GRCC Police investigate graffiti, property damage and trespassing

(Blace Carpenter/The Collegiate)

Police investigate damage to property in parking ramp while on patrol

On Oct. 3 at 7:25 a.m. Grand Rapids Community College Police officer was on patrol on Parking Ramp B when they noticed graffiti written on a concrete wall and consisted simply of the word “oil” with an explanation mark at the end of it. There were also some lines painted next to it. The officer believed the damage occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and 7:25 a.m. on Oct. 3. There is no suspect at this time and the officer notified the facilities department of the damage. 

Homeless person ejected from Sneden hall parking ramp

On Oct. 5 at 8:39 a.m., two GRCC officers were dispatched to a subject sleeping in the stairwell in the Sneden Hall parking ramp. The officers made contact with the subject and asked him if he had identification, which he replied he did not. Upon being asked for his name the subject at first gave him a false name. However upon finding no results with that name the officer informed the man that if he couldn’t identify him he could be arrested. The man then became confused and said that he used to have a different last name. Dispatch was then able to find a similar last name to what he said and the officer confirmed said name via a picture of him in the system. The officer then informed the man that he was trespassing and let him off with a warning. 

Hit and run at parking ramp

On Oct. 5 at 3:19 p.m., an officer was dispatched to GRCC Parking Ramp B. Upon their rival the officer spoke to a woman who stated she parked her vehicle around 1:20 p.m. and when she returned at around 3:10 p.m. she noticed fresh damage to her vehicle. Upon looking around she stated she didn’t notice any other cars around hers.  The damage consisted of a dent with scuff marks on the rear driver side panel. 

Graffiti found in  parking ramp

On Oct. 9 at 6:27 a.m. GRCC Police were dispatched to level five of the GRCC Parking Ramp A to investigate a report of possible vandalism. Upon meeting with the facilities manager, the officer was informed someone had written graffiti on the west wall of the fifth floor stairwell. Upon investigating the officer located the graffiti.

Damage to property 

On Oct. 9 at 8:52 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the College Park Plaza building on report of damage to a parking gate arm. The gate arm had been bent until it broke. The portion of the gate arm that was broken off was nowhere to be found. The officer then looked for any additional damage and found parts of a hose wheel. He also found a wooden gate arm that had been broken with the officer unaware of where it came from as it wasn’t from the gate he was dispatched for. He later checked the upper level of the building and found the rest of the hose wheel with it appearing that the suspect or suspects damaged the hose reel on the upper level then threw the broken pieces of the reel over the wall onto the sidewalk below. 

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