Campus Watch April 2014

To All Wayne State University Students, Staff and Faculty:

In This Issue:

  1. April 2014 Crime Stats
  2. April 2014 Campus Crime Summary
  3. April 2014 Arrest Summary

1. April 2014 Crime Stats:

- Crimes Reported on the Wayne State University Campus -
  Apr 2014 Jan-Apr. 2014 Jan-Apr. 2013
Homicide 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offence 0 0 1
Non-Forcible Sex Offence 0 *2 0
Robbery 4 10 7
Aggravated Assault 0 0 1
Domestic/Dating Violence 0 0 0
Stalking 0 1 0
Burglary 1 8 3
Larceny 7 36 77
Vehicle Theft 3 6 16
Arson 0 1 0

2. April 2014 Campus Crime Summary:


The results of a completed criminal investigation of two Non-Forcible Sex Offenses, that occurred in March 2014, was turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutors Office in mid-April 2014. The Prosecutor's Office returned a two count felony warrant being issued for a 16 year old Oakland county male, charging him with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct - 3rd Degree.

The original incident occurred during the early evening of March 8, 2014, inside the Towers Residential Suites, when two 15 year old female visitors had consensual sexual intercourse with the 16 year old non-WSU male. Both the 15 year old females and the 16 year old male were guests of two Towers Housing Residents, who had snuck them into the building and later left their minor guests unaccompanied for a period of time in their residence room.

Engaging in consensual sexual intercourse with a minor person (under age 16) is a felony in Michigan (commonly referred to as statutory rape) and, upon conviction, is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a lifetime listing on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

* These two incidents are reflected in the January-April 2014, "Non-Forcible Sex Offense" category in section #1 above.


Four robbery incidents were reported during April 2014.

Incident # 1, an Attempted Robbery Not Armed, occurred on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm inside a stairwell at Parking Structure # 2 on Anthony Wayne Drive. There, a 19 year old male WSU student reported he was talking on his cell phone while walking to his car which was parked inside Structure # 2. While walking, the student noticed two unknown males watching and following him. The student continued into the parking structure, placed his cell phone in his pocket and started up the stairwell. The two unknown males followed him up the same staircase. At about level # 3, one of the subjects grabbed the student and pinned his arms to his side. The other subject attempted to obtain the cell phone the student had placed in his pocket. This struggle continued for a few seconds after which the two offenders gave up and fled empty handed in an unknown direction. The student was not injured and could only provide the following general descriptions:   


  1. Black Male, in his 20's, 6 foot tall, dark complexion, mustache, medium build, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
  2. Black Male, also in his 20's, 6 foot tall, dark complexion, wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans. 

Incident # 2, a Robbery Armed, occurred on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm on Cass south of W. Ferry. There, a 30 year old non-WSU male reported he was walking southbound on Cass (west side of the street) south of Ferry, when he was approached by an unknown male who asked him how much money he had. The victim said the offender then displayed, from his pocket, what he thought was the handle of a gun. At that point, the offender was joined by three other males who walked across the street. The victim surrendered his cash and the four males then fled northbound on Cass Avenue. The uninjured victim entered the Belcrest Apartments and called police. An area search failed to locate the four offenders described below:

Offenders: Four younger black males in their late teens, dark complexion, three were wearing dark colored hoodies.

Incident # 3, an Armed Robbery, occurred on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm. There, a 24 year old male student reported he was retrieving some items from his vehicle, which was parked at W. Forest and Second. As he was getting out of his car, a dark colored Chevrolet Trail Blazer pulled up. The passenger got out of the vehicle, pulled a gun and demanded the student's phone. The student surrendered his cell phone and both offenders drove away. The student, who was uninjured, walked to a nearby campus building and called WSUPD. The student could only provide a very general physical description of the offenders and their vehicle. The student also stated he did not have any GPS tracking software on his cell phone.

Incident # 4, a Robbery Not Armed, occurred on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at about 1:30 pm, in the east/west driveway between the Undergraduate Library and the Biological Sciences Building. There, a 22 year old female graduate teaching assistant reported she was walking in the driveway when an unknown male approached on foot and attempted to grab her cell phone and an ID case that was hanging from a strap around her neck. 

The student stated she was pulled to the ground when the neck strap failed to break. The offender then fled on foot westbound across Anthony Wayne Drive. A passerby witnessed the incident and called WSUPD from his cell phone. Multiple WSUPD units responded and, within a minute, the offender was spotted walking westbound through Lot 50 (the parking lot on the south side of the Matthaei Athletic Building). The offender was arrested and all the stolen property recovered.

The Wayne County Prosecutors Office has subsequently charged Marvin Lomax, age 18, with Robbery Not Armed. Lomax entered a plea of "guilty" at his arraignment in the 3rd Circuit Court. His sentencing is set for June 12, 2014 where he faces up to 15 years in prison.


One attempted burglary was reported during April 2014. That incident occurred on April 7th, 2014 inside the Law School.


Seven (7) incidents of Larceny (theft of unattended property) were reported from five different location on campus. Items left unattended, and subsequently stolen, included two mountain bikes and a laptop computer.


No vehicles were reported stolen from WSU parking facilities during April of 2014. Three vehicles were reported stolen from city street immediately adjacent to campus location during April. They are:

Date Location Time Frame Vehicle Year & Model
April 3rd Cass Avenue north of W. Kirby 1:24pm - 2:50pm 2013 Mazda 3 door
April 4th Front of Scott Hall/540 E. Canfield Taken at 12:55pm 2004 Dodge Stratus **
April 7th W. Palmer and John R 8:15pm - 9:45am 2013 Ford Fusion

** This vehicle theft was witnessed by the vehicle owner, who was working as a local delivery driver. The driver had left his car in the street, doors unlocked and engine running, while he ran inside to deliver a sandwich order. As the sandwich delivery man exited the building, he was stunned to see a "freaky fast" auto thief just walk up to the car, open the door, get in and simply drive away.

The delivery driver tried to run after his freshly stolen car on foot - without success.

3. April 2014 Arrest Summary:

WSUPD Officers made a total of 101 arrests, during April 2014, for a variety of criminal offenses. The arrests were the end result of the investigation of suspicious persons or circumstances, either called in by members of our on and off campus community, or observed by officers while on routine patrol, traffic stops, alarm run responses, targeted patrol efforts, rapid arrival to in-progress incidents, or completed crime report investigations by WSUPD Investigators. The following arrest incidents, some involving multiple charges, occurred either on campus or in the surrounding MidTown area.

Offense #
Traffic Warrant(s) 30
Drive w/Suspended License 1
Fugitive Warrant(s) 4
Friend of Court warrant(s) 13
Disorderly Conduct 1
Possession of Stolen Vehicle 5
Violation of Controlled Substances 5
Parole Violation 3
Flee and Elude Police 2
Felony Warrant(s) 8
Probation Violation 6
Misdemeanor Warrant(s) 5
Felonious Assault 2
Carjacking 1
Violation of Marijuana Ordinance 1
Larceny from Building 1
Assault & Battery 2
OUIL (drunk driving) 5
Larceny of Auto Parts 2
B & E Auto 3
Domestic Violence 1
Retail Fraud (shoplift) 2
Robbery Not Armed 1
Parole Absconder 1
Larceny from Motor Vehicle 1


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