The primary suspect in a string of recent residence hall thefts was arrested on Nov. 14 by the Michigan Department of Corrections, University Police reported yesterday.

Rick Ramon, of the Kalamazoo area, is suspected to have been involved in as many as 13 burglaries on campus and in the greater Ann Arbor area.

University Police have issued two felony warrants for Ramon in connection with the Nov. 5 burglary at West Quad Residence Hall and the burglary at Alice Lloyd Residence Hall the following day.

Ramon has a third warrant for failing to appear in court after being charged in a retail fraud case in Battle Creek last spring.

University Police spokeswoman Diane Brown told The Michigan Daily earlier this week that Ramon has already been charged with first-degree home invasion.

The felony carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

University Police canceled a campus crime alert issued after the residence hall thefts on Nov. 6. The Michigan Department of Corrections apprehended Ramon last Friday.

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