Department News Archive

Oct042012

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2012-11 CANCELED 10/4/2012 -- Home invasion, attempted sexual assault off-campus on July 2

CANCELED - Suspect arraigned 10/4/2012 and in custody.

posted on Jul 06 2012 16:00

Aug302012

EMERGENCY ALERT 9:05 am UPDATE - CANCELED UM Ealert 8/30/12 8:45am - shots fired

UPDATE at 9:05am - CANCELED - Suspects in custody. U-M buildings and grounds are safe.

Original msg - 8:25am - Shots fired near Plymouth, Dixboro rds. Suspects may be on foot. Police in area. Avoid area or use extreme caution.

posted on Aug 30 2012 08:45

Aug072012

SECURITY BULLETIN Use U-bolt locks to prevent bike thefts

Thefts of bicycles from the U-M campus continue to be a concern for U-M Police, said Joe Piersante, interim chief of police. At least 67 bicycles have been reported stolen from campus locations in 2012.

"Most of these thefts can be prevented if owners would use sturdier bike locks," Piersante said.

U-M Police recommend use of U-bolt locks, rather than flexible cable locks that easily are cut by thieves. The U-bolt locks usually are made from heavy metal that take longer for thieves to defeat.

Additionally U-M police urge bike owners to record the serial numbers of their bicycles in a safe place.

"When we recover a bicycle from a thief or re-sale shop, we can return it to its rightful owner if we have the serial number listed in a larceny report," Piersante added.

If anyone sees suspicious behavior in and around campus bike racks, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at (734)763-1131 or text 377911. Help keep our campus safe.

posted on Aug 07 2012 14:30

Aug012012

NEWS DPS adds Twitter, other feeds to website

Crime alerts, emergency alerts, security bulletins and news items posted on the Department of Public Safety website now can be followed, friended, tweeted and otherwise forwarded along to numerous social media vehicles. Appropriate icons for re-tweeting and forwarding are listed for each entry on the department’s home page (www.police.umich.edu).

Beginning this fall, a weekly tweet will be sent to the department’s followers to share crime information, safety reminders, risk reduction tips and other safety- and security-related information. Follow DPS @umichpolice.

posted on Aug 01 2012 11:00

Jul262012

NEWS DPS awarded 3-year re-accreditation

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety was awarded law enforcement re-accreditation as of Aug. 1, 2012, by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), announced Interim Executive Director Joe Piersante.

DPS originally was awarded the three-year accreditation in August 2009. To achieve the CALEA recognition, the department had to show compliance with several hundred professional standards measured by the Commission. An assessment team conducted an on-site visit in late March 2012 and reviewed written materials, conducted interviews with department staff and University members, and visited offices and other campus locations.

"I am very proud of the daily efforts of our officers to help keep our campus community a relatively safe environment in which to learn, study, live and work," said Piersante. "Achieving this re-accreditation validates that this daily work meets or exceeds industry standards, while also meeting the safety and security needs of our community."

As one of the last steps in the review process, the department's accreditation manager, Heather McDonald, appeared July 21, 2012, before a CALEA review committee in Scottsdale, AZ. The full Commission granted re-accreditation later that day.

In 2009, U-M was the first department in the Big Ten Conference to become accredited and is one of 60 University law enforcement agencies with such distinction. Since then, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison also have been awarded. To maintain the three-year accredited status, the department will submit an annual report to show yearly compliance with the standards.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., visit www.calea.org.

posted on Jul 26 2012 11:15

Jul062012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-11 CANCELED 10/4/2012 -- Home invasion, attempted sexual assault off-campus on July 2

As told to the Ann Arbor Police on July 5, an unknown man entered an apartment through an unlocked window and attempted to assault a woman. The incident was interrupted by a witness. A weapon was indicated but not seen. The suspect fled on foot.

posted on Jul 06 2012 16:00

Jun152012

SECURITY BULLETIN Suspicious Behavior around Children

Time of Incident: June 14, 2012, 6:03 pm

Location of Incident: Diagonal (900 Block North University), Ann Arbor

Description of Subject: White male, 69 yrs. of age, 5’8”, 220 pounds, medium length grey hair, short grey beard, address in Wisconsin

Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer, black, with a Wisconsin plate

Summary

The subject approached a group of 14-year old girls and started asking personal questions. He told them they were “beautiful” and asked them if they wanted to leave with him. No crime was committed, however the behavior was concerning.

He has also been identified as engaging in similar behaviors in other southeast Michigan communities. He is a resident of Wisconsin, with no known Michigan address.

No criminal charges are pending; this information is for awareness purposes only.

6/15/12, Ref. 121660146

posted on Jun 15 2012 13:50

Jun112012

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2012-10 CANCELED 6/11/12 -- Assault/sexual assault on Ingalls Mall, near MLB

CANCELED - Through follow-up investigation, it has been determined that the reported assault did not occur.

posted on Jun 10 2012 06:30

Jun102012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-10 CANCELED 6/11/12 -- Assault/sexual assault on Ingalls Mall, near MLB

A female reported that as she was walking northbound through Ingalls Mall, she was approached by three unknown males who taunted her using an anti-homosexual slur. One of the males grabbed her multiple times, including her arm and breast, before she could push him away and flee northbound. The suspects did not pursue her and she did not seek medical attention.

posted on Jun 10 2012 06:30

May262012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-9 Unarmed robbery on EU near School of Social Work

A student was walking south on East University, when he was approached from behind and pushed to the ground by an unknown male. The suspect took the victim’s necklace and left. The victim followed the suspect and the two exchanged punches before the suspect fled on foot.

posted on May 26 2012 05:15

Apr132012

NEWS Power outage on Athletic Campus

At 3:18 PM multiple buildings on the Athletic Campus experienced a power outage. Crews are on scene to resolve the situation. Unknown time until restoration.

posted on Apr 13 2012 15:18

Apr132012

NEWS Power outage on Athletic Campus

Power was restored as of 5:40 p.m.

posted on Apr 13 2012 15:18

Apr102012

NEWS U-M police issue warning to secure belongings

Thefts of unattended belongings on the University of Michigan campus significantly have increased in the first three months of 2012 compared with 2011. U-M Police remind students, faculty and staff to secure their valuables at all times.

"We've had a significant increase in larceny reports in 2012," said Interim Police Chief Joe Piersante. "We have made a number of arrests of career criminals who have targeted our community. But we still have predators around."

From January 1 to March 31 of 2012, the U-M Department of Public Safety received 190 reports of larcenies, a 32% increase from 144 reported in the same time period in 2011. Larcenies usually are thefts of unattended belongings. Of the 190 larcenies this year, 38 laptops and 27 cell phones were reported stolen.

Markets exist for stolen goods. "We know that stolen laptops can be traded for heroin, cocaine and other drugs," Piersante said. "Stolen credit cards often are used to purchase gift cards, which then function like cash.

"So all of us need to reduce the theft opportunities by not leaving laptops, wallets, cell phones, purses, backbacks and bookbags unattended even for a couple of minutes."

Anyone with information about these crimes or who sees suspicious activity in classroom buildings is asked to call 911 immediately or text U-M Police at 377911.

"With semester finals fast approaching, we don’t want students to lose their term paper drafts or all of their class notes just because they left their laptop on the desk for a minute," Piersante said. "Take it with you or lock it up."

posted on Apr 10 2012 13:40

Apr052012

NEWS Outdoor warning siren testing scheduled

County test is scheduled for Saturday April 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon
City test is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1 p.m.

Washtenaw County's 39 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. The city's sirens will be tested at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday from March through October. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be canceled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
- A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH
- A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
- An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM and WLBY 1290 AM.

posted on Apr 05 2012 09:45

Apr032012

NEWS 3 parking structures re-opened after 3-hour closure

The Ann, Catherine and Glen street parking structures have re-opened as of 11:15 a.m. after being closed this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., an unknown powdery substance was reported within the stairwells of the Ann Street Parking Structure, the Catherine Street Parking Structure and the Glen Street (NIB) Parking Structure.

DPS and Parking maintenance closed the three structures as a precaution. The University Hazards Materials staff along with the Washtenaw County HazMat team responded and determined that the substance was not a hazardous material.

posted on Apr 03 2012 11:55

Apr032012

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2012-5 Home Invasions in Northwood Apartments - 4/3/12 UPDATE

Two additional similar incidents were reported today in the 1500 block of McIntyre. Around 4 a.m., a resident reported that he had awoken when an unknown subject opened his unlocked, sliding glass door. The subject then fled on foot. It is unknown if the subject entered the apartment.

A second resident in the 1100 block of McIntyre reported at 8 a.m. that he found his backpack and jackets missing from the living room. He discovered that the sliding screen door was ajar and the glass door unlocked. He later found the backpack and jackets nearby outside.

posted on Mar 02 2012 15:15

Mar302012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-8 Three thefts from people on Central Campus

In three possibly related incidents, subjects reported one or two males took their belongings and fled. On Diag, a student lent his cell phone to a male, they walked to the bus stop, and the "borrower" ran away with the phone. In the structure, two males approached the victim, grabbed his phone and fled. In SQ, a student was sitting on the hallway floor, when a male grabbed the earbuds from her ears and the connected laptop before fleeing out the front door and joining two other males on foot.

posted on Mar 30 2012 03:00

Mar302012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-8 Three thefts from people on Central Campus

UPDATE on second incident on S. Forest -- As reported to the Ann Arbor Police, it did not occur in the parking structure, but on the sidewalk south of the structure near Willard St. This incident is being investigated by the Ann Arbor Police.

UPDATE on third incident at South Quad -- The suspect did not steal the earbuds; he disconnected the laptop from the earbuds and fled with the laptop.

posted on Mar 30 2012 03:00

Mar262012

NEWS DPS invites public to March 29 crime meeting

University students, faculty and staff as well as members of the broader community are invited to attend the Department of Public Safety crime meeting at 11:30 a.m. March 29, 2012. The meeting will be held in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room.

The meeting, which brings together DPS shift supervisors and DPS officers involved in crime investigations as well as representatives from Housing Security and Hospital Security, will include a review of recent major crime activity and trends, current criminal investigations and crime prevention strategies. Questions, concerns and suggestions from the community members also will be welcomed and addressed.

For more information about the meetings, contact Diane Brown, our public information officer, at (734) 936-2323.

posted on Mar 26 2012 00:00

Mar252012

NEWS Accreditation Team on campus, public comment requested on Monday

Faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University of Michigan are invited to comment Monday (March 26) on the activities and policies of the U-M's Department of Public Safety as part of a national re-accreditation assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

A public meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday in the Campus Safety Services Building during which members of the public can make comments. See the full article for additional options to provide comments.

Read full article.

posted on Mar 25 2012 00:00

Mar232012

EMERGENCY ALERT ALL CLEAR at 12:45pm - Gas leak in FXB Building at 10:05am.

UPDATE - 12:45pm -- All clear for the gas leak incident. The FXB Building will remain closed until 5pm today (March 23) while repairs are completed.

UPDATE - 11:15am -- A refrigerant leak occurred and is contained in the FXB Building penthouse. The building remains evacuated until further notice. Fire department, police and hazardous materials personnel actively are addressing the situation.

10:22am -- A gas leak has been detected at the F X B Building (North Campus, 1320 Beal) at 10:05am. The building has been evacuated. Avoid the area until further notice. This is NOT a test.

posted on Mar 23 2012 12:45

Mar232012

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2012-7 CANCELED 3/23/12-- Robbery in Nichols Arboretum

CANCELED - A charge of unarmed robbery has been authorized for a 25-year-old man, who currently is in custody on other charges.

posted on Mar 19 2012 21:50

Mar222012

NEWS Semester test of UM Emergency Alert system scheduled Friday

3/23/2012 UPDATE -- The test of the system was canceled due to the real activation for the Gas Leak at the FXB Building.

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system is expected to be conducted midmorning Friday (March 23).

In case of an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted on the DPS Web site as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click HERE.

WHAT IS UM EMERGENCY ALERT? UM Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can contact students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency:
- Text messages (SMS)
- Voice messages
- Emails (all students, faculty and staff will receive emails, but processing time is not quick)
When the Department of Public Safety (DPS) determines there is an active emergency in which the public safety of the campus may be at risk, DPS will initiate an urgent notification through the UM Emergency Alert system. Localized incidents within a building (such as a small fire or hazardous material spill in a lab) probably won’t require a mass notification.

HOW CAN I RECEIVE TEXT OR VOICE MESSAGES? If you also would like to receive text or voice messages when the UM Emergency Alert System is activated and you haven’t registered your device numbers,
1) Go to Wolverine Access .

2) Select Employee Business or Student Business.
* Under Campus Personal Information, select UM EMERGENCY ALERTS
* Add your UM Emergency Alert phone numbers, and click Save.
* Click on ?Help at the top of the Wolverine Access page for step-by-step instructions.

posted on Mar 22 2012 11:00

Mar222012

SECURITY BULLETIN Suspicious animal sighted on North Campus

Today (8:30am) DPS received a report of a sighting on North Campus of a suspicious animal, described as a possible cougar, near Hubbard Road between Green Road and Stone Drive. Police officers and housing security personnel searched the area but did not find a suspicious animal.

Please take extra precautions if you are in this area, especially with young children and bicyclists. If you observe a suspicious animal, immediately contact University Police at 911 or (734) 763-1131.

posted on Mar 22 2012 13:25

Mar192012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-7 CANCELED 3/23/12-- Robbery in Nichols Arboretum

A student reported that as she was walking along the path, an unknown man approached her, punched her in the face knocking her down, and took her cell phone and cash. She fled toward the river.

posted on Mar 19 2012 21:50

Mar152012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-6 Unprovoked, weekend assaults off campus

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, in three weekend incidents, males were assaulted in unprovoked attacks. No property was taken, but injuries required medical attention.

posted on Mar 15 2012 16:25

Mar152012

EMERGENCY ALERT Severe weather for Washtenaw Co

8:10pm UPDATE -- Severe thunderstorm watch for Washtenaw County has been extended until 11pm.

7:25pm UPDATE -- The Tornado Warning has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9pm. A flash floor warning is in effect until 10pm. Watch for down trees, down power lines and flooded streets.

6:30pm UPDATE WARNING extended until 7:15pm.

6:25 UPDATE - Continue to take cover. Other storms are popping up.

6:10pm UPDATE- Several tornadoes have been spotted in the area.

TORNADO WARNING for Washtenaw County until 6:30pm. Updates at weather channels.

posted on Mar 15 2012 17:30

Mar072012

NEWS Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

Faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University of Michigan are invited to comment later this month on the activities and policies of the U-M's Department of Public Safety as part of a national accreditation assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Read full article.

posted on Mar 07 2012 16:45

Mar022012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-5 Home Invasions in Northwood Apartments - 4/3/12 UPDATE

Residents in two apartments on Stone Road reported that overnight while they were sleeping, backpacks were taken from the first floor of their apartments. One backpack was recovered outside nearby, but cash was missing. In each incident, entry apparently was made through the unlocked sliding glass door (the security bar had not been in place either).

posted on Mar 02 2012 15:15

Mar022012

NEWS Testing of county outdoor warning sirens scheduled for March 3 at noon

Washtenaw County’s 39 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
- A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH
- A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
- An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM and WLBY 1290 AM.

For more information, view the County's Emergency planning website

posted on Mar 02 2012 10:00

Feb282012

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2012-4 CANCELED 2/28/12 -Off-campus robbery at ATM at South U and East U

Crime Alert has been canceled. Through follow-up interviews, the Ann Arbor Police determined that no armed robbery occurred as earlier reported.

posted on Feb 21 2012 03:15

Feb212012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-4 CANCELED 2/28/12 -Off-campus robbery at ATM at South U and East U

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a male approached a female at the ATM and held an unknown object (possibly a knife) to her neck demanding money. He took money and her ATM card before fleeing on foot westbound toward the Diag.

posted on Feb 21 2012 03:15

Feb172012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-3 Home Invasions in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Police issued a crime alert Feb. 15 noting a rise in burglaries of homes -- 40 in the past three weeks. Please review their crime alert by clicking HERE or visiting the city website at www.a2gov.org.

posted on Feb 17 2012 12:00

Feb132012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-2 Arsons at South Quad

Two incidents of small amounts of smoldering materials (perhaps napkins and/or paper) found on the floor of a lower-level, student supply closet. Neither incident caused injuries or visible damage.

posted on Feb 13 2012 18:00

Jan192012

NEWS DPS invites public to crime meeting

University students, faculty and staff as well as members of the broader community are invited to attend the Department of Public Safety crime meeting at 12 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012. The meeting will be held in the Michigan Union Anderson Room.

