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1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

  • EMU Police Emergency: 734.487.1222 or 911
  • Non Emergency Police Dispatch: 734.487.1222

Timely Warning & Community Safety Advisories

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******UPDATE: 9/12/2017*********

The investigation of this incident has resulted in the identification of the suspects involved in this crime. The suspects have all been identified as non-EMU students. All of the suspects are juveniles. The Washtenaw County Prosecutor has been involved in the investigation with the EMU Police Department. Further updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

Timely Warning 17-01 – September 10, 2017

Reported Crime:  Shots Fired

Location: Outside Sellers Hall near East Circle Drive

On September 10, 2017 at approximately 1:30 a.m. the Eastern Michigan University Police Department responded to the area of Sellers Hall for a report of a fight that had broken out and a suspect shot from a handgun into the air. Everyone fled from the scene of the fight, with no injuries reported at this time.

The suspect who fired the shots into the air is described as a dark skinned African American male with longer, Afro-style hair and under the age of 18. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt and grey sweatpants.

 Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Eastern Michigan University Police Department at 734-487-1222.

 The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
  • Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  
  • Program the number for EMU Police(734-487-1222) into your cell phone.
  • Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

 http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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suspects

******UPDATE: 8/2/2017********

The Ypsilanti Police Department is seeking help identifying two suspects. Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

Suspect Information:
2 B/M’s; both approx. 20 yrs old.
Suspect 1) 5’9”-6’0”, Medium build, Greenish hoody, light colored jeans, blk/white shoes
Suspect 2) 5’7”- 5’9”, Thin build, Grey sweatshirt, tan cargo shorts, suspect1 blk/white shoes

suspect1

suspect2

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 17-02 – July 30, 2017

Reported Crime:  Robbery – Off Campus

Location: 500 block of W. Cross St., City of Ypsilanti on July 30, 2017, at approximately  8 p.m. , the Ypsilanti Police Department advised they were investigating a robbery that occurred in the area of Cross Street and Ballard Street.  The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

The suspect is described as an African American male 18-22 years of age, average height and build.  The suspect was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and tan shorts.  The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
  • Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  
  • Program the number for EMU Police(734-487-1222) into your cell phone.
  • Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

 http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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*****UPDATE: Mr. Montgomery is in custody*****

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 17-01 – June 22, 2017

Reported Crime: Homicide – Off Campus

Location: 300 block of W. Cross St., City of Ypsilanti

On June 20, 2017, the Ypsilanti Police Department was advised of a possible homicide suspect that may be residing within city limits as a result of a Detroit Police investigation into the death of a 29-year old woman. The victim was found on June 18, 2017 in a vehicle that was driven by her boyfriend, Demetrius Montgomery. 

 On June 21, 2017, Ypsilanti Police discovered the potential crime scene in the couple’s Ypsilanti apartment in the 300 block of W. Cross St.

 Mr. Montgomery is wanted for questioning in his girlfriend’s death.

 Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

 The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
  • Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  
  • Program the number for EMU Police(734-487-1222) into your cell phone.
  • Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

 http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-07 – Aug 7, 2016

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery – City of Ypsilanti-Off Campus

Location: 800 Block of Green Road, City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 800 block of Green Road, at 8:37 p.m., August 7, 2016. A delivery driver told police he was robbed by two suspects with a gun for his cash. The victim said he had been conducting his delivery when he was approached by the suspects, who produced the weapon and demanded money. The suspects fled the area on foot, running eastbound through the apartment complex. The driver was not reported to be an EMU student. There were no injuries reported.

Suspect 1 is described as an African American male, (approximately) 19 years old, wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and a red bandana. He was armed with a handgun of some type.

Suspect 2 is described as an African American male, heavy set, (approximately) 19 years old, wearing a black t-shirt and a grey bandana.

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

 • Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips.

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Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-06 – July 14, 2016
Reported Crime: Armed Robbery – City of Ypsilanti-Off Campus

Location: 200 Block of Washtenaw Avenue, City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the alleyway off Ballard Street and Washtenaw Avenue at 1:46 a.m., July 14, 2016. A male EMU student told police he was robbed by a suspect at knife point for his cash. The victim said he had been walking with the suspect, and when they walked into the alleyway, the suspect robbed him. The suspect fled the area on foot, running westbound on Emmet Street, according to the victim, who was uninjured.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6 foot, 2 inches, of medium build, 34-40 years of age, medium complexion, with facial hair, wearing a blue striped shirt, dark blue hat, and dark colored shorts. He was armed with a folding knife.

