Student edits ramp without paying, admits to several incidents of gate running
At 12:05 p.m. March 21, a complaint was filed at the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department about a gate runner at the Bostwick Parking Ramp.
The woman came to GRCCPD to explain that she was exiting the ramp at 4:30 p.m. March 20 when a car pulled up right behind as she was about to exit the ramp. As she left the ramp, the driver behind her pulled out with her and struck the back bumper of her vehicle because they were so close.
The woman was able to provide a license plate number and described her as a white female, college age, with blonde hair.
She said there was no damage to her car and stated that she was reporting the gate runner, not any damage to her vehicle.
The officer was able to figure out the driver as a GRCC student and so he made contact with her. He asked her to come in and discuss what happened and she agreed to come in to talk.
She admitted to the officer that she has done this 10 times before and knew she would be caught at some point.
She completed the failure to pay forms and agreed to pay the $120 fine for the total amount of incidences without paying.
The officer notified the GRCC Cashier’s Office to freeze the student’s account until she pays the fine.
Student selling food and other items by the Student Center
At 4:14 p.m. March 17, a GRCC officer was sent to the Student Center to assess a situation about a man selling food to students walking by.
The officer was given a description of what the man looked like and tried to see if he could find him.
The officer made contact with a GRCC facilities employee who said the man left before the officer arrived and that the man was attempting to sell food that he received from a food pantry and the Quiet Cafe.
GRCCPD dispatch informed the officer that the man was a GRCC student and gave him a description of what he looked like.
The officer was also notified that the student had a warrant for arrest from the University of Michigan Public Safety because he failed to appear in court about a third degree retail fraud violation from March 27, 2015.
The officer tried to call the student, but was unsuccessful.
The staff at the Student Center were advised to contact GRCCPD if the student attempted to do the same thing in the future.