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Police Beat

October 2009 crime map >

Sexual assault reported at Michigan Union

A student told U-M Police Nov. 10 that she was forcibly fondled by a stranger in the Michigan Union. The student reported that about 12:30 a.m., as she was studying in a first-floor study area, an unknown man who was sitting next to her kept moving closer to her and ultimately forcibly fondled her buttocks. She grabbed her belongings and went to the Campus Information Center desk to notify police.

The man is described as a black male, 5 feet, 8 inches, with a medium build and medium complexion, facial stubble and dark half-inch afro-style hair. He was last seen wearing a green polo shirt and dark jacket. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 763-1131. Updates about the crime alert DPS issued for this incident will be posted at www.police.umich.edu.

Investigation continues of robbery near LSI

DPS continues to investigate the unarmed robbery Oct. 24 outside the Life Science Institute Building. A student told U-M Police that just after midnight he walked out of the building and was approached by an unknown man who asked for money. The man took the student's wallet and fled on foot toward Washtenaw Avenue. No weapons were seen or implied.

The man is described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches, and about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark blue coat with a hood and a dark baseball cap.

Suspect identifies in assault at Law Quad

A student sustained multiple injuries when he was pushed down a flight of stairs Oct. 25 in the Lawyers Club, the student told U-M Police. He was released from University Hospital the following day. The victim, a resident of the Lawyers Club, told police that he had attempted to help a hallmate stand up when the man turned and pushed him down the stairs. DPS will submit the results of the investigation to the prosecutor's office for authorization of any arrest warrants.

Charges denied in sexual assault allegation

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office denied authorizing arrest charges in connection with a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred Oct. 25 in a Stockwell Hall room. A student told police that a visiting acquaintance had assaulted her while they were in her residence room.

Incident at Michigan League solved

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with an Oct. 13 robbery that was reported at the Michigan League. Martin Taylor pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to larceny from a person in exchange for dropping other charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7. Taylor reportedly stole money from the cash register in the Michigan League store after he asked the cashier to make change for him. DPS detectives were assisted in their investigation by a student who contacted police after recognized the suspect's description in a crime alert about the incident. She told police that earlier that night she had encountered a man matching the suspect description and had lent him the use of her cell phone. Police were able to use the information the student provided to identify and arrest the suspect.

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