GRCC employee has possible heart attack, transported to Metro Hospital
At 10:40 a.m. Sept. 15, a Grand Rapids Community College police officer responded to the Mable Engle Building a to respond to a call about a man having trouble breathing and suffering from a possible heart attack.
When the officer arrived on the second floor of the Mable Engle building, the man said his chest hurt and his left arm was hurting. He said he had high blood pressure and had not taken his medication that day. He was having a hard time thinking clearly as he is a recovering alcoholic and relapsed the past night.
The officer told the man that he was going to contact an ambulance due to his condition and told him he could be having a heart attack.
While waiting for the ambulance, the employee started to say multiple times that he was suicidal and that he was going to take his own life.
The officer coached the man by having him take deep breaths and exhale to calm down.
When the man stood up to go to the ambulance, he vomited. The paramedics had him sit back down, but he eventually could walk to the ambulance down a flight of stairs. He was transported to Metro Hospital for further care.
GRCC student asked to return to pay fine after gate hopping in ramp
At 5:31 p.m. Sept. 15, a student followed another vehicle out of the Lyon Street Parking Ramp.
An officer was able to watch security footage to figure out the license plate number and track down this student via phone.
The officer was able to get in touch with this student and asked her if she could come into the police department to be questioned.
When the student came in on Monday, Sept. 19, she and the officer went into a room for the questioning. The student admitted to doing this more than once. The student was very apologetic and was scared it will affect her future with GRCC.
The officer told to the student that there will be nothing permanent on her record. She has to pay the fines for the times she didn’t pay for parking and to bring that by the cashier’s office at the police station and bring the officer a receipt of her transaction.