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False Intrusion Alarm, Skateboarding Violation

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The Grand Rapids Community College campus police station. (Samuel Tucker/The Collegiate)

By Sherry Sokolowski

False Intrusion Alarm at M-TEC Building

On Aug. 8, around 7:30 p.m., Officer Kam Robles got a call from Engineered Protection Systems via the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department pager. EPS called to tell the police department that there was a glass break alarm going off in room 102 of the GRCC Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC building. When Robles arrived, he found no external damage to that area of the building. He searched inside the building but found no damage or any signs of suspicious activity. No electrical issues were found and the weather was perfectly clear. The alarm was reset.

Three People Found Skateboarding in Parking Lot

At 6:12 p.m. on Aug. 10, Officers Thomas Stasiak and Timothy Nelson were dispatched to the College Park Plaza lower level parking lot where there was a complaint of three male subjects skateboarding. One of the men was riding his skateboard while the other two stood nearby.

None of the men were GRCC students and were identified through their Michigan driver’s licenses. None of the men had any warrants.

One of the individuals had a past offense for skateboarding on campus in 2011. They were all issued a verbal warning for skateboarding and trespassing on GRCC property and told that in the future they could be cited for arrest. They said they understood, gathered their belongings, and said they’d find a new place to skateboard. The officers saw them enter a car and leave.