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2009 Archive

 

Update - Abduction/Armed Robbery - December 9, 2009

Ypsilanti police officers, along with EMU police officers, continue to investigate the reported abduction/armed robbery reported in the early morning on Dec. 8.  The investigation has led to the arrest of two EMU students.  One of the reported victims and another subject were arrested by Ypsilanti police for the "setup" abduction and robbery.  Both are being held pending arraignment in court.


 

EMU Police Informational Release to the Community – December 8, 2009

Abduction/Armed Robbery (Occurred off campus – City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police Department reported an abduction/armed robbery occurred this morning at 12:30 a.m. at the corner of Ballard & W. Cross, in the City of Ypsilanti.

Two EMU students advised that they went to a party store in the 500 block of W. Cross. The two drove behind the store and realized that there was no exit to the main road. At this point, the victims reported that an unidentified African American male with a silver revolver jumped into the backseat of their car and told them to drive around to different ATM's and withdraw money for him out of the passenger's bank account. The gunman then told the victims to drop him off in the 2000 block of Washtenaw. Neither victim was injured in the incident.

One of the victims described the suspect as an African American male dressed all in black, wearing a black ski mask armed with a silver revolver. No further information was provided to police by the victims. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at (734) 483-9510.

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

• Be aware of your surroundings.

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

• 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 Campus Community – Nov. 21, 2009

Reported Crime:  Home Invasion (Burglary)

Location: 1400 block of Gregory, City of Ypsilanti (off campus)

On November 21, 2009, at approx. 9:10 p.m., residents of an apartment confronted a suspect who had forced his way into their apartment.  The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.  Ypsilanti Police continue to investigate.

The suspect was described by a witness as being a white male, tall, with wavy brown hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

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

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 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 Campus Community -November 21, 2009

Reported Crimes: 2 Reports of Attempted Home Invasion

Locations: Incident #1 - 100 block of N. Normal, City of Ypsilanti - (off campus sorority house)

Incident #2 - 200 N. Summit, City of Ypsilanti - (off campus)

Incident #1 (YPD 09-3959) was reported to Ypsilanti Police on Nov. 20 at approx. 9:45 p.m. Residents of an EMU sorority house reported observing a window being opened from outside. After the residents screamed, the suspect(s) fled the area. No entry was gained. No description of the suspect(s) is available.

Incident #2 (YPD 09-3966) was reported to Ypsilanti Police on Nov. 21 at approx. 4:50 a.m. Residents reported hearing someone attempting to open the door to the residence. Residents slammed the door shut as the suspect opened to the door. No entry was gained. The suspect in this incident was described by residents as a white male, approx. 20 y.o.a. with blonde hair, wearing orange pants and a dark colored shirt.

Both incidents remain under investgation. Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the Ypsilanti City Police Department at (734) 483-9510.


 

UPDATE INFORMATION -November 17, 2009

The Ypsilanti City Police reported making an arrest in this case on Nov. 17. A 23 year old resident of Detroit was arrested on an robbery charge and was lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail. The investigation continues.

Informational Release to Campus Community - November 17, 2009

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery

Location: 1000 block of Huron River Drive -Off Campus

At approximately 2:55 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2009, 2 residents of an apartment reported to the Ypsilanti Police that they answered a knock at the door when 2 suspects forced their way into the apartment.  The suspects threatened the residents with a handgun and stole property from the apartment.  The victims, who were not EMU students, were not injured.  The victims described the suspects as follows:

Suspect #1: African American male, 6'0", 180 lbs, 19-20 years of age, last seen wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans and yellow gloves.

Suspect #2: African American male, 5'10 to 6'0", 150 lbs, 19-20 years of age, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and yellow gloves.

The Ypsilanti Police Department continues to investigate this crime.  Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police at 734-483-9510.


 

EMU Police Timely Warning to the Community – November 8, 2009

Armed Robbery (Occurred off campus – City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police Department reported an armed robbery occurred this morning at 1:50 a.m. at the corner of Pearl and Washington, in the City of Ypsilanti (one block east of the College of Business)

Four males left an establishment near the above location when they were approached and cornered by two suspects who pointed a handgun telling them to give up their property.  The victims complied and the suspects ran north from that location. No injuries were reported by any of the victims.  Taken were cellular phones and cash.  None of the victims were affiliated with EMU..

