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Police Reports for October 2

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(Jacquelyn Zeman/The Collegiate)

By Warren Sink – Collegiate Staff

Medical

Sept. 29

Just after 11:20 a.m., dispatch was called to the second floor of the science building. A male student suffered from a headache, memory loss, and white spots on the left side of his vision. He had the headache the previous day. An officer offered to call an ambulance, but the student declined and, instead, walked to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with the assistance of the officer.

Medical

Sept. 29

In the science building, a student on the third floor experienced chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness. By the time dispatch arrived, the victim already requested medical attention. An officer gathered she had no prior medical history and took no medication. American Medical Response arrived and the officer turned the situation over. When the officer left, the response team had not chosen a hospital to take the victim to.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol/ Violation of Controlled Substance

Sept. 29

In the morning, in Ramp 1, dispatch was called by a woman, who saw two people parked near her in a blue minivan, drinking alcohol. An officer arrived and approached the vehicle and saw the female suspect put mouthwash in the backseat. The officer talked to the suspects through the car window and repeatedly told the subjects to put their hands where he could see them. Another officer arrived on the scene. The male suspect was patted down. Nothing illegal was found. The female suspect owned the minivan and explained to the officers that they were listening to music before class. The officers then approached the complainant. She reiterated that she saw the two suspects drinking from a clear bottle with a red cap. She did attest to them listening to music, which she could hear from inside her car. The officers then searched the minivan and found a fifth of vodka, a coke bottle, and mouthwash in the back seat. After handcuffing the male suspect, the officers searched van again and discovered a container with less than a gram ofmarijuana inside. The male suspect was given a misdemeanor for minor in possession of alcohol and marijuana. The female was given a misdemeanor for minor in possession of alcohol. The officers held the keys to the van, until later in the day when the female’s class schedule ended and she was no longer under the influence. After these events the complainant called campus police to report vandalism done to her car. Coke had been poured on the exterior. The female suspect admitted to spitting and pouring coke on the car with the male suspect, when retrieving her keys.

Violation of Controlled Substance

Sept. 29

During the evening, an officer in a patrol car drove through Ramp 1. He saw two subjects, male and female, standing by a car. The female subject started walking towards the patrol car, but seeing the officer, returned the other direction back to the male subject. They avoided eye contact with the officer, who asked them if they were students. They said no and that they lived in Cedar Springs and were waiting for a ride from a student in class. The officer smelled marijuana and asked for their names. The male suspect was run through the system and had a warrant out with state wide pickup. He was handcuffed. Another officer arrived on scene. The male confessed to having marijuana on his person, but none was found. He did have a four inch folding knife, which was confiscated. The female suspect gave multiple incorrect spellings of her name, so as to avoid identification from the system. Her male counterpart told the officers the correct spelling, and the female was arrested for two warrants with state wide pickup. No marijuana was found on her person; however, a brown sweatshirt on top of the car the suspects originally stood by had a pipe with marijuana still inside and a pill bottle of Clonazepam. The two were taken to Kent County Correctional Facility.

Skateboarding Violation

Sept. 29

An officer on bike patrol saw two skateboarders in Ramp 2. The suspects left the premises and appeared to avoid the officer. They went out onto Crescent then Ionia. The officer tailed the two and made contact near the Ford Federal Building. The suspects claimed to be unaware of the skateboarding restrictions. The officer did not issue a ticket and instructed where the boundaries were in the city. 

Violation of Controlled Substance

Sept. 29

In a motorist assist, an officer smelled marijuana on the subject he transported. He asked the suspect where he smoked, and he admitted. They returned to his car in Ramp 1. The suspect retrieved a pipe and .1 ounces described as being “cotton ball” in size. The suspect was given a civil infraction.

Medical

Sept. 30

At the practice field around 2 in the afternoon, a student was injured playing soccer. After colliding with an opponent, the victim suffered dizziness and a heachache. The officer that arrived on scene asked the victim whether he wanted an ambulance and the victim said no. The officer advised him to see his doctor, if he experienced the concussion symptoms again.

Damage to Property

Sept. 30

During the evening, an Ellis Parking Employee alerted dispatch to a dodge pickup breaking the gate arm in Ramp 2. The vehicle’s license plate belonged to a student in Coopersville. An officer called the home of the suspect and talked to his mother, who admitted her son had told her a few minutes earlier that he thought he may have broken the gate. She put her son on the phone, and the officer talked to the suspect. He had no money on his RaiderCard and tried to follow another vehicle out of the Ramp, breaking the gate. The fee for the damage was $110, and the suspect was also tagged with an additional $10 for gate running.

Larceny

Oct. 1

An Ellis Parking Manager sat in her personal vehicle, when she saw a Chevrolet Impala gate run and not pay the parking fee. The license plate was run through the system, and an officer called the student suspect. He was defensive, saying the fee was unfair, but agreed to pay the $10 fee.

Domestic Assault

Oct. 1

A nurse instructor phoned dispatch, when a fight broke out between a man and woman near the Cook Building catwalk. An officer arrived and gathered from the woman that she and the malewere parents of a recently born child, the man wanted the car keys given to her by his mother, and the man had aggressively pushed the woman to the ground and took her backpack, thinking the keys were inside. The male suspect was located at Bostwick Commons and transported back to the police department where he was interviewed and eventually arrested on the grounds of aggravated assault. He was transported to the Kent County Correctional Facility.