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2008 Archive

 

Informational Release to Campus Community – December 11, 2008

Reported Crime: Burglary – Home Invasion (Locked Room) – Report Number 08- 2169

The Department of Public Safety received a burglary complaint today that occurred between 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Buell Residence Hall. The resident reported that the door to his room was locked. Victim's roommate reports hearing unknown person(s) enter the room while he was in the shower. Upon returning to his room, the victim discovered that his X Box was missing.

No one was observed leaving the room. No one was able to provide any description on a suspect(s). No one was injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at 487-1222.

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

Secure residence hall doors and windows.

Keep all valuables secured in a locked location.

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


 

Informational Release to the Campus Community – November 24, 2008

Attempted Murder/Robbery/Drug Transaction - Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti - (Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an Attempted Murder/Robbery/Drug transaction that occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 24 at an apartment complex one block east of campus by Jenness & St. Johns.  Ypsilanti Police reported that the victim had a confrontation with three male suspects while trying to buy some drugs.  The transaction went bad resulting in the victim being shot in the upper arm.  The suspects left the scene in a vehicle,  possibly a gray Jeep Cherokee. Victims are not  Eastern Michigan University students.

The victim described the three suspects as African American males.  Suspect one, 6'2", 170 pounds, wearing a blue sweatshirt and blue jeans.  Suspect two, 6'0" 180 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.  Suspect three was 6'3" 170 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt with a white undershirt.

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

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

Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts at 734-487-3387.  Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose and 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


 

Informational Release to the Community – November 5, 2008

Reported Crime: Unarmed Robbery (Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti-Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti City Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred this evening at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Jarvis, East of campus. The victim (EMU student) was approached by two males who began to punch the victim repeatedly, then took his cell phone and fled the area.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction. The victim suffered minor injuries, but refused medical attention.

The victim described the suspects as two white males, approximately 5'6" to 5'8". One suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and had blond hair, the other was wearing a black hoodie. No further description was given.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.
The EMU Police Department would like to remind the Community to:

Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts at 734-487-3387.  Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose and 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


 

UPDATE INFROMATION - Oct. 29, 2008

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is pleased to announce that we have arrested the suspect who was involved in the robbery of a student that occurred last Thursday evening outside of Putnam Hall.  The suspect is a 17 year old Ypsilanti resident.  We arrested him at an off-campus apartment.

The City of Ypsilanti Police Department, with whom we were working in conjunction with on the investigation, also arrested another resident at that location for an off-campus robbery of one of our students that occurred on October 19, on Leforge Road.

Both suspects have been lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail.  They will be arraigned on Thursday.

The arrests were the direct result of the use of our video camera system and excellent follow up work that was conducted by our agency and the Ypsilanti Police Department.


 

Timely Warning to the Community – October 23, 2008

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery – Main Campus – Report Number 08-1794

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this evening at approximately 7:50 p.m.

The incident occurred outside Putnam Hall. The victim, an EMU student, was talking with friends when an unknown male subject came up from behind, pushed her and stole her purse. The suspect fled Eastbound toward Ann St.  As the suspect was fleeing, witnesses stated they saw a silver handgun in his hand. The victim was not injured.

The victim described the suspect as a black male about 20 years old, 5'4, average build, wearing a white baseball hat, black zipper jacket, and black jeans. The suspect was also described as having short, tight curly hair extending out from his hat.Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at 734-487-1222.

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

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• 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 cellular telephone.

• If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police Department for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone located strategically across the campus.

• 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


 

Informational Release – October 22, 2008

Reported Crime Burglary – Home Invasion (Unlocked Room) – Report Number 08-1774

The Department of Public Safety received a burglary complaint today that occurred between the hours of 3 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Phelps Residence Hall. The resident reported that the door to his room was left unlocked while he was sleeping. When the victim woke up, he discovered that his wallet, cellular phone, and his roommate's cellular phone were missing.

No one was observed entering or leaving the room by the victim. The victim was unable to provide any description on a suspect(s). The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at 734-487-1222.

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

•     Secure residence hall doors and windows.

•     Keep all valuables secured in a locked location.

