Police Blotter Aug. 15

Thursday, Aug. 4

  • A car was pulled over at the corner of Rice and Forest for a traffic violation at 1:17 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. According to the EMU Police Blotter, the “passenger [was] cited for open [alcohol] container in a motor vehicle.” The officer from the Department of Public Safety also “advised” the passenger on a warrant.
  • A car was parked on Cross Street from 1:00 p.m. to 4:42 p.m. When the driver returned, they found that the car window had been damaged. DPS is still investigating. There are no suspects.

Friday, Aug. 5

  • An EMU student came to DPS at 3:47 p.m. to report being a victim of fraud. Starting on Friday, Aug. 5, the student’s card was used at a gas station, Dollar General and cigarette shop in Westland, Wyandotte and Southgate, respectively. DPS is working with the local police departments and the establishments involved as part of its ongoing investigation.

Saturday, Aug. 6

  • A student lost their wallet while traveling around campus from 7:30 a.m. to 10:57 p.m. The student called DPS to report the wallet's disappearance. This might just be a lost wallet, but DPS is monitoring credit card activity in case it was stolen.

Sunday, Aug. 7

  • A delivery driver in the 400 block of Green Road was dropping off food at 8:37 p.m. when he was robbed by two unidentified males. According to a timely warning from DPS they produced a gun and demanded money. “The suspects fled the area on foot, running eastbound through the apartment complex.” The Ypsilanti Police Department is handling the investigation but DPS assisted in the initial response. The delivery driver was not hurt.
  • A car was pulled over for erratic driving at the corner of Cross and Perrin Streets at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. The 23-year-old Detroit man behind the wheel failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail where a blood draw was taken. The blood was sent to the state police forensics lab for analysis. Pending results, DPS plans to submit Operating While Intoxicated charges with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Monday, Aug. 8

  • At 9:01 a.m. “an employee reported [a] worker urinating in public” behind his truck in Mayhew Lot. It took some time for DPS to respond to the scene, and the worker was gone by that time. Unable to find them, the department contacted the contractor of the construction crew to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
  • An EMU student locked up her bike at Walton Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 2. At 3:32 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, the student called DPS to report it was stolen. DPS is reviewing camera footage from the area. The bike had been securely locked.
  • A car was pulled over at the corner of LeForge Road and Woburn Drive at 7:08 p.m. for driving without a license plate. The officer discovered that there was a license plate that was taped to the back window of the car, but the tape had fallen off. Before leaving, the officer noticed that there was an open alcohol bottle on the back seat of the car. The officer gave both 25-year-old non-students a verbal warning and released them.
  • A student’s guest in Village Building A was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 10:09 p.m. for high intoxication. The non-student has also received a trespassing notice from DPS.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

  • The University of Michigan Police called DPS at 9:45 p.m. because an EMU student was in the U of M Emergency Room as the victim of a sexual assault. According to the police, the student was raped on EMU’s campus by “her then boyfriend” a month ago. The suspect is not an EMU student. DPS is conducting a full investigation.
  • A 22-year-old Dexter man was pulled over at the corner of Huron and Kramer Streets at 5:09 p.m. for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Huron is a one-way street, going north along the river. The driver was arrested for a felony warrant, for forgery. The non-student was also cited for paraphernalia, for a marijuana pipe found in the vehicle.

There are no crimes are reported for Wednesday, Aug. 10

There are no crimes reported for Thursday, Aug. 11

Friday, Aug. 12

  • An Ann Arbor man got a phone call from someone he didn’t know Friday, Aug. 12. The caller claimed to have his brother – and to keep him from hurting him, the caller demanded the Ann Arbor man transfer him money. According to the Department of Public Safety, the caller kept him on the phone while he went to the bank to withdraw an unspecified amount of money. The victim, who is not an EMU student, managed to communicate to the teller what was happening. The teller called DPS while the victim went to the EMU library to deliver the money. Meanwhile, DPS discovered that the brother was not in danger at all and the caller was calling from somewhere out of the country. The money did not exchange hands. This is the latest in nearly half a dozen phone scams that have happened across Washtenaw County recently. No one was harmed and no abduction took place. DPS is still investigating.
  • An unidentified “subject took removed a flyer from [a] board” in Porter Building sometime between Aug. 1 and Aug. 12. Someone noticed and called DPS at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. DPS is now investigating, has no suspects and did not specify what the flyer was about.

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Police pulled over a car at the corner of Roosevelt and Washtenaw Avenue for bad driving at 4:08 p.m. The 57-year-old Ann Arbor man who was driving smelled like marijuana to the officer. Marijuana and paraphernalia was found in the car and he was given a citation for the paraphernalia.

There are no crimes reported for Sunday, Aug. 14

Monday, Aug. 15

  • DPS assisted the Ypsilanti Police Department when they confronted a non-student violating the terms of conditional release Monday, Aug. 15. Conditional release is what happens when a citizen is being charged with a crime, but is let out of a holding cell under certain conditions such as not being able to drink or leave the state or county. EMU stood by while the YPD handled the call on North Congress Street at 3:46 a.m. DPS did not disclose the nature of the violation and is not investigating.
  • The mother of a 10-year-old called DPS to report an assault at 7:19 p.m. According to the police, the child was at Eastern for a field trip from a day camp on July 3. The accusation is that a counselor saw the child dancing and goofing around during the trip and pushed the child back into line. DPS was unaware of this until Monday. They are currently reviewing camera footage and looking for witnesses.
  • A woman walking her dog on South Adam Street flagged down a patrolling DPS officer to report that she saw a number of teenagers spraying graffiti on the post office. DPS assisted YPD in searching for the teenagers, who were not found. YPD is handling the case.

There are no crimes reported for Tuesday, Aug. 16

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