DPS investigates spree of vehicle vandalism

The Department of Public Safety is continuing its investigation into a rash of vandalism that began in the Church Street Parking Structure over the weekend but appears to have ended Sunday night.

Within that period, six cars were vandalized, including four with punctured tires and one with two broken windows.

The most recent victim reported Sunday night that two of her vehicle’s tires had been punctured and two of the windows broken with an unknown object.

DPS reports state the first incident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 12:40 a.m. Saturday. The next four incidents occurred between 11 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The final incident occurred between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday. All of the cars were parked between the structure’s third level and the roof.

“We have the same type of crime in the same time span; however, no witnesses have been identified,” DPS Lt. Robert Neumann said. “It appears to be random. They do not appear to be targeting certain individuals or certain vehicles.”

DPS has no suspects, he added.

Motorist driving under suspended license arrested

DPS officers arrested a person Monday afternoon on an outstanding bench warrant. The person, who had a suspended license, was caught driving illegally on Kipke Drive and was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Excessive force in wrestling leads to nose injury

A patient in University Hospital with a wounded nose Monday said the injury occurred during a wrestling match between himself and a friend, who accidentally struck him in the head. The patient evidently told DPS officers responding to the incident that he did not wish to file a report against his friend.

Camera stolen from Natural Science Building

A 35mm Nikon camera and lens were reportedly stolen from an office in the Kraus Natural Science Building on North University Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 8 a.m. Jan. 15. According to the DPS crime log, there were no signs of forced entry.

DPS officers did not receive a call about the stolen camera until Monday afternoon. They have no suspects.

Slip-and-fall puts victim in hospital

A caller reported Sunday night that a person had slipped and fallen near the Frieze Building on State Street. The person was injured and requested transportation to the hospital. Huron Valley Ambulance, DPS and a Fire Rescue squad all responded to the incident, DPS reports state.

Patient reports foreign substance in gumball

A patient at University Hospital called DPS Sunday night to ask about a substance that may have been inside a gumball purchased at a Chili’s Restaurant. DPS officers turned the case over to the Ann Arbor Police Department, DPS reports state.

Wallet kept in unlocked drawer turns up missing

A University Hospital employee reported Monday that an unknown person allegedly stole her wallet from her purse, which was in an unlocked drawer in her office. The wallet contained $20 and credit cards. The victim said the theft occurred sometime between 1 and 2:30 p.m. that day. DPS has no suspects.

In an unrelated incident, DPS officers received another phone call Monday from a woman wanting to report a larceny from the Clinical Delivery Building at 3621 State St. The woman claimed her purse had been stolen, but then discovered she had only left it at home.

-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Maria Sprow.

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