•     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


 

Timely Warning to the Community – October 20, 2008

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

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an attempted unarmed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. on October 19, at the intersection of St. Johns and Ann St. Ypsilanti Police reported that three male suspects approached a male EMU student walking across the intersection when one suspect punched the victim in the head and demanded money. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction. Nothing was reported stolen. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The victim described the three suspects as African American males. The victim described the suspect that punched him as having a light skin complexion, light facial hair, 6' – 6'1", 175 lbs., wearing a dark coat and black doo rag. The victim was unable to provide any physical description of the other two suspects.

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

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

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• 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 cellular telephone.

• If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police Department for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone located strategically across the campus.

• 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


 

UPDATE INFORMATION - October 29, 2008

Arrest made by the Ypsilanti Police Department and EMU Police Department on this case. A 17 year old Ypsilanti resident was lodged and charged. He was arrested in an off-campus apartment.

Timely Warning to the Community – October 19, 2008

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

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an unarmed robbery that occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. tonight on the bridge located on Leforge Rd. Ypsilanti Police reported that two male suspects approached a female EMU student walking north on the bridge and demanded her purse. The suspects took her purse and a binder. The suspects then fled south on foot toward the Peninsular Apartment Complex. The purse and binder were the only items reported as stolen. The victim was uninjured.

The victim described the two suspects as African American males. The victim described one suspect as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a tee shirt or bandana pulled up over his face and possibly wearing khaki pants. The victim described the second suspect as wearing a larger dark hooded sweatshirt, but was unable to provide anything further.

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

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

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• 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 cellular telephone.

• If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police Department for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone located strategically across the campus.

• 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


 

UPDATE INFROMATION - Oct. 20, 2008

Ypsilanti police say drugs were motive for robbery. Ypsilanti police say the victim admitted he had a pound of marijuana in his apartment when he was robbed by two gunmen early Wednesday.

Informational Release – Oct. 15, 2008

Home Invasion/Armed Robbery city of Ypsilanti (off campus)

A home invasion/armed robbery occurred in the city of Ypsilanti at approximately 1:30 a.m. Oct. 15 and was reported to the Ypsilanti City Police Department at approximately 2 p.m this afternoon. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Gregory Street.

The resident, an EMU student, reported two subjects broke into his apartment, bound him, rifled through his belongings taking money and other miscellaneous items.

The victim described the subjects as black males, wearing bandanas over their faces and carrying handguns.

No further description/information was given.

The Ypsilanti City Police Department is currently investigating this incident and would ask to be contacted with any information regarding this case 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


 

Timely Warning to the Community – Oct. 9, 2008

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

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2008, in the 900 block of Washtenaw Ave.  Ypsilanti Police reported that one suspect entered the business, brandished what appeared to be a black revolver and demanded money.  The suspect then fled westbound on foot from the business.  Cash was reported taken.

Victims in the business described the suspect to be approximately 5'6", 160 pounds, wearing a dark sweat shirt, dark sweat pants and a black ski mask.  Police investigated further and were advised that the suspect removed the ski mask prior to leaving the business.  Additional information described the suspect as an African American male, medium complexion, clean shaven with bloodshot eyes.

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

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

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• 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 cellular telephone.

• If you feel threatened on campus, call the EMU Police Department for assistance or look for a blue light emergency phone located strategically across the campus.

• 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


 

UPDATE INFROMATION - Oct. 10, 2008

The Ypsilanti Police report that an arrest was made in this case on Oct. 9, 2008.


 

Informational Release to Campus Community - Oct. 6, 2008

Unarmed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti (off campus)

The Ypsilanti City Police Department took a report today of an unarmed robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 a.m.  The report indicates that the suspect approached the victim (an EMU student) behind her house in the 200 block of N. Normal, struggled with her and stole her purse.  The suspect fled on foot through back yards.