The meeting, which brings together DPS shift supervisors and DPS officers involved in crime investigations as well as representatives from Housing Security and Hospital Security, will include a review of recent major crime activity and trends, current criminal investigations and crime prevention strategies. Questions, concerns and suggestions from the community members also will be welcomed and addressed.

For more information about the meetings, contact Diane Brown, our public information officer, at (734) 936-2323.

posted on Jan 19 2011 00:00

Jan162012

CRIME ALERT  #2012-1 Off-campus armed robbery at Hill & Olivia streets

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, as two people were walking near the intersection, two unknown males approached them. Both suspects brandished knives and demanded money, which one gave them. The suspects fled on foot southbound on Olivia.

posted on Jan 16 2012 02:30

Dec232011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-26 Off-campus armed robbery by Briarwood Mall

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, two unknown males approached two subjects who were making a night deposit. One male brandished a handgun and demanded money. The suspects stole the victims' credit cards and fled in a nearby vehicle.

posted on Dec 23 2011 00:00

Dec192011

NEWS $500 REWARD for information on theft of ATM from U-M CVC



A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two subjects in connection with the attempted theft of an Automated Teller Machine from the U-M's Cardiovascular Center. The two suspects reportedly unplugged the machine, which was located in a vending machine area, around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Later they wheeled it on a dolly outside to a parking lot by a newer-model, gray Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the ATM was found abandoned in the parking lot. Anyone with information regarding the two suspects or the incident is asked to contact University Police at (734) 763-1131.

Click here for poster.

posted on Dec 19 2011 14:15

Dec162011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-25 Felonious assault on East University at South University

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, as a male approached his vehicle, an unknown male jumped out from the back seat. The suspect brandished a pocket knife and held it against the victim's chest before fleeing.

posted on Dec 16 2011 05:00

Dec122011

NEWS Power outage on Central Campus

A power outage occurred in many Central Campus Buildings at 10:06am today. The outage may have originated from an incident at the South Quad electrical substation. It is anticipated that it may be four hours before electricity is re-established at South Quad, while other buildings are expected to be restored soon.

posted on Dec 12 2011 11:00

Dec102011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-24 Unarmed robbery on East University at Willard

A student was walking northbound on East University when she was approached by a male who was panhandling. He then grabbed her arm and demanded more money.

posted on Dec 10 2011 16:00

Dec062011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-23 Sexual assault at Baits I residence hall (1210 Hubbard Rd)

A suspect has been identified and interviewed. The investigation will be submitted to the county prosecutor's office for review of possible charges.

posted on Dec 05 2011 19:00

Dec052011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-22 CANCELED 12/5/11 -Assault on Geddes Ave near Nichols Arboretum

During a follow-up interview, it was determined that no assault or robbery occurred on or near the U-M campus. The reportee may have been involved in an incident in another town.

posted on Dec 03 2011 23:55

Dec052011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-23 Sexual assault at Baits I residence hall (1210 Hubbard Rd)

A student reported that she was assaulted in her room by a visiting acquaintance.

posted on Dec 05 2011 19:00

Dec032011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-22 CANCELED 12/5/11 -Assault on Geddes Ave near Nichols Arboretum

A student reported that the previous night, he had been assaulted by several males as he was walking near the Arboretum entrance. He sought medical treatment around 9pm and reported the incident to police.

posted on Dec 03 2011 23:55

Nov162011

NEWS DPS invites public to crime meeting

University students, faculty and staff as well as members of the broader community are invited to attend the Department of Public Safety crime meeting at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2011. The meeting will be held at the DPS main office at 1239 Kipke Drive near Crisler Arena and Michigan Stadium.

The hour-long meeting, which brings together DPS shift supervisors and DPS officers involved in crime investigations as well as representatives from Housing Security and Hospital Security, will include a review of recent major crime activity and trends, current criminal investigations and crime prevention strategies. Questions, concerns and suggestions from the community members also will be welcomed and addressed. Chief Greg O’Dell anticipates the public meetings may be held twice each semester.

For more information about the meetings, contact Diane Brown, our public information officer, at (734) 936-2323.

posted on Nov 16 2011 00:00

Nov142011

SECURITY BULLETIN ARREST MADE --Wanted flier for Oct. 30 EQ assault

UPDATED Nov. 14, 2011 -- See Nov. 14, 2011, News item for details regarding an arrest in this case.

posted on Nov 09 2011 16:16

Nov142011

NEWS Suspect in East Quad assault arrested

Early Saturday morning (Nov. 12), University Police arrested a man in connection with the Oct. 30 sexual assault (4th degree) at East Quad. He also is being charged in several other incidents on campus.

Adam Hester, 24 of Canton, was arraigned this afternoon (Nov. 14) on nine charges -- three felonies, three high court misdemeanors, and three misdemeanors -- and three sentencing enhancements. He remains in jail on $100,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23.





Hester was charged with:
- Receiving and Concealing stolen property $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 -- felony (5 years and/or $10,000 or three times the value of the property) in connection with possessing a laptop computer that had been reported stolen Oct. 20, 2010, from the Computer Science and Engineering building;
- Capturing an Image of an unclothed person-- felony (5 years and/or $5,000) in connection with pictures he possessed of a person in a campus building bathroom stall;
- Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer -- felony (2 years and/or $2,000) in connection with resisting arrest Nov. 11/12, 2011;
- Aggravated Indecent Exposure-- high court misdemeanor (2 years and/or $2,000) in connection with an incident in Tisch Hall on Nov. 11, 2011;
- Aggravated Indecent Exposure -- high court misdemeanor (2 years and/or $2,000) in connection with an incident in a campus building perhaps on Oct. 31, 2011;
- Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th degree -- high court misdemeanor (2 years and/or $500) in connection with an Oct. 30, 2011 incident in East Quadrangle residence hall;
- Receiving and Concealing stolen property $200 or more but less than $1,000-- misdemeanor (1 year and/or $2,000 or three times the value of the property) in connection with possessing an iPod that was reported stolen on March 14, 2011, from Weill Hall;
- Indecent Exposure-- misdemeanor (1 year and/or $1,000) in connection with an incident in Hatcher Graduate Library perhaps in early October 2011;
- Assault-- misdemeanor (93 days and/or $500) in connection with grabbing a student Nov. 11, 2011, in Angell Hall;
- Each of the indecent exposure counts has a sentencing enhancement added to it for a Sexually Delinquent Person which has an additional penalty of one day to life.

The criminal investigation by University Police is continuing.

posted on Nov 14 2011 16:15

Nov092011

SECURITY BULLETIN ARREST MADE --Wanted flier for Oct. 30 EQ assault

University Police are seeking information about a man in connection with a sexual assault of an East Quad resident Oct. 30. The resident told police that around 1:45 a.m. she was walking down the hallway when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. He reached under her clothing and grabbed her buttocks before leaving down a nearby stairwell.



The man is described as a black male, college-age or early 20s, 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds with dark wavy black hair, wearing dark-colored clothing and carrying a dark-colored backpack. Pictures of a possible suspect can be found on this wanted poster. Anyone with information about the man or the incident is asked to call University Police at 734/763-1131.

posted on Nov 09 2011 16:16

Nov082011

NEWS Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System 2pm Nov. 9

The Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Federal Communications Commission will be testing a new Emergency Alert System (EAS) at approximately 2 p.m. (EST) Wednesday (Nov. 9). The 30-second test simultaneously will be broadcast nationwide on every TV and radio station. There is no need to take any action as a result of this test. After the test, regular programming will return.

The UM Emergency Alert system will NOT be activated for this test. In the event of an actual activation of the federal EAS, the University system may or may not be activated. Activation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about the Nov. 9 test, visit www.fema.gov/eastest/index.shtm

posted on Nov 08 2011 12:10

Nov042011

SECURITY BULLETIN Peeping Tom at Michigan Union

A staff person reported to University Police Wednesday (Nov. 2) that when she was in the third-floor, gender-neutral bathroom at the Michigan Union at about 4pm, she observed an unknown male peering at her over the stall wall. When she confronted him, he fled out the door and down a nearby stairwell.

The male is described as a black male with short, black hair wearing two-tone (blue and army green) "skater-style" athletic shoes and jeans and carrying a black backpack and a green article of clothing, possibly a sweatshirt.

Another suspicious incident with similar circumstances may have occurred a couple of weeks ago. Anyone with information regarding this situation is asked to call University Police at (734) 763-1131.

posted on Nov 04 2011 09:00

Oct142011

EMERGENCY ALERT This is a test of the UM Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted today. If this were an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Oct 14 2011 10:25

Oct082011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-21 Home Invasion at West Quad

A fourth-floor resident awoke to find an unknown male in his room. The suspect apparently had entered the room through a window from the roof. The suspect fled out the room door. The victim was not injured.

posted on Oct 08 2011 05:00

Oct082011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-21 Home Invasion at West Quad

A second fourth-floor resident reported during the day (Oct. 8) that when he awoke in the morning, cash and several personal items were missing from his room. There were no signs of forced entry. No suspect description.

posted on Oct 08 2011 05:00

Sep302011

NEWS U-M Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report now available

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the 2011-12 edition of the University of Michigan Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available. An electronic copy of the 36-page book is available here. Hard copy versions will be available in early October from DPS as well as several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs and the Admissions office in the Student Activities Building.

This document, formerly titled the U-M Campus Safety Handbook, is an excellent resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws, and additional support services. Additionally, it contains the Annual Fire Safety Report regarding fire safety and fire statistics in on-campus housing.

The publication also includes three-year statistics of reported crime, including bias-motivated crimes, on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional safety and security information, including crime alerts and daily crime incident logs, can be viewed on this website. If you have any questions, please call us at 734/763-3434.

Be sure to secure your belongings, room, office, laboratory and vehicle at all times and report suspicious behavior to police immediately. Help keep our campus safe!

posted on Sep 30 2011 15:30

Sep202011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-20 Five Home Invasions in Northwood IV & V (McIntyre & Stone drives)

Two additional similar reports have been received by DPS for home invasions in the same time period (Sept 18 between 1am and 9am). Both additional incidents occurred in the 2500 block of Stone Drive (Northwood V). Entry apparently was made through unlocked sliding patio doors while the residents slept. Backpacks with wallets, athletic shoes and other personal property were taken.

posted on Sep 18 2011 18:40

Sep182011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-20 Five Home Invasions in Northwood IV & V (McIntyre & Stone drives)

Residents in three apartments on McIntyre Dr (Northwood IV) reported that overnight while they were sleeping upstairs, personal property was taken from the first floor of their apartments. They reported the incidents to police Sunday afternoon. In each incident, entry apparently was made through the unlocked sliding glass door (the security bar had not been in place either). A digital camera, computers, cash and cell phone were taken.

posted on Sep 18 2011 18:40

Sep162011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-19 Attempted armed robbery by IM Building (600 E Hoover)

A student told police that as he was sitting at the bus stop in front of the IM Building, he was approached by an unknown male who demanded his money. When the student refused, the suspect brandished a pocket knife. The student then fled eastbound toward State St. He reported the incident to police about 30 minutes later.

posted on Sep 16 2011 03:00

Sep142011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-18 Off-campus sexual assault on First, near William

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a 20-year-old female (not a student) reported that as she was walking southbound, an unknown man approached her from behind, grabbed her arm and then her waist. He forcibly fondled her chest and groin areas before she was able to break free. He fled northbound on foot.

posted on Sep 14 2011 01:15

Sep062011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-17 Unarmed robbery 600 block of Monroe St near State St

On Sept. 5, a student told police that on Sept. 3 he was walking along Monroe St. when he was approached by a group of four white males. They demanded his watch, which he gave them, and then fled on foot northbound on State St.

posted on Sep 06 2011 10:00

Sep032011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-16 Unarmed robbery on Diag

A male was approached by four males, punched and kicked to the ground. They stole the victim's wallet, phone and ID before they fled northeast toward C.C.Little. Additionally within the same hour, the Ann Arbor Police received two similar reports of unarmed robberies in nearby off-campus locations (Washtenaw at South University avenues and East University Ave. at Hill St.). The vague descriptions in the off-campus incidents were of a group of black males.

posted on Sep 03 2011 01:00

Sep032011

NEWS Power outages on campus -- Most power restored by 11pm

Multiple power outages have occurred across campus this evening due to the weather. This also has resulted in activation of multiple alarms. Staff is working to restore electricity as soon as possible. Do not light candles or have open flames.

posted on Sep 03 2011 20:51

Sep032011

NEWS Power outages on campus -- Most power restored by 11pm

Electricity to most Central and Medical campus buildings has been restored as of 11pm. Some localized damage was reported. No injuries were reported.

posted on Sep 03 2011 20:51

Aug272011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-15 Assault 600 block of Church St.

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a large group of people were gathered around a fight between 2 people outside of a bar. As the group began to disperse there was an unconfirmed report of a possible gunshot coming from the crowd. 1 person was injured in the fight (injury was not from gunshot). Several conflicting descriptions of the suspect with the gun were given by witnesses at the scene.

posted on Aug 27 2011 10:24

Aug182011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-14 Assault on Thompson near West Quad

A wanted poster with a sketch of the suspect is now available. Click on the image for the poster.

posted on Aug 18 2011 00:00

Aug182011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-14 Assault on Thompson near West Quad

As a student was walking southbound along Thompson St, her arm was grabbed by an unknown man. She struggled, broke free and fled. She was not injured. Suspect fled in an unknown direction.

posted on Aug 18 2011 00:00

Aug012011

NEWS University announces new DPS Executive Director

Greg O'Dell was named today (Aug. 1) as the next U-M police chief. Click here for full story.

posted on Aug 01 2011 00:00

Jul282011

NEWS University issues response to recent assaults

Interim DPS Chief Joe Piersante, Dean of Student Laura Blake Jones and Holly Rider-Milkovich, director of the U-M's Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center, sent a message July 27 to all students, faculty and staff about the University's response to the recent assaults. Click here for the full message.

posted on Jul 28 2011 00:00

Jul272011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-13 Off-campus Assault on S.State near Monroe

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student walked to her car where she was grabbed from behind and forcibly fondled by an unknown man before breaking away. She fled into an apartment. Unknown if this is connected with five previously reported incidents between July 15-18. See DPS website for additional details (including previously released composite and reward info) as well as case updates as they develop.

posted on Jul 27 2011 05:45

Jul272011

NEWS AAPD releases additional composite sketch of Sexual Assault suspect

Today (July 27), the Ann Arbor Police released a revised flier with two composite sketches of one or more suspects in the recent string of assaults near campus. A total of six incidents -- five sexual assaults and an attempted robbery -- have been reported to AAPD since July 15.

Additionally, Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information submitted by 11:59 pm July 27 leading to the arrest in these incidents to $2,000 (otherwise the reward is $1,000). Call 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587) to submit an anonymous tip.

For more information on steps the University Police have taken in response to these incidents and suggested crime prevention tips, please click here.

posted on Jul 27 2011 15:40

Jul222011

NEWS Interim DPS Chief shares response, precautions re recent assaults

Interim DPS Chief Joe Piersante shared steps the University Police have been taking in response to the off-campus assaults that reportedly occurred between July 15 and 18. He also shared several suggestions to keep safe. Click here for the full story.

posted on Jul 22 2011 00:00

Jul212011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-12 REWARD OFFERED
Composite released for Sexual assault off S State (across from Weill Hall)

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information in this incident. Call 1-800-speakup (1-800-773-2587).
The Ann Arbor Police also updated the suspect height as between 5'6" and 5'10".

posted on Jul 18 2011 03:00

Jul182011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-12 REWARD OFFERED
Composite released for Sexual assault off S State (across from Weill Hall)

The Ann Arbor Police Department has issued a wanted poster with a composite rendering of the suspect. See flier for more details.

posted on Jul 18 2011 03:00

Jul182011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-12 REWARD OFFERED
Composite released for Sexual assault off S State (across from Weill Hall)

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a female was walking along State St., when an unknown man grabbed her, pulled her behind a wall and assaulted her before fleeing northbound through a parking lot.

posted on Jul 18 2011 03:00

Jul172011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-11 Assault on East University near Hill St (in front of Sam Wyly Hall)

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student was walking with a companion, when five males exited a silver sedan and approached him. One punched him and the victim struck his head on the ground when he fell. The males returned to the vehicle and fled southbound. The student was taken to the U-M Emergency Department.

posted on Jul 17 2011 06:00

Jul162011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-10 Two off-campus assaults, possibly same suspect

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, in separate incidents, two women reported being assaulted by a man with a similar description. In both cases, the women were able to flee after initial contact. Near Community H.S. (about 11pm), the suspect reportedly grabbed a female and tried pulling her into a dark area before she was able to break free. On Greenwood (about 2am), a man reportedly grabbed a female from behind, lifted up her dress and fondled her before she broke free.

posted on Jul 16 2011 06:00

Jul142011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-9 REWARD OFFERED, Additional suspects 7/14/11
CANCELED 6/27/11 - Attempted armed robbery University Hospital cafeteria

REWARD OFFERED, Additional Suspects -- (7-14-11) A reward up to $500 is being offered for information that leads to an additional arrest in this case. Charges against the original suspect were dismissed without prejudice based on new developments in the investigation.

