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EMU Police 1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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

Timely Warning & Public Safety Notices


Timely Warning 15-9 July 21, 2015

 Reported Crime - Unlawful discharge/Shots fired – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

 Location: 300 Block of N. Hamilton

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a shots fired call that occurred in the area of the 300 block of North Hamilton at approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 21, 2015. The Ypsilanti Police Department and Eastern Michigan University Police Department checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect. At this time there are no injuries reported.

Suspect description: B/M 5’10” 160lbs wearing a red tee-shirt and basketball shorts.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. 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.
  • 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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Timely Warning 15-8 July 18, 2015

Reported Crime - Unlawful discharge/Shots fired – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: 500 Block of W. Cross

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a shots fired call that occurred in the area of W. Cross and Ballard Street at approximately 1:04 p.m. on July 18, 2015. The Ypsilanti Police Department and Eastern Michigan University Police Department were able to stop a vehicle that was reportedly involved in the incident and the three occupants were detained. No further information is available at this time.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. 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.  
  • 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 Timely Warning 15-7, initially reported July 9, 2015
Reported Crime:  Bank Robbery - Off Campus
Location:  Eastern Michigan University Financial, a division of the University of Michigan Credit Union near Jenness Street and St. Johns Street, east of the Eastern Michigan University campus.

Date and time of incident:  Thursday, July 9, 2015 at approximately 10:24 am.

 Based upon the thorough investigation of this crime by the Ypsilanti Police Department, a subject has been identified and arrested for this incident.

Please report any further information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734- 483-9510

 

Timely Warning 15-7, July 9, 2015

Reported Crime: Bank Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Eastern Michigan University Financial, a division of the University Of Michigan Credit Union near Jenness Street and Saint Johns Street, just east of the Eastern Michigan University campus.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a robbery at this location that occurred at approximately 10:24 am today, July 9, 2015.  No weapon was observed.  

Subject description: black male, last seen wearing a black cap, white frame glasses, tan jacket, blue shirt and blue jeans. 

The subject left the location on foot, heading east away from the EMU Campus.  There were no reported injuries. 

Anyone with information related to this event 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, June 5, 2015, Timely Warning 15-6, initially reported June 4, 2015

Reported Crime:  Home Invasion and Attempted Sexual Assault - Off Campus – Non student
Location:  1000 block of Washtenaw Avenue, City of Ypsilanti
Date and time of incident:  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at approximately 6:50 a.m.

Based upon the thorough investigation of this incident by the Ypsilanti Police Department, two subjects have been arrested and are currently in custody.  The Ypsilanti Police Department is seeking charges for the two subjects through the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office.

Please report any further information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734- 483-9510

Timely Warning 15-6, June 4, 2015

Incident:  Home Invasion and Attempted Sexual Assault - Off Campus

Location:  1000 block of Washtenaw Avenue, City of Ypsilanti

Occurred:  June 4, 2015 at approximately 6:50 a.m.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of a home invasion and attempted sexual assault in the 1000 block of Washtenaw Avenue, in the area of Oakwood Street and Washtenaw Avenue, just south of campus.  The incident occurred todayat approximately 6:50 a.m.  The female victim, who is not an EMU student, suffered a minor injury, and describes the suspect as an African American male, of medium build and wearing a white T-shirt and possibly black shorts, who fled in an unknown direction. 

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.
  • Keep doors and windows locked.
  • 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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Timely Warning 15-5, May 4, 2015

 Incident: Armed Robbery – Off Campus

Location:  On South Summit Street near North Congress Street, City of Ypsilanti (south of campus)

Occurred: May 4, 2015 at approximately 10:12 p.m.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the corner of South Summit Street and North Congress Street.  The victim (a non-EMU student) advised that as he was walking south on South Summit Street when he was approached by three individuals walking north.  The victim said that suspect one pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and stated that "this is a stick up."   The victim said that a second suspect stood to his right and then a third man went behind him and took his wallet out of the victim’s rear pocket.  The victim said that the second suspect hit him in the face with his fist, and then all the suspects fled south on South Summit Street.  The victim said the suspects then fled west on North Congress Street before crossing the road towards Recreation Park, where the victim lost sight of them. The victim suffered a small cut on his face and did not seek medical attention.

The victim described the suspects as:

Suspect One: Dark skinned African American male, 5'10", scruffy facial hair, late 20s to early 30s, wearing dark clothing, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim.

Suspect Two: Dark skinned African American male, 5'10", afro style hair, mustache, pointy goatee, early 20s, wearing a light blue tank top/jersey, who struck the victim in the face.

Suspect Three: Dark skinned African American male, early 20s, who took the victim’s wallet from his back pocket.

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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Public Safety Notice: 15-4, March 26, 2015

Incident: Unarmed Robbery
Location:  800 block of Green Road, City of Ypsilanti (north of campus, off Leforge Road)

Occurred: March 24, 2015 at approx 11:45 p.m.

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an unarmed robbery which that occurred in the 800 block of Green Road in the City of Ypsilanti on Tuesday evening, at around 11:45 p.m.  The female victim, a non-EMU student, reports after parking her car in the lot, being punched in the face and falling down.  The suspect removed her cell phone from her pocket and fled on foot from the area. 

The victim describes the suspect as an African American male, about 5' 5" tall, in his twenties, wearing a white sweatshirt, blue jeans, and wristbands on his right wrist.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.  Information can also be called into CrimeStoppers 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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Public Safety Notice: 15-03, March 9, 2015

 Reported Crime:  Felonious Assault – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the 700 block of West Clark Road near LeForge Road.

The victim, a male non-EMU student, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate a suspect. Suspect description is under investigation.

Please report any information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.

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

-Secure doors and windows.

-Keep all valuables secured in the locked location.

-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/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: 15-02, January 23, 2015

REPORTED CRIME: Armed Robbery – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 1:49 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1000 North Huron River Drive, at the Peninsular Place Apartment Complex.  The victim, a pizza delivery driver and non-EMU student, was making a pizza delivery and reported being approached by two suspects, who produced a black hand gun and told the victim to give them all his money.  The suspects fled on foot northbound on Leforge Road.  Ypsilanti Police Department and Eastern Michigan University officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

The victim describes the suspects as follows:

Suspect one: Dark skinned, thin black male, with a black handgun, last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black gloves, and a bandana over his face.

Suspect two: Light skinned, thin black male, last seen wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt, dark pants, black gloves and a bandana over his face.

Please report any information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.

The EMU Police Department would like to remind the University community to:

  • Secure doors and windows.
  • Keep all valuables secured in the locked location.
  • 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/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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Additional information:

UPDATE:  Ypsilanti Police have reclassified this incident to Assault & Battery.

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: 15-1, January 18, 2015

REPORTED CRIME: Aggravated Assault – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 4:05 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in the area of Washtenaw Avenue and Normal Street.

The victim, a non EMU student, reported being approached by a suspect asking for a cigarette as she was walking. The victim stated the suspect struck her in the face several times and then tried to drag her into an adjacent alley. The victim was able to get away. The suspect fled on foot heading west on Washtenaw. YPD & EMU Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

The victim describes the suspect as follows:

Suspect: Black male approximately 50 to 60 years old, 5-8, medium build, with a pock-marked face, a mustache, last seen wearing a black winter hat, dark puffy coat and dark pants.

Please report any information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.

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

Secure doors and windows.
Keep all valuables secured in the locked location.
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/police/services/prevention/safety_tips.php

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