The suspect is described as being a African American male, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, 160 to 180 pounds, possibly missing a front tooth, last seen wearing a red and gray or red and black jacket and a knit winter hat.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at 505 W. Michigan Ave., or by phone at (734) 483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the UniversityCommunity to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive

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

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

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

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

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


 

Informational Release to Campus Community – Oct. 5, 2008

Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti (off campus)

The Ypsilanti City Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 200 block of W. Michigan Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 4th, at approximately 9:15 p.m. The robbery occurred in an alley where the victim was approached by the suspect who possessed a knife and demanded the victim's wallet. The suspect fled the area with the wallet. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect was described to police as being a white male, in his mid 20s, 5'-8" tall, thin build, last seen wearing blue jeans and dirty white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 505 W. Michigan Ave, or by phone 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

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

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


 

Informational Release to Campus Community – Oct. 4, 2008

Criminal Sexual Conduct – City of Ypsilanti (Off Campus)

Early this morning, the Ypsilanti Police Department took a report of a sexual assault that occurred Oct. 2, at approximately 9 a.m. behind a building in the 700 block of W. Cross St. The police report indicates that as a lone female was entering a building, she was approached by the suspect, who grabbed her, frisked her and forcibly fondled her. The victim is an EMU student.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 160-180 pounds, approximately 35-40 years of age with black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue jean jacket.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 505 W. Michigan Ave, or by phone 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

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

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


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release to the Campus Community - September 21, 2008.

The EMU Police Department would like to inform the campus community of two incidents that occurred off campus in the city of Ypsilanti this weekend.

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

The first incident is an armed robbery that occurred in the City of Ypsilanti (off campus) at approximately 12:15 am on Saturday, September 20, 2008, in the area of Emmet and Adams St. The victim was walking when an African American male walked up behind her and produced a small knife and demanded her money.  The victim gave the suspect $68 in cash. The victim reported that after she gave the suspect her money, he fled westbound on Emmitt St, on foot.  No injuries were reported.

The victim described the suspect as being an African American male,  5'10" to 6' medium  build wearing a white t-shirt under a black t-Shirt, dark baggy jeans, fitted blue Tigers baseball cap with a white "D" on it.

Shots Fired (Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus)

At approximately 1:30 am on Saturday, September 20, 2008, in the area Villa Drive and Green Road, the Ypsilanti Police Department and the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department reported receiving numerous calls of gun shots fired in the area. Several witnesses were interviewed, with no further information obtained.  No injuries were reported.

These incidents are still under investigation.  Anyone with information about these incidents 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 to 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call
for assistance.

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

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


 

UPDATE INFORMATION:  9/26/08 - Two Suspects Arrested

The Ypsilanti Police report making 2 arrests in this case.  Officers continue to work on this case to identify the other suspects.

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – September 21, 2008

Armed Robbery (Occurred in City of Ypsilanti- Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 3:45 a.m. on September 21, in the 1400 block of Leforge. Ypsilanti Police reported that four to five suspects stopped the four victims while walking down the street, brandished a handgun and demanded money. Cash, wallets, and cell phones were taken. No injuries were reported. Three of the four victims were reported to be EMU students. The suspects fled southbound on Leforge on foot.

Victims described one suspect as an African American male, dark skin, 20's, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a red bandana covering his face, and was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The other suspects are described as African American males, late teens to early 20's, and under 6 feet tall.

The Ypsilanti Police also advise they have one of the suspects from the September 17, 2008 robbery in the 800 block of Huron River Dr. in custody; however, the second suspect is still at large.

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

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

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
• Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for nighttime 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 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


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community - September 19, 2008

Reported Crime: Burglary –Home Invasion - Report Number 08-1459

The Department of Public Safety received a burglary complaint today that occurred between 1- 2 p.m. in the Putnam Residence Hall. The resident reported that the door to his room was left unlocked while he was sleeping. When the victim woke up, he discovered that his laptop computer, iPod, digital camera, and a backpack containing text books were missing.

No one was observed entering or leaving the room by the victim. The victim was unable to provide any description on a suspect(s).

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at 734-487-1222.

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

Secure residence hall doors and windows.Keep all valuables secured in a locked location.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


 

Update: 09/21/08 Suspect in custody

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community –September 18, 2008

Armed Robbery (Occurred in City of Ypsilanti- Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. on September 17, at NENE African Hair Braiding located at 809 Huron River Drive in the City of Ypsilanti.  Ypsilanti Police reported that two suspects entered the business, brandished a handgun and demanded money.  The two suspects fled in an unknown direction from behind the business.  Cash and clothing was taken.  No injuries were reported.  A tracking dog was called in, but was unable to determine direction of travel.