See flier for description of two new suspects.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling the U-M's Anonymous TIP LINE at (800) 863-1355, or the U-M Police at (734) 763-1131 or email to DPS.

posted on Jun 24 2011 21:47

Jun302011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-8 CANCELED 6/30/11 - Aggravated assault on Greenwood

Alert CANCELED -- Ann Arbor Police arrested a suspect June 28 in connection with the incident

posted on Apr 23 2011 11:30

Jun272011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-9 REWARD OFFERED, Additional suspects 7/14/11
CANCELED 6/27/11 - Attempted armed robbery University Hospital cafeteria

Alert CANCELED -- U-M Police arrested a 25-year-old Ypsilanti man today (June 27) in connection with this incident.

posted on Jun 24 2011 21:47

Jun242011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-9 REWARD OFFERED, Additional suspects 7/14/11
CANCELED 6/27/11 - Attempted armed robbery University Hospital cafeteria

A man approached a cafeteria manager, brandished a stungun, assaulted the manager and fled out the south Mott Hospital entrance. Witnesses reported he departed the area on a bus.

posted on Jun 24 2011 21:47

Jun012011

NEWS REWARD OFFERED

A reward up to $200 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the theft of the College of Engineering's armillary.

The outdoor sculpture was taken between April 13 and April 15 from its location in the wave field near the Francois-Xavier Building.


Information can be provided anonymously by calling the U-M's Anonymous TIP LINE at (800) 863-1355, or the U-M Police at (734) 763-1131 or email to DPS.

Click on the images for the reward poster.

posted on Jun 01 2011 09:15

May292011

EMERGENCY ALERT Tornado Warning until 6:15pm for Washtenaw County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning until 6:15pm for Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenawee and other Michigan counties. A strong line of storms is approaching. Take Shelter NOW. Listen to TV and weather channels for updates.

posted on May 29 2011 17:15

Apr232011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-8 CANCELED 6/30/11 - Aggravated assault on Greenwood

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, several men were involved in a dispute that escalated into physical altercation. Two males sustained severe lacerations that required medical attention.

posted on Apr 23 2011 11:30

Apr202011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-7 REWARD OFFERED - Aggravated assault on Monroe St

ALERT UPDATE - April 20 -- A reward up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the April 10 aggravated assault on Monroe Street. A man reportedly sustained multiple stab wounds during the assault around 1 a.m.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19-20 years old, 5'7" to 5'10", medium build, with short hair. He fled as a passenger in a black-colored vehicle, possibly a Ford Fusion.

Click here for reward poster.
Contact AAPD Detective Monroe at (734) 794-6930 ext 49308, the AAPD Anonymous Tip Line at (734) 794-6939 or email TIPS@a2gov.org with information.

posted on Apr 10 2011 04:30

Apr192011

NEWS Resume normal business at Fleming Admin Building

DPS officers responded at 1:44 pm today for a report of a suspicious person entering the Fleming Administration Building possibly with a weapon. Officers conducted a search of the building and made contact with two people and determined no weapons were present. The "all clear" was issued to the building at about 2:13 pm. Normal business has resumed at the building.

posted on Apr 19 2011 15:00

Apr122011

NEWS Fourth report of BB gun fired from passing vehicle

A student reported to DPS April 10 that as she and three friends were walking the previous night, a passenger in a passing vehicle shot at them three times with a BB (or Airsoft) gun. No one was injured. The student waited about 19 hours before reporting the incident to police. This is the fourth report to police of similar description since January 29.

A reward of up to $500 that was announced March 16 continues to be available for information pertaining to these reports. Anyone with information about one or more of these cases is asked to contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

Additionally, community members are urged to contact police immediately if they observe similar events.

The reports include:
- April 10 2:45 a.m. at Willard Street near East University - a student told police that she and three friends were walking along Willard when a dark-colored four-door compact sedan drove by. The passenger pointed a BB (or Airsoft) gun at the group and fired three times. No one was struck. The passenger was described as a white male, 21-24 years old, shoulder-length dirty blonde hair, medium build with a scruffy face.
- Feb. 27 1 a.m. on South State St by the Michigan Union - Two campus visitors told police that as they crossed South State Street from the Michigan Union about 1 a.m. to access a bus, they were struck by BBs from a passing blue four-door vehicle. They did not seek medical attention. Police were notified about an hour later.
- Jan. 29 11 p.m. South State St at South University - A student told police that he had been struck by a BB about 11 p.m. as he stood with a group of students at the corner of South State Street and South University Avenue. He did not seek medical attention. The student reported that the BB originated from a silver minivan.
- Jan. 29 11 p.m. South Forest Ave near Willard Street - A few minutes later, the Ann Arbor Police received a report of pedestrians being struck by small projectiles near Hill Street and South University Avenue. The students did not seek medical attention, and gave a similar description of a silver minivan.

posted on Apr 12 2011 11:50

Apr102011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-7 REWARD OFFERED - Aggravated assault on Monroe St

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a man was stabbed during an altercation with another man. The suspect fled in a vehicle southbound on South State.

posted on Apr 10 2011 04:30

Apr082011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-6 Assault on Hill Street near Oxford

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student reported that she was walking along Hill Street when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man. She elbowed him and he fled east toward Cambridge Street. She was not injured.

posted on Apr 08 2011 01:30

Apr042011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-5 (#11-1090) Felonious Assault at Chemistry Building

An employee was walking in the building atrium when she observed an unknown man sitting on a ledge pointing a small, black handgun at her. She continued walking. When she returned a few minutes later, the man was gone.

posted on Apr 04 2011 09:25

Apr042011

EMERGENCY ALERT UM EALERT 4/4/11 12:50am -- ALL CLEAR as of 1:15am

Police have issued an All Clear for the Chemistry Building. Resume normal activities.

posted on Apr 04 2011 00:55

Apr042011

EMERGENCY ALERT UM EALERT 4/4/11 12:50am -- ALL CLEAR as of 1:15am

Police are searching the Chemistry Building as of midnight for a report of a man with a gun. Stay out of the bldg or shelter in place if in the building.

posted on Apr 04 2011 00:55

Mar252011

EMERGENCY ALERT TEST TEST Semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted today. If this were an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here

posted on Mar 25 2011 12:00

Mar162011

NEWS TWO $500 REWARDS OFFERED

The University of Michigan is offering rewards for information in two police investigations. Up to $500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the sexual assault that was reported March 12 outside the South Forest Parking Structure. Another reward up to $500 is being offered in connection with reports of pellets shot from passing vehicles earlier this year.

Anyone with information about one or more of these cases is asked to contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

The Ann Arbor Police continue to investigate the March 12 sexual assault that reportedly occurred in the walkway that runs between the Forest St. Parking Structure and the Galleria Mall, which houses Starbucks and Pinball Pete's. Several males reportedly were in the group that assaulted the student. All are described as white males, 20-24 years old. One male has brown wavy hair. Police indicate that not everyone in the group participated in the assault. Information can be left on the AAPD Tip Line (734)794-6939, or sent via email to tips@a2gov.org. Det. Dave Monroe may be contacted at 734-794-6930, ext 49308.

The University Police are investigating a report from Feb. 27 of two campus visitors being struck by pellets originating from a passing vehicle. The two people told police that as they crossed South State Street from the Michigan Union about 1 a.m. to access a bus, they were struck by the pellets. They did not seek medical attention. Police were notified about an hour later. The passing vehicle was described as a blue four-door vehicle.

Police are uncertain whether this incident was connected with a similar incident Jan. 29. A student told police that he had been struck by a pellet about 11 p.m. as he stood with a group of students at the corner of South State Street and South University Avenue. He did not seek medical attention. The student reported that the pellet originated from a silver minivan. A few minutes later, the Ann Arbor Police received a report of pedestrians being struck by small projectiles near Hill Street and South University Avenue. The students did not seek medical attention, and gave a similar description of a silver minivan.

posted on Mar 16 2011 15:00

Mar162011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-3 Sexual Assault at S Forest parking structure

UPDATE (3-16-11) -- A reward up to $500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

posted on Mar 12 2011 09:30

Mar152011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-3 Sexual Assault at S Forest parking structure

UDPATE (3-15-11) -- The Ann Arbor Police are looking for additional information as to the identity of the suspects involved in the sexual assault of a student that occurred around 1 am Saturday (March 12).

The assault occurred in the walkway that runs between the Forest St. Parking Structure and the Galleria Mall, which houses Starbucks and Pinball Pete's.

Several males were in the group that assaulted the student. All are described as white males, 20-24 years old. One male has brown wavy hair. Not everyone in the group participated in the assault.

Police currently are reviewing surveillance video obtained from area businesses. Evidence obtained during the investigation will be forwarded to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The Ann Arbor Police Department is requesting that witnesses to this assault, or anyone with pertinent information, come forward. You can remain anonymous. Information can be left on the AAPD Tip Line (734)794-6939, or sent via email to tips@a2gov.org. Det. Dave Monroe may be contacted at 734-794-6930, ext 49308.

posted on Mar 12 2011 09:30

Mar122011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-4 Unarmed robbery off campus on Hill Street

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student said he was walking alone when he was approached by two males who asked for money. He gave them $5 and they pushed him to the ground and took his cell phone before fleeing in an unknown direction.

posted on Mar 12 2011 10:15

Mar122011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-3 Sexual Assault at S Forest parking structure

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student said she was walking alone on the north side of the structure when she was pushed to the ground by four unknown males. One male assaulted her. They fled in an unknown direction.

posted on Mar 12 2011 09:30

Mar102011

NEWS Arrest made in Indecent Exposure incidents near Oxford Housing

On March 9, DPS and Ann Arbor Police Department officers arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with several indecent exposure incidents near and on campus in late 2010.

Christopher Filipek, 30, who is not affiliated with the University, was arraigned today (March 10) on 6 counts -- four counts with AAPD cases, two counts with DPS cases (at Oxford Housing) as well as a felony sentencing enhancement of Indecent Exposure by a Sexually Delinquent Person. DPS Crime Alert #2010-16 from Nov. 23 has been canceled. Additional charges may be authorized as the investigation continues.

posted on Mar 10 2011 00:00

Mar102011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-16 CANCELED 3/10/11 --Indecent Exposure outside Oxford Housing

CANCELLATION U-M DPS Crime Alert #2010-16 for Indecent Exposure incidents at Oxford Housing. A person was arrested March 9, 2011, in connection with these incidents. More details can be found here.

posted on Nov 23 2010 10:20

Mar042011

NEWS Testing of county outdoor warning sirens scheduled for March 5 at noon

Washtenaw County's 39 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.

Click here for more information, including the intended use of the sirens and where to tune in case of a real activation, from the Washtenaw County Emergency Management Web site.

posted on Mar 04 2011 00:00

Feb252011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-0643 Unarmed robbery, south of Towsley Child Care Center (722 South Forest)

As two students were walking southbound on the west side of the street, an unknown man ran up behind them. The man attempted to take a purse from one woman's shoulder. She fought him off and retained her purse before he continued running southbound. She was not injured.

posted on Feb 25 2011 00:50

Feb142011

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2011-1 (AAPD#11-321) CANCELED 2/14/11 -- Armed robbery off-campus 700 block of Oxford Road

Alert CANCELED. AAPD arrested two men Feb. 11 in connection with this incident.

posted on Jan 18 2011 04:45

Jan312011

NEWS Victim's Rights Information -- Resources if you've been a victim of a major crime

People who have been a victim of a felony or any other crime for which the offender, upon conviction, may be punished by imprisonment for more than one year are eligible for a variety of assistance. Victims of crimes that are reported to have occurred on the University of Michigan campus may seek assistance from the resources listed below.

If emergency medical aid is necessary, it may be obtained at University Health Service (734) 763-4511, University Hospital Emergency Room (734) 936-6666, or St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room (734) 712-3000. Transportation to these services is available through local emergency medical service by dialing 911.

Other available resources include:
Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC) at (734) 998-9368 or Crisis Line at (734) 936-3333
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (734) 764-8312
Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) at (734) 936-6308
Dean of Students Office at (734) 764-7420
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) at (734) 936-8660

Information regarding victim/witness assistance is available 24 hours a day by contacting the Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-3434.

Victim's compensation benefits may be available under certain conditions. To apply or obtain additional information, contact: Crime Victim's Compensation Board
Lewis Cass Building
320 South Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: Toll Free (877) 251-7373 or (517) 373-7373

Information pertaining to victim's rights also may be obtained by contacting the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:
Prosecutor Brian L. Mackie
P.O. Box 8645
200 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: (734) 222-6620
Victim/Witness Unit: (734) 222-6650

posted on Jan 31 2011 00:00

Jan182011

CRIME ALERT  #2011-1 (AAPD#11-321) CANCELED 2/14/11 -- Armed robbery off-campus 700 block of Oxford Road

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a man was exiting a cab, when he was approached by an unknown man with a handgun. The suspect took the victim's wallet, cell phone and laptop before getting into a 1990s-model, silver, 4-door sedan. The car fled northbound toward Geddes Ave.

posted on Jan 18 2011 04:45

Jan182011

NEWS WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety would like to hear from students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors regarding their perceptions of campus safety and services provided by DPS. The 11-question survey, which expands on the bi-annual customer service survey conducted by Business and Finance, can be completed online and submitted anonymously. Click here to access the survey.

The results of the survey will be analyzed for customer service evaluation and during strategic planning efforts. Anyone with questions about the survey should email DPS at public.safety@umich.edu.

posted on Jan 18 2011 13:15

Dec092010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-18 (AAPD #10-9860) Armed robbery off-campus near Hill and Oxford streets

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, two female students were walking when they were approached by two unknown men who brandished handguns. The men took cash and cell phones from the females before fleeing. The females were not injured.

posted on Dec 09 2010 01:15

Dec062010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-17 (AAPD10-9771) Shooting at State and Granger streets

Suspect description now provided by Ann Arbor Police - see below

posted on Dec 05 2010 05:30

Dec052010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-17 (AAPD10-9771) Shooting at State and Granger streets

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a man at an indoor party fired gun shots. An hour later, two people from the party appeared at two hospitals, each with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect.

posted on Dec 05 2010 05:30

Nov232010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-16 CANCELED 3/10/11 --Indecent Exposure outside Oxford Housing

On two separate occasions, students inside the building observed an unknown man standing outside exposing himself and masturbating as he peered in the window.

posted on Nov 23 2010 10:20

Nov052010

NEWS Ann Arbor Police offer reward in two October assaults

The Ann Arbor Police Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in connection with two separate assaults in October.

Around 10 p.m. Oct. 9, an Eastern Michigan University (EMU) student reportedly was walking along Granger Avenue toward Packard Street after the U-M vs. MSU football game. He engaged in a brief verbal exchange with another pedestrian before the second man struck the EMU student in the face. The attacker punched and kicked the student several times, resulting in significant injuries to his head and teeth.

The suspect is described as either a dark-skinned white man or a light-skinned black man, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds. He was bald or had short hair.

In the second assault, which reportedly occurred Oct. 15 at The Fifth Quarter on South Fifth Avenue, a U-M student was struck in the face with a beer bottle by an unknown man. The student suffered significant injuries to his eye and mouth. The suspect is described as a college-aged white man with light brown hair that's possible curly in the back.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is urged to contact AAPD Detective Dave Monroe at (734) 794-6930 ext 49308 or email the AAPD tip line at TIPS@a2gov.org.

posted on Nov 05 2010 15:05

Oct282010

NEWS Credit Union on Packard robbed about 9:10 am

Ann Arbor Police have responded to an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. at the Lake Trust Credit Union at 2222 Packard. The suspect last was seen running westbound on foot from the bank carrying a handgun.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a ski mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white shoes. He was described as having a medium build.

Officers are in the area now using tracking dogs in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. Citizens are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 911 immediately.

Check City of Ann Arbor Web site for updates.

posted on Oct 28 2010 10:20

Oct282010

NEWS Credit Union on Packard robbed about 9:10 am

UPDATE re Credit Union robbery - the city of Ann Arbor issued this update at noon Thursday. Concerning the bank robbery that occurred at 2222 Packard this morning. The police department has ceased actively looking for the suspect in the immediate area. It is believed that the suspect described as a black male with medium build, wearing a ski mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white shoes, has fled the area.

