Police Briefs

Suspicious Situation

On Feb. 24 at 9:10 a.m., officers spoke with the SVSU Athletic Director about a couple of anonymous phone calls and an email directed at the athletics department. After investigation, it was determined none of the messages are criminal in nature.

On March 2 at 9:11 p.m, officers investigated a 24-year-old female student wanting to report a professor choking her during a self-defense class. Upon investigation, it was determined the victim did not want to pursue charges. It was also determined the professor was demonstrating a technique to the student because they were having trouble learning the technique.

Hit and Run

On Feb. 24 at 6:58 p.m., officers responded to parking lot E to take a non-traffic hit & run report. Officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle and completed a crash report. The suspect’s vehicle was not located.


On March 3 at 11:44 a.m., officers investigated a check fraud case. The fraud involves checks from “Saginaw Valley State University” made out to various non-students. The University has protections in place to avoid potential check fraud and was out no money. This case is still under investigation.


On March 8 and March 9, officers investigated the smell of marijuana in the same room in Living Center South. Police spoke with the residents and conducted a consent search. A small amount of marijuana was discovered in both incidents. A 19-year-old student was issued a citation for possession of marijuana for each incident.

Fire Alarm

On March 11 at 3:12 p.m., officers responded to Merry Jo Brandimore for a fire alarm. The alarm was caused due to a mechanical issue.

On March 11 at 7:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to Living Center South to reference a fire that caused property damage. There were no injuries from the fire. The damage was documented, and maintenance was notified.

On March 12 at 8:26 a.m., officers responded to Wickes Hall for a fire alarm. The alarm was caused due to a mechanical issue.


On March 4 at 8:45 a.m., officers investigated a harassment complaint. An SVSU employee stated they were being harassed by an individual who has no affiliation with SVSU. The individual trespassed on SVSU property and police advised the individual to have no contact with the employee.

On March 16 at 12:30 a.m., officers investigated a harassment report made by a 21-year-old male student. The student received a friend request on Instagram from someone he didn’t know. They began to talk on Instagram and Facebook video. After the video chat, the student was told to wire money to the person’s “Zelle” account, or they would post the video online. This case was determined to be a scam.

On March 16 at 3:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to speak with a 22-year-old female resident about a suspicious note left on her vehicle. The student wanted a police report to document the suspicious note because of previous online stalking. There was no damage to the vehicle and this incident was documented.

Audrey Bergey

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