Victims described the first suspect as an African American male, dark skin, 20's, dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, and armed with a black semi-auto handgun with a laser. The second suspect is described as an African American male, light skin, late teens, tall, thin, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a red bandana covering his face.

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

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

Keep doors locked at all times.Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.Walk in groups with friends and/or coworkers when possible.  Contact SEEUS for nighttime 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 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


 

Update Information - Oct. 6, 2008

The Ypsilanti Police have released the composite image of one of the suspects in this case. The suspect is described as an African American male, in his early 20's, having a medium complexion, short black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light colored t-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes, riding a bicycle.


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release to Campus Community – September 14, 2008

The EMU Police Department would like to inform the campus community of two incidents that occurred off campus in the city of Ypsilanti this weekend.

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

An EMU faculty member called the EMU Police Department this afternoon to report the following incident:

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, the EMU faculty mem

ber was at her vehicle in the area of Adams & Pearl (near the College of Business).  Two male subjects on bicycles approached her and demanded she give them everything she had, or they would hurt her.  The victim kicked at one of the suspect's bikes, knocking it and him over. The victim then got into her vehicle and drove away. The victim described both suspects as being African American males, in their 20's and dressed in light colored t-shirts and either shorts or jeans.

Aggravated Felonious Assault (Occurred in the city of Ypsilanti – Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti City Police Department is also investigating an aggravated assault incident which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 14, at approximately 3:20 a.m. in the area of W. Cross and Perrin, in the city of Ypsilanti.   A verbal argument between two males escalated into a fist fight.  As they were fighting a group of approximately 6-15 subjects joined in and began punching and kicking the victim about the head and face. Witnesses described the group of suspects as African- American males, but were unable to provide any further description.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – September 10, 2008

Unarmed Robbery (Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus) One arrest made on case.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. on Sept. 10, a male EMU student was walking in the area of Washtenaw & Emmet (immediately off campus) when three male suspects grabbed him and forced him to the ground.  One assailant held the victim down and punched him while the other two assailants took his wallet and keys.

During the incident another EMU student who witnessed the assault started yelling which scared off the assailants.  The EMU student who witnessed the incident followed the suspect who had punched the victim.  The student called EMU Police from his cellular phone and was able to follow the assailant giving direction of travel until EMU Police arrived and arrested the suspect.  The suspect was turned over to the Ypsilanti Police Department and is now being held at the Washtenaw County Jail.  It is expected that he will be formally charged with Unarmed Robbery.  The suspect in custody is a current EMU student.

The victim and witness described the two other suspects as both being African American males, 5'10," slender, 18 – 20 years of age and all dressed in black clothing.

The victim received minor abrasions during the assault and did not seek medical attention.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.

The EMU Police remind the community to:

Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.Trust your intuition.  If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

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


 

September 8, 2008 Informational Release to Campus Community.

EMU's Department of Public Safety was notified today that the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred off campus at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, on Villa
Drive, Ypsilanti Twp.  This area is approximately one half mile north of campus, just east of Leforge Rd.  An EMU student was walking through an apartment complex when he was approached by two men, one of whom held a
gun and demanded his wallet and cell phone.  After being robbed, he was assaulted by two different men.  The assailants fled the area in an unknown direction.

All four of the suspects are described by the victim as being black males in their early 20's. One was 5 ft. 6 in. tall, wearing glasses, a red shirt, a red hat, and black jeans.  Another suspect was wearing a puffy coat with a hood (unknown color).  A third suspect was wearing a do-rag. The fourth suspect was 5 ft. 5 in. tall, wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Pat Bell of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department at (734) 973-4878 or their anonymous tip line (734) 973-7711.

EMU's Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and to 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call
for assistance.

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

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


 

Informational Release - Shooting in the City of Ypsilanti September 7, 2008

The Department of Public Safety received information this morning regarding a shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of Leforge, City of Ypsilanti. The victim reported that the incident occurred when leaving a party at approximately 1:30am on September 7, 2008.

A witness reported that they were approached by the suspect who asked them for a cigarette. When they told the suspect they did not have a cigarette, the suspect produced a gun and fired it several times striking the victim once in the shoulder. The victim was transported by his friends to a hospital for treatment.

