Student suspected in South Hall break-ins

By Taylor Wizner, Daily News Editor
Published December 21, 2012

A University student is being investigated for a series of burglaries in South Hall.

The student was arrested Wednesday after a professor caught him inside a locked office in the Law School building, according to the University Police crime log.

At about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, the professor opened his office door and found the student in the dark room. University Police Spokesperson Diane Brown said the professor was able to get the name of the student, who fled after a confrontation.

At his home, the professor contacted police who traced the subject to a local apartment. University Police officers interviewed the man and arrested him for suspected burglary.

Brown said officers are also investigating the possibility that this student committed several other burglaries in South Hall this year.

“I believe the subject is being investigated for three other thefts (in South Hall), two of which are burglaries and the third is a larceny,” Brown said.

The suspect was released while the police seek warrant authorization from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. County prosecutors will determine what charges are issued.