Police files: 1/27/2021

Kresge Library Scare

A student called Oakland University Police Dispatch on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. stating that she believed she saw a male subject walk out of Kresge Library with what looked like a possible firearm in a plastic bag. She gave a description of the individual and who she believed it may be. Two officers were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival at Kresge, the two officers were not able to find a subject matching the description given anywhere around the library. The officer working dispatch advised that he would attempt to find an on campus address for the person matching the description. After reviewing the camera footage near the area, a person matching the description was found and was traced to his on campus housing address. When the officers arrived at the address, they found the housing roster and proceeded to the room of the subject. When they arrived, the person who answered the door matched the description of the person they had seen on the camera. They asked him if they could enter his room, and he allowed them in. On his desk was a computer part inside of a plastic bag that looked to be the approximate shape of a firearm. After deciding this object must have been the one that was mistaken for a gun, the officers cleared the scene and notified the library that there was no firearm.