Residents are asked to be vigilant and contact 911 to report any suspicious activity.

posted on Oct 28 2010 10:20

Oct262010

EMERGENCY ALERT Severe Weather (tornado potential) predicted for Tuesday afternoon

WEATHER UPDATE -- as of 4pm, the High Wind Warning was reduced to a Wind Advisory until 9 pm by the National Weather Service.

posted on Oct 26 2010 11:20

Oct262010

EMERGENCY ALERT Severe Weather (tornado potential) predicted for Tuesday afternoon

Severe Weather Warning -- the National Weather Service has issued a warning for a high risk of 80mph winds and tornadoes for most of lower Michigan until 6pm. Prepare to shelter and secure outdoor equipment and property. Updates on TV and weather channels.

posted on Oct 26 2010 11:20

Oct262010

EMERGENCY ALERT Severe Weather (tornado potential) predicted for Tuesday afternoon

WEATHER UPDATE -- as of 3pm, the Ann Arbor area remains under a High Wind Warning until 9 pm from the National Weather Service.

posted on Oct 26 2010 11:20

Oct212010

EMERGENCY ALERT Armed Robbery with shots fired at Bank of America

Shots fired at 10:13 AM at Bank of America at Eisenhower and Packard, South of Campus. Two gunmen fled on foot. Avoid area until further notice.

posted on Oct 21 2010 10:30

Oct212010

EMERGENCY ALERT Armed Robbery with shots fired at Bank of America

Update as of 11:30am, Ann Arbor Police have responded to an armed robbery at the Bank of America located at 3201 E. Eisenhower. Two black male suspects in early 20s left on foot one wearing a gray and black hoodie and one was wearing a blue scarf covering his face. Officers from Ann Arbor and UM have responded and are canvassing the area along with K9 at the scene. Six AAPS schools are on lock-down near this area. Call 911 to report suspects or suspicious activity. A Code Red emergency notification has been issued to alert citizens near the area.

posted on Oct 21 2010 10:30

Oct212010

EMERGENCY ALERT Armed Robbery with shots fired at Bank of America

Ann Arbor Police issue Bank of America armed robbery suspect update: Suspect #1: Black male; Age: 20s; Height: 5'6" to 5'10"; Clothing: Blue knit mask, gray T-shirt, sweat pants and orange/white tennis shoes. Suspect #2: Black male; Age: 20s; Height: 5'6" to 5'10"; Clothing: gray/black hoodie, blue/white basketball shorts with white stripe down leg and on cuff, white tennis shoes.

posted on Oct 21 2010 10:30

Oct212010

EMERGENCY ALERT Armed Robbery with shots fired at Bank of America

UPDATE 3:30pm re today's Armed Robbery - The suspects fled on foot in a northeasterly direction. As of 3 p.m., the two men have not been apprehended. They last were seen in the area between Packard and County Farm Park on the east side of town. They should be considered armed and dangerous. Be cautious if you need to be in that area of town. Report any suspicious activity to police immediately. For updates from AAPD, visit www.a2gov.org.

posted on Oct 21 2010 10:30

Oct212010

EMERGENCY ALERT Armed Robbery with shots fired at Bank of America

To view a wanted poster circulated by the Ann Arbor Police Department, click HERE

posted on Oct 21 2010 10:30

Oct212010

SECURITY BULLETIN Ann Arbor Police warn of suspicious incidents with female joggers

In recent days, the Ann Arbor Police department has received three reports of suspicious incidents involving female joggers being approached by a suspicious white male in a vehicle. Click here to view the AAPD Neighborhood Watch Bulletin for details of the incidents.

posted on Oct 21 2010 00:00

Oct192010

SECURITY BULLETIN Older model, foreign cars targeted by thieves

Three older Honda Civics and a Toyota Camry have been stolen since Sept. 5 from four campus parking lots. Two of the vehicles later were recovered -- one in Detroit and one in Ypsilanti. Three of the four vehicles reportedly were locked, while the fourth was left unlocked with the vehicle keys under the seat.
Additionally two other vehicles (a Honda Civic and an Acura) sustained interior damage Sept. 8 when a person or people attempted to steal them from a lot near Arbor Lakes.

When combined with incidents during the first half of 2010, a total of nine vehicles (non-golf carts) have been taken from campus lots, including six Honda Civics. Also three of the nine reportedly have been taken from Lot SC17 at Wolverine Tower.

The most recent stolen-vehicle incidents reportedly occurred Sept. 5 or 6 from Lot W13 near the Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building, Sept. 20 from Lot W16 across from West Quadrangle, Oct. 1 or 2 from Lot SC20 the State Street Commuter Lot, and Oct. 11 from Lot SC17 at Wolverine Tower.

The Ann Arbor Police Department also has taken several stolen-vehicle reports from nearby off-campus areas this year, many of which involved older model Honda Civics.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or 734/763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the parking lot number and a description of the individual(s). If you have information about any of these thefts, please contact the DPS Criminal Investigations Unit at 734/763-3434.

Additionally, practice these safety precautions:
- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, particularly in view;
- Lock all vehicle doors and take your keys with you when leaving the vehicle, even for a few minutes;
- Park in well-lit areas;
- Consider using a steering-wheel locking device; and
- Report any suspicious activity to DPS immediately.

Confidential Tip Line 800/863-1355.

posted on Oct 19 2010 00:00

Sep302010

NEWS U-M Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report now available

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the 2010-11 edition of the University of Michigan Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available. An electronic copy of the 36-page book is available here. Hard copy versions are available from DPS as well as several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs and the Admissions office in the Student Activities Building.

This document, formerly titled the U-M Campus Safety Handbook, is an excellent resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws, and additional support services. New in this year's edition is the new Annual Fire Safety Report regarding fire safety in on-campus housing, confidential crime reporting, missing student notification protocol, and a summary of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

The publication also includes three-year statistics of reported crime, including bias-motivated crimes, on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional safety and security information, including crime alerts and daily crime briefings, can be viewed on this Web site. If you have any questions, please call us at 734/763-3434.

Be sure to secure your belongings, room, office, laboratory and vehicle at all times and report suspicious behavior to police immediately. Help keep our campus safe!

posted on Sep 30 2010 18:45

Sep282010

SECURITY BULLETIN Be On Lookout for unarmed robbery suspect

Be on the lookout for Yshelu Johnson. This man was arrested Sept. 23 for unarmed robbery near South Quad (crime alert #2010-15). He was released on bond and has reappeared on campus begging for money. Reportedly he's asked several people for money to be able to go see his family.

If you see this person, call U-M DPS immediately (911 or 3-1131 from an on-campus phone OR (734)763-1131 from a cell phone).

Click here for a copy of the poster.

posted on Sep 28 2010 12:45

Sep242010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-15 (#10-3177) CANCELED 9/24/10 --Unarmed robbery, outside South Quad residence hall

CANCELLATION U-M DPS Crime Alert #15 for an unarmed robbery outside South Quad residence hall has been canceled. Thanks to numerous tips from the University community after the crime alert was issued, a suspect was arrested by University Police at approximately 11:35pm Sept. 23 near Hoover and Green streets. The 41-year-old Ann Arbor man will be taken to the Washtenaw County jail to await formal charges and arraignment.

posted on Sep 23 2010 19:35

Sep232010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-15 (#10-3177) CANCELED 9/24/10 --Unarmed robbery, outside South Quad residence hall

A student was walking along the sidewalk when he was grabbed by an unknown man, who pulled him several feet off the sidewalk and demanded money. After the student gave him money, the man fled on foot westbound on Madison.

posted on Sep 23 2010 19:35

Sep222010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-14 (10-3036) Unarmed robbery, Hatcher Graduate Library

Composite sketch added to posting.

Click here for a copy of the poster.

posted on Sep 13 2010 20:30

Sep132010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-14 (10-3036) Unarmed robbery, Hatcher Graduate Library

A student walking in a stairwell was pushed to the floor by an unknown man. He took her iPhone before fleeing up the stairs.

posted on Sep 13 2010 20:30

Sep062010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-13 (10-2915) CANCELED 9/6/10 -- Home Invasion, Alice Lloyd residence hall

CANCELLATION CANCELED due to property recovered.

posted on Sep 05 2010 21:45

Sep052010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-13 (10-2915) CANCELED 9/6/10 -- Home Invasion, Alice Lloyd residence hall

A resident reported that he fell asleep with his room door open. When he awoke, his wallet was missing.

posted on Sep 05 2010 21:45

Sep022010

NEWS Underage drinking special enforcement

UNDERAGE UNDER ARREST

Beginning September 2 through September 9, 2010, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and the Saline Police Department, in partnership with the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety, will be on the lookout for underage drinkers. The enforcement will be focused in and around the University of Michigan campus.

Law Enforcement Officers will work collaboratively with emphasis on underage drinking. Enforcement is paid by the federal traffic safety funds administrated by the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP).

Research and experience confirm strong enforcement helps to reduce underage drinking by: limiting access to alcohol, reducing the opportunities for youth to drink, and curbing impaired driving. Consistent, vigorous enforcement reinforces the message that adults and youth are responsible for their actions and that violating the law is unacceptable.

Underage drinking is associated with a host of problems, ranging from academic issues to crime (as victim or perpetrator) to alcohol poisoning, impaired driving and suicide. More than 40% of underage drinkers (defined as those age 12 - 20 who drank in the past 30 days) were provided free alcohol by adults 21 or older (SAMHSA). In 2009, Michigan drivers age 20 or younger were 25% more likely to be involved in a HBD crash than older drivers (MTCF 2009).

posted on Sep 02 2010 10:50

Sep012010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-06 Indecent Exposure at CCRB - CANCELED 9/1/10

CANCELLATION of Crime Alert 2010-06 due to arrest -- A 41-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested Aug. 25 in connection with an incident April 15 at the Central Campus Recreation Building. Xiao Dong Guo was arraigned Aug. 25 on one count of aggravated indecent exposure. He was released on personal recognizance bond and is scheduled for a preliminary exam on Sept. 29.

posted on Apr 16 2010 17:22

Aug192010

NEWS DPS Personnel Assignment Changes

Adhering to a sound, best-management practice, DPS leadership continually analyzes our department to ensure we deliver the best customer service to the University. Specifically, among other areas, we review our organization structure and budget to ensure we have the proper structure in place and the right people in the right places at the right time to be most effective and efficient, while also providing an environment in which each staff member can grow and thrive.

As such, four of our sergeants will be changing assignments effective September 1. As many of their responsibilities include working with managers and staff across our campus, we wanted you to know about these upcoming changes. We commend these officers for the years of effective service they have provided to their most recent assignments and we deeply value their commitment to our department and to our community. We expect that these changes will provide opportunities for continued career growth for each of them.

Sergeants' assignments that are changing:
- Sgt. Michelle Chatell to Staff Operations Bureau with Special Events and Training unit
- Sgt. Jason Forsberg to Criminal Investigations Unit
- Sgt. Rob Soichet to Patrol Services (afternoon shift)
- Sgt. Gene Weincouff to Patrol Services TCOP unit and K9 supervisor.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact DPS at (734) 763-3434. Of course, if you have an emergency, dial 911.

posted on Aug 19 2010 14:45

Aug112010

EMERGENCY ALERT UPDATE -- ALL CLEAR armed robbery incident

ALL CLEAR at 3:48pm - Area has been cleared by police for pursuit of suspects.

2:45pm - Three armed robbery suspects fleeing police near Main St. and Madison. May be armed, stay inside.

posted on Aug 11 2010 14:36

Aug112010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-12 (10-2543) Sexual Assault, 1300 block of McIntyre (Northwood Community Apts IV)

REWARD OFFERED -- A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a sexual assault of a child on Aug. 3. An unknown man, who appeared to be performing maintenance activities and was carrying tools, approached two young children (both under the age of 6) who were outside playing. He fondled one child before walking away.

Information about the incident can be provided anonymously by calling U-M's Anonymous TIP LINE at (800) 863-1355. Or call University Police directly at (734) 763-1131.

posted on Aug 03 2010 20:30

Aug102010

NEWS Reward being offered for workplace incident at Central Power Plant

A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for a workplace incident July 16. A contracted company was working on a project in the U-M's Central Power Plant (1120 East Huron St.). An employee of the contractor was wearing a safety harness to lower pipe into the basement of the building about 9 feet below. The employee took off his safety harness and laid it on some pipes unattended while taking a break between 9:30 and 9:50 a.m. When he returned from break and put the harness on, he found several cuts in the harness strap.

U-M Police are investigating this criminal incident which could have resulted in the serious injury or death of the contract worker. Information about the incident can be provided anonymously by calling U-M's Anonymous TIP LINE at (800) 863-1355. Or call University Police directly at (734) 763-1131.

posted on Aug 10 2010 10:30

Aug032010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-12 (10-2543) Sexual Assault, 1300 block of McIntyre (Northwood Community Apts IV)

INCIDENT SUMMARY -- An unknown man, who appeared to be performing maintenance and was carrying tools, approached two children outside playing and fondled one child before walking away.

posted on Aug 03 2010 20:30

Jul282010

EMERGENCY ALERT Natural Gas Leak - ALL CLEAR

As of 1:40pm Wednesday, the gas leak has been sealed. The one partial building that was evacuated (Med Sci I) has been reoccupied. Repairs are continuing to resume natural gas service to the Cancer Center and University Hospital. All other activities may resume as normal.

posted on Jul 28 2010 11:35

Jul282010

EMERGENCY ALERT Natural Gas Leak - ALL CLEAR

Natural gas leak at 10:47 Wednesday morning outside near the Med Sci buildings. Some buildings have been evacuated. Avoid the area if possible until mid-afternoon.

posted on Jul 28 2010 11:35

Jul142010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-11 (AAPD#10-5112) Armed robbery, 1100 block of Packard off-campus

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a man was approached by two unknown men, one of whom brandished a small knife and demanded his belongings. After taking his cell phone and money, they fled on foot. No one was injured in the incident.

posted on Jul 14 2010 07:30

Jul062010

NEWS Railroad trespass to be enforced July, August

The Norfolk-Southern Railroad Police will be conducting a trespass abatement enforcement campaign throughout July and August in the Ann Arbor area. The campaign will entail officers enforcing trespass laws on railroad property for the east-west commuter train line, including the tracks near University Hospital and Mitchell fields.

People walking on railroad property -- including the tracks, railroad bed and adjoining easement -- would be considered to be trespassing, which is a misdemeanor offense. This law, Section 462.273 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, is in place to provide safety for train travel and people along the tracks.

The law prohibits "walking, riding, driving, or being upon or along right-of-way," which is further defined as "the track or roadbed owned by a railroad and that property owned by a railroad which is located on either side of its tracks and which is readily recognizable to a reasonable person as being railroad property or is reasonably identified as such by fencing, the existence of railroad tracks or appropriate signs."

When walking, jogging or traveling near railroad tracks, be sure to use authorized sidewalks and streets, rather than informal trails and worn paths. Also be sure to cross the tracks only at marked railroad crossings. Your safety matters, so please follow the laws.

posted on Jul 06 2010 14:00

Jun272010

EMERGENCY ALERT CANCELED at 2:45pm --
TORNADO WARNING. Take shelter NOW. Expected in Ann Arbor area around 2pm

At 1:22 PM, the National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located near Tecumseh and moving northeast at 15mph. This dangerous storm is forecast to be near Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor about 2 pm. Stay tuned to weather and TV reports for more details.

posted on Jun 27 2010 13:33

Jun262010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-10 (10-2130) Attempted unarmed robbery near Kresge Business Library

An alumnus was approached by two unknown males who demanded his money. No weapon was observed. The man kept walking and the two suspects walked west toward South State St.

posted on Jun 26 2010 03:15

Jun232010

EMERGENCY ALERT TORNADO WARNING. Take shelter NOW. Expected in Ann Arbor area at 10:45pm

TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!! Go to the basement or a lower floor of an interior hallway or corridor. Avoid windows, auditoriums, cafeterias and automobiles.

Tune your battery-operated radio to WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM http://www.w4country.com/, WQKL 107.1 FM http://www.annarbors107one.com/, WTKA 1050 AM http://www.wtka.com/ or WLBY 1290AM http://www.1290wlby.com/ for more information. There is no "all clear" alert from the outdoor warning sirens. An "all clear" notification will be broadcast on the radio.

If you still have access to the television, and you are a subscriber to the local cable company, tune to channel 16 for updates on the current emergency situation.

Unless you need the police, fire or paramedics, do not tie up emergency phone lines. Also, 911 lines should be kept clear for people who really need police, fire or medical help fast. (Of course, if that includes you or someone near you, then you should call.)

