Police Files: April 2

Rash of thefts in P11

OUPD has received two reports of  stolen catalytic convertors in the P11 dirt lot.

A student went to OUPD’s dispatch window to report that her car’s catalytic convertor was stolen March 25 at 11:18 p.m.

The student said she parked her tan car March 24 at 9:30 p.m. and returned March 25 at 4:30 p.m. 

When she turned on her car, she said it sounded loud. She also noticed parts were hanging from the undercarriage. 

Her father, a mechanic, discovered the catalytic convertor was missing.

While on patrol, officers met with a family March 30 at 12:05 p.m.

The father of a student was lying on the ground underneath a red car. He said his daughter called March 25 at 12:01 a.m. and said he car sounded “like a diesel truck” when she turned on her car.

The father told the officer he saw that the catalytic converter was missing.  The daughter told officers she parked in P11March 23 at 8:00 p.m.

A student met with officers at the Oakland University Police Department March 26 at 11:24 a.m.

He had parked in P11 March 23 at 8:40 p.m. and returned March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

After noticing a strange noise, he took his car to a mechanic.  The mechanic told the student that someone had tried to steal his catalytic convertor.


Stolen wallet

A student went to OUPD’s station to report a larceny March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

She said her purple wallet was stolen March 21.  She remembered having it in her jacket pocket during class, but when she returned to her apartment, it was gone.

She went online and saw a pending transaction on her bank account for $9. 81 from Walmart in Sterling Heights near 14 mile and Van Dyke Road March 21.   She contacted her bank abou the fradulent charge.