The University Record, July 23, 2001

Police Beat

By Diane Brown
Facilities and Operations

Two buildings evacuated after fires

Two buildings were evacuated for brief periods in June as a result of small fires. A variable-speed drive for the Dennison Building’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system overheated June 6. Faculty and staff were evacuated for less than an hour while the fire was extinguished and the building was cleared of smoke. On June 11, a small fire was confined to a lab oven in the Chemistry Building but created considerable smoke, necessitating evacuation. Officers from the Department of Public Safety, along with staff from Occupational Safety and Environmental Health and the Ann Arbor Fire Department, responded to the incidents.

Stolen pickup recovered 2 days later

A 1989 Toyota pickup was stolen June 23 from the Glen Avenue parking structure. It was recovered two days later with no visible damage.

Man arrested in check passing

A 41-year-old Detroit man was charged with uttering and publishing after attempting to negotiate a $27,000 check at the Wolverine Tower Comerica Bank. He also was arrested on a probation violation. Uttering and publishing is a felony punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

2 men arrested in assault on officer

A U-M police officer encountered an intoxicated male June 2 at the University Hospital emergency room. While attempting to detain the man, the officer allegedly was physically assaulted. A second man interfered with the situation. Both men were arrested after the officer deployed pepper spray. The first man was arrested for investigation of disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer, while the second man was arrested for investigation of obstructing police. Both were taken to the Washtenaw County Jail.