At 7:39 p.m. March 24, a Grand Rapids Community College student came to the GRCC Campus Police front desk to report a large bruise on her left arm. She explained to the responding officer that her and her classmates were practicing blood draws in class and one was performed incorrectly on her. The student said the bruise was small initially, but by the end of the previous day, it had grown to about three inches in length. By that day the bruise had grown to span from the middle of her bicep, all the way down to the halfway point of her forearm. The officer proceeded to ask the student is she wanted any medical attention and the student said she would get her injury checked out on her own. The police officer closed the case with no further action.
At 8:43 p.m. March 26, an officer was dispatched to a medical injury at Spectrum Theater. GRCC Police dispatch advised the officer that the subject was in the culinary area and burned her hand. The officer made contact with the subject. She said she spilled the contents of a pot on her thumb, producing a burn roughly the size of a quarter on her right thumb. The officer asked if she wanted an ambulance to respond to check her out and she said she did not and that she felt comfortable to get herself checked out. A fellow student offered to drive her to St. Mary’s hospital and the two left together.
At 5:44 p.m. March 29 a complaint was filed about a stolen bike to the GRCC police department. A responding officer made contact with the individual in an interview room at the police station. The complainant, a GRCC employee, said he rides his bicycle to work. On March 29, he locked his bicycle up to a rack located on the south side of the Bostwick Commons, just south of the Main/North structure. He entered the building at approximately 8 a.m. and left at approximately 5 p.m. When he left, he discovered his bike had been stolen. The GRCC employee said he locked his bike with a steel cable combination lock, which was also missing. The employee said he did not have a way to obtain the serial number for his bicycle, and he did not have any suspects in mind. The officer proceeded to close the case with no further action.
At 6:40 a.m. March 28, while on foot patrol in the Bostwick Parking Ramp, an officer came across an individual wrapped in blankets sitting on the fourth floor stairwell. The officer made contact with the individual and asked him what he was doing. He told the officer he was trying to stay out of the rain and he had only been in the parking ramp for a couple hours. He showed the officer his ID and dispatch ran a file on the man, which came back with an officer safety caution. Dispatch also advised the officer he had previous contact with the individual last July, where he had given the individual a verbal warning for trespassing. Consequently, the individual was given a misdemeanor citation for trespassing and was lodged at the Kent County Correctional Facility. He was put in handcuffs and placed in the back seat of the officer police vehicle for transport. The officer explained to the individual what buildings were GRCC property and if he was found in GRCC buildings in the future, he’d be placed under arrest for trespassing.