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Police Reports 2/4



At 10:39 a.m. Feb. 2, a Grand Rapids Community College student came to the GRCC Police Department to report a theft of his wallet from the men’s locker room in the Ford Fieldhouse. The theft occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m on Feb. 1. The student said he entered the locker room and placed his jeans, with his wallet in the back pocket, in the locker. He did not have a lock on the locker. When the student returned an hour later, he noticed his wallet was gone. Dispatch told the student that they checked surveillance video of the locker room. The camera showed a person of interest that entered the locker room at 12:37 p.m. by following a man who swiped his RaiderCard to get in. The man left at 12:47 p.m. The person had his hood up over his head, and left the area via the west stairwell. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 18-25 years old, short brown hair, no facial hair, wearing an all black zippered hoodie with light blue jeans and light blue shoes. There are no other suspects in the case. The case is under further investigation.

Damage to Property

At 7:08 a.m. Feb. 3, an officer witnessed graffiti damage to the stairway casing of the Music Building. The damage was found in the east stairway at the base of the steps on the metal casing, between the second and third floor. The tag was written in blue marker and read “2+2=5.” The tag has been reported in several places around campus. Report of this incident was passed on to GRCC Facilities and GRCC Police Department command staff.


At 6:43 a.m. Feb. 2, Grand Rapids Police dispatch broadcasted an officer safety caution warning received from Grand Rapids Police Department. The caution was for a subject described as a white male with a “Duck Dynasty” type beard, six feet tall who is typically intoxicated and known to fight with law enforcement and carries a six-inch straight edge knife in his front pocket. An officer came across an individual matching the description at 6:28 a.m. in the elevator stairwell on level six of the Bostwick Ramp. When the officer approached him, he appeared to be sleeping with his head in between his legs. The officer woke him up and asked what was going on. The individual said he was just passing through and was waiting for the Silver Line bus. The officer asked for identification and the individual gave him a GRCC student ID. The officer asked if he was a current student and the individual said he used to be. The officer explained to him that if was not taking classes, he could not hang out on GRCC property. The officer asked if the man was carrying any weapons. The individual said he was carrying a knife in his front pocket. It was a pocket knife, three inches in length. The officer explained that there was a no weapon policy on campus. The officer then noticed that the individual appeared to be intoxicated and proceeded to confiscate the knife. The officer said he would place the knife in the evidence locker and the individual could potentially obtain the knife if he ever became a student again. The man was then given a verbal warning for trespassing and was escorted off campus. The case is closed.


At 5:49 p.m. Jan. 30, an officer was dispatched to the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse on a report that a female subject was hit in the head with a volleyball and needed medical attention. When the officer arrived, the individual was sitting in a chair and was awake and alert. She stated that she was hit by a volleyball in the gymnasium and advised the officer that she had two aneurysms in the past. She said she was feeling light headed. The officer advised the individual that an ambulance was already enroute. She immediately said she did not want to go to the hospital but  wanted someone to check her blood pressure. The officer said she did not have to go to the hospital, but she should let the paramedics take a look at her. AMR Ambulance arrived to the scene and escorted the female to a more private location. While the female was being transported, she was unable to walk on her own without falling. She was then convinced she should go to the hospital by medical personnel and her husband. While preparing to be loaded on the gurney, she slouched forward appearing to be unconscious. The paramedics attempted to wake her up but there was no response. The paramedic then lifted up her arm and dropped it. The female was able to redirect her arm while falling, assuring the paramedics she was still somewhat conscious. While being placed on the ambulance, she awoke and asked what was going on. The medical team explained that she was being transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. The case is now closed.


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