November 2011 Campus Crime Summary:
ROBBERY: One Attempted Robbery Not Armed was reported in November 2011. That incident occurred on November 18, 2011 at approximately 2:50pm, when an 18 year old male student reported he was the victim of an attempted Robbery Not Armed while walking on Gullen Mall. The student stated he was walking on Gullen Mall, south of the Student Center Building, listening to music via ear phones, when two males, (described below) suddenly came up behind him and attempted to grab his iPhone from his hand. All three scuffled briefly. The two offenders were not successful and they fled empty handled. The student walked back to his dorm room and called WSUPD. A search of the area for the two subjects was not successful.
Description: #1: Black Male, 16-20 years old, medium brown complexion, wearing a dark blue hoodie, grey and blue “Prada” brand gym shoes and khaki colored “True Religion” brand jeans.
#2: Black Male, 16-20 years old, medium brown complexion, wearing a dark blue hoodie and blue jeans with an unknown pattern of the back. Nothing further.
A near campus Armed Robbery incident was reported on November 2, 2011 at Merrick and Commonwealth (in the neighborhood west of the Matthaei athletic complex). There, a 20 year old male student reported that at 12:15pm he was walking to his car when he noticed four subjects hanging around on the corner. As he was unlocking his car door, all four subjects approached him. One subject produced a handgun and stated, “Give me what you got.” The victim surrendered his cell phone, a pack of cigarettes and $20.00 in cash. One subject then struck the victim on the jaw and ordered him to leave. The victim got into his car and drove away. The four offenders fled in an unknown direction. The student drove to his Downriver area home where he called WSUPD.
LARCENY: Twenty-two incidents of Larceny (theft of unattended property) were reported from 16 different campus locations during November 2011. The Student Center Building and Undergraduate Library had the highest number of larcenies, with three incidents each.
VEHICLE THEFTS: Five vehicles were reported stolen to WSUPD during November 2011. Two were taken from city streets adjoining campus locations and three were taken from WSU parking facilities. Taken from adjoining city streets were:
Nov. 3rd Hancock east of Cass 12:50pm to 7:45pm 1997 Chrysler Concorde
Nov. 9th Cass south of Warren 9:30am to 10:30am 2002 Ford F-150
Taken from WSU Parking facilities:
Nov. 11th Parking Structure #2 5pm on Nov. 8th to 3:40pm on Nov. 11th 2003 Dodge Caravan
Nov. 11th Parking Structure #2 5pm on Nov. 6th to 4:00pm on Nov. 11th 1999 Dodge Intrepid
Nov. 16th Parking Structure #2 12:30pm to 7:30pm 2009 Ford Fusion
November 2011 Arrest Summary:
Including some of the offenses listed above, WSUPD Officers made a total of 90 arrests, during November 2011, for a variety of offenses. The arrests are often the end result of the investigation of suspicious persons or circumstances, either called in by members of our on and off campus community or observed by officers while on routine patrol, traffic stops, alarm run responses, rapid arrival to in-progress incidents, or completed crime report investigations by WSUPD investigators. The following arrest incidents, some involving multiple charges, occurred either on campus or in the surrounding area.
Friend of Court Warrant 9
Misdemeanor Warrants 9
Traffic Warrants 17
Parole Absconder 2
Retail Fraud (shoplift) 1
Disorderly Conduct 4
Domestic Violence 3
Felonious Assault 1
Auto Theft 1
Possession of Stolen Vehicle 5
Criminal Trespass 2
No Driver License (NOP) 1
Resist and Obstruct Police 1
Violation of Controlled Substance 6
Fugitive Warrant(s) 4
Violation of a PPO 1
Felony Warrant(s) 7
Carry Concealed Weapon 2
Larceny from Person 1
Larceny of Auto Parts 4
Drive with Suspended License 1
Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property 1
Larceny from Building 1
Minor Unlawfully in Public Place 2
Fleeing and Eluding Police 2
Possessing a Firearm During Felony 1
Uttering and Publishing Bad Check 1
Assault & Battery 1
OUIL (drunk driving) 1
Probation Violation 1
As always, we welcome your comments, questions, suggestions and concerns. Send them to us, via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Computer and Internet Classes!!!
In partnership with FOCUS: Hope and the Knight Foundation, the Wayne State Center For Urban Studies and the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program are now assisting qualified residents to participate in the Connect Your Community program.
-Residents are offered basic computer skills training, including how to use the internet.
-Subsidized computers are available for less than $150.
-Classes will be held on Wayne State’s campus.
-Morning or evening courses available.
· Job Search Skills
· Online banking and bill paying
· Microsoft Office
· Virus Protection
· Social Networking
· Internet Research
· Much much more!
To Qualify For the Program Your Household Must Meet These Requirements:
-Take a free computer and internet course or pass a computer skills assessment test.
-Be able to subscribe to a broadband service by the end of the course.
-Be a Detroit or Highland Park resident
The CYC program helps participants understand how broadband can enhance their world – whether the goal is to be a more competitive member of today’s workforce or to simply experience more of our world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP CONTACT:
Kyle Bartell or Sam Molnar
313 451 1471 or 313 915 0235
Bring in 2012 at Cass City!
