Police Blotter

Last updated: 04/06/14 5:40pm


March 27

Officers were called to Best Residence Hall at 2:37 a.m. to respond to a verbal altercation in the parking lot. One man, not a student, was cited for open intoxicants and public intoxication when he grew increasingly belligerent with the reporting officers.

Police made a traffic stop at Ballard Street and Emmet Street and discovered open intoxicants in the driver’s vehicle at 7:12 p.m. The driver was cited for having an open intoxicant in a vehicle and released.

Police patrolling past the Edwin A. Strong Physical Science Building recognized an individual who had been cited for trespassing previously on campus going through garbage cans. The individual was escorted off campus grounds and ticketed.

Police responded to a call at Walton Residence Hall at 7:17 p.m. They noticed the scent of marijuana originating from a student’s room. After being admitted into the student’s room, police found narcotic paraphernalia and discovered the student had an existing bench warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear in court for a minor in possession charge. The student was cited for possessing narcotic paraphernalia and was transported to Washtenaw County Jail and could also face further discipline under the Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

Officers were called to Buell Residence Hall at 1:19 a.m. on suspicion of a minor in possession of alcohol. The reporting officers discovered two underage students with open bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in their room. The students were not cited, but were reported to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

An electrician performing work in the Dining Commons servicing Best and Buell Hall reported that some of his equipment was stolen from a locked room where he was doing work. The crime could have happened over a two-week time span and police have a list of suspects they are investigating.

A student reported being the victim of computer fraud at 12:53 p.m. The student put a down payment on a motorcycle being sold through Craigslist and never heard back from the seller. Eastern Michigan University Police are investigating the crime and coordinating with Ohio Police in the matter.

A student reported receiving harassing emails from a former student at 9:20 p.m. Officers called the former student’s home and resolved the situation with the aid of the former student’s father.

March 29

Police stopped a man walking in the road with an open beer can at 10:42 p.m. The crime occurred near Pearl Street and Hamilton Street and the subject was cited for consuming alcohol in public.

March 30

Officers were called to Cornell Court Apartments at 1:28 a.m. to respond to a noise complaint. When they arrived at the scene, officers discovered underage students consuming alcohol. No citations were issued, but the offending parties were reported to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Police responded to a call from the Village Building at 10:17 p.m. Housing staff noticed the scent of marijuana wafting from a student’s room. The student admitted to smoking marijuana to the police and was not cited. The student might face discipline under the Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

March 31

A student’s backpack was stolen from the Bruce T. Halle Library at 2:15 p.m. Police recovered the backpack, but a notebook computer was missing from it. Police are investigating video footage of the incident and the case remains open.

Officers were called to The Marketplace at 2:21 p.m. because a couple walking together began to verbally argue with each other with increasing intensity. The couple was warned and reported to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

A student reported to police that his Xbox was being held without his consent by another student at 11:50 p.m. The student loaned the Xbox to another student, and the student who was using the gaming console refused to return it to the owner. Police are following up with the suspect.

April 1

Police were called to Pittman Residence Hall at 12:49 a.m. A female student went to open the door to her room and discovered the handle had been smeared with peanut butter. The student went to another female student’s room whom she believed put the peanut butter on the door knob and entered her room without permission and assaulted her. The student who assaulted her classmate was arrested and held in jail. She might also face discipline under the Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

Officers discovered a fraudulent parking tag on a vehicle at the Oakwood South parking lot. The vehicle was impounded and the student was cited for fraud and referred to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

An EMU police officer, working in conjunction with other local law enforcement departments through the Ypsilanti Community Action Team, discovered five pounds of marijuana and materials used for the distribution of narcotics when serving a search warrant at a local apartment near LeForge Road at 3:34 p.m. The suspect was not at the apartment and local law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate and pursue the suspect.

Police performing a traffic stop near Huron Street and Lowell Street at 7:19 p.m. arrested a perpetrator for operating a vehicle while impaired. The perpetrator was driving on a suspended license and this was his third offence for operating while impaired. He was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for blood work and then jailed. The perpetrator was cited for operating while impaired and driving with a suspended license. The matter has been sent to the prosecutor’s office.

Officers were sent to the Village Building A at 9:50 p.m. because of property damage to a student’s room. The student had decorations hanging from their door, which were ripped down. No citations were issued, but the offending student has been reported to the Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

Patrolling officers made a traffic stop near Summit Street and Washtenaw Avenue at 10:18 p.m. The female driver had no identification with her and gave the patrolling officer her cousin’s name as her identity. The patrolling officer discovered that the driver’s cousin had warrants out for arrest and began to arrest the driver on the belief she was her cousin. The driver then confessed to the officer that she had lied to them and gave her real name. When running the driver’s actual identity through the system it was discovered that the driver too had warrants out for her arrest. The driver was arrested for providing false information to the police and taken to Washtenaw County Jail.

April 2

Police reported to Best Residence Hall at 12:07 a.m. There they discovered a fire extinguisher had been stolen. The case has been closed.

Published Apr 6, 2014 in News

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