Campus Police

Michigan State University Police reported a number of offenses occurring over the Valentines week including minor in possession or MIP and other incidents.

               Thursday February 14 saw more motorists enjoying the holiday by going out  to dinner with their significant other. While on Grand  River  Avenue between the hours of 8- 10 p.m., bystanders at local restaurants saw quite a significant number of traffic  enforcements occurring.  When questioned  about the abundance of traffic violations MSU Police  Inspector Kelly Beck explained, “There was nothing special about  February 14th traffic  enforcement.   It was business as usual for us.”                   	  	Valentines week also brought more serious offenses, including a fire in North Hubbard Hall around Noon on February 12. The fire,  according to Sergeant McGlothian- Taylor, was an  accidental. The fire was found in the trash compactor room on the north side of the building.   The MSU Police and the East Lansing Fire Department  were called to the scene to investigate.  Resident of Hubbard, Cody Barz said, “I smelt  a little smoke but didn’t think it was a big deal." The fire was confined to one  trash bag that had nearly melted away. Police were able to find its  owners by a delivery receipt found in the bag. Police investigated whether they put anything flammable  in the bag. They found nothing within the  bag that would have caused a fire, so the cause is still unknown. The cost in damage was around $5.00.                     	 	There was a larceny from Wilson Hall cafeteria on February 12 between 12:00 p.m.  and 6:00 p.m. A 21-year old female student employee  reported her  Apple Classic iPod had been  taken from her coat pocket. The cost in losses is around $250.00 for the iPod. There are no suspects,  but the employee believes it  must have been someone who was working on her shift.                   	 	Valentine’s Day saw less incidents occurring in and throughout campus then the two previous days. There was a reported domestic assault  at Shaw Hall  at 9:00 p.m. Other infractions of the day included one MIP, a person driving with a suspended license and a person stopped at the  corner of Hagadorn Road and  Mt. Hope who was arrested for possessing a controlled substance.                	   	Friday, February 15, was a relatively slower day for police then a normal weekend night. There were only five offenses reported throughout  day.  Three of those five were MIP’s reported throughout campus halls. The fourth infraction was driving while under the influence. The offender  was stopped on  Hagadorn Road at 1:50 a.m. The only other offense happened in Lot 20 when a student was found using a fake handicap permit.  	 	Saturday in this city is known as party and bar night, and the offenses that occurred were mostly alcohol related. There were six MIP  infractions including two in the dorms, two in  parking  lots or street and one in the MSU Police Department. A person was found on Shaw Road  in their motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol and ticketed with an open intoxication. A incapacitated person was found on Grand River  Avenue. The only non-alcohol related infraction was a person driving with a suspended license.                   	 	 According to police records the second week of February was statistically on pace with past weeks as far as the number of incidents  occurring within the campus perimeter.  A number that has gone down is the amount of MIP given out. This is due in part to the new law on how  police can not just randomly go up to people on the street and give them a  breathalyzer test. The new law states that police must have reasonable  cause, like a person is being extremely disorderly.   
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