For general tornado safety procedures, please refer to the U-M Emergency Procedures flipchart found in your employee lounge or the U-M Emergency Management site http://www.umemergencypreparedness.umich.edu/

posted on Jun 23 2010 20:49

Jun232010

NEWS Ground shaking felt by many

We have received several reports of buildings shaking around campus just before 2pm. It appears these reports are related to a possible earthquake in Canada near Ottawa. If anyone experienced injuries on campus, contact DPS for assistance at (734) 763-1131. Otherwise continue with business as usual.

posted on Jun 23 2010 14:00

Jun222010

NEWS Severe Weather advisory for June 23

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST CENTER: Several clusters of severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday at 6am through the next night. Damaging winds are the main threat with these storms. In addition, an increasing risk for tornadoes exists. Any of the stronger storms could contain frequent lightning and where the storms persist, locally excessive rain could fall. Exactly when and where the storms impact is uncertain at this time. Stay tuned to local TV and weather reports for updates and be prepared to take cover immediately.

posted on Jun 22 2010 17:19

Jun182010

EMERGENCY ALERT Severe Weather warning--possible tornado may develop until 10:00 PM in the Ann Arbor area. Take cover. Updates on TV weather channels.

Severe Weather warning--possible tornado may develop until 10:00 PM in the Ann Arbor area. Take cover. Updates on TV weather channels.

posted on Jun 18 2010 20:50

Jun162010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-09 Four burglaries in South Quad

Four participants in summer sports camps reported money was taken from their unoccupied rooms. Room doors may have been left unlocked. No signs of forced entry. Two incidents reportedly occurred in the morning, one in the evening and one overnight.

posted on Jun 16 2010 07:30

Jun012010

EMERGENCY ALERT Natural Gas Leak - Avoid N. University Area (Fetcher to Church St.)

Natural gas leak at 10:30 Tuesday morning in the construction site on North University and Geddes (between Fletcher and Church). Avoid the area. If you smell gas, evacuate.

As of 11:50 AM the gas leak has been sealed. Buildings are approved for reoccupancy.

posted on Jun 01 2010 11:20

May192010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-08 Home Invasion, 1100 block of Oakland Ave

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a female student was awakened in her apartment by an unknown male. When she confronted him, he told her not to scream and then left the apartment after she told him to leave. The suspect fled on foot. No one was injured.

posted on May 19 2010 17:00

May032010

NEWS Information on off-campus suspicious fires and resources on arsons

U.S. Fire Administration sponsors Arson Awareness Week May 2-8, 2010. Click here for more information and resources.

posted on Apr 21 2010 10:30

Apr222010

SECURITY BULLETIN Be alert to increased use of bottle bombs

Recently there have been several reports of bottle bombs (or commonly known as "Works" bombs) appearing in residential areas in Washtenaw County. These can look like discarded trash, but can be very dangerous. Please use caution and talk about the dangers with your children.

A "Works" bomb is a small but dangerous explosive device created with common household items and water or pop bottles. A chemical reaction is created that subsequently can detonate the bottle with a great amount of force.

The amount of force that is generated at the time of the explosion is enough to sever fingers and also may result in second and third degree chemical burns to the victim. The chemicals possibly can cause blindness and the toxic fumes can be harmful.

**SAFETY**SAFETY**SAFETY***
When you or your family members are outdoors, please be mindful of these devices. Please use the following precautions:
1) If you find a discarded, capped bottle, examine it carefully before you touch it or get near it. If it shows signs of swelling or melting in any way, DO NOT TOUCH IT! Call 911 and let police respond.

2) If you find a capped bottle that has any liquid in it, DO NOT TOUCH IT! Call 911 and let police respond.

Police also are encouraging parents to counsel their children about the dangers and consequences of making these devices. Bottle bombs have become popular for pranks. However, not only could the bombs be deadly to the maker or the victim, but making these devices is against the law. The person could be charged with "Possession of a Substance with Explosive Capabilities." If the bottle bomb causes no damage, the consequence could be a 15-year Felony. If it causes damage, the penalty increases to a 20-year Felony, and if it causes physical injury, it could be a 25-year Felony or more. If detonation causes death, a sentence of Mandatory Life without the possibility of parole could be applied.

posted on Apr 22 2010 15:00

Apr212010

NEWS Information on off-campus suspicious fires and resources on arsons

City Police, Fire and U-M DPS form joint investigation team

April 21, 2010 -- The Ann Arbor Police and Fire Departments and the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety have formed a joint investigation team to address recent suspicious fires that have been reported off campus, department officials announced today.

"These fires are of grave concern to all of us in our community," said Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones. "By forming a joint investigation team with the University police, we are able to formally include additional resources to help solve this situation. We've also consulted with arson experts from the Michigan State Police to ensure we're looking at every possible angle."

U-M DPS Executive Director Ken Magee agrees. "The University Police have a great collaborative relationship with both the city police and fire departments," he said. "Though these fires have occurred in the city's jurisdiction, they have occurred in residential areas highly populated by U-M students and we are concerned and want to help."

In recent months, several suspicious fires have been reported in the city. The Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments continue to investigate multiple fires on April 3 and 17, one of which resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others.

"Thus far our investigation has determined that the four vehicle fires on April 17 were intentionally set," Fire Chief Dominick Lanza said. "Since two previous fires occurred at two of the same locations as the vehicle fires, we believe there may be a connection. What we haven't been able to conclude yet is whether the house fire on April 3 is connected."

A reward of up to $5,000 for information about the fires is being offered from the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee.

"These fires need to stop," Jones said. "Vehicle fires and trash can fires not only destroy property and divert fire department resources, but they also present a tremendous risk in a highly populated environment."

In addition to extra police patrols and on-going investigations that the three departments are conducting, residents can help as well.

"We're asking residents to be extra vigilant," said Jones. "Immediately contact the police if you observe suspicious behavior around parked vehicles. Also clear building exits of combustibles and trash, ensure the smoke detectors in buildings are fully functional, and immediately evacuate buildings when alarms activate or you smell smoke."

Anyone with information about the recent fires is asked to contact:
* (734)794-6939 or Tips@A2gov.org for the Ann Arbor Police
* 800-44ARSON (An Arson Reward Hotline)
* A2FP@A2gov.org for the Arbor Fire Prevention

posted on Apr 21 2010 10:30

Apr202010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-06 Indecent Exposure at CCRB - CANCELED 9/1/10

UPDATE - A primary suspect in one incident has been identified and questioned. Arrest charges are being reviewed. Additional individuals, however, may have conducted similar activities in other incidents.

posted on Apr 16 2010 17:22

Apr172010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-07 Second night of suspicious fires off-campus

The Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments are investigating four suspicious fires that occurred off campus within a few blocks of each other. All fires involved vehicles; no structures were impacted. If anyone sees suspicious behavior around parked vehicles, please contact police immediately. A reward up to $5,000 is being offered by the Ann Arbor Police Dept.

posted on Apr 17 2010 10:30

Apr162010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-06 Indecent Exposure at CCRB - CANCELED 9/1/10

An unknown man reportedly sat next to another male in the sauna, exposed himself and began masturbating. There are unconfirmed reports that recently similar incidents have occurred.

posted on Apr 16 2010 17:22

Apr072010

NEWS DPS seeking information about stolen historical marker

DPS is seeking information about the theft of an historical marker. A bronze plaque was removed from its mount and stolen from University of Michigan grounds sometime during the past five months. The plaque is from 1925 and commemorates the Michigan "Scabbard & Blade" regiment. It's about 2 ft. x 2 ft.

posted on Apr 07 2010 17:00

Apr032010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-05 Suspicious fires off-campus

The Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments are investigating several suspicious fires at residences near campus. The fires all began outside apartment houses at different times today. One fire resulted in one death and other significant injuries.

Community members are encouraged to safely extinguish cigarettes and grills, promptly report any suspicious behavior to police, and evacuate buildings at the first sign of smoke.

posted on Apr 03 2010 18:20

Mar262010

NEWS Today at 1:00 p.m. (March 26), the semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was begun.

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted today. If this were an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS Web site) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Mar 26 2010 13:00

Mar042010

NEWS City testing of outdoor warning sirens - March 9 at 1pm

The City of Ann Arbor Office of Emergency Management will be testing the outdoor warning sirens on Tuesday, March 9th, at 1 p.m. These sirens are intended to warn people who are outdoors that there is an approaching threat and they should take shelter.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Emergency Management at 734/794-6980. For more information, please visit the City of Ann Arbor Siren Web Page.

posted on Mar 04 2010 00:00

NEWS County-wide testing of outdoor warning sirens - March 6 at noon

Announcement from the Washtenaw County Emergency Services Division re testing the Outdoor Warning Sirens Saturday March 6, 2010 at 12:00 Noon

Washtenaw County's 39 warning sirens are scheduled to be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
* Significant severe weather has been detected (a tornado warning has been issued or a severe thunderstorm has been observed with damaging winds over 70 MPH)
* There has been a hazardous materials release in the community and you may need to evacuate or shelter in-place until the chemical has been contained or it has dissipated
* A major national security incident has occurred or is occurring.

Warning siren activation is your signal to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County's emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM, and WLBY 1290 AM.

For more information, visit
the county's Emergency Services Web site

posted on Mar 02 2010 00:00

Feb122010

NEWS Stop signs mean stop!

Stop signs and other traffic signals are intended to be obeyed so that all traffic -- vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian -- can proceed safely and reduce potential for injuries. Without compliance, the safety of our community is at risk.

Police officers with the U-M Department of Public Safety recently conducted a traffic survey during a Wednesday morning "rush" hour at the intersection of Kipke, Greene and Keech streets. In 45 minutes of observation, 100 vehicles travelled through the intersection. Only 25 vehicles came to a legal stop. Obviously this result has the potential to increase the safety risk for pedestrians, many of whom are walking through the intersection from their parked vehicles to their offices, as well as drivers and bicyclists.

Failure to stop at a stop sign or other traffic signal can result in a traffic citation for disregarding a stop sign. The penalty is three points on the driver's license and a fine of $130. Additionally, based on behaviors of the driver and resulting actions, such as the failure to stop at the sign resulted in striking another vehicle or person, the driver could be found guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense of reckless driving or careless driving, which is a civil infraction.

Pedestrians also should comply with appropriate traffic safety practices. When there are marked crosswalks, pedestrians should cross at the marked area rather than mid-block. Walk a few more feet to stay in the crosswalk and reduce the risk of getting hit.

Please do your part to contribute to a safe campus. Walk, bike and drive safely -- including stop at stop signs!

posted on Feb 12 2010 11:20

Feb022010

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2010-04 Armed Robbery, 500 block of Monroe

Revised summary -- As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student was walking along the south side of Monroe Street when an unknown male came from behind him and struck him on the left side of his head with a baseball bat. The student fell and the unknown male demanded the student's backpack. When the student hesitated, the male struck the student with the bat several times before he grabbed the backpack, jumped into the backseat of a nearby red sedan and fled.

posted on Feb 02 2010 00:45

Feb022010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-04 Armed Robbery, 500 block of Monroe

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student was walking along the south side of Monroe Street when a red car pulled next to him. An unknown male exited the passenger side of the vehicle with a baseball bat and demanded the student's backpack. When the student hesitated, the male struck the student in the back of the head with the bat before grabbing the backpack, jumping into the car and fleeing.

posted on Feb 02 2010 00:45

Jan272010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-03 Sexual Assault and Indecent Exposure, Church Parking Structure

Staff person reported that as she entered the north stairwell of the parking structure, she was grabbed inappropriately by an unknown man. She pushed him away and he exposed himself. She fled to her vehicle.

posted on Jan 27 2010 12:30

Jan242010

NEWS No injuries in fire at Baits Housing

There was an accidental fire around 3 p.m. today in a student's room in Cross House of Baits II. There were no injuries. The fire alarm system immediately activated and all residents were evacuated from the building. Residents were allowed back into the remainder of the building around 6:00 p.m. The eight residents living in the corridor where the fire occurred will not be occupying their rooms until the area has been properly cleaned and repaired. They either have been placed in other available space in University Housing or have made arrangements to stay with friends.

posted on Jan 24 2010 20:04

Jan242010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-02 Unarmed Robbery, 1100 block of Prospect

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, two people were walking along Prospect, when an unknown man approached them, pushed the woman to the ground, took her purse and fled toward Packard. She was not injured.

posted on Jan 24 2010 07:45

Jan062010

CRIME ALERT  #2010-01 Armed Robbery, 700 block Packard

As reported to the Ann Arbor Police Dept., when the apartment resident answered the door, an unknown man brandished a silver handgun and demanded money. He fled with two other men in an unknown direction.

posted on Jan 06 2010 20:20

Dec182009

NEWS Personal safety tips for the holiday season from the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition.

Follow this link Holiday Safety Tips for the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition Holiday Safety Tips poster.

posted on Dec 18 2009 00:00

Nov172009

NEWS Ann Arbor Police offering reward for information on Elm Street Incident

The Ann Arbor Police Department is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any of the suspects involved in the October 31, 2009, assault of an individual on Elm Street in Ann Arbor. The assault occurred on Halloween around 11:15 pm as a driver of a vehicle was attempting to drive down Elm St. The driver had to stop his vehicle due to numerous people in the street. While stopped, the driver then was assaulted by a group of up to 10 males. Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to contact the AAPD Tip Line at (734) 794-6939 or e-mail: tips@a2gov.org. You can remain anonymous.

posted on Nov 17 2009 15:50

Nov132009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-21 CANCELED 11/13/2009 - Sexual Assault, Michigan Union

CANCELED - suspect arrested.

posted on Nov 10 2009 07:00

Nov102009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-21 CANCELED 11/13/2009 - Sexual Assault, Michigan Union

A student was studying in one of the first-floor study areas when an unknown male sitting next to her fondled her buttocks before leaving the room.

posted on Nov 10 2009 07:00

Nov052009

NEWS Bank of America office on Eisenhower robbed today about 9:30 a.m. Click here for an Ann Arbor Police Dept bulletin regarding the incident.

On Thursday (11-5-09) at approximately 9:30 am, Bank of America, was robbed at gunpoint. Suspects told everyone to get on the floor and jumped the counter and fled on foot.

Click here for an Ann Arbor Police Dept bulletin regarding the incident.

posted on Nov 05 2009 16:03

Oct312009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-20 Unarmed Robbery, Packard at South Division and South Division at East Jefferson

As told to the Ann Arbor Police -- in the first incident, a student was walking toward campus with a friend, when an unknown man approached from behind and grabbed her purse from her shoulder. A few feet ahead, he dumped the purse contents and took a few items before fleeing on foot. In the second incident a couple of minutes later, a student was walking alone, when an unknown man approached from behind, pushed her to the ground, took her purse and fled on foot. No weapons were seen or implied.

posted on Oct 31 2009 09:30

Oct242009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-19 Unarmed Robbery, 210 Washtenaw Ave.

Student walked out of the LSI Building onto the plaza when he was approached by an unknown man who asked for money. The man took the student's wallet and fled on foot toward Washtenaw. No weapons were seen or implied.

posted on Oct 24 2009 19:50

Oct222009

NEWS DPS unveils text messaging to report a crime

Students now can send a text message to the U-M Department of Public Safety to report a crime in progress. Send a text message to 377911 (or DPS911 on a traditional cellphone keypad) to reach the University Police.

"We're pleased to be able to utilize newer technology methods that will make reporting crime easier, especially for our students," said DPS Executive Director Ken Magee. "Hopefully we can receive more reports of crimes in progress which increases our chances apprehension. Ultimately we hope crime will be reduced."

The preferred method to report a crime to DPS continues to be a telephone call (734/763-1131). But on occasions when people on campus can't make a telephone call, they can send a text message. It is not intended to be used to report an incident that occurred the previous day or week.

"Since the text messages need to be short, we're hopeful our community members only will use the system for crimes or emergencies in progress," Magee said. "Calling our DPS Communications Center still is the preferred method to report anything, especially a lost or stolen belonging or ask about one of our services."

Text messages to DPS should indicate the type of crime being reported, the time and location of the incident, and any information about potential suspects. Text messages regarding a medical or other kind of emergency should include the type of emergency and the specific location, so the communications officer knows which emergency responders to send to an exact location. Standard text messaging rates will apply.

The addition of inbound text messaging was the result of a suggestion to DPS. "Last year, Timothy Bekkers, an undergraduate student, made the suggestion to me while I was addressing the Michigan Student Assembly that we should provide text messaging capability for people attending football games to report disorderly people or other problems in the stands," Magee said. "I'm pleased that his suggestion has become a reality and I credit the student body for working with the police."

posted on Oct 22 2009 10:50

Oct152009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-18 CANCELED 10/15/2009 - Unarmed Robbery, Michigan League

CANCELED - suspect arrested.

posted on Oct 13 2009 22:14

Oct132009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-18 CANCELED 10/15/2009 - Unarmed Robbery, Michigan League

A man asked clerk at front desk for change. When she opened the cash drawer, the man reached in and grabbed money. He fled on foot out the north door.

posted on Oct 13 2009 22:14

Oct122009

NEWS All bags to be prohibited from remaining 2009 U-M home football games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANN ARBOR -- Security measures at Michigan Stadium for the remainder of the University of Michigan home football games will continue to be adjusted. No bags of any size will be permitted in the Stadium, officials with the U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today.

