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Police Reports 3/18



At 6:11 p.m. March 8, a Grand Rapids Community College police officer on foot patrol observed a male browsing on the internet at a computer on the third floor of the Student Center outside of the Counseling and Career Center. The officer made contact with the subject after observing a clear bag full of clothes underneath the desk he was seated at. The individual looked familiar to the officer. Upon contact, the individual told the officer he was a student and that he had class that day. The officer responded that it was surprising he had class as the campus was on spring break and there were currently no classes being held. The individual then said to the officer that he didn’t want any trouble. Dispatch was then called for a Michigan Law Enforcement Information Network report on the individual, and the report identified the man with a mental disorder. The officer proceeded to ask the individual if he knew him from somewhere and the individual said that the officer arrested him last year for larceny. The officer proceeded to give the individual a verbal warning for trespassing and told him that if he comes back on campus again without official business or taking classes he would be arrested for trespassing. The individual said he understood and was escorted out of the Student Center.

Suspicious Situation/Person

At 10:55 a.m. March 4, dispatch sent an officer to a suspicious situation in Ramp 1, Level 4 of the Bostwick Parking Ramp. The complainant described the situation as a black male attempting to get into a locked vehicle. When the officer arrived on scene, he met with the complainant and contacted dispatch to request backup to assist in searching for the suspect. The complainant said he witnessed a black male, around 6-foot-1-inch with short hair, in a gray hooded sweatshirt attempting to get into a locked car from the passenger side front door. He also told the officer the vehicle could have been the suspect’s. The suspect was not found on scene. The backup officers and original officers looked for the suspect in the surrounding area, but he was not found. Dispatch identified the vehicle owner. The owner’s picture was located and his description and appearance matched that of the suspect in this incident. Officers contacted the suspect and requested he contact the Grand Rapids Police Department. Currently the case is closed pending additional information from the suspect in this case.

Assist Another Department

At 6:28 a.m. March 10, an officer on mobile patrol encountered a car/bike accident at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue. and Fountain Street. The officer confirmed the condition of the parties involved and requested medical response on scene. The  riding the bike identified himself, was conscious, alert to his surroundings and talkative. He complained of a injured right leg. GRPD, Grand Rapids Fire Department and American Medical Response responded on scene minutes after the GRCC Police officer arrived. AMR transported the subject to Butterworth Spectrum hospital for further care and evaluation. The GRCC Police officer took the bike to his department for storage until it could be claimed.


At 11:55 a.m. March 7, a GRCC employee reported a Grand Rapids Public School student having a seizure. The student was enrolled in the Grand Rapids Learning Center program located in Sneden Hall. The officer arrived on scene and found the student conscience and alert. The GRCC employee was attending to the student. The student explained to the officer that he had a seizure while seated in class. The seizure was short and he was prevented from falling by classmates. The student told the officer that he was prone to seizures and he had been prescribed medication. However, the student had been feeling nauseous that morning and vomited the medication that helps with seizure reduction. The student’s parents were contacted and they requested that the student not be transported via ambulance for further medical evaluation. At 12:17 p.m., the student’s parents arrived on scene and he was placed  in their care.

Damage to Property

At 7:59 a.m. March 16, while entering the parking area below the Applied Technology Center building, an officer noticed the gate arm at the ramp’s exit was broken. The officer spoke with the building supervisor who advised the officer he came to work at 7:30 a.m. that day and it was broken then. He also advised the officer it was not broken when he left the previous day at 2:30 p.m. The supervisor said he will contact GRCC Facilities to have the gate arm fixed.