Police Briefs

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

Property Damage

On Sept. 16 at 2:38 P.M. two commuter students’ cars struck each other in parking lot K. One driver was backing up to get into a parking spot when they struck another vehicle behind them. Both students are uninjured.

On Sept. 16 at 3:45 P.M. a male student observed that a female student had entered a parking spot too wide and accidentally struck his driver’s side rear bumper. She left a note on the damaged vehicle before leaving. Both students had spoken and went into the university police department on Sept. 17 at 9:00 A.M. to relay the accident report.

On Sept. 23 at 12:38 P.M. officers responded to a call in parking lot D for a vehicle with smoke coming from the rear compartment. When they arrived, they found the padding for the truck section smoldering. Water was doused on the embers which extinguished the fire. It is believed that the jumper cables in the trunk were touching the battery nodes and caused the cables to become hot.

Suspicious Situation

On Sept. 15 at 7:00 P.M. a female student walked into the university police department to report
some suspicious situations. She was approached by a male student on Sept. 14 at 5:00 P.M. and Sept. 15 at 10:00 A.M. The interactions made the student feel uncomfortable. The male subject was talked to and asked to refrain from encroaching on others personal space.

On Sept. 15 at 8:05 P.M. two female students walked into the university police department to report some suspicious situations. The two were approached two separate times by two unidentified males. The two female students felt uncomfortable about the situations and wanted it to be reported. One of the two male subjects was identified and talked to about approaching women and randomly asking for information.

On Sept 22 at 9:17 A.M. a female resident student thought a vehicle had followed her. The vehicle followed her out of R-Lot, over to University Village East where she dropped a friend off, out of University Village East and into the roundabout at South Entrance. She went North as the vehicle continued towards Davis Rd.

On Sept. 19 at 9:30 P.M. officers were dispatched to Living Center South for a possible assault
in progress. The suspect had left prior to the police arrival. Statements were taken from the victim and witnesses. The incident was referred to the prosecutor’s office for review.


On Sept. 23 at 3:10 P.M. a SVSU employee reported that there are 13 missing tables from the first- floor classrooms in Gilbertson Hall South. The incident is still under investigation.

Suspicious Person

Update: On Sept 21. The university police were notified of two different suspicious situations occurring in University Village. The first report was of a subject seen standing outside of a window taking pictures of a female resident. While this incident is still be investigated, a second report was issued. The same suspicious subject entered an apartment in University Village. He was acting strange and escorted out from the gathering. The subject was identified and questioned about his involvement.

On Sept. 22 at 2:11 P.M. officers took report for a suspicious person who was inside the Pride Center. The complainant stated that a female who was approximately 30 years old came into the Pride Center around 11:30 A.M. The female left a couple notes that made no sense and left the room. It is unknown who the person was.

On Sept. 23 at 11:30 P.M. a resident student reported that they observed a subject in all black, walking across the footbridge by Living Center South. The subject walked into the crosswalk before noticing the complainant and walked away quickly. The complainant then heard a male yell the phrase, “who are you and what are you doing?” The complainant lost sight of the subject and walked to her vehicle. Officers searched the area around parking lot K and parking lot R where nothing was found.


On Sept. 22 at 2:20 P.M. officers spoke with a resident student who stated that he was getting text messages from an unknown phone number. The text messages were demanding money. The number was determined to be a Google phone number that is used for a scam.

Note: The SVSU Police Department would like to thank the SVSU community for coming forward with all the suspicious incident reports. We continue to encourage all students if they are being followed to call 911 and request a police officer. If you are being followed in a vehicle, call 911 and drive to the SVSU Police Department. Together we can make SVSU a safer campus for all.


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