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Police Briefs

Police briefs are written based on reports from University Police. They indicate preliminary descriptions of events and not necessarily actual incidents.

Suspicious Situation

At 9:00 p.m. Sept. 21, officers met with a resident director in Living Center South. A resident student left a written note, left his dorm key and took his personal belongings from his room. During the investigation, it was discovered that the student was at CMU with his girlfriend and was safe.

At 9:00 p.m. Sept. 29, Zahnow Library called officers for a suspicious older white male taking pictures of female students with his phone. When the officers arrived, the subject was gone. A search of the area and surrounding buildings was conducted with no results.

Stolen

At 2:00 p.m. Sept. 23, officers took a report of stolen clothes from a dryer at University Village 475 from a resident student. The clothes were not recovered.

At 12:00 p.m. Sept. 28, a student took a NEST program sign out of the ground in front of the student center. The male was contacted, and the sign was retrieved. The sign was returned to where the student took it from. Incident was turned over to Student Code of Conduct.

Prank

On Sept. 23 at night, a resident assistant saw some students “cheezing” a vehicle in the University Village West parking lot. The resident assistant told them to stop and they cleaned up the prank. At 8:00 a.m. Sept. 24 the resident assistant found a skinned deer haunch on the stoop of his dorm. Grounds crew arrived at the scene and removed the deer haunch without incident. There was no damage done to the car or the stoop.

Destruction of Property

At 5:00 p.m. Sept. 18, a student walked into the SVSU police lobby. They reported that their vehicle had been keyed the prior week and did not know who did it. Case is still under investigation.

At 1:20 a.m. Oct. 11, officers found a yield sign had been run over and broken on Collings Drive. It is unknown who ran the sign over.

Substances

At 8:45 p.m. Sept. 30, officers were dispatched to MJB first floor laundry room for marijuana possession. Upon inspection, the substance turned out to be mushrooms. The incident is still under investigation.

Domestic Violence

At 6:22 p.m. Oct. 10, officers were dispatched to MJB for an assault in progress. The female non-student victim was assaulted by a male resident. The female locked herself in the bathroom. When officers got there, they spoke to the victim, suspect, and witnesses. The student was subsequently arrested for domestic assault.

Extortion

At 9:00 p.m. Oct. 10, officers responded to a criminal sexual conduct report from a nonstudent in MJB. After speaking with the individual, it was determined that
it was not criminal sexual conduct, but rather an extortion case. The situation was still criminal in nature but did not happen on SVSU’s campus. The report was turned over to the Michigan State Police.

DUI

At 2:00 a.m. Oct. 11, officers observed an SVSU golf cart being operated by three subjects in a reckless manner. The vehicle was stopped, and it was determined that the driver was a resident student who had taken the cart without any permission. He had been drinking. He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to jail.

Larceny

At 2:10 a.m. Oct. 7, officers were dispatched to the third oor of Living Center Southwest for a disorderly student. Upon arrival, the student was not disorderly but wanted to file a report for a stolen sign from the door of his room. The sign was located later and returned.

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