Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Police briefs 09/27/00

Lansing police and fire crews are investigating a suspicious death in connection with a fire that occurred early Tuesday.The Lansing Fire Department received a call at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday about a small apartment fire at 315 N. Pennsylvania Ave. A concerned neighbor from a nearby apartment heard a fire detector going off and alerted the fire department, said Brian Gaukel, assistant fire marshall for the department. When crews entered the home at 4:27 a.m., they found the body of a man in his mid-30s on the floor. “We attempted to resuscitate the person and then transported him to Sparrow (Hospital) where he was later pronounced dead,” Gaukel said.An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to determine if the man’s death was a result of the fire. Tests are already underway to determine how the fire broke out.Firefighters had the blaze contained by about 4:49 a.m., Gaukel said. No other injuries were reported.

  • A 20-year-old female Lansing resident reported her wallet stolen while working at the Cyber Caf&eaqute; in the Main Library early Monday, MSU police Detective Tony Willis said.The woman left her wallet in her coat pocket inside the storage area of the caf&eaqute; during her shift between 12:10 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday.While this area is kept locked and there were no signs of forced entry, the woman told police the area is opened by staff members periodically throughout the day for supplies.Losses are valued at $160. Police have no suspects.
  • A 19-year-old female student and her 18-year-old non-student boyfriend were involved in a minor fight at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Willis said.The two hit each other but no one was injured. The man then took the student’s keys and left in her car. MSU police are attempting to contact the man to reclaim the car.The woman is not pressing charges at this time.
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