Police beat: March 17, 2014


Student charged in fire

A resident was charged with misdemeanor arson in connection with a Feb. 22 incident in Stockwell Hall. The fire alarm in the resident’s room had activated around 4 a.m. When officers entered the room, burned cardboard and papers were found outside the open room window in the snow. No active fire was occurring so the building was not evacuated. No damage was found in the room.

Rental car reported stolen, recovered

Staff from ZipCar, a rental car company, reported a vehicle had been stolen from a North Campus parking lot Feb. 15. Through the investigation, officers located the vehicle in Ypsilanti. The criminal case was closed when it was determined that the return of the car was a civil dispute matter between two subjects.

U-M Emergency Alert campus test scheduled March 21

A campuswide test of the U-M Emergency Alert system is scheduled for Friday about noon on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. The system is intended to be used by the university to notify students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency. When activated, the system will send emails to all campus community members, including Hospitals and Health Centers’ employees, as well as text and voice messages to devices that have been registered through Wolverine Access. Additionally, the message will display on the U-M website and digital signage in some buildings.  

The system test also serves as a timely reminder to review a variety of emergency procedures. Severe weather season in Michigan is approaching, so be sure you know where to shelter in case of a tornado warning, for instance. For more information about campus emergency procedures and resources or to register to receive text or voice messages from the U-M Emergency Alert system, visit www.dpss.umich.edu/emergency-management/.

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