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2011 Archive

EMU Safety Notice 11-12, December 14, 2011

Reported Crime:  Unarmed Robbery – Main Campus.

A male EMU student reported that he was walking alone near the south side of Pease Auditorium at approximately 4:40 a.m. Wednesday morning when he was struck from behind and knocked to the ground by three males.  The males took his laptop bag containing his laptop computer and fled on foot.  The suspects fled east on Cross Street. The victim reported minor injuries.

The victim described the suspects as being males with athletic builds, in their late teens to early 20s.  One suspect had on a gray sweatshirt and green sweat pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the EMU 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.  Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts.  487-3387

• Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.

• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

• 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/policesafetytips.htm


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-11, November 9, 2011

Reported Crime - Window Peeping (Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of a window peeper that occurred off campus, in the 1000 block of Huron River Drive.  The incident occurred on November 6, 2011, at approximately 11:00 p.m. and again on November 7, 2011, at approximately 1:45 a.m.  The suspect was described by the victims as being a black male, wearing a puffy black vest, and dark pants.   Officers were unable to locate the suspect when they searched the area.

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


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-10, November 9, 2011

Reported Crime - Unarmed Robbery (off campus)

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an unarmed robbery that occurred off campus on November 5, 2011, at approximately 9:20 p.m. in the 400 block of W. Cross Street.  The victims, both EMU students, reported being robbed after trying to make arrangements to purchase illegal drugs.  The suspect implied that he had a weapon, but none were used.  One victim was received minor injuries after fighting with the suspect.  Money was taken during the incident.

The suspect was described by the victims as being a black male, 6'2" to 6'-4", wearing a gray sweat shirt.

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


 

UPDATE to Safety Notice 11-9, January 5, 2012

On November 5, 2011, safety notice 11-09 was sent out to the campus community in reference to a home invasion that was reported in the Westview Apartments. During investigation of this case, the Department of Public Safety determined that the incident was not a random incident, but rather the result of an ongoing dispute the resident of the apartment had with another individual. The matter continues to be investigated for any possible criminal charges, and it has been sent to the EMU Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to be addressed through the EMU Student Code of Conduct.


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-09, November 5, 2011

Reported Crime:  Home Invasion

EMU Police are investigating a report of a home invasion that occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. this date at a residence in Westview Apartments.  The resident answered a knock at his door at which point a subject pushed his way into the apartment and a struggle ensued.  During the altercation, the resident was able to force the subject out of his apartment and lock the door without further incident.  The subject fled north on foot from the residence.  No injuries were reported by the victim, no weapons were seen, and nothing was taken from the apartment. The victim believed the suspect to be intoxicated or on some type of narcotic.

The victim described the suspect as an African American male, dark complexion, 6'3"- 6'4", 250lbs, short black hair, late 30's, missing a front tooth.  Clothing description includes a brown sweatshirt, black leather coat, grayish denim jeans with embroidery on the back pocket.

Anyone with further information related to this case is asked to contact the EMU Police at (734) 487-1222.

The EMU Police Department would like to remind the Community to:

Be aware of your surroundings.Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for night time escorts at 734-487-3387.Trust your intuition.  If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.Program the number for the EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone or one of the blue emergency stations in the classroom buildings.If you see suspicious activity on campus, contact the EMU Police immediately.Secure doors and windows.

Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips: http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/policesafetytips.htm


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-08, October 25, 2011

The EMU Police Department would like to inform the residents of Walton Hall about an incident of arson which was reported today, October 25, 2011.

The incident occurred on the first floor of Walton Hall between Sunday, October 22, at 11:00am and Monday, October 23, 2011 at 12:30am.  A small section of paper on a hallway bulletin board was set on fire.

Although this incident only resulted in minor damage, and it may appear insignificant, it is an incident of arson and is taken very seriously because of the potential danger to the residents and the community.  Arson charges carry a fine and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this crime.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (734) 487-1222 or at the anonymous Tip Line at (734) 487-4TIP (734-487-4847).

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

• Promptly report any incident of arson to the police.

• Report any crime or suspicious activity to EMU Police at 734-487-1222.

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

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/policesafetytips.htm


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-07, October 13, 2011

Reported Crime:  Assault – Main Campus.

A female student reports she was walking alone through campus at approximately 7:50 p.m. tonight.  She was near the east side of Ford Hall when she noticed a subject had been following her.  As she continued walking by Ford Hall, the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her around her upper body.  She said was able to break free and ran from the scene.  The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.  No injuries were reported by the victim.

The victim described the suspect as the following:

African American male, medium complexion, 16 – 20 years old, 5'5" – 5'9", last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and unknown color pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the EMU 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.  Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts.  487-3387

• Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.

• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

• 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/policesafetytips.htm

 

Informational Release to Campus Community - July 28, 2011

Off Campus- (City of Ann Arbor)

The EMU Police want to make the campus community aware of a series of assaults that have occurred in Ann Arbor. The assaults have been attacks on women and have been sexual assaults in nature. The Ann Arbor Police Department has released a flyer with composite drawings of what the suspect(s) may look like. Please be familiar with this information. Anyone with information related to these cases are asked to contact the Ann Arbor police or Crime Stoppers.

Click on the link below for the flyer and contact information.

http://www.a2gov.org/government/safetyservices/Police/Documents/police_wanted_sexual_assault_poster_2011-Jul27pdf.pdf


 

Update to Safety Notice 11-06 - June 7, 2011

Robbery - reported June 6, 2011

The Ypsilanti Police say that they have made an arrest in the robbery reported yesterday that occurred in the area of Washington Street and Pearl Street.  Today, another robbery was reported to the Ypsilanti Police that resulted in the arrest of an individual who admitted to committing both crimes.