Big thanks to you for your support of Cass City Cinema over the past two months. There have been some incredible features over the past two months, with the incredible turnout for Eames: The Architect and The Painter. Join us for an exciting 2012 with showcasing local comic book artists, Gary Grimshaw & Carl Lundgren, with the Crumb documentary, the newest Pedro Almodavar, and more!
For more information or to view the showing schedule visit: Cass City Cinema 2012
According to RealtyTrac figures for the first 11 months of 2011, nearly 50,000 borrowers in Michigan — and 756,407 nationwide — received default notices. In Michigan, 51,354 homes were repossessed between January and November; nationwide, the figure was 742,649.
Please pass the word that homeowners can apply FREE for the President’s relief program (HAMP -Home Affordable Modification Program)
Here’s the basic eligibility criteria:
- - Your home is your primary residence
- - You originally obtained your mortgage on or before January 1st, 2009
- - Your mortgage payment is greater than 31% of your gross monthly income
- - You cannot owe more than $729,750 on your home
- - You are currently delinquent or in danger of falling behind on your mortgage
- - You must be currently employed and be able to show you can meet the modified payment
- Call the United Way at 211 for loan modification guidance from a HUD-approved counselling agency.
AVOID ANYONE that:
- Asks for a FEE in Advance
- GUARANTEES that they can stop a foreclosure or modify a loan
- Tells you to PAY THEM instead of your mortgage company
If you have received a “Show Cause Hearing Notice” from your County Treasurer, please DO NOT MISS
your hearing date.
THE DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS RESIDENTS FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
The Detroit Fire Department is offering senior citizens and other Detroit residents free smoke detectors, including installation, home fire safety inspections and a fire escape plan. The inspections are an ongoing service offered year-round. To arrange for a free inspection and for more information regarding this and other fire safety programs, call the Detroit Fire Marshal Division, Public Instruction Section at (313) 596-2968.
CITY OF DETROIT MUNICIPAL PARKING DEPARTMENT TESTS NEW SINGLE-SPACE METERS AND VEHICLE DETECTION SENSORS
Motor City drivers can now use credit and debit cards to pay for parking at single-space meters. The Municipal Parking Department began a 90-day pilot program in November, testing 52 single-space meters equipped to accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard credit and debit cards (with the MasterCard or Visa logo). In addition to the new single-space meters, Municipal Parking will also test 16 meters with vehicle detection sensors. The vehicle detection sensor meters will automatically revert to 0 time left when the sensor detects the vehicle has left the parking spot.
CITY OF DETROIT TO OPEN DAYTIME RESPITE CENTERS DURING FRIGID TEMPERATURES
When Detroit experiences extremely cold temperatures, the Detroit Recreation Department will operate two recreation centers as respite centers for residents to get heating bill relief. Individuals can dial down their furnaces and go to one of the two following centers during the day to help save on household energy expenses:
Lipke Recreation Center, 19320 Van Dyke (313) 628-2036
Tuesday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Coleman Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby (313) 628-0995
Tuesday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information about the respite centers, call (313) 224-1129.
CALL DWSD TO REPORT WINTER WATER MAIN BREAKS
In Detroit, winter and springtime usher in a larger number of breaks, and there are often multiple contributing factors. Many of the pipes in Detroit and across the country are aging, and older pipes are more likely to have experienced stress that can lead to leaks and breaks. Pipe materials also expand and contract with changes in temperature. If the pipe is in a place where it cannot absorb the stress, it will crack.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is dedicated to maintaining the hundreds of miles of water mains within the city. A water main break can cause aggravation and inconvenience to residents, as well as potential damage to their property. A break can result in low water pressure, no water flow at all, or perhaps water flowing freely in the street. Residents who see a water main break should contact the DWSD 24-hour Emergency Maintenance and Repair Center at (313) 267-7401.
DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES RELOCATING TO THE HERMAN KIEFER HEALTH COMPLEX
The Detroit Department of Human Services is moving from 5031 Grandy Street to the Herman Kiefer Health Complex, 1151 Taylor Street in Detroit. The move is taking place in phases and will be complete by January 2012.
DHS will continue to offer the same administrative services that are offered at the current location. All center operation services, including utility assistance, emergency needs, transportation, and commodity distribution will be on the fifth floor, along with the Senior/Consumer Advocacy Division. Weatherization and Head Start will be located on the 6th floor.
For more information, please call 852-5609.
DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO COLLECT CHRISTMAS TREES DURING JANUARY
Detroit residents can place their Christmas trees out for collection on their weekly trash collection day the first two weeks in January.
Residents should place the tree near their Courville container no more than 24 hours before the scheduled pickup.
DETROIT SENIOR/CONSUMER ADVOCACY DIVISION TO HOST HEALTHY HEARTS EDUCATIONAL FORUM FEB. 14
The City of Detroit Department of Human Services, Senior/Consumer Advocacy Division will host an educational forum on healthy hearts on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center – DeRoy Ballroom, located at 18100 Meyers Road.
