23, of 30 Neoponset Ave. in Boston, was reportedly yelling and cursing within a bar crowd of 50 people. Lasme was upset because he had allegedly been slapped in the face. Police advised Lasme to calm down and leave, but he continued to push people and cause a disturbance. Police escorted him into an alley where he harassed two unknown women and was subsequently placed under arrest.

Lasme with team after his arrest
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/7/2006

University of Massachusetts junior forward Stephane Lasme was arrested by Amherst police on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest about 1:20 a.m. Sunday at 51 North Pleasant St., hours after he helped lead the Minutemen to a 65-56 win over Xavier.

UMass officials said there would be no action taken or further comment by the athletic department until the legal case against Lasme has been resolved.

Lasme is traveling with the UMass basketball team to Cincinnati for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which begins Wednesday.

The Daily Collegian reported that Sunday's incident occurred when Lasme became upset after he was slapped in the face and he was arrested because police could not get him to leave the scene.

Lasme, one of three captains who was named Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year Monday, is a native of Libreville, Gabon. He moved to Boston in 2003. Lasme is third in the nation with 3.9 blocked shots per game and is averaging 10.1 points and 6.9 rebounds.

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