The victim and the witnesses were only able to describe the suspect as a black male. They were also unable to provide a description of the gun or the vehicle the suspect used.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti City 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 to 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call
for assistance.

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

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

Updated 09/04/08 Suspect arrested



Security Notice – City of Ann Arbor – Attempt Abductions

The Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating two attempted abductions incidents in which the suspect attacked young women in two separate incidents on August 31.

The incidents occurred in the City of Ann Arbor, south of the University of Michigan campus, near the intersection of Packard and Independence. In both incidents, the suspect approached lone females and attempted to force them into a minivan.  The suspect used force.  Both victims were able to escape from the suspect.  The first incident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m.  The second occurred approximately one hour later.

A computer generated composite of the suspect:

The suspect is described as:  White male, 5-11 to 6-0, 25-45 years of age, medium build, salt & pepper colored hair, unshaven with a missing/chipped front tooth, hairy chest.  He was wearing navy blue shorts or swimming trunks with an orange band in the first incident, and jeans and a hoodie in the second incident.

The suspect's vehicle was described as Dark colored minivan, dual sliding doors, and possible gray interior, unknown make/model

If you have any information about this incident please contact Det. Fitzpatrick, of  the Ann Arbor Police Department, at (734) 994-2869 or the Tip Line at (734) 996-3199.

The EMU Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:
* Be aware of your surroundings, look assertive.
* 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 emergency phone

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


 

Timely Warning - August 15, 2008

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating an attempted unarmed robbery which occurred in the area of Washington St. and Pearl St. in the City of Ypsilanti at about 9:40 a.m. this morning.  This location is approximately one block east of the College of Business (Owen Building).  YPD reports that the suspect is an African American male, about 30
years of age and 6 feet tall.  He was wearing a black T-Shirt, blue jeans and an unknown color ball cap and carrying a duffel bag.  YPD reports the suspect left the area west on foot.

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


 

Security Notice - July 31, 2008

DPS would like to remind the campus community to secure offices when they are unattended and to secure valuables in locked areas of rooms.   On 7-29-08, DPS received a report of a person in the area of Rackham who did not appear to belong in the area   Staff later realized a wallet had been taken from an unlocked /unattended room.  The person was described to DPS as an African American male, approximately 50-60 years of age, about 5'-10" tall, very thin slender build, with a unshaven look with grey hair in his beard.  He was wearing a black ball cap turned backwards, black t-shirt jean shorts and black tennis shoes with white socks.

Anyone with information is asked to call DPS at 734-487-1222.


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release - July 8, 2008

Attempted Armed Robbery- City of Ypsilanti

An attempted armed robbery, which occurred off campus, was reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 6th. The incident occurred in the area of Ann Street and St. Johns Street. The male victim reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department that at approximately 4 a.m. three unknown male subjects approached him and one subject brandished an unknown metallic object. The suspect and the victim scuffled and the victim suffered injuries to his hand. No further information was provided by victim.

The victim described the suspects as unknown race males.  No further description is available from the victim.    The victim is not affiliated with EMU.

Anyone with information is being 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, look assertive.Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable choose an alternativeIf you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phoneCheck the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

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


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to Community - April 17, 2008

Armed Robbery (Occurred in City of Ypsilanti)

This morning at approximately 7:30 am, a student reported being robbed of her backpack and belongings after parking her vehicle a couple blocks west of campus in the area of Whittier and Roosevelt St in the city of Ypsilanti.  The victim was not physically hurt in the incident.  Although the incident was initially reported to EMU Police, the incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police since it occurred off campus in the city of Ypsilanti.

The suspect was described by the victim as being an African American male, mid 20's in age, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a long sleeve black shirt.  The suspect used a knife to threaten the victim.  The suspect was last seen running west on Roosevelt St.

Taken from the victim was a black and olive green backpack with the words "MEC" on it which contained a laptop and purse.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510

The EMU Police would remind our community to:

Be aware of your surroundings and to 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 in campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

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


 

Update March 25, 2008 1:30pm Home Invasion Report number: 08-0576

During follow up investigation the property was recovered and returned to the owner. The investigation is still on going. Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222.


