Police Blotter

May 21

A student reported that his or her iPhone was stolen from the Olds Robb Student Recreation building at 3:36 p.m. The student left his or her belongings outside of a combative room on the second floor to later discover the phone missing after being left unattended for approximately 30 minutes. There are no suspects at this time.

Police performed a traffic stop near Courtland Street and Roosevelt Street when they observed the driver of a vehicle not wearing his seat belt at 5:48 p.m. Police administered a preliminary breath test in the field, from which the driver blew a 0.347. Officers took the suspect into custody and transported him to the hospital to have blood work performed. Charges are pending determinant on the results of the blood work.

May 24

Officers near Bedford Street and Concord Street stopped a car belonging to someone with outstanding felony warrants at 6:01 p.m. The person driving the car – though not the owner of the vehicle – also had warrants out for her arrest. Trying to avoid identification, the suspect gave the police a false identity upon initial contact. The suspect was cited for obstruction.

During a traffic stop near Huron Street and Lowell Street, police detected the smell of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle at 6:56 p.m. One suspect in the vehicle lied to the officers about his identity while the other was found to be in possession of narcotic paraphernalia. The suspect in possession of narcotic paraphernalia was a former EMU student. Neither suspect was charged in the incident.

Officers near Summit Street and Cross Street observed a man with an open can of beer poorly operating a bicycle at 11:53 p.m. The officers stopped the suspect, who was suffering from multiple scrapes and lacerations on his hands, face and arms, attributed to falling off the bicycle prior to encountering the police. The suspect, who was sent to the hospital for treatment and detox, was cited for possession of narcotic paraphernalia and open intoxicants in public.

May 26

Police observed two Eastern Michigan University students walking near Emmet Street and Perrin Street at 1:29 a.m. One student was carrying an open bottle of beer, which he set on the curb. Police detained both suspects and found what is believed to be marijuana on one suspect and discovered outstanding warrants for the other. The suspect in possession of the suspected marijuana was charged and released to a family member, while the other was arrested and taken to jail. Both students may also face further discipline under the Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

May 27

Officers pulled over a vehicle for speeding near Huron Street and Ann Street at 8:44 p.m. The driver of the vehicle had no identification on his or her person and was found to have a baggie of what is believed to be marijuana in his or her possession. The substance was sent to a laboratory for identification and the results will be forwarded to the county prosecutor’s office.

May 28

EMU police, who were made aware of a suspicious vehicle in their area, observed the vehicle near Forest Street and Rice Street at 1:35 a.m. The driver of the vehicle fled from the police and was able to initially elude them. Officers from the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department later informed EMU of an abandoned vehicle, which had crashed into a curb and damaged its tire. The suspect was later found trying to hide what appeared to be a large quantity of marijuana before being detained by the police. The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, driving while license suspended and fleeing and eluding.

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