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Attempted Diag robbery investigation continues

Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers continue to investigate an attempted unarmed robbery on the Diag Dec. 3 near the Kraus Natural Science Building. A female student reported to DPS that as she was walking across the Diag just before 4 p.m., an unknown male began walking with her and placed his arm around her shoulders. She said the suspect demanded all of her money. When she did not comply, she said the suspect tightened his hand around the back of her neck and demanded money again. She told him she would scream and he fled the area.

The suspect is described by witnesses as a white male, 25-30 years of age, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 150-160 pounds, with a thin build and dirty, reddish-blonde, medium length hair. He reportedly did not have facial hair and wasn’t wearing eyeglasses, but had crooked front teeth. He was last seen wearing a tan or white knit hat and a light-colored waist-length coat. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call DPS at (734) 763-1131.

Three burglaries result in assaults

Three residence hall room burglaries were reported to DPS in December, though the incidents resulted in physical assaults rather than thefts of possessions. No one sought medical treatment for any injuries from the assaults.

A 21-year-old Ann Arbor man pushed his way into an East Quad room Dec. 4 and began shoving and assaulting the occupants. Witnesses reported that the suspect had been walking along the East University sidewalk when he took offense to something yelled at him out the window by one of the room occupants. The man was arrested at the scene for home invasion, and assault and battery, and released pending authorization of arrest charges by the county prosecutor.

A West Quad resident reported to DPS Dec. 13 that his ex-girlfriend had scratched and kicked him after a brief discussion. The suspect also reportedly struck the resident’s visitor. A 19-year-old Holland female was arrested at her residence hall room. She will be arraigned on charges of domestic assault as well as assault and battery.

A 19-year-old Bloomfield Hills man has been charged with burglary and simple assault in connection with a
Dec. 16 incident. An Oxford Housing resident reported that the suspect pushed his way into the room and slammed the resident against a wall over a personal disagreement.

Annual snowball fight results in injuries

A freshman student reported Dec. 9 that he had been body-slammed onto the ground by an unknown male during the annual snowball fight between West and South Quads. The victim was taken to the University Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of internal injuries.

Patient scuffles with officers

A 33-year-old Canton man scuffled with University Hospital staff and hospital security officers Dec. 18. During the incident, the patient struck an officer with an intravenous pole. He eventually was restrained.

Grounds vehicle recovered off-campus

A Grounds Department utility vehicle was recovered by an Ann Arbor Parking Enforcement officer on Arch Street Dec. 2. It last had been seen in the Thompson Street surface parking lot the previous day. No damage to the recovered vehicle was reported.

Kiosk fire burns fliers

DPS officers stomped out flames on burning fliers at a kiosk near the Dental School Dec. 30. The officers were responding to a call that two young men had been observed lighting fire to the kiosk fliers. No one was injured in the incident.

DPS joins other officers in holiday enforcement

DPS officers joined with law enforcement officials across the nation in targeted traffic enforcement efforts during the recent holiday season. During the “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.” national campaign Dec. 19-Jan. 1, DPS officers made 99 traffic stops on campus and area streets. In addition to arrests for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license, the officers issued citations for speeding, child restraint violations, minor in possession of alcohol and miscellaneous misdemeanors.


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