Faculty member receives harassing phone calls
Police were dispatched to O’Dowd Hall when a female faculty member made a report about harassing phone calls.
The faculty member had been receiving calls from a male claiming to work at a collections agency since Nov. 5.
After asking what the debt was related to, the caller yelled obscenities at her.
The male has tried to contact the faculty member at work approximately eight times between Nov. 5-6.
After searching the phone numbers online, the faculty member found the numbers to be related to fake overseas payday loan collection scams.
The faculty member has reported the numbers to the Federal Trade Commission.
She is also making a police report to the Oakland County Sherriff’s Department.
OUPD assisted her in having the phone numbers blocked by university telephone services.
Vehicle vandalized in P5
A student reported that since contacting OUPD earlier this month, her suitemate and her suitmate’s boyfriend have been intimidating her and her roommate.
When the student went to her vehicle in P5 Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., she found chew pouches and juice on her driver side door handle, windshield and hood.
After an incident on Nov. 4, she had a confrontation with her suitemate’s boyfriend after OUPD and the housing staff left her room, and the student said she was aware that he chews tobacco.
Since the incident, the student said her suitemate has been slamming doors, sending rude text messages and has made their living situation hostile.
Police obtained statements from those involved and also observed the vandalized vehicle.
The student was advised to speak with housing and the case has been turned over for investigation.