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release to the Community – March 25, 2008

Reported Crime: Burglary – Home Invasion Report number: 08-0576

Information: On March 25, 2008 at approximately 1:59 a.m., the EMU Police received a report of a Home Invasion that occurred on Monday, March 24, 2008, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. in Sellers Hall. At approximately 1:30 a.m. today the victim noticed a coat was missing from his closet. The victim said that he did not see anyone enter his room or hear the door open or close. The victim said his room door was closed, but unlocked at the time of theft.

Suspect Information: The victim was unable to provide any information on the suspect(s).

The EMU Police Department is currently investigating this crime.
Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222.

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

• Keep door s locked at all times.
• Trust you 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 or one of the blue emergency stations in the classroom buildings.
• If you see suspicious activity or a crime on campus, contact the EMU Police immediately at 734-487-1222.


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release - March 4, 2008

Attempted Unarmed Robbery- City of Ypsilanti

An attempted unarmed robbery, which occurred off campus, was reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department at approximately 1 a.m. this morning. The incident occurred in the area of Ballard and Forrest Ave. The male student was walking alone and passed the suspect who then grabbed him from behind and demanded his wallet . The suspect and the victim scuffled and the suspect struck the victim 2-3 times causing minor injuries. The suspect was unsuccessful in getting the wallet.

The victim described the suspect as an African American male, late teen to early twenties, 6 ft tall and 180lbs, wearing blue jeans, long sleeve black shirt and a green vest.

Anyone with information is being 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, 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 threaten on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone

• Keep rooms locked at all times


 

EMU Police Department "Timely Warning" to the Community– February 17, 2008

Reported Crime: Attempted Armed Robbery. Report Number 08-0352.

At 2:32 am on February 17, 2008, an EMU Police officer on foot patrol encountered a male student that stated he had been "jumped." The student said that this had occurred between approximately 1:45 am and 2:00 am this date (February 17, 2008). The student said he had been approached while walking to his residence hall, near Washington and Cross in the City of Ypsilanti, by the two suspects that asked him if he had any marijuana. The student said he did not and continued on his way home. The student stated that he then saw the same two suspects as he was walking between Pray Harrold and Quirk on campus. One of the suspects approached him again and the student noticed the suspect was holding a knife out toward him. The suspect told the student to give him everything he had. The student said that he realized that the suspect was trying to rob him at that time. The student then kicked the knife out of the suspect's hand and punched the suspect. The student then fled the area. The student was not injured and no property had been taken.

The two suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1: African American male, 35-40 years of age, 6'1"-6'2", 210-215 lbs, with a receding hairline. He was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur collar and dark pants. Suspect #2: African American male, 25-30 years of age, 5'10"-5'11", thin build. Last seen wearing baggy dark clothes and a black jacket with fur around the collar.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction after the failed robbery attempt. EMU Police searched the area for the suspects and notified surrounding agencies of the incident. No suspects were located at the time.

The EMU Police are currently investigating this case. Anyone having any information which may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police at 734-487-1222.

The EMU Police remind all students to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious behavior immediately.


 

Timely Warning to the EMU Community, February, 7, 2008

Armed Robbery of Student/Main Campus Parking Structure - Report number 08- 273

The EMU Police Department received a report this afternoon, February 7, 2008, of an Armed Robbery of a student which occurred in the Parking Structure on Main Campus. The robbery occurred February 6 at approximately 9:30 a.m. The victim, an EMU student, reported that the suspect approached her from behind while she was removing property
from the back seat of her vehicle. The suspect wrapped his arm around the victim's neck and implied that if she screamed he would physically harm her. The suspect then demanded money and jewelry which was obtained from the victim. The suspect fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim could only describe the suspect as an African American male wearing shiny red tennis shoes and a black nylon jacket. No other physical description is available from the victim as she had her back to the suspect during the robbery.

If anyone has information which may help the investigation they are asked to contact Officer Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police at 734-487-1222.


 

EMU Police Department Informational Release – February 4, 2008

A Simple Assault was reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department at approximately 6:10p.m. The incident occurred in the 900 block of West Cross St. (near Dominos pizza) between 1:30p.m. and 1:40p.m.today. A student was approached by three unknown suspects as she was walking away from campus. The suspects grabbed the student and began yelling at her. The student was able to get away from the suspects. The student was not physically harmed during the altercation.