The bag prohibition includes, but is not limited to, purses, lunch sacks, binocular and camera cases, fanny packs and diaper bags. Exceptions for medical reasons may be granted as long as the patron has a prescription or written authorization from a medical professional. Permitted items that will not fit in the owner's pockets, including medicine, medical equipment and diapers for small children, should be placed in a clear plastic bag that is no larger than a gallon size.

DPS Deputy Chief Charlie Noffsinger, who is the game-day law enforcement incident commander, said continuing the adjusted security measures is the prudent thing to do. "We were very pleased by the cooperation exhibited by attendees at the Indiana game. We observed that with such a large percentage of the people cooperating with the permitted items policy, the lines to enter the Stadium moved very swiftly and we did not experience any back-ups at the gates."

Again, officials emphasized that they have not received any specific threats toward the Stadium. "While we have not received information of any specific threats, we have consulted with federal officials and athletics personnel and believe it is appropriate to adjust some of our security protocols as we did in September. By prohibiting all bags into the Stadium, we allow our law enforcement personnel to focus their attention on other security measures in order to ensure a safe environment for all."

"We recognize that this adjustment may be challenging for some patrons, especially those with small children," Noffsinger added. "Unfortunately even diaper bags could be used to convey dangerous materials; we want to reduce that opportunity at Michigan Stadium."

All fans planning to attend the game are strongly encouraged to get to their Stadium seats earlier. Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.

Patrons planning to attend the game are asked to leave everything at home and bring only their identification and seat tickets or official credentials. Binoculars and small cameras will be allowed provided they are not in a case. Non-pocket seat cushions, cell phones, and clear, sealed water bottles also will be permitted. Any permitted items brought to the Stadium are subject to search.

posted on Oct 12 2009 08:35

Oct102009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-17 Home Invasion, 800 block of East University

A student told the Ann Arbor Police that she awoke to find an unknown man standing near her bed. She fled out a window and called police. She was not injured.

posted on Oct 10 2009 09:30

Oct092009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-16 Home Invasion, 700 block of Arbor Street

As reported to the Ann Arbor Police, an unknown man entered a student's apartment, brandished a shot gun and demanded money. He took cash and a Blackberry, and fled on foot. No one was injured.

posted on Oct 09 2009 15:00

Oct092009

EMERGENCY ALERT Semester test of UM Emergency Alert conducted

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted today. If this was an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS Web site) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Oct 09 2009 11:07

Sep302009

NEWS New 2009-2010 Campus Safety Handbooks now available

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the 2009-10 edition of the University of Michigan Campus Safety Handbook is available. An electronic copy of the 35-page book is available on the DPS Web site at http://police.umich.edu/docs/clery.pdf Hard copy versions are available from several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs and the Admissions office in the Student Activities Building.

The Handbook is an excellent resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws, and additional support services. New in this year's edition is a section on fire safety in on-campus housing and DPS's 10-point Promise for responding to reports of sexual assaults.

The publication also includes three-year statistics of reported crime, including bias-motivated crimes, on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional safety and security information, including crime alerts and daily crime briefings, can be viewed on the DPS Web site at http://police.umich.edu If you have any questions, please call us at 734/763-3434.

posted on Sep 30 2009 16:00

Sep232009

NEWS All bags to be prohibited at Saturday's football game

ANN ARBOR -- Security measures at Michigan Stadium for this Saturday's University of Michigan versus Indiana University football game will be adjusted.

No bags of any size will be permitted in the game, unless allowed by written permission of a medical professional. The bag prohibition includes, but is not limited to, purses, lunch sacks, binocular cases, fanny packs and diaper bags.

University of Michigan Department of Public Safety Deputy Chief Charlie Noffsinger, who is the game-day law enforcement incident commander, said adjusting security measures is the prudent thing to do. "While we have not received information of any specific threats, we have consulted with federal officials and athletics personnel and believe it is appropriate to adjust some of our security protocols for this Saturday. By prohibiting all bags into the Stadium, we allow our law enforcement personnel to focus their attention on other security measures in order to ensure a safe environment for all."

All fans planning to attend the game are strongly encouraged to get to their Stadium seats earlier. Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. "We want everyone to be able to see the kick-off, so plan to arrive early," Noffsinger said. "Though we will make every effort to move people through the entrance gates as efficiently as possible, the enhanced security measures probably will cause more delays at the gates."

Patrons planning to attend the game are asked to leave everything at home and bring only their identification and seat tickets or official credentials. Binoculars will be allowed provided they are not in a case and are worn around the owner's neck. Non-pocket seat cushions, cell phones, and clear, sealed water bottles also will be permitted. Any permitted items brought to the Stadium are subject to search.

posted on Sep 23 2009 15:35

Sep142009

NEWS Laptop Registration for U-M students, faculty, staff now available

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety is offering a free Laptop Registration Program to members of the campus community to deter theft and avoid the consequences or assist in the recovery of stolen property.

Laptop Registration for U-M students, faculty, staff now available here.

posted on Sep 14 2009 15:00

Sep102009

NEWS FREE Safe Child ID Program at home U-M football games

FREE Safe Child ID Program at home U-M football games

The safety of all patrons at University of Michigan football games is our greatest priority. This especially is true of our youngest fans. With the large crowds we experience at Michigan Stadium, occasionally a parent and child become separated. Help us make the reuniting process easy and fast!

1. Obtain a special FREE Maize N' Blue Child ID wristband from a DPS employee at a Stadium gate or stop by the POLICE office at the north end of the Stadium (between gates 8 and 9).

2. Write your cell phone number (if you have it with you) or your seat number on the wristband and attach it to your child's arm.

3. Instruct your child that if he/she becomes separated from you, they should ask an usher to find a police officer. As you enter your section, show your child how to find a Stadium usher (they wear yellow jackets with "EVENT STAFF" printed on the back).

If you become separated from your child,

1. Remain calm.

2. Select an option:

    a. Find stadium usher (wearing a yellow EVENT STAFF jacket) or police officer.

    b. Go to the POLICE office at the north end of the Stadium (between gates 8 and 9).

    c. Call the University Police at 734/763-1131.

We're here to help you and your child have a True Blue Michigan Experience. Go Blue!

posted on Sep 10 2009 09:38

Sep032009

NEWS Fuller Road Reopened after Vehicle Crash

Fuller Road, near the Fuller-Mitchell fields and parking lot, was reopened today (Sept. 3) around 7:53 a.m. to all traffic following an early morning single vehicle crash. A 60-year-old staff member at UMHS was driving into work westbound on Fuller Road at about 5:13 a.m. when he suddenly veered across all lanes of traffic, jumped the curb and crashed into a DTE switching station box. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident. Once DTE could turn off power to the station, the Ann Arbor Fire Dept extricated him from the vehicle and he was taken to the UM ER for evaluation.

posted on Sep 03 2009 09:00

Aug282009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-15 Unlawful Entry, South Quad

Resident woke up to find a subject leaning into his ground level room through an open window. The subject engaged the resident in a brief conversation before leaving in an unknown direction on foot. No threats were made and no weapons observed. The victim's screen was found to have been damaged.

posted on Aug 28 2009 09:13

Aug082009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-14 Armed Robbery, Off campus in the 500 block of Linden Street, south of Geddes Ave. near Observatory Road

A female told the Ann Arbor Police that as she was walking along Linden, she was approached by an unknown man, who brandished a small handgun. He then punched her, took her cell phone and fled on foot north to Geddes.

posted on Aug 08 2009 08:35

Aug042009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-13 Armed Robbery, Off campus in the 600 block of East William (just west of State St)

The Ann Arbor Police are investigating an incident in which a man entered the back door of the New York Pizza Depot, brandished a small handgun and stole money before fleeing. No one was injured in the incident.

posted on Aug 04 2009 10:40

Aug012009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-12 Unarmed Robbery, Off campus in the 700 block of Church Street (between Willard and Hill streets)

A man told the Ann Arbor Police that as he was walking home with friends, he was approached by three unknown men who demanded his money. Once the man gave them his money, the suspects fled on foot.

posted on Aug 01 2009 08:15

Jul312009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-11 Unarmed Robbery, Off Campus near Hill Street and East University Avenue

As reported to UMDPS by AAPD: Two female students were approached by two unknown men. One man struck one female in the face and took her purse. The men then fled on foot.

posted on Jul 31 2009 10:50

Jul272009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-2 WEST QUAD ARSON CRIME ALERT CANCELED 7/27/2009 DUE TO ARREST

WEST QUAD ARSON CRIME ALERT CANCELED DUE TO ARREST The U-M DPS Crime Alert 2009-2 for the March 26, 2009, arson at West Quad has been canceled due to arrest. Timothy James Burke, 26, was arraigned July 27 on a charge of Arson of a Dwelling House. He was released on personal bond. DPS has reason to believe that Burke set the fire in the lower level of West Quad in an attempt to scare another student with whom he had a disagreement over a drug deal. However, the intended victim did not live in the area of the fire.

posted on Mar 27 2009 13:00

Jun212009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-10 Armed Robbery, East University at South University

A young man told the Ann Arbor Police that as he was walking along East University, he was approached by an unknown man who told him to give him all his money. The suspect brandished a small knife, took the victim's money and fled along South University.

posted on Jun 21 2009 05:45

Jun192009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-9 Armed Robbery, 900 block of Oakland

Student told the Ann Arbor Police that as he was jogging along Oakland, he was approached by 5-6 men. One asked him how much money he had and then brandished a gun. They grabbed his wallet and another suspect punched him in the face. The suspects fled in a four-door, dark-colored sedan.

posted on Jun 19 2009 07:45

Jun112009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-8 Home Invasion, 700 block of South Forest

A student told the Ann Arbor Police that he was awakened by an intruder in his apartment. When the resident entered the living room, he observed an unknown man climbing out the front window, which earlier may have been left slightly open. Some personal property was missing.

posted on Jun 11 2009 15:30

Jun102009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-7 Home Invasion, Willow Tree Apartments

A resident told the Ann Arbor Police that he was awakened by three intruders in his apartment. He reported that he was hit in the head and bound up. The men took several items from the victim, including his car - a 2005 gray four-door Toyota Camry.

posted on Jun 10 2009 16:20

Jun102009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-6 Assault, 400 block of Thompson

A female told the Ann Arbor Police that as she was jogging on the west side of Thompson Street, an unknown man grabbed her throat and wrist and pinned her against a tree. She struck the man, he released his grip and she fled.

posted on Jun 10 2009 13:30

Jun102009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-5 CANCELED 6/10/2009 - Purse Snatching, Southeast corner of Diag

CANCELED - suspect arrested.

posted on Jun 07 2009 12:30

Jun072009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-5 CANCELED 6/10/2009 - Purse Snatching, Southeast corner of Diag

A student was walking northwest on the Diag from the West Hall arch when she was approached by an unknown man. He asked her what time it was and where she was going. Then he grabbed her purse off her shoulder. After a brief struggle, he fled with her purse southbound on foot. She was not injured.

posted on Jun 07 2009 12:30

May182009

SECURITY BULLETIN Meadows wanted for stalking at School of Music

Canceled due to apprehension.

posted on May 08 2009 15:53

May132009

NEWS Two DPS officers to compete in World Police and Fire Games

Sgt. Gary Hicks and Officer John-Mark Branch of the Department of Public Safety will join more than 12,000 athletes from police and fire agencies around the world to compete this summer at the 2009 World Police and Fire Games. See the link at http://www.ur.umich.edu/0809/May04_09/46.php

posted on May 13 2009 15:00

May082009

SECURITY BULLETIN Meadows wanted for stalking at School of Music

Wanted poster located here for Eldred Meadows. DPS has a warrant for the arrest of Eldred Meadows. This registered sex offender reportedly has exhibited stalking behavior toward SoM staff. He has developed a multiple-year pattern of stalking U-M staff.

posted on May 08 2009 15:53

Apr232009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-4 Criminal Sexual Assault, West Hall Arch and C. C. Little

A rendering is now available of suspect in two sexual assaults from April 18

posted on Apr 18 2009 03:35

Apr212009

NEWS Graffiti incidents on and off campus include ethnic slurs

Several parked vehicles near the University campus (in the area of Packard and State streets) reportedly were spray-painted by one or more vandals April 16. Additionally, graffiti was found on three campus buildings - Administrative Services, Buhr Building and Fletcher Hall. Orange, blue and green spray paint was used. Some of the vehicle markings included ethnic slurs. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Ann Arbor Police Detective Bureau at (734)794-6930 or the AAPD Tip Line (734)996-3199 or email tip@a2gov.org. Or contact the University of Michigan Police at (734) 763-1131, email to public.safety@umich.edu or call the U-M Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

posted on Apr 21 2009 13:30

Apr212009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-4 Criminal Sexual Assault, West Hall Arch and C. C. Little

April 21 update - a second student reported to DPS April 20 that she also had been forcibly fondled by a man matching this same description. The second incident occurred approximately 1:20 a.m. April 18 on the East University pedestrian mall by Randall Lab (location between the two locations reported on the original alert).

posted on Apr 18 2009 03:35

Apr182009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-4 Criminal Sexual Assault, West Hall Arch and C. C. Little

Female student was walking near the West Hall Arch when she was approached by an unknown man, who began talking to her and rubbing her arm. She ran away. A few minutes later when she was near the C.C. Little Building, he reappeared and continued rubbing her arm along with her buttocks. She was able to flee again and called police. The man fled in an unknown direction on foot.

posted on Apr 18 2009 03:35

Apr172009

NEWS Incident at Modern Languages Building

At approximately 2:52 p.m. April 17, DPS received a report of a possible armed person in the Modern Languages Building. Officers investigated and quickly determined that an acting activity was occurring. No one was injured nor in harm's way. No weapons were found. The building was reopened shortly thereafter.

posted on Apr 17 2009 15:58

Apr072009

NEWS Upton named Police Officer of the Year

Sue Upton has been named the first recipient of the Keith Curtis Memorial Police Officer of the Year award for 2008. See the story from the University Record here.

posted on Apr 07 2009 14:00

Apr032009

NEWS All Clear of UM Alert Test

Today's test of UM Emergency Alerts is All Clear. In case of an actual emergency, see police.umich.edu for details.

posted on Apr 03 2009 12:45

Apr032009

NEWS Today at 11:40 a.m. (April 3), the semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system was begun.

In case of an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Apr 03 2009 11:40

Apr012009

NEWS Semester Test of UM Emergency Alert is scheduled for April 3.

The semester test of the UM Emergency Alert system is expected to be conducted mid-day April 3. It is anticipated that two messages will be sent - an initial test message followed an hour later by an "all clear." This test may be canceled without notice.

In case of an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Apr 01 2009 09:33

Mar302009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-3 Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault, 900 Block of Olivia

A U-M student reported to the Ann Arbor Police that as she was walking, she was grabbed by an unknown man and pinned to the ground. After a struggle, she broke free and the man fled on foot.

posted on Mar 30 2009 12:38

Mar272009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-2 WEST QUAD ARSON CRIME ALERT CANCELED 7/27/2009 DUE TO ARREST

A small fire occurred in a lower level hallway. The sprinkler system quickly activated and the fire was extinguished. A room door and hallway carpet sustained minor damage from the fire. No injuries were reported.

posted on Mar 27 2009 13:00

Mar262009

NEWS The University of Michigan is offering a reward up to $1000 for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the arson that occurred at West Quad.

The University of Michigan is offering a reward up to $1000 for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the arson that occurred at West Quad today (March 26).

The fire, which was set in the hallway of the lower level of West Quad, was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system. A room door and hallway carpet sustained minor damage from the fire. Cleanup efforts from the water infiltration have been conducted throughout the day.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call University Police at (734) 763-1131 or the U-M's Anonymous Tip-Line at (800) 863-1355.

* Wanted/Reward Poster
* Crime Alert

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posted on Mar 26 2009 15:00

Mar112009

SECURITY BULLETIN The U-M Department of Public Safety is alerting students, staff, faculty and residents of North Campus that several thefts from vehicles recently have been reported.

The U-M Department of Public Safety is alerting students, staff, faculty and residents of North Campus that several thefts from vehicles recently have been reported. In all cases, global positioning system (GPS) and other small electronic devices had been left in view, side windows were smashed and the belongings removed.

