Campus Watch July 2013

To All Wayne State University Students, Staff and Faculty:

In This Issue:

  1. July 2013 Crime Stats
  2. July 2013 Campus Crime Summary
  3. July 2013 Arrest Summary
  4. Upcoming September 16th RAD Class

1. July 2013 Crime Stats:

- Crimes Reported on the Wayne State University Campus -
  July 2013 Jan-July 2013 Jan-July 2012
Homicide 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offence 1 3 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offence 0 0 0
Robbery 3 16 7
Aggravated Assault 0 1 0
Burglary 0 4 10
Larceny 11 109 96
Vehicle Theft 0 5 28
Arson 0 0 0

2. July 2013 Campus Crime Summary:


On July 2, 2013, a 24 year old female student reported she was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance in her on-campus residence.

The student stated that during the afternoon of June 30th, 2013, a known male acquaintance came to her on-campus residence where both parties engaged in sex. The student did not report the incident until two days later when she called WSUPD. The male acquaintance was located the next day (July 3rd, 2013) and arrested based on the victim's initial criminal complaint. However, on July 8th, 2013, the female student decided she did not wish to prosecute. The criminal case was closed with no further action taken.


Three robbery incidents were reported in July 2013. All took place on city streets adjoining campus locations.

The first incident, a Robbery Not Armed, occurred July 11, 2013 on the southbound Lodge service drive north of Warren. There, a 21 year old female student reported she was walking to her car, while speaking on her cell phone, when she was approached by two unknown males. One subject attempted to snatch the cell phone from her hand. The student gripped her phone tightly but lost it when the offender quickly ripped it out of her hand. Both subjects then fled to a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo parked nearby. The vehicle was last seen northbound on the southbound Lodge service drive then westbound on the Ford service drive. The student was not injured. Taken was her Samsung Galaxy cell phone.

The second robbery incident occurred on July 23, 2013 at 12:45 am at Woodward and E. Ferry. There, a 25 year old non-WSU female reported that while walking on the sidewalk, towards her parked car, she was passed by two unknown males who doubled back and approached her on foot. One subject displayed a handgun in his waistband and demanded money. The victim stated she had none. They then demanded her car keys, which she surrendered. Both subjects they got into and fled in the victim's 2004 Toyota Corolla. The victim was not injured.

The third robbery incident occurred on July 25, 2013, at 2:30 am, on Burroughs west of Cass and resulted in the almost immediate arrest of the two offenders and the recovery of the property stolen from the victim. In this incident a male Tech Town staff member stated he was walking to his Tech Town office when he was approached by two unknown males who asked him for directions. After giving them directions, the two subjects began to physically assault the victim. When they finished, they demanded and obtained the victim's drivers license, passport, bank debit card and his cell phone. The offenders then fled west on Burroughs toward Second Avenue. The victim ran inside the Tech Town building and called police. A WSUPD officer immediately responded from our station (about 1/2 block from Tech Town) and observed both offenders running north on Second from Burroughs. Additional WSUPD Officers arrived and chased both subjects north on Second to Amsterdam where they were stopped and taken into custody. The victim was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises and later released.

The case investigation results were turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutors Office who returned multiple count felony warrants charging Matthew James Fernandez, age 23, and Raymond Conley. also age 23, with Robbery Not Armed, Extortion, Identity Theft and Assault. Their case is pending in the Wayne County courts.

LARCENY: A total of eleven (11) incidents of  Larceny (theft of unattended property) were reported during July 2013 from eleven different locations across campus. Some of the unattended valuables taken include: two (2) wallets, four bikes, one laptop and one pair of shoes.

3. July 2013 Arrest Summary:

WSUPD Officers made a total of 128 arrests, during July 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 #
Fugitive Warrant(s) 7
Violation of Controlled Substances 8
Fleeing and Elude Police 2
Traffic Warrant(s)   34
Violation Marijuana Ordinance  6
Criminal Sexual Conduct   1
Domestic Violence     1
Breaking and Entering an Auto 1
Misdemeanor Warrant(s)     9
Operate Vehicle Under Influence of Drugs 1
Home Invasion              1
Criminal Trespass                6
Disorderly Conduct              2
Assault a Police Officer       2
Loitering                  2
Carry Concealed Weapon in Vehicle 1
Parole Violation          2
Felony Warrant(s)     6
Carry Concealed Weapon on Person 1
OUIL (drunk driving)         5
Probation Violation      3
Larceny from Building    2
Parole Absconder          4
Friend of Court Warrant(s)     6
Robbery Armed           2
Assault & Battery      1
Malicious Destruction of Property  1
Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle 1
Robbery Not Armed          2
Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property 1
Felonious Assault    1
Curfew Violation  1

4. Upcoming September 16th RAD Class

There is still room for a few more students in the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class scheduled for Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at the WSU police department.

The Rape Aggression Defense system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self defense. The RAD program is taught nationwide and its widespread acceptance is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of R.A.D. tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology.

Several male and female WSU Police Officers, who are also nationally certified RAD instructors, will teach each RAD session. The program is a 13 hour women’s self defense course that has been internationally recognized as an effective and easy-to-learn personal safety tool.  Each class consists of four separate sessions that cover a variety of topics; including personal safety and safety awareness, physical defense techniques, and aggressive defense measures to be used as options, available to the woman who is attacked. Emphasis is placed on the proper way to deliver effective kicks, blocks and strikes as well as practical tactical ground fighting skills to free yourself and allow you to escape.

The last session (Simulations Night) allows you to test your new skills and techniques to defend yourself in three simulated attacks.

All Basic RAD classes are open to women only. Husbands, boyfriends or other males will not be allowed to attend or view this training.

WSU Students, Staff and Faculty members may also attend with, or enroll, one non-WSU woman as their guest. This would include non-WSU spouses, partners, girlfriends and female siblings. Daughters and siblings 12 to 16 years of age may attend the RAD training program once a parent signs a Parental Consent Form. We highly recommend that the minor female attends the RAD course with a female parent or older female sibling.

This Rape Aggression Defense course is very popular and previous RAD classes were met with overwhelming success. If you plan on registering with a friend or relative, don’t delay.  

The RAD course costs $20.00 per participant for the four session class. Payment is required at time of registration. We can accept cash or checks (payable to 'Wayne State University Police').

If you make the time commitment, we will commit to providing you with some of the best women's self defense training available.

You must register in advance to ensure your enrollment. See below for registration details.

Starts September 16th, 2013  Evening  Program: Total of 13 hours (over 4 days)

Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Sept, 17th, 2013 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept, 18th, 2013 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 19th, 2013 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Simulations Session)
How to Register for RAD:

In order to maintain a high student to instructor ratio, class size is limited to the first 20 registered participants. To register for this class, please bring your $20 registration fee and your WSU OneCard ID, to the Records Section of Wayne State Police Department located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford freeway. (Feel free to park in the 'Police Only Zone' in front of the building as the course registration will only take a couple of minutes).

WSUPD Records Section Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

RAD Class registrations will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 unless the class fills to capacity before that time.

As always, we welcome your comments, questions, suggestions or concerns. Send them to us via email to

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