Six men caught fighting at GRCC’s Ford Fieldhouse
On Feb. 7, two Grand Rapids Community College police officers were working at the GRCC “Senior Night Out” basketball game at the Ford Fieldhouse. As the two officers were entering the gym at around 9:06 p.m., they were approached by an event assistant who stated that there were six men who were fighting. The two officers found the men and intervened. The officers were able to talk to the two individuals who were involved and said that they were not hurt and refused to talk about the situation. The police officers escorted the men and several other subjects in the vicinity out of the area. There was no further action taken.
Two individuals trespassing and panhandling on GRCC property
On Feb. 2, two GRCC officers were dispatched to investigate a man and woman who were trespassing/panhandling in the Main Building near Winchester Alley. The officers made contact with the man and woman and asked them if they had been panhandling. The man replied that they were trying to get money for bus fare. The officers ran a background check on the individuals and found that the male had two outstanding warrants on him. The male was searched, arrested, transported and lodged to the Kent County Jail on a Grand Rapids Police Department warrant. There were no additional charges added and the two individuals were verbally warned for trespassing and panhandling on the GRCC campus.
Two males broke gate arm at GRCC’S Bostwick Ramp.
On Feb. 5, a GRCC police officer was dispatched to the the Lyon St. Ellis parking ramp about a broken gate arm. The responding officer met with an Ellis Parking manager who discovered the broken gate arm when she arrived on top of the Bostwick Ave. Ramp. She showed the officer the surveillance video of two white males walking on top of the ramp on Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. One of the subjects appeared to be purposely walking into the gate arm and pushed it until it broke. Afterwards, the two subjects walked towards Lyon St. The officer was able to get an image of the suspect in case they are found on campus again. The Ellis Parking manager contacted Traffic and Safety to repair the gate arm. No further action was taken.