The victims described the first suspect as an African American male, 5'7", thin build, late 20's, dark skin wearing a black baseball cap and black hooded sweatshirt.  The second suspect was described as an African American male, 5'7", mid/late 30's, dark skin, grayish beard and medium build.  No further information was provided to police by the victims.

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

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

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• 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


 

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is pleased to announce that we have identified and arrested two subjects involved in two recent burglaries (home invasions) that were recently reported to the campus community.  These incidents occurred in Phelps Hall, reports (09- 1902 & 09- 1865).  Both subjects are EMU students.  Subjects are being held at the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Department and charges are pending.


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – November 6, 2009

UPDATE The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is pleased to announce that we have identified and arrested two subjects involved in two recent burglaries (home invasions) that were recently reported to the campus community.  These incidents occurred in Phelps Hall, reports (09- 1902 & 09- 1865).  Both subjects are EMU students.  Subjects are being held at the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Department and charges are pending.

Reported Crime: Burglary – Home Invasion (Unlocked Room) -Report Number 09-1902

The Department of Public Safety received a complaint this morning that burglary occurred between 4:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. in Phelps Hall. The room was entered while the residents were sleeping. When the residents woke up they noticed two laptops, two cell phones, cash, PS3, and three video games were stolen.

No one was observed entering or leaving the room by the victims. There were no signs of forced entry into the room and no one was injured.

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 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:

• Secure residence hall doors and windows.

• Keep all valuables secured in the 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


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – November 3, 2009

UPDATE The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is pleased to announce that we have identified and arrested two subjects involved in two recent burglaries (home invasions) that were recently reported to the campus community.  These incidents occurred in Phelps Hall, reports (09- 1902 & 09- 1865).  Both subjects are EMU students.  Subjects are being held at the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Department and charges are pending.

Burglary – Home invasion – Report Number 09-1865

The Department of Public Safety received a Burglary complaint this morning that occurred between 4:25 a.m. – 7 a.m. in Phelps Hall. The room was entered while the residents were sleeping. One of the residents observed a male subject wearing a white T-shirt, and thought it was his roommate.

When the resident woke up later, he noticed two laptops, two ipods, and a cell phone were stolen.

There were no signs of forced entry into the room and no one was injured.

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 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:

• Secure residence hall doors and windows.

• Keep all valuables secured in the 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


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – October 22, 2009

Reported Crime Burglary – Home invasion (Unlocked Room) – Report Number 09-1774

The Department of Public Safety received a Burglary complaint this evening that occurred between 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Phelps Hall. The resident reported that the door to the room was left unlocked while he was in the restroom. Victim heard someone in his room, thought it was his roommate. Victim left for class and when he returned from class he noticed his laptop 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.

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 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      Secure residence hall doors and windows.

•        Keep all valuables secured in the 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


 

EMU Police Timely Warning to Campus Community – October 17, 2009

Unarmed Robbery (Occurred off campus – City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police reported that an unarmed robbery occurred this evening at about 9:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of LeForge Road in the City of Ypsilanti.  A female EMU student pulled into a parking spot at the apartment complex and was sitting alone in the driver's seat.  An unidentified male entered the passenger side and attempted to shut her vehicle off while a second suspect remained outside the car.  The first suspect did not speak to the victim at anytime and reached into the victim's wallet removing money.  The victim's phone rang at which point the first suspect took the phone from the victim and exited the vehicle heading southwest from the location.  No injuries were reported by the victim.

The victim described suspect #1 as an African American male, 6'0" – 6'2", thin build, wearing a black jacket with gold stitched design, gray sweatshirt and a gray baseball cap. The second suspect was described as an African American male, 6'0" – 6'2" wearing a dark jacket. No further information could be provided to police by the victim.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police 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


 

Informational Release to the Campus Community - October 14, 2009

Aggravated Assault (Occurred Off Campus - City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault, which occurred Monday, Oct. 12, at 9:00p.m. in the 800 block of N. Huron River Dr. near Ann St.

The victim (an EMU student) was approached by three male subjects who began to punch and kick the victim repeatedly until chased off by a passing citizen. The suspects fled in a dark colored vehicle on Huron River Drive. The victim was treated for his injuries.

The victim described the three suspects as African American males, clean-shaven, with no hair on head, all wearing black pants, two with black shirts and one wearing a white t-shirt. Suspects were reported to be thin build, between 5'10" to 6'0".

