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Police Briefs 2/26


Compiled by Avery Jennings – Collegiate Staff


At 7:55 p.m. Feb. 18, two Grand Rapids Community College police responded to the Student Center on a report of a suspicious male on the third floor. The officers were informed that the subject was going through recycle bins and that it was possible he was not a student. Contact was made with the subject who was asked if he had been going through recycle bins. He immediately became defensive in response and denied going through any bins and said that the officers could “check” him if they felt necessary. The officers replied that someone observed him going through recycle bins and to not do it again. One of the officers asked the subject if he had any identification on him. The subject gave the officers a RaiderCard and was asked if he was a current student. He replied he wasn’t. The officers then advised the subject to not return to campus unless he was enrolling to become a student. If he returned without enrolling, the officers would arrest him. The subject was then escorted out of the building without incident.

Property Damage Accident – Hit & Run

At 6:02 p.m. Feb. 23, a student came to the Grand Rapids Community College police station to report a hit-and-run property damage accident of her vehicle. The incident happened in the Lyon Street parking ramp. The owner of the vehicle stated that she parked her car around 9 a.m. that morning and did not return until her day was done at approximately 6 p.m. An officer accompanied the victim to her vehicle where the officer observed fresh damage to the corner section of her passenger side rear bumper. The officer gave the incident number for the accident to the student and advised her to give the number to her insurance agent. There is no information on the suspect vehicle.

Damage to Property

At 6:57 a.m. Feb 19, an officer discovered graffiti written on the stalls in the second floor men’s bathroom of Sneden Hall. In the first stall the words “BasedGod” was written in black ink with a seven point diamond written over the letter B. In the second stall, there was some random scribbling and the drawing of a stick figure with the word “Slams” written on the rail in the stall. The officer who discovered the graffiti had dispatch check graffiti log to confirm a report was not already taken. Dispatch informed the officer that the graffiti had not been reported yet. The officer then contacted the Grand Rapids Community College facilities to clean the graffiti off of the bathroom stalls. The exact date and time of the graffiti is not known.

At 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19, graffiti was discovered on level G2 of Main building by an officer on foot patrol. The graffiti was on a stall wall in the men’s bathroom. The graffiti written in silver marker was the numbers “2+2=5” in addition to a small face. This graffiti is consistent with multiple other incidents of graffiti on campus over the past several weeks. The officer who discovered the graffiti spoke with a custodian in that area and the custodian explained that the person who is assigned to clean the area where the graffiti was found has been on vacation. It is unknown as to when the damage occurred.


At 4:34 p.m. Feb. 22, two officers responded to an unconscious male in the fifth floor men’s bathroom of Cook Academic Hall. The officers immediately requested dispatch to contact medical units and respond quickly. Upon arrival, the two officers observed a white male face down on the bathroom floor with blood next to his nose. The subject was still breathing, but was unresponsive to any forms of communication. The officers monitored the students condition until the Grand Rapids Fire Department arrived on scene first. The student was then rolled onto his back and eventually gained consciousness, however he did not know how he ended up on the floor. The subject appeared to not have sustained any significant injuries or complain of any new ones. During questioning from the Fire Department and AMR paramedics, the subject explained he was being treated for severe anxiety, PTSD and Asperger’s Syndrome. The subject was escorted to St. Mary’s hospital for further examination.




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