Please call (313) 224-1000 to RSVP by Tuesday, February 7.
January 19, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
440 Burroughs, Conference Room A, Detroit, MI 48202
Downriver Community Conference & Wayne State University
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
- What does it take to become a successful government contractor?
- What services and resources are available to a small business pursuing the government market?
Did you know the federal government purchases more than $415 billion of goods and services a year and the State of Michigan has a diverse portfolio valued at more than $16 billion? Find out what it takes to sell your goods and services to the federal government and the State of Michigan. Learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process. The SBA and Small Business Technical Development Center (SBTDC) will be in attendance to assist with business development and certification questions.
If your company has been considering the field of government contracting, this workshop will give you the insight you need.
Free Admission – Limited Seating
Free Parking at the corner of Amsterdam and Cass
**Refreshments will not be provided**
Reservations Are Required
To reserve your seat, please contact Loretta Cannon at:
or email email@example.com
Webinar – Green Places, Play Spaces, Income, & Race: How Parks & Recreation Can Support Physical Activity among Diverse & Underserved Populations
Please join us for this interactive Web Forum
| Wednesday, January 18
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Parks and playgrounds are important assets in promoting active living and overall health across broad segments of the population, yet not all communities have adequate access to such resources. Research shows that having a large number of parks nearby increases the likelihood of being physically active; and parks that include certain active recreation features such as trails, playgrounds and sport facilities may stimulate higher levels of park-based physical activity. But communities with higher poverty rates and communities with higher percentages of African Americans are significantly less likely to have parks and green spaces nearby. The research also suggests that parks and recreation may be more important in promoting physical activity among lower-income youth than among youth who come from more affluent neighborhoods. Therefore, it is critical that policy makers and advocates ensure that underserved communities have adequate access to parks and recreation resources.
Join us for an unprecedented Web Forum co-sponsored by Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. National leaders will summarize the science behind the role that parks and recreation play in supporting physical activity, share examples of park-based interventions designed to get people more active, and discuss why increasing access to parks and recreation resources is a matter of social justice.
|Sponsored by Active Living Research and the Public Health Institute|
|Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH
Senior Natural Scientist
Founding Director and Counsel
Andrew Mowen, PhD
Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Honors Programs
|Deborah Lou, PhD
Active Living Research
A National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
January 11, 2012, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Shelterforce editor Miriam Axel-Lute will lead a discussion on her Winter 2010 Shelterforce article, “Can Lease-Purchase Save Us?” Speakers will address a variety of issues that are critical in planning a successful lease-purchase program.
To register visit: www.nhi.org/go/Webinar/LeasePurchase/
Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Next year’s Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will be held in New Orleans from June 20-22, 2012: http://www.communityprogress.net/reclaiming-vacant-properties-conference-pages-119.php
Putting Data to Work: Data-Driven Approaches to Strengthening Neighborhoods is a recent publication of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. It includes an article by Chris Walker and Alan Mallach on “Using Data to Address the Challenge of Irresponsible Investors in Neighborhoods:” http://www.federalreserve.gov/communitydev/files/data-driven-publication-20111212.pdf
Lost Ground, 2011: Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures is a recent publication of the Center for Responsible Lending which shows that borrowers of color are more than twice as likely to lose their home as white households: http://www.responsiblelending.org/mortgage-lending/research-analysis/Lost-Ground-2011.pdf
When: Jan 11, 2011 From 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
NW 101- How to Start a Watch Group?
Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well known crime prevention concepts in history. This course goes over what are the 5 basic steps to starting a neighborhood watch group. You’re walked through what to do and how to organize a group.
The day before this training, instructions and directions will be emailed to all participants.
To register visit: www.usaonwatch.org
Resources are designed for those working with and building Neighborhood Watch groups. Designed for law enforcement deputies/officers and citizens. watch group, community, and faith-based leaders are at the core of our focus and benefit from the training offered.
Online classes are limited to 40 attendees per session. Check back frequently for upcoming trainings and new session topics to enhance your Watch Program. Each session is designed to run 45 minutes and includes a Q&A.
Registration is provided by clicking on the event. Old sessions have been recorded and are made available in our publication library.
When: Jan 24, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Over the course of 2012, program staff and many of our partners will be assisting Watch Group Leaders, Law Enforcement, and Community Leaders in conducting a number of webinars to help you expand, and enhance your programs. After the webinars have been conducted, UOW will be posting archives of the events to our publications library on this site. We are always looking for new and exciting topics to bring to you, if you have any suggestions or recommendations please let us know by submitting an idea via our Contact UOW at the upper right of this page. Thank you for your support
Time: Each session is designed to run 45 minutes and includes a Q&A.
Presentor: Ed Hutchison, Director of the National Traid Program for NSA.
Summary: The sole purpose of Triad is to promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.
•Learn about crime prevention and public education for older adults: by recruiting and training volunteers to assist police departments, sheriff’s offices and other agencies.
•Learn about identifying community resources and providing referrals to older persons to help reduce fear and lend moral support.
Information on how to access each event will be sent to you the day before each session.
To register visit: www.usaonwatch.org