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 surroundingsWalk 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 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 observe 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-October 11, 2009

- Occurred Off Campus - Ypsilanti Township

The EMU Police Department was notified today that the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that occurred off campus at approximately 1:00a.m., Oct 11, 2009, in the 600 block of Villa Drive, Ypsilanti Twp.  A non EMU student was attending a party, when a verbal argument occurred between two unknown males. When leaving the party, the victim was shot in the leg by one of the unknown males. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is unknown at this time

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department's tip line (734) 973-7711.

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: False Report 09-1565 -Oct. 8, 2009

The investigation of this case has revealed that the claim of an attempted carjacking was a false report. The reporting person said that incident did not happen. There was no attempt to steal the vehicle and there was no one else in the vehicle.


 

Timely Warning to the Community – September 30, 2009

Reported Crime:   Attempt Carjacking – Main Campus – Report Number 09-1565

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is investigating an attempt carjacking that occurred this evening at approximately 9:11 p.m.

The incident occurred in the Oakwood South Commuter Lot. The victim, an EMU student, entered her vehicle and noticed a male in the backseat.  The male demanded her keys and threatened to harm her if she didn't give them to him.  The victim punched the suspect in the face, and then fled her vehicle.  The suspect fled in an unknown direction.   The victim injured her hand during the incident.

The victim was unable to provide any description of the suspect other than a male with a deep voice.

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 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 Campus Community – September 16, 2009

Home Invasion (Occurred off campus-City of Ypsilanti)

Location: 400 block of Florence

At approximately 3:00 am the rear door of a home in the 400 block of Florence was pried open. Officers were dispatched to the location and meet with the victim. The victim stated that he had come downstairs and heard the rear door of the residence slam. The victim went to a window and saw a male subject dressed in all white running east bound across the front yard.

Taken from the home was a white apple Ibook w/stickers and a wallet containing $80 in cash and various atm and credit cards.

Officers set up a perimeter and had a K-9 dog respond to the location. The K-9 track went west bound to Perrin St. and ended at Perrin and Pearl.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police 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


 

EMU Police Timely Warning to Campus Community – September 8, 2009

Unarmed Robbery (Occurred off campus – City of Ypsilanti)

The Ypsilanti Police reported that an unarmed robbery occurred this morning at about 1:00a.m., in the 300 block of Perrin St, in the City of Ypsilanti.  An EMU student walking on the sidewalk along Perrin St., texting on his cell phone, was robbed of his cell phone.  The suspect grabbed his cell phone and punched him in the head and ran off south toward Emmet St.  The victim's injuries were not serious, not requiring medical treatment.

The victim and witnesses described the suspect as being an African American male, approximately 18 years of age, light-skinned, 6 feet tall, long dreadlocks in his hair, wearing blue jeans, a light or white colored t-shirt, and a red baseball cap turned backward.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police 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


 

Informational Release to Campus Community – April 17, 2009

The EMU Police Department would like to inform the campus community of two incidents of arson which were reported today.

The first incident occurred on the ground floor of Phelps Hall, on April 15, 2009, between 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  This was a small paper fire on a bulletin board.

The second incident occurred on April 17, 2009, in Phelps Hall, between the hours of 12 a.m. - 9 a.m.  A portion of a piece of paper, which was taped on the wall, was burned.

The EMU Police Department investigation into these incidents has lead to information on the first incident being done by a resident of the hall and is being referred to the Washtenaw County Prosecutors office for review for possible criminal charges.  Student Judicial Services will be reviewing the matter for possible University sanctions.

Although these incidents only resulted in very minor damage, and they may appear insignificant, they are incidents of arson and are taken very seriously because of their potential danger to the residents and the community.  Arson charges can carry a fine and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate these crimes.  Anyone with information about either of these incidents 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 Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – April 10, 2009

Reported Crime Burglary – Home invasion (Unlocked Room) –Report Number 09-743

The Department of Public Safety received a Burglary complaint today that occurred between 12am – 7am in Buell Hall. The resident reported that the door to the room was left unlocked while he was sleeping. When the victim woke up, he discovered that his wallet was 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.

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 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:

•        Secure residence hall doors and windows.

