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Police still seek ID in arson case

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues to seek information and identification of a person of interest in connection with an arson March 26 at West Quadrangle residence hall. A video clip showing the young man entering the building has been posted on the DPS Web site (police.umich.edu). Additionally, a reward up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible for the arson.

Anyone with information about the person of interest or the fire should contact DPS at 734-763-1131 or the university's anonymous tip line at 800-863-1355.

No one was injured in the fire, which quickly was extinguished by the fire suppression system.

Laptop taken from unattended room

A resident of Alice Lloyd Hall told police two laptops were removed from her room around 6:50 p.m. March 22. The resident said she had gone down the hall for a few minutes and left her door ajar. When she returned, she could not locate her laptop nor her roommate's. Nothing else appeared to be missing.

Car stolen from North Campus

A student reported that his 1994 Acura was taken from Lot NC-20 in the 2300 block of Hayward. The car last was seen in the parking lot by a witness at 10 p.m. March 16, but was not there when he returned to the lot a little more than three hours later. An alarm system the owner had installed was found on the ground near the empty parking space. There are no suspects at this time.

Domestic assault results in minor injury

A student told police she cut her hand on a kitchen knife that she tried to grab from her husband during an argument March 3. She said he had been waving the knife in front of her in a threatening manner. Police responded to the apartment in the 2000 block of Stone Drive after the woman called 911. They found the woman with a hand injury and arrested the man without incident. He was taken to jail. Subsequently, he pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence.

Two patients report separate assaults

Two patients reported being inappropriately touched by medical staff in separate incidents. A patient at the Cardiovascular Center reported March 22 that a respiratory therapist had fondled her when he used a stethoscope to listen to her lungs. On March 25, a U-M Hospital patient reported she was awakened around 4 a.m. by a nurse who was inappropriately touching her. Both cases remain under investigation.