Police Beat


By Diane Brown
Facilities and Operations

Two stolen vehicles recovered in Detroit

A 1998 Dodge Stratus and a 2001 Jeep were stolen Oct. 18 and 20, respectively, from Lot NC-53, 2600 Hayward, on North Campus. Both vehicles were later recovered by Detroit Police officers in Detroit. Meanwhile, U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers recovered a vehicle on North Campus that had been reported stolen from Detroit. No suspects have been identified.

Two small fires reported

A bulletin board was set on fire Oct. 9 in Anderson House at East Quadrangle, necessitating a brief evacuation of the residence hall. Damage was estimated at $100, and no suspects have been identified.

On Oct. 29, two books were burned at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library in the north stacks on the first floor. The Ann Arbor Fire Department and DPS officers reported to the scene, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Patient accused of forcible fondling

A male patient in the psychiatric unit at University Hospital was arrested Oct. 16 for fondling another patient. He was charged with 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.

Wallets taken in residence hall burglaries

Unattended wallets were the prime target of thieves around campus in October, including thefts Oct. 11 in Mary Markley Hall, Oct. 12 in Mosher-Jordan Hall (containing $41) and Oct. 13 in East Quadrangle (with $43).

Additionally, a laptop computer and a camera were taken from a residence on Glen Court. The dietitian’s office at East Quadrangle was broken into Oct. 13 and $300 was stolen. The incident also resulted in $1,400 in property damage.

Suspect poses as student in residence hall

A 17 year-old Ann Arbor male posed as a student to obtain living quarters in West Quadrangle in early November. He had succeeded in fraudulently obtaining an Mcard, as well as a room. His unlawful acts were discovered when a nearby resident reported the theft of clothing and other personal items valued at $875. The suspect has been charged with home invasion, theft and fraudulently obtaining a financial transaction device. He is awaiting a pre-trial hearing, set for Jan. 9, 2001, in 22nd Circuit Court.

Suspects apprehended in fraternity larceny

DPS officers apprehended two suspects after they were caught in the act of stealing property from a fraternity house on State St. Nov. 19. People at the fraternity were attempting to detain the suspects when DPS officers arrived on the scene. One suspect was apprehended inside the house, while the other suspect was captured in front of the Michigan Union. Since the incident occurred off campus, both suspects were turned over to the Ann Arbor Police Department for prosecution.


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