•        Keep all valuables secured in the 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


 

EMU Police Department Timely Warning to the Community – April 5, 2009

Reported Crime:  Two Armed Robberies (One occurring in the City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus and the other occurring on Main Campus)

Location of the Crimes:  1) 1200 block of LeForge Road and 2) Putnam Meters

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on April 5, a group of five people including two EMU students left a party located in the 1200 block of Leforge Road when they were approached by two males brandishing semi-auto pistols.  The group was advised to lie down on the ground and look in the other direction.  The suspects went through the pockets of the victims taking cash, cellular phones, identification and jackets.  The victims described the suspect(s) as follows:

Suspect #1:  African American male, 6'0", 190lbs, approx 20 years of age, wearing a dark hoodie with red strips and dark pants.

Suspect #2:  African American male, 5'10", 180lbs, approx 20 years of age, wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.

The second incident occurred at approximately 1:55 a.m. on April 5 near the Putnam Meters.  This incident mirrored the Ypsilanti incident.  In this incident a group of four male EMU students were walking home from the same party in the 1200 block of LeForge Road when they were approached in the same manner with the same results.  It is believed that the suspects are the same in both incidents.  Nobody was injured in either incident.

The EMU and Ypsilanti Police Departments are currently investigating these crimes.  Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to contact the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222 or the Ypsilanti Police 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. 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


 

Informational Release to the Campus Community - April 4, 2009.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident, which occurred off campus at approximately 6:30pm in the 400 block of Cross Street on April 3, 2009.

Upon arrival on scene, officers made contact with numerous witnesses that observed a group of subjects involved in an altercation, which led to one suspect producing a gun and firing shots at the victim.

One suspect was arrested and lodged at the WCSD Jail pending arraignment.

Victim was treated at the hospital and later released.

The victim and suspect are not EMU students.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 505 W. Michigan 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 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 – Feb. 20, 2009

Criminal Sexual Conduct – City of Ypsilanti (Off Campus)
The Ypsilanti Police Department is currently investigating a possible criminal sexual assault complaint that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. this morning at a fraternity house in the 100 block of N. Normal Street.
The following information was released by the Ypsilanti Police Department about the incident this afternoon:

"YPD was contacted by SJMH early Friday morning on a call of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in a fraternity house near EMU's campus.  The 18 – year - old victim reported that she had been drinking at a party at the fraternity and had willingly gone into a room with several subjects.  After being in the room for some amount of time, the victim reported that someone turned off the light and she was pushed up against the wall, groped by several subjects, and penetrated by at least one subject.  A search warrant was later executed at the fraternity house and 12 male subjects detained and interviewed.  All the subjects detained were eventually released and at this time it is believed that none were involved.  Detectives do have the name of one subject possibly involved and are following up on leads.  The victim was treated at SJMH and later released."

The victim is an EMU student. The possible suspects were described only as one Caucasian male and three African-American males.  No further descriptions available. 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 on campus. (734) 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.
• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

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


 

Informational Release to the Community - February 18, 2009

Suspicious Situation (Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus)

The Ypsilanti Police Department took a report on Feb. 17, of an incident that occurred that day at about 8:10 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Normal St.  Four female EMU students were walking near the street when they were approached by a man who exited a vehicle and walked toward them, making a comment to the effect that he wanted to search them.  The four students got in their vehicle and left the area without further incident.  The suspect did not suggest or imply that he was a police officer. Police searched the area after recieving the call but were unable to locate the suspect or suspect vehicle.

The suspect was described to police as being a light skinned African American male, 6'2" to 6'4", skinny build, last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a black "doo" rag.  The suspect vehicle involved was an older model light blue minivan, unknown make or model.

Anyone with information about 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.  (734) 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 – February 6, 2009

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

The City of Ypsilanti Police Department received a report this morning of an armed robbery which occurred last night. At approximately 8:30 p.m., on February 5, a female EMU student was walking on the bike path along Huron River Dr. near the entrance to Green Lot 1 (NCL #1) when she was approached by four male subjects. The male subjects surrounded her. One subject placed what the victim believes was a gun in her back. The remaining males went through her pockets taking cash, cigarettes and a cell phone. The suspects then fled eastbound towards LeForge Rd. The victim was not injured.

The victim described the suspects as four African American males, wearing black jackets with unknown height or weight.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.


