Police beat: June 23, 2014


Three-year-old assault reported in April

A patient reported to a university doctor on April 29 that she had been sexually assaulted in early February 2011 when she was a juvenile patient at the then-Mott Children’s Hospital. The suspect, who was the patient’s roommate at the time, has not been identified. The case has been closed as the complainant does not wish to pursue the investigation.

Suspect identified in CCRB assault

A 19-year-old subject has been identified as the suspect in a May 1 aggravated assault at the Central Campus Recreation Building. The suspect reportedly punched another subject in the head during a dispute. The victim was taken to University Hospital Emergency Department for treatment of head injuries. The investigation has been submitted for authorization of charges by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Charge authorized in staff assault

An arrest warrant has been authorized against a staff member in connection with inappropriate grabbing of a co-worker on April 24 at Mott Children’s Hospital. The suspect had been arrested the same day as the alleged incident. A charge of criminal sexual conduct-fourth degree was authorized June 18.

Two visitors arrested in robbery at Arboretum

Two 17-year-old visitors have been arraigned in connection with the robbery of another visitor April 23 in Nichols Arboretum. The suspects each were charged with unarmed robbery after allegedly taking cash from the victim. One suspect had been arrested at the scene, while the other was located nearby. One of the suspects also was charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

Subject pleads guilty to assault charges

A 25-year-old visitor pleaded guilty June 12 during her preliminary examination in connection with a May 31 incident at University Hospital when she threatened an acquaintance with a large knife during a dispute. The suspect pleaded guilty to assault and battery as well as carrying a concealed weapon violation. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Moped stolen from East University

A student reported May 1 that his moped had been stolen from a bike rack outside the School of Education sometime between 9 a.m. April 21 and 10 a.m. April 22.  The moped reportedly had not been locked. There are no suspects in the case.  

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Michigan

Michigan residents are encouraged to review family safety plans and discuss with their children the dangers of lightning during National Lightning Safety Awareness week (June 22-June 28).  Though there were no reported deaths or injuries in the state in 2012 and 2013 due to lightning, according to the National Weather Service, documented lightning-related injuries in the country average about 300 a year.

The NWS states that lightning deaths can be prevented if people are aware of the dangers and seek shelter in a building or a car, or “when thunder roars, go indoors.”  For more information, visit www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/.

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