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Police Reports 11/9

Grand Rapids Community College Campus Police.

Chevrolet Followed Another Car to Get Out of Parking Lot for Free

On Nov. 1, at approximately 3:54 p.m., a Grand Grand Rapids Community College police officer was dispatched to the Ellis Parking office in regard to a larceny, gate runner report.

It occurred in the Bostwick parking ramp on level 5. When the officer arrived at the Ellis offices a worker had digital footage of the events leading up to the incident. It occurred at approximately 2:02 p.m.

In the footage, a silver Jeep Patriot with an unknown Michigan registration plate was observed tailgating a dark colored Chevrolet Impala under the gate arm out to Ransom Ave. NE. The gate running fee was an $12.

From the video two GRCC officers were unable to obtain a license plate that was registered to that vehicle or anything in the area.


Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident.

On Nov. 3, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a GRCC police officer was dispatched to Ransom north of Lyon to respond  to a hit and run motor vehicle accident.

The Grand Rapids Police Department dispatcher requested that the GRCC police investigate the incident. The unoccupied Ford Expedition was parked on the Northwest corner of the street at a meter.

The witness, reported that it was struck by an unknown vehicle and left the scene. The dispatcher reviewed the video surveillance mounted on the northeast corner of the Student Center.

The officer spoke with the witness by telephone who advised that the accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. He believed that the suspect’s vehicle might have been a dark colored Subaru hatchback. The driver did not stop after striking the parked vehicle and left quickly southbound on Ransom Ave.

At 8:30 a.m., the officer spoke with the victim and said that he drove the vehicle to campus and parked it at the meter at 4:40 a.m., before going to work at the Ford Fieldhouse. The officer gave the description of the vehicle and the victim said that he would monitor the area every morning when we arrives to campus and check for any vehicles with the same description.