Police Beat


The University Record, April 22, 1997


By Rebecca A. Doyle

Part-time employee charged with falsifying timesheets
A former part-time employee and student was arrested March 21 and charged with larceny over $100 and obtaining money under false pretenses. He was accused of altering his time sheet. At a preliminary hearing held April 2, he pled guilty to a charge of larceny over $100, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The altered timesheets reportedly charged the University for $1,666.35 more than the actual time worked.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers worked with the Office of University Audits to ascertain the amount in question.

The 20-year-old is now awaiting sentencing and has been assigned to the Probation Department in circuit court.

Female pleads guilty to filing false report
A 43-year-old female employee of the University pled guilty at an April 9 preliminary trial to filing a false police report. Sentencing is set for May 20 in the case in which DPS officers say she reported that she was raped and that her car was stolen. Filing a false police report involving a felony is itself a felony, but charges were reduced to filing a false report, misdemeanor.

Man arrested for stalking
A 35-year-old male student is in prison awaiting trial on charges of aggravated stalking. He was arrested April 3 after DPS officers received complaints that he was repeatedly following and threatening a female student over a six-month period. DPS officers escorted the female student between classes and a campus residence hall.

Following his arrest, the man was held without bond, but bond was later set. The man has been ordered by the court to have no contact with the female student.

Man treated for gunshot wound, arrested for carrying weapon
A 24-year-old man not affiliated with the University arrived March 14 at the U-M Hospitals Emergency Room, where he was treated for a gunshot wound. By law, gunshot wounds must be reported to the authorities, and emergency room personnel called DPS officers. On arrival at the hospital, officers checked the wounded man’s car and found a semi-automatic pistol. Further search revealed a bullet lodged in the car. The man confessed to the use and discharge of a firearm in a vehicle and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was released on personal bond and no court date has yet been set because of his injuries.

Hash Bash attendance, arrests down
DPS Capt. James Smiley reports that 62 arrests were made by DPS officers during the April 5 annual Hash Bash on the Diag. Officers from the Ann Arbor Police Department, Michigan State Police and DPS worked together to patrol the area. Most of the arrests for controlled substance act violations were for possession of marijuana, 10 were made for possession of open intoxicants and 11 citations were issued for sales and solicitation. Of those arrested, Smiley says, none were affiliated with the University. Three were juveniles and nine were residents of Indiana, Ohio or Pennsylvania. Smiley says officers estimated the crowd to be approximately 2,000 people.


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