Campus Watch January 2013

To All Wayne State University Students, Staff and Faculty,                    

In This Issue:

1) January 2013 Crime Stats
2) January 2013 Campus Crime Summary
3) January 2013 Arrest Summary


1) January 2013 Crime Stats:

            - Crimes Reported on the Wayne State University Campus -

  Jan. 2013 Jan. 2013 Jan. 2012
Homicide 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0
Robbery 4 4 2
Aggravated Assault 1 1 0
Burglary 2 2 1
Laceny 18 18 18
Vehicle Theft 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0


2) January 2013 Campus Crime Summary:


Four robbery incidents were reported during January 2013.

The first Robbery incident occurred at Woodward and Warren at approximately 5:00 am on January 4, 2013. In that incident, a 34 year old non-WSU male stated he was at the bus stop when a unknown male approached him and pointed a small silver handgun at him and demanded "everything he had". The victim surrendered a small amount of cash. The offender was last seen running though the small park and south between the buildings. The victim was not injured.   

The second Robbery Not Armed incident occurred at Woodward and W. Warren at approximately 4:10 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013. In that incident, a 49 year old female Wayne County Community College student reported that she had just gotten off a city bus and was walking westbound on Warren when she was approached by two unknown male subjects.

Both subjects forcibly grabbed the victims backpack, containing some cash and miscellaneous documents, and fled eastbound on foot towards Woodward. The victim suffered minor scrapes and refused medical attention.

The third incident (a Robbery Not Armed) occurred inside the main lobby of Alex Manoogian Hall at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013. In that incident, a 21 year old female student reported she was inside the main lobby, texting on her iPhone, when the below described offender came up and snatched her Apple iPhone from her hand. The student was not injured and the offender immediately ran from the building and fled on foot southbound on the Lodge service drive.

Responding WSUPD Officers began an area search, but could not locate the offender.  A WSUPD Officer used his cell phone in an attempt to access the victim's Find My Phone/GPS app without success. The female student then notified her parents of what had happened.

Several minutes later and while still speaking with the victim at the scene, WSUPD received a call from the victim's father. He advised that he had just received a call from the manager of a gas station on McNichols (6 Mile Rd) near Wyoming and the Lodge Freeway and that he.had the victims phone at his gas station.

Officers then drove the student to that gas station where she positively identified her iPhone. Officers then spoke with the manager who advised that an unknown female came into the gas station asking if anyone wanted to buy a cell phone. The station manager, believing the phone to be stolen and wanting to get it back the rightful owner, offered the female subject $30.00 for the phone (which was valued at $500.00).

The woman took the $30.00 and left the phone with the gas station manager. The manager then scrolled through the "contact list" on the phone and called the student's father and told him he had a probably stolen phone belonging to someone the father knew. The father then contacted WSUPD.  

Once the student identified the phone as hers, the gas station manager then gave the stolen iPhone back to her.

The fourth incident, an attempted Robbery Armed, occurred on E. Warren at John R at approximately 5:25 pm on January 27, 2013. In that incident, a 23 year old female staff member reported that she was waiting alone in the bus stop when two unknown subjects approached her and demanded her cell phone. The staff member refused the demand. One subject produced a small silver handgun and again demanded the victim's cell phone. The victim simply froze and did nothing. At that point a small black Neon pulled up and both subjects jumped into the vehicle. The vehicle and offenders fled westbound on Warren. The victim was no injured and nothing was taken.


One Aggravated Assault was reported on January 22, 2013 at the WSU Recreation and Fitness Center. In that incident, a 20 year old male student reported that during a pick-up basketball game, he became involved in a heated verbal argument with another player. During the argument, the other player produced a small pocket knife attached to a key chain. Other players saw what was occurring and intervened. Tensions quickly calmed down and the offender left the building before police were notified. The offender was identified and the matter was referred to the Dean of Students Office for administrative action.


Two burglaries were reported to WSUPD during January 2013. The first incident was reported at the Student Center Building on January 18th and the second incident was reported at the Merrill Palmer building on January 28, 2013.


A total of eighteen (18) incidents of Larceny (theft of unattended property) were reported from thirteen different campus locations during January 2013. Among the items left unattended and subsequently stolen were: 1 purse, 2 wallets, 2 laptop computers, 3 iPhones, 1 Noor tablet, 1 OneCard and 1 iPad.

3) January 2013 Arrest Summary:

WSUPD Officers made a total of 72 arrests, during January 2013, for a variety of 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 #
OWI (drunk driving) 6
Traffic Warrants 16
Fleeing and Eluding Police 4
Violation Controlled Substances Act 2
Robbery Armed 3
Civil Warrant(s) 1
Friend of Court Warrant(s) 2
Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident 1
Assault and Battery 2
Felonious Assault 1
Disorderly Conduct 1
Parole Absconder 2
Felony Warrant(s) 5
Probation Violation 2
Carry Concealed Weapon (handgun) 3
Misdemeanor Warrant(s) 4
Document Fraud 2
Retail Fraud (shoplifting) 6
Fugitive Warrant(s) 1
Criminal Bench Warrant(s) 2
Larceny From Building 3
Possession of Stolen Property 2
Larceny From Person 1
Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle 4
Criminal Trespass 2
Resist and Obstruct Police Officer 2
Auto Theft 1

As always, we welcome your comments, questions, suggestions and concerns. Send them to us, via email, to
Crime Prevention Section
Wayne State University Police Dept.
6050 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Mich. 48202
Crime Prevention Section: 313-577-6064
EMERGENCY phone: 313-577-2222

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