Four theft reports were made for incidents that occurred last night (March 10) in lot NW51. A possible suspect has been described as a white male about 25-30 years old and 5'8" with a stocky build. He had short hair or possibly bald and was wearing a dark coat and dark pants. He left the area in a dark-colored, compact car.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or 734/763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the parking lot number and a description of the individual(s). If you have information about any of these thefts, please contact the DPS Criminal Investigations Unit at 734/764-8559.

Additionally, practice these safety precautions:
- do not leave valuables in your vehicle, particularly in view;
- lock all vehicle doors and take your keys with you when leaving the vehicle, even for a few minutes; and
- report any suspicious activity to DPS immediately.


Confidential Tip Line 800/863-1355.
For status updates, see the DPS website at http://police.umich.edu.

posted on Mar 11 2009 00:00

Mar112009

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED 3/11/2009 - U-M Police are seeking Thomas Jacob Green for questioning about larcenies from several U-M buildings in recent weeks. See wanted poster.

The Security Bulletins of Feb. 26, 2009, and Jan. 13, 2009, regarding a reward for information leading to the arrest of Thomas Jacob Green have been canceled. He was arrested without incident March 10 by DPS officers on outstanding felony warrants.

posted on Jan 13 2009 14:00

Mar112009

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED 3/11/2009 - The University of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of Thomas Jacob Green.

The Security Bulletins of Feb. 26, 2009, and Jan. 13, 2009, regarding a reward for information leading to the arrest of Thomas Jacob Green have been canceled. He was arrested without incident March 10 by DPS officers on outstanding felony warrants.

posted on Feb 26 2009 16:19

Mar052009

NEWS Testing of the outdoor warning sirens is scheduled to occur in the county at noon March 7 and in the city at 1 p.m. March 10.

In the next few days, emergency management staff from Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor are scheduled to begin the monthly tests of their respective outdoor warning sirens.

The county test is scheduled for noon Saturday, March 7. The city test is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of the test, it will be canceled.

When activated, these sirens, 22 throughout the city and 39 throughout the county, are intended to serve as an alert to people who are outside that they immediately should take cover. The sirens may be activated for various reasons, including tornado warnings, other severe weather, hazardous materials spills or a major national security incident. In the event that the sirens are activated for an emergency, they will sound for three minutes with steady wailing, TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!! Tune your battery-operated radio to WAAM 1600 AM, WEMU 89.1 FM, or WQKL 107.1 FM for more information. If you still have access to the television and you are a subscriber to the local cable company, tune to channel 16 for updates on the current emergency situation. There is no "all clear" alert from the sirens. An "all clear" notification will be broadcast on the radio.

During siren activation, unless you need the police, fire or paramedics, do not call emergency phones. Police and 911 telephone lines should be kept clear for people who really need police, fire or medical help fast. Monthly testing of the county's sirens is scheduled for noon on the first Saturday of each month from March through September. Testing of the city's sirens is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from March through November.

For more information, please visit the county's website at http://emergency.ewashtenaw.org or the city's website at http://www.a2gov.org/oem.

posted on Mar 05 2009 14:10

Feb262009

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED 3/11/2009 - The University of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of Thomas Jacob Green.

The University of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of Thomas Jacob Green. DPS has several felony warrants for his arrest for larcenies from several campus buildings. Witnesses have told police he recently has been seen in residence halls and other buildings on Central and South campuses.

Green is a black male, 51 years old, 5'9" about 190 pounds. He recently may have cut his hair and may be wearing glasses.

Call U-M POLICE immediately if you have information about him. Call 911 from a campus phone or (734) 763-1131 from a cell phone. Or call U-M's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355. Do not confront him.

See REWARD FLIER by clicking [here].

posted on Feb 26 2009 16:19

Feb092009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-01 CANCELED 2/9/2009 - Home Invasion, 700 block of South State Street (across from Weill Hall)

CANCELED 2/9/2009 - Ann Arbor Police report they arrested suspect in this case.

posted on Jan 27 2009 11:01

Feb052009

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2009-01 CANCELED 2/9/2009 - Home Invasion, 700 block of South State Street (across from Weill Hall)

The Ann Arbor Police received another report today of a second similar incident. An unknown man reportedly entered the same unlocked house at approximately 5:30am Feb. 5. When confronted he fled. Nothing was reported to have been stolen. He is described as a black male, 40-50 years old, 6 feet, about 200 pounds, with grey hair and unshaven.

posted on Jan 27 2009 11:01

Jan272009

CRIME ALERT  #2009-01 CANCELED 2/9/2009 - Home Invasion, 700 block of South State Street (across from Weill Hall)

Witnesses reported to the Ann Arbor Police that an unknown man had entered their house through an unlocked front door. Nothing was reported to have been taken. The suspect fled on foot southbound on State Street.

posted on Jan 27 2009 11:01

Jan132009

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED 3/11/2009 - U-M Police are seeking Thomas Jacob Green for questioning about larcenies from several U-M buildings in recent weeks. See wanted poster.

Witnesses have told police he has been seen in Revelli Hall, the Intramural Sports Building and the Central Campus Recreation Building, among others. Call U-M POLICE immediately if you see the above suspect. Call 911 from a campus phone or (734)763-1131 from a cell phone. Do not confront him.

Or if you have any information about Mr. Green, including his whereabouts, please call DPS Investigator Cavanaugh at (734)763-7179. The Ypsilanti Police Department has a warrant for his arrest as well.

CRIME PREVENTION TIP: Keep all valuables secured at all times. Do not leave laptops, backpacks, purses, or wallets unattended, even for a few minutes.

See WANTED POSTER by clicking [here].

posted on Jan 13 2009 14:00

Jan092009

NEWS Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

ANN ARBOR, MI - Faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University of Michigan are invited to comment early next month on the activities and policies of the U-M's Department of Public Safety (DPS) as part of a national accreditation assessment, DPS Executive Director Ken Magee announced today.

A team of out-of-state assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) will be on campus later this month to examine all aspects of DPS's policies, procedures, management, operations and support services, Magee said. In order for DPS to achieve the voluntary accreditation status, the assessment team will verify that the department meets the Commission's professional standards by reviewing written materials, conducting interviews with department staff and University members, and visiting offices and other campus locations.

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 7 p.m. February 2. The session will be conducted in the Kipke Conference Center within the Campus Safety Services Building at 1239 Kipke Drive, just east of Crisler Arena.

"In order to achieve accreditation, our department must show it complies with more than 400 standards," Magee said. "Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Once we become accredited, we must submit annual reports for three years to show continued compliance with those standards."

Individuals who are unable to attend the public information session may provide comments by telephone or in writing. To comment by phone, call (734) 615-8886 on February 2 between 1 and 3 p.m. Those wishing to offer written comments are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to ten minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. A copy of the standards is available at the DPS main office at 1239 Kipke Drive in Ann Arbor.

The team of assessors is scheduled to be: Chief (Ret.) Robin D. Geis of Franklin University (Ohio), Captain (Ret.) Philip Patrone of Roanoke (Va.) County Police Department and Sgt. Curtis Winn of the Prairie Village (Ks) Police Department.

Once the CALEA assessors complete their review of DPS, they will report to the full Commission, which then will decide if accreditation is to be granted. Accreditation is for three years.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., visit http://www.calea.org/ or write the Commission at 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215.; or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225.

posted on Jan 09 2009 14:00

Jan052009

NEWS Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has ordered United States flags throughout Michigan and on Michigan waters lowered in honor of two Michigan servicemen who died while on active duty in Baghdad, Iraq.

Today (Jan. 5) for Army Staff Sergeant Christopher G. Smith, 28 of Grand Rapids, a cannon crewmaster who was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Tuesday (Jan. 6) for Army Specialist Stephen M. Okray, 21 of St. Clair Shores, who was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Flags should return to full-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Both Sgt. Smith and Spc. Okray died on December 24 from injuries sustained when the armored vehicle they were in plummeted into a canal when a bridge gave way in Baghdad.

posted on Jan 05 2009 10:18

Dec112008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-13 CANCELED - Home Invasion, near Athletic Campus

Alert has been canceled due to arrest of suspect.

posted on Aug 11 2008 03:29

Dec032008

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED - Suspicious Activity in Dance Building--secure belongings

A suspect matching this description was arrested by DPS officers today. DPS is awaiting charges from the Washtenaw County prosecutor's office in connection with the theft noted in the Nov. 20 Security Bulletin.

Please continue, however, to secure rooms and belongings and keep valuables locked as much as possible.

posted on Nov 20 2008 13:00

Nov282008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-20 Armed Robbery, 300 block of East Hoover

Student told the Ann Arbor Police she was walking on the north sidewalk near the railroad tracks when she was approached by an unknown man. He brandished a knife and demanded her jewelry. After she gave him her jewelry, he fled on foot. She was uninjured.

posted on Nov 28 2008 07:37

Nov202008

SECURITY BULLETIN CANCELED - Suspicious Activity in Dance Building--secure belongings

Earlier this week, staff in the Dance Building reported to DPS that an unknown man was observed in the women's locker room. Later that same day, a student reported that her laptop had been taken from her unlocked locker in the same area.

Students, staff and faculty are reminded to secure their rooms and belongings whenever they depart, even for a few minutes. Keep valuables (including laptops, wallets, purses and MP3 players) locked as much as possible. Also, please don't prop open locked doors.

A witness description of the man in the locker room Nov. 18 was a black male in his mid to late 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches with short dreadlocks. He last was seen wearing a black, winter, puffy coat and dark pants.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously or matching the above description, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or (734)763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the location and a description of the individual(s).

For status updates or to view additional crime prevention tips, see the DPS website at http://police.umich.edu.

posted on Nov 20 2008 13:00

Nov182008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-19 CANCELED - Home Invasions, West Quad, East Quad, Alice Lloyd and South Quad halls

11/18/08 UPDATE - CANCELED- The primary suspect in several recent residence hall thefts, Rick Ramon, was arrested Nov. 14, 2008, by the Michigan Department of Corrections. U-M DPS has felony warrants for him in connection with the Nov. 6 burglary at Alice Lloyd and Nov. 5 burglary at West Quad. Other charges are pending as well. Therefore, Crime Alert #19 has been canceled.

However, U-M police urge residents to remain vigilant.

- Close and lock room doors whenever you leave your room or whenever someone is sleeping in your room.
- Keep valuables out of sight and secure whenever they arare not in use. This includes laptops, wallets, credit cards, purses and electronic gadgets.


Please recycle fliers for Crime Alert #19 from Nov. 6, 2008.

posted on Nov 06 2008 09:40

Nov142008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-19 CANCELED - Home Invasions, West Quad, East Quad, Alice Lloyd and South Quad halls

11/14/08 UPDATE- The Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office has authorized an arrest warrant for first degree Home Invasion for Rick Francisco Ramon in connection with the Nov. 6 incident at Alice Lloyd. This felony charge carries a penalty of 20 years in prison. Anyone with information about Ramon's lcd ocation is urged to immediately contact DPS at (734) 763-1131 or 911 from a campus phone.

posted on Nov 06 2008 09:40

Nov102008

NEWS Magee named DPS Executive Director

Ann Arbor native Kenneth (Ken) Magee has been named the next executive director of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), beginning Nov. 14.

Magee replaces Bill Bess, who after 10 years as executive director of DPS will become special advisor to the AVP of Facilities & Operations.

Read the full article on The University Record Online website at http://www.ur.umich.edu/0809/Nov10_08/02.php.

posted on Nov 10 2008 10:00

Nov072008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-19 CANCELED - Home Invasions, West Quad, East Quad, Alice Lloyd and South Quad halls

11/7/08 UPDATE-A fifth recent home invasion was reported Nov. 7 at approximately 1:10 a.m. from a South Quad room. The resident was in his room with the door open but out of view of the door. He heard someone enter his room and thought it was his roommate. A short time later, he discovered his iPod was missing from a desk near the door.

posted on Nov 06 2008 09:40

Nov062008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-19 CANCELED - Home Invasions, West Quad, East Quad, Alice Lloyd and South Quad halls

ORIGINAL POSTING-Residents of four residence hall rooms have reported this week to DPS that property has been removed from their rooms after they've left the room doors ajar. At 7:20 a.m. today, an Alice Lloyd resident returned to his room after he left the door ajar for five minutes while his roommate slept and found an unknown man in his room. After the man left, the resident discovered that personal property was missing.

posted on Nov 06 2008 09:40

Nov032008

SECURITY BULLETIN Peeping Tom, Canham Natatorium

Female swimmer reported on November 2, 2008 seeing an unknown man in the women's locker room while she was changing. He did not approach her or speak to her.

Suspect: White male, 40 years old, medium height, no facial hair or glasses, with medium-length, dark-gray hair combed straight up on top and shorter on the sides.

posted on Nov 03 2008 14:31

Oct242008

NEWS Test of the UM Emergency Alert System

Today (Oct. 24) a test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted. In case of an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Oct 24 2008 10:23

Oct042008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-18 Home Invasion, South Quad (600 E. Madison St.)

Residents woke up to find an unknown man in their room after leaving their door ajar. After he departed, they discovered personal items were missing. No weapon was seen or implied.

posted on Oct 04 2008 16:23

Oct012008

NEWS The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the 2008-09 edition of the University of Michigan Campus Safety Handbook is now available.

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that the 2008-09 edition of the University of Michigan Campus Safety Handbook is available. An electronic copy of the 34-page book is available on the DPS web site at http://police.umich.edu/docs/clery.pdf. Hard copy versions will be available later in October from several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs and the Admissions office in the Student Activities Building.

The Handbook is an excellent resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws, and additional support services. The publication also includes three-year statistics of reported crime, including bias-motivated crimes, on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Distribution of the printed books has been slightly delayed in order to correct an error that was discovered post-printing in the 2006 statistics for violations referred for disciplinary action. We apologize for this delay.

posted on Oct 01 2008 14:24

Sep252008

NEWS Change in U-M Crime Alert Distribution Process

Through collaboration with staff in University of Michigan Administrative Information Services, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) now has access to directly send crime alerts via email to ALL UM- Ann Arbor students, faculty and staff. We no longer will need to ask unit representatives to forward crime alerts to their various email groups.

DPS will send the crime alert emails in HTML format. For those who cannot access HTML-formatted emails, we will include a link at the beginning of each email to the posting on the DPS website. The website posting also will include a link to a pdf file, which will allow facility managers and other unit representatives to print and post hard-copy fliers in visible locations for notification to non-email readers and visitors.



For subscribers to the current crime alert email group, we will continue to send the crime alerts to non-UM addresses. Subscribers with a umich address will be deleted to avoid duplication.

We believe this process change will provide more timely and consistent notification of significant reported crimes that are believed by law enforcement officials to pose a public safety threat to our community. Status updates will be posted on the DPS website at http://police.umich.edu.

If you have any questions or feedback about this crime alert process or any other public safety issue, please email us at public.safety@umich.edu. We welcome your comments.

posted on Sep 25 2008 13:23

Sep192008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-17 Unarmed Robbery, Oakland Ave. near S. Forest Ave.

Female student told the Ann Arbor Police that as she was walking near Oakland and South Forest, she was approached by an unknown man. He grabbed her purse, jumped into a dark-colored SUV and left the area. No weapons were observed and she did not sustain any injuries.

posted on Sep 19 2008 08:35

Sep162008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-16 CANCELED - Purse Snatching, 1400 block Washington Hts.

CANCELED as unfounded incident.

posted on Sep 12 2008 10:40

Sep122008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-16 CANCELED - Purse Snatching, 1400 block Washington Hts.

A female student reported she was walking westbound along Washington Heights when an unknown man came up from behind her and grabbed her purse from her shoulder. He fled on foot toward Observatory Road.

posted on Sep 12 2008 10:40

Sep102008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-15 Unarmed Robbery, 1400 block of Washtenaw Ave near Hill Street

Student was approached by unknown man, who pressed a cold object against the victim's back while demanding money. Victim gave the suspect money and the suspect fled the area on foot.

posted on Sep 10 2008 01:48

Sep092008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-14 Armed Robbery, Oakland St. near E. University Ave.

Student reported to the Ann Arbor Police that as he sat on his porch, he was approached by an unknown man who brandished a handgun and asked for his wallet. The victim, who was not injured, gave the man money and the suspect left the area on foot.

posted on Sep 09 2008 14:00

Sep042008

SECURITY BULLETIN Attempted Abduction, Packard Road and Independence St.

CANCELLED: Security Bulletin cancelled due to arrest of suspect on September 3, 2008.

posted on Sep 01 2008 08:28

Sep032008

SECURITY BULLETIN Attempted Abduction, Packard Road and Independence St.

