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June 22, 2017

Police beat: Sept. 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Police beat: Sept. 14, 2015

Topic: Police Beat

Aggravated assault at Shapiro Library

University police have been investigating an aggravated assault on Aug. 3 at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. A visitor was accosted in the first-floor computer area by an unknown male. The suspect began yelling at the subject, threw a stapler at the victim and then punched and kicked him several times before leaving the building. The victim sought medical assistance.

March crime alert for sexual assault canceled

A suspect was arraigned Aug. 21 in connection with a sexual assault reported March 29 at the North Campus Recreation Building. Crime Alert #3 was canceled. The 28-year-old Ann Arbor man was charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct (4th degree) for reportedly fondling another man in the sauna. At his arraignment, he was released on personal recognizance bond and directed to stay off U-M campus.

John Seto named new director of Housing Security

Two weeks ago, John Seto returned to the University of Michigan. After a 25-year career in law enforcement, Seto was named the new director of Housing Security and Safety Services in the Division of Public Safety and Security.

“John brings a wealth of experience in law enforcement, public safety and emergency management,” said Eddie Washington Jr., DPSS executive director.  

Seto joins DPSS after retiring in July as the chief of police for the city of Ann Arbor where he led the police department for three years. He rose through the Ann Arbor PD ranks as a patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, detective lieutenant, patrol shift commander, deputy chief of operations and finally chief of police.

Prior to working in the Ann Arbor PD, Seto began his career in public safety as a Housing Security officer at the University of Michigan.  

“Throughout John’s years of service, he built a strong record of leadership, community engagement and collaboration,” said Washington. “He has continued to be a strong supporter of the university community and has partnered in many student safety initiatives over the years.”

Seto earned both a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.