Malicious Destruction of Property
Twelve separate cases of graffiti have been reported or discovered on campus in the last two months.
They all seem to be related as they all were tags of an ice cream cone or the word “SOUP,” with a pentagram drawn inside the “O.” Besides the subject matter of each tag, other similarities include the fact that many have been discovered on the mirrors in men’s restrooms on campus and all were performed using the same technique.
Allegedly an engraver was used to carve the designs in the mirrors or other surfaces. This method requires more time than a Sharpie or spray paint-design. Campus police believe someone may have information that could lead to an arrest and encourage anyone to contact Silent Observer or the Fast 50 program, due to the high cost of damage to campus property.
At 3:22 p.m. on Sept. 28, the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department was called to the Tassell M-TEC building, because a female student slipped and fell on some water near a refrigerator.
When police arrived on the scene they discovered that the student was eight months pregnant and suffering from a “pelvic condition.” She did not in fact fall, but instead slipped into the splits position, exacerbating her pain. After attempting to walk on her own twice an ambulance was called and she was taken to Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus.
At 5:26 p.m. on Sept. 30, campus police was called to the Ford Fieldhouse because of a fight during open gym. Tempers flared during a game of pick-up basketball. Two of the players were roommates just a few weeks ago, but a disagreement led to one moving to a different location.
This disagreement continued on the court when one of them went for a slam-dunk and hung on the rim briefly and while he was hanging, the other tried to take out his feet. After trash talking down to the other end of the court, a physical altercation broke out that involved pushing and punching.
After separating the two and hearing both sides of the story, police let them go with a warning.