Police Beat


The University Record, May 21, 1996


By Rebecca A. Doyle

Note: This is a semi-regular feature in The Record. See the end of this article for more information.

17-year-old fugitive arrested
A 17-year-old youth not affiliated with the University was stopped by Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers on April 11 for a routine traffic violation and found to be wanted by the Ypsilanti Police on felony charges of robbery. He was turned over to Ypsilanti Police.

Officers arrest stalker
A man not affiliated with the University was arrested for aggravated stalking after an incident at the Law School Library. He was reportedly harassing a woman, also not affiliated with the University, at the library. DPS police found that a personal protection order was on file against him and took him into custody. The case was dismissed when the woman failed to appear in court at his hearing. Aggravated assault is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Stolen motorcycles recovered
A 22-year-old man affiliated with the University was charged with operating a chop shop and receiving and concealing stolen property valued over $100. Officers found two complete motorcycles and the frame for a third at Lay Automotive Laboratory on North Campus. A computer check of the vehicle identification numbers revealed that the vehicles had been reported stolen. DPS notified the owner, a resident of North Carolina, and he has identified the motorcycles. The defendant has been bound over to circuit court and a June 28 pre-trial hearing has been scheduled.

DPS police assist
Monroe County officers
A man who is not affiliated with the University was picked up by University police and turned over to Monroe County authorities, where a felony warrant had been issued for uttering and publishing. The man had been trying to visit his father, a patient at University Hospital, when his brother called DPS and reported that the man was going to harm his father. During a computer check, officers found the outstanding warrant issued by Monroe County.

Graffiti still troubles DPS, county authorities
DPS Capt. James Smiley reports that graffiti used by gangs to mark territory is still a countywide problem. DPS, the Ann Arbor Police Department and Michigan State Police officials urge anyone who recognizes graffiti symbols as those marking gang territory to call law enforcement officers and report it. To report graffiti on University property, call DPS at 763-1131 or the Confidential Assistance Network (CAN) tipline, 1-800-863-1350.

DPS, FBI looking for suspect in bank robbery
DPS officers are interviewing witnesses of an April 29 bank robbery at Wolverine Tower. The Comerica Bank was entered at approximately 4 p.m. by a lone male carrying a gun. He is described as in his late 20s and wearing a leather jacket. He demanded money at gunpoint and fled on foot down Eisenhower Parkway toward Industrial. DPS is working with the Ann Arbor Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to interview witnesses. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call the DPS Detective Bureau at 764-8559.


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