EXTRA OFFICERS: ISU Football Player Among VEISHEA Arrests

Ames police have released the names of more people arrested in connection with the violence and vandalism in Ames’ Campustown area during VEISHEA week, and one of the people on the list is an Iowa State football player.

Cars were tipped over, light poles torn down, stop signs removed and members of a large crowd threw bottles and cans at Ames police officers late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The incident led ISU President Stephen Leath to cancel the rest of VEISHEA week.

The latest arrests in the case are:

Alexander Abbinante, age 19—Trespass

Andrew Adams, age 20—Trespass

Mark Ribbeck, age 20—Harassment of a public official

David Irving, age 20—5th degree theft, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree criminal mischief

Police say 20-year-old Clayton Steimel was also cited and released for 5th degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

All five men are residents of Ames.sign football player

Irving is a defensive lineman on the Cyclone football team. He has been suspended indefinitely. Coach Paul Rhoads says he’ll comment on the situation Saturday, following the ISU spring game.

As for how the crowd will act over the weekend, police say it’s too early to tell. They expect a lot of people to pack into Campustown especially with VEISHEA events cancelled because of Tuesday’s unrest.

They expect a lot of alcohol to be flowing.

“We don’t really have a good feel for how it’s going to go,” Commander Geoff Huff of the Ames Police Department said. “The unknown factor is how many people are going to come from out of town. Normally we have a lot of people come in from out of town for VEISHA. We don’t know what’s going to happen since they canceled most of those official events.”

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30 comments

  • Dan

    Good. Arrest them all, athletes too.How would they like it if it was their car getting flipped and trashed. Idiots.

  • Rebecca Hergert

    Anyone that was there should be expelled & charged as a felony. (destruction of property)
    You are representing the University & the state!!
    This is just NOT HEALTHY LIVING!!

  • Rebecca Hergert

    I remember Keith Murphy’s Sport’s Sound Off when the callers were calling in about Iowa Football. A bar on every corner in Iowa City.
    They are not any better over there either!!!
    THIS IS NOT GOOD/HEALTHY FOR IOWA!!!

  • jan

    WHO chose to show the face of 3 individuals that were arrested. One of the females that they showed was in the crowd, wasn’t drinking, wasn’t harming anyone, wasn’t doing any destruction, just in the crowd and was recognized by the police. Arrested her the next day. This individual has disabilities, and is now receiving threatening e-mails and texts. Thanks WHO.

    • jan

      Kind of hard when you are in a quiet bar that closes due to the mob. Who thought this would happen on a Tuesday night?

  • Rebecca Hergert

    Well, University of Iowa isn’t any better.
    University of Iowa President says, ‘that’s not who we are over here’
    My husband from the Amana’s says, ‘Oh, yes it is’!!’

    I was employed last summer at Hy-Vee in Ames. The kids I work with were good workers. I HOPE THEY WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THIS!!

    As for the Cherry Pies.
    I would donate it to those that would appreciate it. Take a tax-ride off.
    Ames/Boone Churches.
    Homeless shelters,
    Wick Program-low income
    Miltary-National Guard.
    Domestic Violence Shelters
    Food Pantry’s

  • Dan

    This happens at a lot of colleges. Just get tired of ISU saying it’s just Iowa. Guess
    they proved that wrong AGAIN!

  • jan

    the pies were not made, just the dough and it was frozen and will be used another way. Will start watching KCCI because they have better coverage and don’t poat pics of disabled people. Always after a story no matter what or how it hurts people.

  • William Denison

    Iowa Republincan lawmakers demonize med cannabis yet pulling out drunk girls face down in a creek is the norm. Iowa Repblicans are idiots.

  • Holly

    EVERY TIME I READ POSTS FROM A NEW STORY, EVERYONE STARTS INSULTING AND BULLYING EACH OTHER. SO THEY SPELLED A WORD WRONG. SO WHAT? PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS THAN YOU, THAT’S WHAT MAKES LIFE INTERESTING. TELL THEM YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, BUT THERE IS NO NEED TO CALL THEM IDIOTS. ARE YOU PEOPLE ADULTS? GROW UP

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