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Weekly crime wrap-up: multiple larcenies, heroin possession and more

September 27, 2017
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Photo of an MSUPD squad car taken in 2017.</p>

Photo of an MSUPD squad car taken in 2017.

Larceny reports dominated the Clery Crime and Fire Log this past week, producing 22 incidents, many of which occurred at residence halls across campus. Beyond the larcenies, crime was relatively quiet from Sunday through Friday. Game day crime stats rose this week, including a season record number of minor-in-possessions. 

Weekly Crime:

Larcenies

MSU Police Reported a string of larcenies this week into the Clery Crime and Fire Log, which allegedly occurred at over 10 residence halls across campus, spanning from Brody Neighborhood to Hubbard Hall in East Neighborhood. 

Other reported larcenies occurred at the Plant Biology laboratories, IM Sports-West, the Engineering Building and International Center. 

Heroin Possession

A reported incident of heroin possession allegedly occurred at 3:10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Owen Hall and was reported at 5:21 a.m. The incident also produced charges of trespassing and was coupled with a miscellaneous arrest. 

MIP 

Two arrests for minor in possession were reported by MSU police during the week. The first occurred on Sept. 17 at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Division Street at 12:32 a.m. The second occurred on Sept. 18 at 3:25 a.m. at Holden Hall.

Peeping Tom

A Peeping Tom incident allegedly occurred at Shaw Hall at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 18. It was later reported at 9:15 a.m. that day. The case is listed as active. 

Indecent Exposure 

An indecent exposure was reported by MSU police on Sept. 21 at 1:20 p.m. at the Union. The incident allegedly occurred at 12:58 p.m. that day. The case is listed as active. 

Game day crime vs. Notre Dame:

Minor in possession, or MIP, incidents dominated game day crime statistics for the MSU football game against Notre Dame on Saturday, beating the previous two weeks combined. One incident of illegally selling a ticket occurred this week as well. 

Here’s a list of what was reported by MSU Police Capt. Doug Monette:

18 minor in possessions

Four open alcohol violations

One for illegal sale of a ticket

One public urination

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One ticket for impeding traffic

The crime stats for the Notre Dame game now become the highest total of the season thus far, continuing the trend of each week’s stats trumping the other. 

The Bowling Green and Western Michigan stats produced a combined 16 minor in possessions and coupled with the Notre Dame stats brings the year total to 34. 

Through three weeks the stats for game day crime stats total:

34 minor in possessions

Eight public urinations

Eight open alcohol violations

Four citations for illegally selling t-shirts

One illegal sale of a ticket

One ticket for impeding traffic

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