The suspect was accompanied by an African American female, 40-50 years of age, thin build, wearing a Michigan baseball hat, black hoodie, and a white tank top.

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

 The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Off Campus-Community Safety Advisory 16-05 - July 7, 2016

Reported Crime: Felonious Assault- Gun, City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of a felonious assault that took place in the 300 block of West Michigan Ave (south of the EMU campus) at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

The victim, a non-EMU student, reported that he was walking through the former Key Bank parking lot, south of the Eastern Michigan University College of Business, when an unknown male pulled up next to him in the parking lot and produced a handgun. The suspect exited a blue Chevy Malibu, a struggle ensued, causing the weapon to discharge. Officers canvassed the area and were unable to locate the suspect, who left the area. The victim reported he was not injured during the altercation.

The suspect is described as:

Black male 17-20 years old, 5’-6, with short braided hair. Last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and white shorts.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.  Information can also be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-04 – April 19, 2016
Reported Crime: Armed Robbery – City of Ypsilanti- Off Campus

Location: Ballard Street City Parking Lot, 300 Block of Ballard Street, City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Ballard Street City Parking Lot at 11:22 p.m., April 18, 2016. A 23 year-old male, non-EMU student told police he was robbed by two suspects at gun- and knife-point for his cell phone, cash, and personal items during a drug transaction. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect No. 1: African American male, 5 foot, 7 inches, stocky build, 25-30 years of age, armed with a gold knife, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

Suspect No. 2: African American male, 6 foot, 1 inch, chin-strap style beard, armed with a black semi-auto handgun, wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat.

Suspect Vehicle: A white or silver colored Dodge Avenger (or similar size vehicle), unknown plate or further description.

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-03 - April 12, 2016
Reported Crimes: Armed Robbery City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: In the area of the Washington Street Parking Lot, City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report an armed robbery at 1:52 p.m., April 12, 2016, in the area of the Washington Street Parking Lot.  A 17-year-old male, non-EMU student was robbed by two suspects at gunpoint for his cell phone.  The suspect with the gun was known to the victim. The victim said he did not know the other suspect.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect No. 1: African American male juvenile, armed with a handgun, all black clothing, riding a bike.

 Suspect No. 2: African American male juvenile, all black clothing, riding a red bike.

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

 The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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******* UPDATE TO COMMUNITY SAFETY NOTICE 16-02 **********

March 9, 2016

The Ypsilanti Police Department has provided an update to the shots fired case reported March 5, 2016.  YPD is reporting that the investigation has determined the shot fired was not an intentional act of assault, but a reckless discharge of the firearm.  YPD has identified the person who fired the shot and has recovered the weapon involved in the incident.  The case remains under investigation and the Washtenaw County Prosecutors office will be reviewing the case for charges, if appropriate.

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-02 - March 5, 2016
Reported Crimes: Shots Fired City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: 900 block of Railroad St., East of LeForge Rd. and North of Huron River Dr., City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report a single shot fired in the 900 block of Railroad St. at 12:55 a.m., March 5, 2016. An unknown suspect fired into the bedroom of a residence. EMU students were present, but not injured.

 Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

 The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 16-01 - March 4, 2016
Reported Crimes: Felonious Assault – Ypsilanti Township

                                Shots Fired City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location 1: 1300 block of Concord Dr. – East of LeForge Rd. and South of Clark Rd., Ypsilanti Township

Location 2: 800 block of Green Rd. – West of LeForge Rd. and South of Clark Rd., City of Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputies responded to a felonious assault in the 1300 block of Concord Dr. at 12:25 a.m., March 4, 2016. An unknown suspect fired into the front of a residence. A female, non-EMU student, was struck in the arm and sustained a non-life threatening injury. 

The City of Ypsilanti Police Department responded to the 800 block of Green Rd. for a report of shots fired at 12:58 a.m., March 4, 2016. Officers arrived to investigate and did not find any victims or damage. 

Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office 734-973-7711 or the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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