The suspect is currently being held in jail pending arraignment on June 8, 2011.


 

EMU Safety Notice 11-06

Armed Robbery - Washington St. at Pearl St. (off-campus - City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred today at about 9:30 a.m. The victim described the suspect as being a black male, tall, thin build, wearing a black mask, a red bandanna and black pants.  A knife was brandished in the robbery.  At this time, it is not known if the victim was an EMU student.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at 734-483-9510.

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.  Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts.  487-3387

• Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.

• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

• 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/policesafetytips.htm


 

Update on Safety Notice 11-05, April 12, 2011

The Ypsilanti Police are advising that the report of an unarmed robbery, which occurred in Peninsular Park on April 3, was a falsely reported crime.  The investigation has shown that the incident did not happen.  The Ypsilanti Police report that they will be seeking criminal charges against the person who falsely reported this incident.


 

Safety Notice 11-05, April 3, 2011

Unarmed Robbery - off campus (City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an unarmed robbery that occurred at approximately 2:05 p.m. today.  The female victim was walking in Peninsular Park when she was approached, punched in the face and fell to the ground. The suspect picked up the wallet the victim dropped, took the cash out, and threw the wallet back on the ground.

The victim described the suspect as being a black male, 5'6", thin build, dark complexion, with messy corn rows, a goatee and a chipped tooth. The suspect was said to be wearing a red hat with a "D" or "P", a gray zip-up hoodie, black pants and black/white Jordan shoes. The suspect left the area in a White Saturn two- door, unknown plate, occupied by 1-2 additional subjects.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.

The EMU Police Department would like to remind the Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings.
• Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for night time escorts at 734-487-3387.
• Trust your intuition.  If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.
• Program the number for the EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.
• If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone or one of the
blue emergency stations in the classroom buildings.
• If you see suspicious activity on campus, contact the EMU Police immediately.

Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:
http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/policesafetytips.htm


 

Safety Notice 11-04 - Update to Rave Alert

Home Invasion/Robbery/Assault  March 29, 2011

Early this afternoon, EMU Police were notified of an assault that occurred in Phelps Residence Hall on campus. Information gathered through the investigation so far indicates that the victim opened the door to the residence hall room and the suspect then entered. A struggle ensued when the suspect began to take property from the room. During the struggle, the victim, a non-EMU student, was struck in the head by a fist and injured in the hand by a knife held by the suspect. The suspect fled from the room, taking a laptop computer.

The victim described the suspect as being a black male, with a dark complexion, in his 20s, 5-foot-7 to 5-8, weighing 200 pounds, and with a goatee.  He was said to be wearing a long sleeve, royal blue thermal shirt, dark blue jeans and a gray baseball cap. He was said to be carrying a mostly white back pack with two vertical royal blue stripes, gray strings and a black bottom.

EMU Police continue to investigate the case.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the EMU Police at (734) 487-1222.

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

• Secure doors and windows.

• Keep all valuables secured in the locked location.

• Report any crime or suspicious activity immediately to EMU Police at (734) 487-1222.

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

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/policesafetytips.htm


 

Update to Safety Notice 11-03, March 29 Armed Robbery in Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police report that they have made an arrest in the armed robbery that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. this morning at the corner of Emmet and Ballard streets. The suspect is in custody at the Washtenaw County Jail.


 

Safety Notice 11-03, March 29, 2011

Armed Robbery (Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. this morning at the corner of Emmet and Ballard streets. The victim reported that he was walking when he was confronted by a subject, who exited a vehicle.  The suspect brandished what appeared to be a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim's black bag, which he was carrying.  The victim handed the bag to the suspect, who fled in the vehicle eastbound on Emmett Street. The victim did not report any injuries.
The victim, a non EMU student, described the suspect as a black male, mid 20's, approximately 5'11", 150 to 180 pounds, wearing all black clothing, with a black hat or dew rag and possibly a black leather jacket.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a 1990s white Jeep or Explorer with a luggage rack.

Taken from the victim was a black bag containing his wallet, bank card and a black cell phone.

Anyone with information related to this incident 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.  Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts.  487-3387

• Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.

• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

• 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/policesafetytips.htm


 

Safety Notice 11-02, January 27, 2011

The EMU Police Department would like to inform the residents of Wise Hall about an incident of arson which was reported yesterday.

The incident occurred on the fourth floor of Wise Hall on Thursday, January 13, 2011.  A small section of paper on a resident's door was set on fire. Several other papers on resident's door were reported to have been singed over the weekend of January 14th thru the 17th.

Although this incident only resulted in minor damage, and it may appear insignificant, it is an incident of arson and is taken very seriously because of the potential danger to the residents and the community.  Arson charges carry a fine and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this crime.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (734) 487-1222 or at the anonymous Tip Line at (734) 487-4TIP (734-487-4847).

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

• Promptly report any incident of arson to the police.

• Report any crime or suspicious activity to EMU Police at 734-487-1222.

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

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/policesafetytips.htm


 

Safety Notice  11-01,  January 3, 2011

Incident: Armed Home Invasion (off campus) -City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an armed home invasion in the 400 block of N. Adams Street in the City of Ypsilanti.  The victims (not EMU students) reported three men forced their way into the victims residence armed with a shotgun and stole money before fleeing in a black SUV.  The victims, who were not injured, provided vital information on possible suspects to the police.

The suspects were described as three black males, 5'4" to 5'10" in height, light to medium complexion, approximately 20 years in age, all wearing black clothing.

Ypsilanti Police continue to investigate.  Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 487-0892.

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