The University Record, September 16, 1998

Police Beat

By Rebecca A. Doyle

Information sought in attempted sexual assault

DPS officers are looking for a white male, described as being 25-30 years of age, between 5'8" and 5'10" tall in connection with an attempted sexual assault last Wednesday. A woman reported that she was walking near the Dana Natural Resources Building when she was grabbed from behind by a man who attempted to remove some of her clothing. She struggled and was able to escape. The man was reported to be wearing a white baseball cap and a red T-shirt, and had a pot belly and possible whisker stubble. Anyone with information is urged to contact DPS at 763-1131.

Missing computer equipment recovered

More than 20 computers have been recovered after DPS officers researched information on a large number of reported larcenies of computers and computer equipment in the Hospitals' area. Looking into the large number of reported thefts, officers received information that led them to several businesses in the Livonia area that had purchased computers from an individual.

On Aug. 11, a male University employee was arrested and charged with embezzlement of more than $100 in connection with the thefts, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The man waived an Aug. 19 preliminary examination, and a pretrial hearing is scheduled Sept. 24 in Circuit Court. He is currently out on bond.

Man arrested for purse snatching

A man who is not affiliated with the University was arrested Sept. 2 after he allegedly scuffled with a woman who was napping in the lounge area at University Hospital and stole her purse. DPS and Hospital Security personnel arrested the man and charged him with one count of unarmed robbery, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He was arraigned in 15th District Court on Sept. 3 and is in jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. A Sept. 16 preliminary examination is scheduled.

Breaking and entering cases on the rise

The number of breaking and entering reports on campus has increased in recent months. In one such incident, a man not affiliated with the University was arrested after computer equipment was found in his duffel bag. Both the Business School's Executive Residence and the School of Education reported illegal entries on July 18. The man was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with breaking and entering, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He is currently in jail awaiting a preliminary examination in 15th District Court, scheduled for today.


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