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Property Damage

A Grand Rapids Community College police officer on patrol at the DeVos campus discovered a damaged arm on the exit-only gate in the East parking lot at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 11. It looked as if someone had bent and broke the arm to allow for cars to exit the parking lot. It is unclear when it happened or to who may have damaged the gate arm. The ramp supervisor was notified of the incident, and repaired the damages.


At 2:19 p.m. Jan. 11 a GRCC student came into the GRCC Police Department to report a theft of his wallet from the Ford Fieldhouse men’s locker room. The student stated that he placed his wallet in the front pocket of his backpack and then placed his backpack in a locker at approximately 12:45 p.m. He then left to attend class. Upon returning to the locker at 1:45 p.m. the student discovered that his wallet was missing. The locker was not secured with a lock while the student was attending class. The student was then advised by the police department to search the locker room. The wallet contained fishing licenses, gift cards, and cash totalling  approximately $290. Blackboard Transaction History report of RaiderCard usage showed 16 entries into the men’s locker room during the time frame of the theft and it is unknown as to how many people entered the locker room without using their RaiderCard. There is no additional information available, so the case was closed.


An officer on foot patrol noticed two males directly in front of the main entrance to the Ford Fieldhouse at 4:29 p.m. Jan. 11. Upon further and more direct observations, one man was found sitting on the ground and was unable to stand up. He was being assisted by the person with him. The officer made contact with the two individuals and identified them. One was 50-years-old and the other 59. One man admitted to being intoxicated and both stated that they were attempting to lodge at Mel Trotter Ministries. The intoxicated male was searched and transported by police to Mel Trotter without incident.