The University Record, June 21 , 1999

Police Beat

By Rebecca A. Doyle

Man charged in domestic assault

Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers arrested a man June 4 and charged him with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Following a June 16 preliminary examination, he was bound over for trial. No trial date has been set.

Neither the man nor the female alleged victim are affiliated with the University.

DPS officers responded to a cellular telephone call for help from the woman at 9:52 p.m. June 4 and the 911 emergency call was recorded. Officers heard the woman scream and heard the man threaten to kill her. When they arrived at the scene, the woman alleged that the man had choked her, hit her and thrown several objects at her, including a bicycle, a shoe, a suitcase and a garbage container. She sustained bruises, but refused medical treatment.

The couple had been living under a bridge near the Medical Center.

AAPD chases golf carts, catches teens

Officers from the Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD) chased teenagers in three golf carts across southwest Ann Arbor June 1 and apprehended five of the youths. The carts were taken from the U-M Golf Course and were reportedly seen by area residents on Hutchins St., 3rd St., 5th St., Pauline Blvd. and Seventh Ave.

When the suspects left the carts and fled on foot, AAPD officers apprehended them in the Seventh Ave. area. The 14- to 16-year-olds were later released in the custody of their parents and officers are awaiting evaluation and authorization from the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s office to proceed with charges against the five young men. DPS Lt. Wes Skowron expects the youths to be charged with larceny and possession of stolen property, and two counts of malicious destruction of property in connection with damage that was reported to two other golf carts at the U-M Golf Course.

Wine bottle tossed from carport hits woman, companion

A woman walking near the Church St. carport near 1 a.m. on May 2 was struck by a wine bottle that was thrown from the parking structure. Her male companion also was hit, but not injured. The woman was treated and released at University Hospital. Skowron reports that there were no fingerprints on the bottle and no witnesses to the incident. Police have no suspects in the aggravated assault case.

Burglaries reported in housing units

Four burglaries were reported by University residents early in May. East Quad, Baits and a Northwood III apartment were sites of the theft of two video cameras, cash, a wallet, stereo and a vacuum. Total value of the items taken is estimated at more than $2,000. Skowron notes that two of the incidents—both at Baits Residence Hall—may be related, but there are no suspects in either case. Video cameras were taken from both rooms on May 1.

In addition, a staff member at Mary Markley Residence Hall noticed a man taking a refrigerator/microwave oven combination appliance from the loading dock area on May 5. DPS officers apprehended the suspect and arrested him. He waived a May 26 preliminary examination and a pretrial arraignment is slated for July 2 in 15th District Court before Judge Archie C. Brown.