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Police Beat

TCOP offices open daily

Three Department of Public Safety (DPS) neighborhood offices now are open each weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The offices are on the first floor of Wolverine Tower and the lower level of the Palmer Commons and Pierpont Commons. DPS officers will be available to assist with lost and found property, take a police report or talk about campus safety initiatives coordinated through the Team Community Oriented Policing (TCOP) efforts. The DPS main office remains in the Campus Safety Services Building at 1239 Kipke Dr.

Robbery suspects remain at-large

DPS continues to seek information regarding two Black males approximately 18-21 years old who reportedly robbed a student at 1 a.m. Sept. 16 near the intersection of Hubbard and Beal avenues. The student told police he had been walking north toward his apartment when he was approached by the two men wearing gray ski masks over their faces. One suspect brandished a knife and demanded his wallet. After not finding any U.S. money in the wallet, he threw the wallet on the ground and the two fled in a yellow, mid-sized car.

Police officials encourage campus pedestrians to walk with a friend or co-worker whenever possible and to promptly report to the police any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call DPS at (734) 763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

Two sexual assaults filed

A West Quadrangle resident reported to DPS Sept. 19 that her former boyfriend had sexually assaulted her earlier in the month. The suspect does not attend
U-M. In a second incident, a staff member at C. S. Mott Children's Hospital reported Sept. 21 that she had been fondled by a patient's grandfather. DPS continues to investigate both incidents.

Four burglaries reported in September

A set of football tickets and $55 cash were reported stolen in September campus burglaries. A Mary Markley Hall resident reported to DPS that his football tickets were taken from his desktop after he left his room unattended and the door propped open for two hours Sept. 8. Staff at Alice Lloyd Hall reported $55 was taken from a cash box in an unsecured safe between 8 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9 p.m. Sept. 15.

After a brief foot chase, a 24-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested Sept. 22 outside Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library after staff reported to DPS that an unknown man was trying to break into a library office. The responding police officer located the man matching the witness's description in a second office with a set of University keys. Nothing was reported missing from either office. The campus visitor was released pending warrant authorization from the county prosecutor's office.

In a fourth incident, a 29-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested in connection with a burglary of the Corner House on South Thayer. A DPS officer on routine patrol noticed an open window and a kicked-in the building door. The officer also found several backpacks inside the empty building and other evidence of illegal entry. The suspect soon was located nearby, arrested for breaking and entering, and released pending authorization from the county prosecutor's office.

Stolen car recovered in Ypsilanti Township

A U-M student's 1992 Saturn, last seen Sept. 3 in Lot M27 on Ann Street, was recovered Sept. 17 in Ypsilanti Township by the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department. The contents of the trunk were missing, and the ignition had been damaged.

Thief posing as repair person flees

Three ultrasound transducers, valued at $12,000 each, were reported stolen from the Radiology Department of University Hospital after staff observed an unknown man near the equipment. When staff questioned the man's presence, he explained that he was performing a service call on the equipment. However, while staff checked the service response log and determined he was not registered, the suspect fled. He was described as being in his late 20s and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a white business shirt.

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