Grand Rapids Community College Police Department Campus Police building located at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Jacquelyn Zeman/The Collegiate)

Man panhandling on level G2 of Main Building, asked to leave by GRCC police

At 6:47 p.m. Dec. 13, two Grand Rapids Community College police officers responded to a complaint of a man asking for money on level G2 of the Main Building.

According to the complaint, the man had been down in the food court for several hours asking multiple people for money.

The subject was in line at Patatas cashing in some change for dollar bills, and the officers stopped the man after he was done.

The man identified himself to the officers, and the officers explained to the man why they were there in the first place to talk with him. According to the report, he didn’t admit nor deny to asking for money when talking with officers and he was asked to leave and not return unless he had enrolled as a student.

Officers warned the man that if he returns to campus, he would be arrested for trespassing and the man left campus without complication.


Student comes into GRCCPD for assistance, arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence

At 12:38 p.m. Dec. 10, a student came into the GRCC police department asking for assistance in opening a door in the Ford Fieldhouse to retrieve some of his belongings he accidentally left in a locker.

When officers checked to verify  he was a student,his record came back with a misdemeanor warrant for aggravated assault against a family member with hand-to-hand combat.

The student was then arrested at the GRCC Police Department while police dispatch verified the student’s warrant for arrest was accurate.

The warrant was confirmed and the student was then taken to Kent County Correctional Facility for lodging.