Police Files Jan. 17, 2018

Mary Siring, Staff Reporter

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A false unemployment claim

An individual came to the Oakland University Police Department station on Dec. 22, 2017 to report she had received an email form Oakland University Human Resources saying a claim for unemployment had been submitted by someone using her social security number. She was directed by OU Human Resources to make a police report with OUPD. She was given an IRS Affidavit to fill out and a form for victims of identity theft.

A black Honda Accord with no catalytic converter

A complainant arrived at OUPD on Oct. 24, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. to report that the catalytic converter had been removed from her 2002 black Honda Accord. She stated that when she returned to her vehicle around 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2017 she noticed that it sounded different while driving. When she brought it to an auto shop and she was told that the catalytic converter had been cut out of it. Upon reviewing surveillance, two individuals are seen jacking up the Honda in the lot, but leaving the camera view after that on the other side of the vehicle before dropping it down and retreating to their vehicle. Officers investigated and no further action has been taken.

Cookie crumbs on the desk

An OUPD officer was dispatched to Hamlin Hall on Jan. 3 at 5:45 p.m. for an Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP) report. At the room, the complainant showed the officer a broken glass vase, a broken whiteboard and a damaged rug. She and her roommate had not been getting along for several weeks and had a meeting scheduled with the Housing office to find new living arrangements. The complainant had left the room and locked it. When she returned, she found the property damage. The roommate was located and questioned, to which she only admitted to intentionally leaving cookie crumbs on the complainant’s clean desk. She was issued a citation for MDOP and was arranged to move to a new room for the night.