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Suspect arrested in home invasions

The primary suspect in several home invasions of residence hall rooms in late October and early November remains in jail following his arrest Nov. 14 by officers with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Rick Ramon, 33, of Kalamazoo was arraigned on charges of first-degree home invasion in connection with a Nov. 6 incident at Alice Lloyd and second-degree home invasion for a Nov. 5 incident at West Quadrangle. He also faces charges of being a parole absconder. Police suspect Ramon is the primary suspect in as many as 11 other thefts from residence hall rooms. The DPS Crime Alert 19 (Nov. 6) was canceled.

Car stolen from Fuller Lot

A staff person told police Nov. 21 that her car was missing from Lot NC78 (Fuller Lot) when she returned at the end of her workday. She said she had parked her 1998 Chrysler Concorde in the lot that morning and locked the doors. When she returned shortly after 5 p.m., it was gone. Police entered the details of the car into the law enforcement information network to alert other police agencies of its disappearance.

Threats in parking structure lead to arrest

A 42-year-old Battle Creek man was arraigned on four charges after reportedly threatening two other hospital visitors Nov. 4 in the Taubman parking structure. Darryl Coger was charged with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of ethnic intimidation. His bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000. Coger is accused of threatening violence and using a racial epithet while brandishing a box-cutter blade after he and the victims argued about blocking a driving lane with a vehicle. No one was physically injured in the incident and Coger was arrested after he was found with family members awaiting a doctor’s appointment at C.S. Children’s Hospital.

Visitor grabbed at football game

A 31-year-old Ypsilanti woman told police Nov. 15 that she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man as she was walking inside Michigan Stadium during a football game. The woman said she was following her husband and other friends as they walked along the concourse when she was grabbed. When she looked around, only one person was near her who later was identified as a 41-year-old man from Canton. Police subsequently arrested the man for fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was released pending authorization from the Washtenaw County prosecutor.

Patient’s husband accused of assault

A University Hospital patient told police Nov. 13 that her husband had yelled at her, threatened her and removed her oxygen facemask while visiting her in her hospital bed. The husband then was escorted out of the building by a hospital security officer and the patient was provided with additional support services. The results of the investigation have been submitted to the county prosecutor’s office for review.

Argument over parking space leads to arrest

A University staff person told police Nov. 20 that his vehicle twice had been struck by an unknown man’s vehicle after the two disagreed over a parking space at a lot near the North Campus Recreation Building. Robert Sain, 66, of Ann Arbor was arraigned Nov. 21 on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery as well as miscellaneous destruction of property. He was released on personal bond.

Service vehicle moved during celebration

A large group of people was observed by an Ann Arbor Police officer riding on a small red service vehicle Nov. 5 near the Law Quad loading dock. The nearby area had been filled with people celebrating the presidential election. When the police officer approached the group, they all fled. The cable and lock that had been used to secure the vehicle to the dock were found on the vehicle, which was pushed back to its parking space.

Officers break up fight

Department of Public Safety officers on patrol found four men fighting 2:30 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 700 block of Church Street. The men were directed to stop fighting. Three complied and were identified as U-M students, while a fourth person fled. Two of the students told police they had been walking home when the other two unknown males suddenly started punching them. One of the students was struck in the head by an abandoned chair and was taken to U-M Hospital for treatment. The investigation continues.

Break-in reported at Medical School

Custodians discovered evidence of a break-in at a Medical School office when they began the day’s cleaning at 4 a.m. Nov. 24. Nothing was reported stolen. Staff at the office of Global Reach on East Huron found an outside window pushed off its track and several pieces of furniture and property disturbed. Computers and other pieces of equipment, however, remained in place. The DPS investigation continues.


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