Police Files Feb. 7, 2018

Basketball brawl

An individual arrived at the Oakland University Police Departments’s station to report he had been assaulted by another male while playing a pickup game of basketball at the Oakland Rec Well on Dec. 8, 2017. The two had gotten into a heated argument due to a call on the court, at which point the assailant threw the ball and hit the complainant and then proceeded to punch him in the face. The complainant described that he was unable to defend himself, as he was being held by another student attempting to break up the fight. Officers attempted multiple times to contact the suspected assailant, but no contact could be made.

Books, sweatshirts and thievery- oh my!

On Jan. 2, at 12:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Oakland Center Barnes & Nobel Bookstore for retail theft. A description of the suspect was given, and an individual matching that description was seen outside the OC. He originally had a receipt for a bookstore transaction and was released, but was identified again by a bookstore employee and was stopped again. His vehicle was searched at which point the stolen items as well as a 45 ACP Smith and Wesson pistol were discovered. Including textbooks, sweatshirts, a water bottle and folders, the individual had stolen $950.24 worth of merchandise. The individual was not charged with a crime. The Oakland County Jail refused admittance on a misdemeanor charge, so the individual was released.


Officers were dispatched on Jan. 17 at 11:21 p.m. to investigate a domestic assault injury. The complainant was inside her apartment common area crying when officers made contact. She had bruising on her left elbow, right wrist and right side of her chin as well as lacerations above the right side of her lip and on the right side of her forehead. She said that two days before, on Jan. 15 when the incident had taken place, her and her boyfriend of five years had gotten into an argument about chicken, in which she left to go to her car, upset. Her boyfriend followed her into her car and slapped her. The two exited, at which point he threw ice and snow at her face. She returned to her apartment and called OUPD after another verbal argument on Jan. 17. OUPD has since attempted to locate the assailant.