The University Record, February 20, 1996


By Rebecca A. Doyle

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 Stalking charge leads to book recovery

A man affiliated with the University faces charges in 14th District Court of aggravated stalking, and in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court of receiving and concealing stolen goods over $100, says Department of Pub lic Safety (DPS) Captain James Smiley.

An Eastern Michigan University (EMU) female student had complained to DPS officials at EMU that she was being stalked and harassed by repeated phone calls. EMU officers were able to determine that a phone call to the woman was made from the 3rd f loor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, where U-M officers found the alleged stalker and arrested him.

After obtaining a warrant to search his home, DPS officers from both universities uncovered a cache of books, some of them extremely rare, worth more than $100,000 that allegedly were stolen from the library.

Aggravated stalking is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Weapon discharged in residence hall

A man not affiliated with the University was arrested on counts of felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon and reckless use of a firearm. The Oakland University student was arrested on Jan. 15 at his home in Oakland County after allegedly firi ng shots in Mary Markley Residence Hall. The man apparently had an argument with a Markley resident on Jan. 14, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot, then ran.

He was arrested the following day and the gun confiscated. No one was injured in the incident.

Felonious assault is punishable by up to four years in prison, carrying a concealed weapon is a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, and reckless use of a firearm is a misdemeanor offense that carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail . An arraignment in circuit court has been set for March 6.

Thefts from autos up

Smiley says there has been an increase of larcenies from automobiles in the past month, and three suspects have been identified. The prosecutor is reviewing the case that alleges three local youths, who are not affiliated with the University, have be en breaking into cars and stealing radar detectors and car stereos. Smiley cautions motorists to park in well-lit areas and make sure valuables are not in plain sight through the windows of your vehicle.

University vehicle used in robbery

A University vehicle being driven by a man affiliated with the University was described by witnesses for officers in Macomb County after the man took approximately $30 from the cash register in a convenience store there and drove away. New Baltimore police arrested the man on a charge of unarmed robbery and the vehicle has been returned to the University.

The man was released on a $25,000 bond and the case is pending.


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