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Man arrested on GRCC campus, lodged at Kent County Correctional Facility

At 7:27 a.m. Feb. 8, a possible trespasser was reported to the Grand Rapids Community College police department after a GRCC custodian observed a man smelling of alcohol lingering outside the men’s restroom on the first floor of the GRCC Student Center.

GRCC police officers then ventured to the restroom to follow up with the report. They initially did not see anyone in the bathroom of the Student Center.

When they turned the lights on and looked around in the stalls, they found a fully clothed man sleeping in the handicap stall. The officers then woke up the man who they recognized as a non GRCC student who they have had multiple encounters with for trespassing on campus.

One of the officers told the man he could not be on GRCC property and told him to stand up because he was under arrest for repeated trespassing violations.

The officers escorted the man back to the GRCC police department, where they issued him a misdemeanor for a violation of city ordinance. They then brought him to the Kent County Correctional Facility for lodging.

 

 

Student laptop reported stolen, discovered in the Lost and Found property of GRCC

At 12:39 p.m. Feb. 2, a GRCC student came to the GRCC police department to report a theft of his HP Laptop and laptop computer bag from the top of the RaiderCard machine on the first floor of the Calkin’s Science Center.

The student said he placed the laptop on top of the RaiderCard machine as he made a transaction at 11:55 a.m. When he finished, he went to his car, forgetting his laptop at the machine.

When he returned 10 minutes later, the laptop was missing from the top of the machine.

The officer told the student he would check the local pawn shops for any laptops turned in. He told the student to check Craigslist and Ebay to see if the laptop was on there.

Later that day, at 5:04 p.m., the officer received an email that said the laptop was turned in. The laptop was found on top of the same RaiderCard machine in the Calkin’s Science Center and turned into lost and found which was claimed by the student at 2:15 p.m.

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