Police beat: Sept. 22, 2014


Crime alert issued for sexual assault on Diag

A college-age male reportedly grabbed a woman around 8:45 p.m. Sept. 12 as she was walking near the Hatcher Graduate Library toward Haven Hall. The man reportedly had approached the woman and began talking with her before touching her twice.

After the woman reported the incident to university police around 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13, the Division of Public Safety and Security issued a crime alert for a sexual assault, 4th degree, with the suspect description. Police investigators are following up on several tips that were received after the alert was issued. For more details, visit www.dpss.umich.edu/news/?id=362.

Report of a man with a gun Sept. 10 quickly resolved

U-M police and security officers responded around 8:45 a.m. Sept. 10 to the Chemistry Building after receiving a report that two men wearing flak jackets and carrying equipment, including an assault rifle, had entered the building. Within minutes of issuing a UM Emergency Alert to the campus community, officers were able to confirm that no actual weapon had been carried into the building, and an “all clear” was issued.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register phone numbers to receive voice and text messages when the UM Emergency Alert system is activated, in addition to receiving email messages. Register device numbers via Wolverine Access.

Community members also are encouraged to review emergency procedures in advance of an incident from emergency procedures posters in many classrooms, emergency procedures flipcharts in research labs, or on the DPSS emergency preparedness website at www.dpss.umich.edu/emergency-management.       

Three fires with outdoor kiosks, no injuries

Three early morning fires of papers posted to outdoor ventilation kiosks were reported to university police in August. The incidents resulted in no other damage than the posted fliers. Police observed two fires around 2 a.m. Aug. 9 near the CC Little Building and a witness reported an incident at 2:39 a.m. Aug. 29 near Angell Hall. The fires burned themselves out before an extinguisher was activated. There are no suspects in the incidents.

Sexual assault reported at University Hospital

A University Hospital patient inappropriately touched a staff member twice while she attempted to provide the patient with medical treatment Aug. 18, it was reported to the university police. The patient also is alleged to have intentionally exposed himself to another staff member Aug. 21. The investigation into these incidents by university police has been submitted to the county prosecutor’s office for review of possible arrest charges.

Vehicle recovered after theft from parking structure

A 2014 Chrysler 200 automobile reportedly was stolen from the M22 parking structure on East Hospital Drive Aug. 2. The vehicle was found Aug. 8 in Ypsilanti with broken windows. A suspect, who is not affiliated with the university, has been identified and the investigation has been submitted to the county prosecutor’s office for review of possible arrest charges.

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