On Oct. 4, at 3:38 p.m., a Grand Rapids Community College police officer was dispatched to a burglary reported at White Hall.
The police officer met the victim in her office in White Hall. She said that he left her office at approximately 9:30 a.m. to go to the restroom and returned at around 9:45 a.m. When she returned she noticed that her jacket and her phone were missing. The jacket was hanging from a hook and her cell phone was on her desk.
The items that were not taken included a laptop that was on her desk and her purse that was on the floor. She described both the jacket and cell phone. The victim tried to track the cell phone online but was unable to due it possibly turned off because it did not return any information.
She said that the area around her is open to students who visit instructors during office hours but said that is not usually busy around the time her items were stolen. She mentioned that most of the instructors around her office left around the 9:25 a.m. to teach classes.
The officer told her to continue to track her phone online and if she found it to contact the officer or dispatch.
On Oct 9, a GRCC police officer noticed that the bottom glass door of the northwest exterior door of the Data Center was broken.
The door appeared as if someone used an object to smash the first pane of the double pane window. The officer was unable to locate any objects in the area that could have been used. The suspect did not make entry into the building. The officer checked the doors to the building and they were secure.
Another officer spoke with the ramp manager who said that the window was intact at 4:30 a.m. that morning when he drove into the ramp. THe ramp manager said that he always checks the west side of the Data Center for homeless people who gather in that area and if there was damage he would have noticed.
Officers working on Saturday, Oct 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. conducted a property inspection of the Data Center and no damage was noted at the time.
There is a surveillance camera mounted on the southeast corner of the Main Building. An officer checked the camera system and found that the camera was not panned toward the Data Center. There were several photographs taken and there are currently no suspects or witnesses at this time.