 

Timely Warning to the Community – On Campus - February 6, 2009

Burglary – Home Invasion  (Unlocked Room) – Report Number 09-285

The Department of Public Safety received a burglary complaint today that occurred between 11 p.m. last night and today at 4 a.m. in Phelps Residence Hall. The resident reported that he left his door unsecured and went to sleep. He awoke at 4 a.m. and discovered his laptop, X-Box and IPod missing. No one was observed in the room and the victim was not injured.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at 487-1222 or at the anonymous tip line at 734-487-4TIP (734-487-4847)

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. 734-487-3387
• Trust your intuition.  If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.
• Program the phone 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 assistance 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 – January 31

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

At approximately 3:40 am on Jan 31, one male EMU student and another 21 year old male were keying into their front door located in the 300 block of Jarvis when they were approached by a subject armed with a handgun who demanded all of their possessions. The suspect pointed the gun at them. The victim's property stolen consisted of their cell phones and keys. Neither victim was injured during the incident. The suspect then got into a vehicle and was last seen driving east on Jarvis.

The Victims described the suspect as an African American male, light complexion, 5'11", medium build, clean shaven, in his early 20's. The suspect was last seen wearing a XXL leather looking coat that had tan accents and clear rhinestones stitched in patterns on the coat.

The suspect vehicle was a newer model Pontiac 4 door, possibly a G6, black or dark blue, occupied by 3 other black males. The weapon was described as a black revolver.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should 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


 

Timely Warning to the Community (Off Campus) - City of Ypsilanti – January 24, 2009

Reported Crime:  Armed Robbery – 800 block of Green Road

At approximately 11:15 p.m., Jan. 24, the Ypsilanti Police Department received a report of an armed robbery.  One non-student advised he was approached by 3 males outside the apartment building.  One of the males produced a shotgun and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone.  The victim was struck in the face and suffered minor injuries.

All of the suspects were described by the victim as African American males.  The suspect with the shotgun was described by the victim as being approximately 6-feet tall with some facial hair. The victim could not describe the other suspects.

Anyone with any information regarding 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


 

Update Information (Jan. 23 Robbery)-January 27

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department has identified the suspect who used a gun during the armed robbery at Sellers Hall Jan. 23. An arrest warrant charging the suspect with armed robbery and felony firearm violation has been authorized by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office. The EMU Police Department is working closely with other area police agencies to attempt to locate and arrest this person.

The suspect has been identified as Michael Allen Johnson (date of birth 8/11/87). Johnson is not an EMU student and is believed to be somewhere in the Detroit area. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

The other two suspects in the case have not yet been identified.

The EMU Police Department has posted images of Johnson and the other suspects at the following link: http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/robbery_jan09

Please call the EMU Police Department (734.487.1222) if you see Johnson or the other suspects or have additional information about any of them. Information can be left on the EMU Tipline 734.487-4TIP or 734.487.4847.


 

Timely Warning to the Community – January 23, 2009

Reported Crime:  Armed Robbery – Sellers Hall – Report # 09-170

At approximately 2:23 a.m., January 23, 2009, the EMU Police Department received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  One student and three guests advised they were approached by 3-4 males in a lounge in Sellers Hall.  One of the males produced a handgun and demanded the victim's money, jewelry, and a coat.  The suspects told the victims to stay in the lounge and then fled in an unknown direction.  None of the victims reported any injuries.

All of the suspects were described by the victims as African American males.  The suspect with the handgun was described by the victims as an as being approximately 6 feet tall, with braids, and was possibly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.  Another suspect was described as being approximately 6 feet tall, possibly wearing a black cap and an orange and blue coat.  The victims could not describe the other suspect(s).

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the EMU Police 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:

• 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 – January 5, 2009

Homicide  (Off Campus - Occurred in the City of Ypsilanti)

At approximately 12:20 a.m. today, January 5, Ypsilanti Police Department reported that a shooting, which resulted in a homicide, occurred on Green Road (north of campus, off of Leforge Rd.) in the City of Ypsilanti.  The 23 year old male victim was not an EMU student.  Witnesses described the assailant as an African-American male, approximately 5'4", in his 20's, short hair, medium complexion, scruffy facial hair, wearing a baseball hat, a tan Carhartt jacket, blue jeans and tan boots.  The suspect is believed to be an acquaintance of the victim.  Witnesses were unable to determine if the assailant fled on foot or by vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ypsilanti Police 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