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Sexual assault reported in Baits

A student reported to the Department of Public Safety on Dec. 5 that an acquaintance had sexually assaulted her in her Baits residence hall room earlier that morning. The man had been visiting her around 11 a.m. Later that evening, police identified the man and interviewed him. The investigation will be submitted to the county prosecutor for review of possible arrest charges.

Man arrested in EQ sexual assault, other crimes

A campus visitor was arraigned Nov.14 on nine charges, including a sexual assault that reportedly occurred Oct. 30 in East Quad. Other charges included receiving and concealing stolen property, capturing an image of an unclothed person, assaulting a police officer, indecent exposure and assault. The 24-year-old Canton man remains in jail and is scheduled for a competency hearing in January.

The sexual assault in East Quad was reported to DPS on Nov. 2. A student stated that three days earlier, she had been followed in the hallway by an unknown man who then grabbed her buttocks before leaving down a nearby stairwell.

Five vehicles stolen from in recent weeks

Three older-model Honda Accord cars and two other vehicles have been reported stolen from campus lots since Nov. 18. The Hondas were taken from the Wolverine Tower parking lot — two on Nov. 21 and the third on Dec. 5. The first two were recovered two days later in Detroit with some interior damage.

The other two vehicles were taken from Central Campus. A Mazda Protege reportedly was taken Nov. 18 from the Forest Street parking structure but later was located in the Maynard Street parking structure. Another Mazda Protege reportedly was stolen from the Thompson Street structure sometime between 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and noon Nov. 20. It has not yet been recovered.

Police do not have any suspects yet for any of these five thefts. Drivers are encouraged to utilize vehicle anti-theft locking devices, such as The Club.

Residents report theft of cash, football tickets

Two residents of Markley Hall reported that cash and several football tickets were stolen from their room between 12:50 and 1:15pm. Nov. 22. Other valuable items in the room were undisturbed. The room door did not show signs of forced entry, however it may not have been shut securely. There are no suspects.

Outdoor toilet found damaged

An outdoor toilet at an athletic field near the North Campus Research Complex was found damaged Nov. 2. Evidence indicated that grass had been ignited to burn the structure. The fire apparently had extinguished itself before the entire structure was consumed. No suspects have been identified.

Equipment stolen from storage trailers

Three storage trailers behind the Varsity Tennis Building were broken into Nov. 23. Padlocks and chains were cut. Miscellaneous tools, two air compressors and a power washer were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Break-in attempted at a storage shed

An unknown person attempted to break into a storage shed at the Randall Laboratory loading dock Nov. 4 by removing screws from the hinges. The person did not succeed in entering the shed; nothing was reported missing.


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