The suspects are described as three black males, tall, wearing dark clothing and baggy jeans. The Ypsilanti Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at 734.483.9510


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to Community - February 4, 2008

An attempted robbery/assault was reported to the Ypsilanti Police Department at approximately 10:45 am this morning.  The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Gregory St. (just west of Cornell St.).  A student was approached by an unknown suspect who tried to take the students bag as the student was walking toward campus.  A struggle ensued and the suspect tried to stab the student with a knife, cutting the students coat.  The student was not physically injured.  The suspect fled south on foot on Cornell St.  The suspect is described as a tall black male, mid 20's in age, wearing a puffy black coat.  The Ypsilanti Police continue to investigate.

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


 

January 24th, 2008

Additional Information Regarding: Reported; Burglary – Home Invasion.

Report Number 08-0081

Additional information has been gathered in connection with the report of the burglary that occurred at 3 am on 1/14/2008, in which a resident living on the first floor of Walton reported that five subjects entered her unlocked residence while she was asleep.

Five non-student suspects have been identified by EMU Police. These five non-student suspects gained entry into Walton Hall when they were signed into Nightwatch by three separate residents that live in Walton Hall. The residents did not escort the suspects while they were in the building. The residents were removed from the residence hall, and pending any appeals made by the student(s), the removals may be permanent.

The EMU Police are continuing to investigate this case. Anyone having any information which may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Justin Scott at 734.48.0892 or the EMU Police at 734.487.1222.


 

EMU Police Department "Informational Release" to the Community– January 14, 2008

Reported Burglary - Home Invasion. Report Number 08-0081.

At 5:54 pm on January 14, 2008, EMU Police received a report of a burglary that occurred at approximately 3:00 am, this date (January 14, 2008). A resident of the first floor of Walton Hall reported that five subjects entered the room while the resident was asleep. The subjects gained entry into the room through the resident's unlocked hallway door. The subjects entered the room, turned on the lights, and began speaking with the complainant. The subjects stayed in the room talking with the complainant. The complainant told the subjects to leave the room and they initially refused, but then left after approximately five minutes. The complainant was not harmed. The only property reported missing were the room keys (the room locks have been changed).

The subjects are described as five black males. One is described as a light skinned black male with hazel eyes last seen wearing baggy jeans. The other four black males are described as being medium complexion and one of them had a navy blue coat. All of the subjects were described as being in their early 20's. The subjects were last seen leaving the floor at the west end of the hallway.

The EMU Police are currently investigating this case. Anyone having any information which may assist in the investigation, they are asked to contact Detective Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police at 734-487-1222.


 

EMU Police Department – Informational Release - January 8, 2008

Updated Information on Case Repot 08-0012

WANTED: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 4th DEGREE (Touching & fondling)& ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Name: Unknown
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6'1" to 6'3"
Weight 215-225 lbs.
D.O.B. 22-25 years old

Additional *Medium-dark complexion, Thick build.

He was wearing square frameless glasses, a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and smelled of cigarette smoke. The suspect sexually assaulted a female student by touching & fondling and then demanded all her money. This occurred inside the northeast stairwell of Munson Apartments on EMU Campus at about 12:05am on January 5, 2008.
Anyone with information should contact EMU Police at 734/487-1222 or Det. Justin Scott at 734/487-0892


 

EMU Police Department "Timely Warning" to Community – January 5, 2008

Reported Criminal Sexual Conduct 4 (Unwanted Touching) and Attempted Strong Arm Robbery. Report Number 08-0012.

Between midnight and 12:30am this morning EMU Police received a report that a female resident entered Munson Apartments at the Northeast Stairwell followed closely behind by the suspect described as a black male, six feet tall, approximately 185 pounds, clean shaven, wearing rimless glasses and wearing a black hoodie. The suspect grabbed the victim's groin and breast area and demanded money. The victim fell to the ground in a fetal position advising she would start screaming if not left alone. The suspect fled east from the location.

The EMU Police were contacted a short time later and immediately responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

If anyone has information which may assist with this investigation, they are asked to contact Officer Justin Scott at 734-487-0892 or the EMU Police Headquarters at 734-487-1222.