REWARD OFFERED: The Ann Arbor Police Dept is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction. If you have any information, please call AAPD Det. Fitzpatrick at 734/994/2869 or the Tip Line at 734/996-3199.

REVISED SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:
White male, 25-45 yrs, 5'11" to 6'0", medium build, salt & pepper colored hair, missing/chipped front tooth, hairy chest, last seen wearing navy blue shorts or swim trunks with an orange band in the first incident and jeans and a hoodie in the second incident.

REVISED VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
Dark-colored minivan with dual sliding doors and a possible grey interior. Unknown make and model.

See attached AAPD flier by clicking [here].

posted on Sep 01 2008 08:28

Sep012008

SECURITY BULLETIN Attempted Abduction, Packard Road and Independence St.

OFFENSE: Attempted abduction

LOCATION: South of campus near Packard Road and Independence Street (near Fraser's Pub)

An unknown man reportedly approached two young women in separate incidents after dark Aug. 31 and attempted to push each one into a nearby minivan, the women told the Ann Arbor Police Dept. One woman reported she was jogging in the area about 9:40 pm when she was approached and the second female reported an incident one hour later. In each case, the woman fought off the man and succeeded in escaping without injuries.

Subject description: White male, about 5' 10" with a medium build, dark hair in a short buzz cut, unshaven with a missing front tooth. He was last seen wearing swim trunks and no shirt. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored, late 1990s or 2000 model minivan, possibly a Chrysler brand.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DPS at 734/763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Dept at 734/997-1366.

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:

* remain vigilant for out-of-the-ordinary activity;
* walk or jog with another person;
* secure all belongings and never leave items unattended;
* carefully follow established security procedures, especially for secured areas; and
* call DPS immediately if you observe suspicious behavior in your building or parking lot.


During an emergency, call DPS at 911 from a campus phone or 734/763-1131 from your cell phone or during non-emergencies. Visit the DPS website for more information regarding safety and security on campus.

posted on Sep 01 2008 08:28

Aug112008

NEWS Department of Public Safety Seeks Student Employees

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking student part-time employees to assist during football game-day operations.
Eligible candidates must be enrolled in an institution of higher education in the state of Michigan and be available to work each home football Saturday this fall beginning August 30. Hours worked may range from eight to 20 hours per week at a rate of $10.25 per hour.
Duties may include working with police officers at Stadium gates, expediting deliveries, or other tasks needed during game-day operations.
To apply, visit the UM Student Employment Office website at http://www.studentemployment.umich.edu reference Job ID # 16672 or email Patty Lamsa in DPS pmml@umich.edu.

posted on Aug 11 2008 10:41

Aug112008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-13 CANCELED - Home Invasion, near Athletic Campus

A U-M student told the Ann Arbor Police that two unknown men kicked in a locked apartment door brandishing handguns. The assailants tied up the student and her guest, then took money and their cell phones before fleeing.

posted on Aug 11 2008 03:29

Aug042008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-12 Larceny from a Person, Regents' Plaza

Female student was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her purse and fled on foot south on Thompson Street.

posted on Aug 04 2008 22:17

Aug042008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-11 Sexual Assault, 300 Block Packard St.

A U-M student told the Ann Arbor Police she was approached by an unknown man as she was walking home. The man said something to her in Spanish, then grabbed her and forced her behind a house where he assaulted her before fleeing on foot.

posted on Aug 04 2008 15:38

Jul222008

SECURITY BULLETIN Home Invasions, Markley Hall

Three incidents of theft from resident rooms in Markley Hall in recent weeks have been reported to the Department of Public Safety. Access to the rooms may have occurred through open windows or unsecured doors. In each of the recent Markley home invasions, residents reported thefts of electronic equipment and other personal items.

Residents are reminded to secure their rooms and belongings whenever they depart, even for a few minutes. Also, residents are encouraged not to alter existing safety measures such as automatic door locks and window-opening limits.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously, including asking for people who don't live in the area or climbing on outside ledges, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or (734)763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the location and a description of the individual(s). If you have information about any of these thefts, please contact the DPS Criminal Investigations Unit at (734)764-8559.

Confidential Tip Line 800/863-1355.

posted on Jul 22 2008 09:14

Jul162008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-10 Home Invasion, 1900 Block Plymouth Road

Two men entered the victim's apartment and robbed him at gunpoint.

posted on Jul 16 2008 12:35

Jul032008

SECURITY BULLETIN Beware of strangers in parking lots.

CANCELLATION --Subsequent investigation, including additional information from other witnesses, has revealed that an individual had sustained an injury near the soccer field at approximately the same time as this incident. Therefore, this incident has been ruled as "unfounded." However, please continue to follow good crime prevention tactics, including remaining vigilant to unusual behavior, when traveling in parking areas.

posted on Jul 02 2008 14:00

Jul022008

SECURITY BULLETIN Beware of strangers in parking lots.

LOCATION:Fuller Pool parking lot (north side of Fuller Road)

An unknown man reportedly approached a parked car in the lot which was occupied by a staff person at about 7:30 p.m. June 30, 2008. The man tried to lure the staff person from her car by asking her to help him with "an injured friend" in a nearby field. Though she couldn't see the injured person, she offered to call 911; the man refused and walked away.

Subject description: Hispanic male in his 40s, black hair, about 5'8" with a medium build. He spoke poor English. He did not touch her, make a threat or display a weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DPS at 734/763-1131.

This incident serves as a good reminder to everyone that each of us plays an important role in maintaining safety and security on our campus. We must:

* remain vigilant for out-of-the-ordinary activity;
* secure all belongings and never leave items unattended;
* carefully follow established security procedures, especially for secured areas; and
* call DPS immediately if you observe suspicious behavior in your building or parking lot.

During an emergency, call DPS at 911 from a campus phone or 734/763-1131 from your cell phone or during non-emergencies. Visit the DPS website for more information regarding safety and security on campus.

posted on Jul 02 2008 14:00

Jun232008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-9 Assault with a dangerous weapon, Central Campus Diag

As two teenage girls were walking on the Diag, they observed a man brandish a black pistol at another man. Then the man walked toward the girls, brandished the gun at them and verbally threatened them before putting the gun in his waistband as he walked away.

posted on Jun 23 2008 18:00

May172008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-8 Criminal Sexual Assault, Huron Street Near Fletcher

Survivor had entered the car of an unknown man near Fourth and William streets. While driving along Huron Street, the man grabbed her hair, forcibly fondled her and demanded sex. She was able to escape from the car near Fletcher Street and flagged down a police officer. The man fled in an older model, two-door white car, possibly a Cadillac, south on Fletcher Street.

posted on May 17 2008 04:15

May042008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-7 Armed Robbery, Near North Campus

Man approached pedestrian, held a gun to her head and demanded her purse. She gave it to him and he fled on foot eastbound on Maiden Lane.

posted on May 04 2008 00:30

May012008

SECURITY BULLETIN Protect Construction Materials

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received several reports in recent weeks of thefts of construction materials from large sites and small projects on campus. In most cases, unsecured copper wire or welding supplies have been taken. Be sure to secure/lock materials, especially copper wire spools, in a locked room or area out of view and access.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around construction sites, loading docks or University vehicles, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or (734)763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the location and a description of the individual(s). If you have information about any of these thefts, please contact the DPS Criminal Investigations Unit at (734)764-8559.

Additionally, practice these safety precautions:
* do not leave valuables in vehicles, particularly in view;
* do not leave materials unattended in hallways, loading docks or construction sites; and
* report any suspicious activity to DPS immediately.

Confidential Tip Line: 800/863-1355.

posted on May 01 2008 13:00

Apr182008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-6 Armed Robbery, Baits Drive

Unknown man approached a pedestrian, brandished a handgun and demanded money. Victim gave him money, and the suspect fled on foot north along Baits Drive. No one was injured.

posted on Apr 18 2008 03:15

Apr092008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-5 Attempted purse snatching, Taubman Parking Structure (M18)

Man approached visitor from behind and grabbed her purse. She pulled the purse back, the strap broke and she retained the purse. The suspect walked away.

posted on Apr 09 2008 17:29

Apr082008

NEWS A test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted today.

Today (April 8) a test of the UM Emergency Alert system was conducted. In case of an actual emergency, more information and incident updates will be posted here (the DPS website) as information becomes available. For more information about the UM Emergency Alert system, including how to register to receive text and voice messages, click here.

posted on Apr 08 2008 11:59

Mar312008

NEWS A limited test of the U-M Emergency Alert system was conducted today.

A limited test of the U-M Emergency Alert system was conducted today. The test was sent only to text devices. In the event of an actual emergency, information would be posted here.

posted on Mar 31 2008 00:00

Mar202008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-3 Armed Robbery, 314 Thayer Street (near campus in city of Ann Arbor)

Alert Canceled due to apprehension of alleged gunman.

posted on Feb 22 2008 00:00

Mar132008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-4 Armed Robbery, 400 block of Huron (at Division Street near campus in city of Ann Arbor)

Two men robbed the Papa John's Pizza restaurant of an undetermined amount of money. One suspect brandished a handgun. They fled on foot.

posted on Mar 13 2008 00:00

Mar102008

NEWS U-M Emergency Alert System Launched

The U-M Emergency Alert System is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can contact students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency.

The system is part of a new effort to improve safety awareness on all University of Michigan campuses, including the Medical Center and campuses in Dearborn and Flint.

Starting today, staff and students at the University of Michigan can register to receive text and voice messages alerting them to emergencies on campus.

For more information, visitwww.umemergencyalert.umich.edu.

posted on Mar 10 2008 00:00

Mar102008

NEWS You are invited to participate in a U-M Safety Walk, coordinated by staff in the Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 8 p.m.

The walk is intended to invite input from students as well as a few University staff members regarding your perceptions about pedestrian safety on and near our campus, especially issues of outdoor lighting, landscape design, emergency phones, crosswalks and other elements impacting safety. The comments then will be analyzed to identify future action items.

We will form walking groups from two locations at 8 p.m.: Pierpont Commons Valley Room on North Campus and the Michigan League Kalamazoo Room on Central Campus. At each location, we will begin with a few brief remarks about the lighting and design philosophy the University staff has used as a guideline.

Those gathering at Pierpont Commons will walk around North Campus. At the Michigan League gathering point, you will have the opportunity to choose to join a group who will walk mostly around Central Campus property or mostly in nearby off-campus neighborhoods. We anticipate the walks will be concluded no later than 10 p.m.

Please share this invitation with others, especially students, who may be interested in this effort.

Please let us know if you plan to attend and which location is of most interest to you. If you are interested in participating but this date does not work for you, please let us know that as well so we can include you in the follow-up communication with the results of these walks and to invite you to future safety walk events. For questions about the walk or to indicate your location preference, please contact Sgt. Jason Forsberg at jfors@umich.edu or 734/763-3434.

Thanks for your interest in helping to make our campus environment safe.

posted on Mar 10 2008 00:00

Mar032008

SECURITY BULLETIN An unknown woman reportedly took an unattended purse in the Hospital cafeteria. As she was being pursued by staff, she dropped the purse and fled the area on foot.

She is described as a white female, 25 years old, 5'6"-5'8" with a thin build and long, dark hair perhaps in a ponytail. She was described as wearing black pants, a white shirt with a black over-shirt. She reportedly has been frequently observed around the Hospital in recent days.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DPS at 734/763-1131.

posted on Mar 03 2008 00:00

Feb222008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-3 Armed Robbery, 314 Thayer Street (near campus in city of Ann Arbor)

Jamaican Jerk Pit restaurant was robbed by two men. One suspect brandished a black handgun. They fled out the back door with an unknown amount of money.

posted on Feb 22 2008 00:00

Feb192008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-2 Armed Robbery, 725 Packard Road (near Arch St)

Pedestrian approached by two unknown men, one of whom punched the victim in the face and said they had knives. After robbing the victim, the suspects fled in a dark green or black Toyota car with a Michigan license plate with partial numbers of "728."

posted on Feb 19 2008 00:00

Jan242008

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2008-1 Homicide, 1500 block Jones Dr

The Ann Arbor Police Department tonight announced that Andrew Myrick, a person of interest in the January 16 fatal shooting on Jones Dr, had turned himself into police today and been arraigned on misdemeanor charges. He was released on personal bond. The AAPD investigation of the shooting continues.

posted on Jan 17 2008 00:00

Jan172008

CRIME ALERT  #2008-1 Homicide, 1500 block Jones Dr

Visitor to home was fatally shot. Ann Arbor Police Dept is looking for a person of interest - Andrew Robert Myrick. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

posted on Jan 17 2008 00:00

Jan072008

SECURITY BULLETIN Thefts in Northwood: There has been a series of thefts from vehicles in the Northwood area.

Personal property items left in plain view are being targeted- specifically GPS units. Entry has been gained by breaking windows. Please make sure that you remove valuables from your vehicles. Please report any suspicious activity or vehicles to DPS at 734-763-1131 or 911 for emergencies.

posted on Jan 07 2008 00:00

Nov152007

NEWS A cash reward up to $500 is being offered by the University of Michigan (U-M) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins and thefts.

Since July 2007, the U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) received reports of break-ins of at least 22 U-M service vehicles parked in campus parking lots. Entry into the vehicles -- mostly white vans used by Plant Operations and IT Communications staffs -- has been gained through unlocked doors or by breaking windows. In one incident, the entire vehicle was stolen. Most of the stolen items have been hand power tools and construction materials. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call U-M DPS at (734) 763-1131 or the U-M's Anonymous Tip-Line at (800) 863-1355.

posted on Nov 15 2007 00:00

Nov132007

NEWS An unattended, suspicious package was found(11:51 a.m., Nov. 13) on a U-M Commuter Bus at the C.C. Little bus stop on North University

A U-M bus driver had observed a passenger board the bus carefully carrying the box. Another witness also observed that the person was very protective of the box. When the passenger deboarded the bus, he left the package behind and the bus driver notified DPS.

DPS established a perimeter, evacuated the bus and the nearby Ruthven Museum and stopped vehicle and pedestrian traffic from traveling along North U. The Michigan State Police (MSP) bomb squad was notified. Since there were several elements in this incident similar to a few recent incidents in Northville (two of which were determined to be explosive devices), an MSP bomb squad from Lansing arrived on scene to evaluate the situation. At 2 p.m., it was discovered that the package contained engine parts.

Other agencies that were on scene and available to assist were the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Ann Arbor Fire Department, Huron Valley Ambulance, and U.S. Postal inspectors.

The MSP bomb squad told DPS commanders that this was a "text book response by all emergency responders."

DPS appreciates the cooperation and support provided by many community members. While the package turned out to be benign, the response was appropriate given the information at hand.

Confidential Tip Line 800/863-1355.

posted on Nov 13 2007 00:00

Nov092007

CRIME ALERT  #2007-13 Home Invasion, 500 block W. William

Two men entered an unlocked house occupied by two U-M student residents. The intruders, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed the victims of several belongings.

posted on Nov 09 2007 00:00

Oct292007

CRIME ALERT  #2007-12 Unarmed Robbery, 600 block of Monroe Street

In two separate but similar incidents, two male students told Ann Arbor Police each had been assaulted from behind as each approached his off-campus residence. A shoulder bag was taken in each incident. No weapons were observed.

posted on Oct 29 2007 00:00

Oct082007

UPDATED: CRIME ALERT  #2007-11 Indecent Exposure, Elbel Field, Hoover Street area

The suspect is in custody.

posted on Oct 04 2007 00:00

Oct042007

SECURITY BULLETIN Protect your vehicle from break-in

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received several reports in recent days of thefts from cars parked in U-M parking structures and lots. The break-ins have been reported in several lots on North, Central and South campuses. In most cases, valuables such as GPS units, iPods and equipment had been visible through the closed windows and were reported stolen.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles, immediately call DPS (911 from a campus phone or (734)763-1131 from a cell phone). Report the parking lot number and a description of the individual(s). If you have information about any of these thefts, please contact the DPS Criminal Investigations Unit at (734)764-8559.

Additionally, practice these safety precautions:

* do not leave valuables in your vehicle, particularly in view;

* lock all vehicle doors and take your keys with you when leaving the vehicle, even for a few minutes; and

* report any suspicious activity to DPS immediately.

Confidential Tip Line 800/863-1355.

posted on Oct 04 2007 00:00

Oct042007

CRIME ALERT  #2007-11 Indecent Exposure, Elbel Field, Hoover Street area

An unknown man has been observed exposing himself and masturbating.

posted on Oct 04 2007 00:00

Dec311969

CRIME ALERT  #2007-10 Home Invasion (Burglary), Mary Markley and Couzens residence halls

posted on Sep 10 2007 00:00