On the record

Shots (almost) fired

“That’s a bold move, cotton”

Nov. 9, 11:09 a.m., officers went into the IRC during the tailgate and saw a student quickly hide a bottle of Bacardi rum once he saw the officers. They determined the student was underage and issued him a citation for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Snitches get stitches

Nov. 9, 11:49 p.m., officers investigated a fight between two people on Warren Avenue between Locust and Oak Streets. After seeing the police arrive, one suspect ran. The other suspect spoke with officers and said the person he was fighting with was his best friend and he refused to identify him. The remaining suspect was highly intoxicated and was underage. He was issued a citation for being a minor in possession and for disorderly conduct.

A serious matter

Nov. 10, 3:46 p.m., officers responded to a physical fight between a couple in Bond Hall. The man allegedly punched, kicked and slapped the woman multiple times. The man was arrested for domestic violence and he has been temporarily suspended from Ferris.

Shots (almost) fired

Nov. 12, 11:21 a.m., a student reported a threatening message received from a friend in a group chat in Brophy Hall. The suspect believed the student had an inappropriate relationship with the suspect’s boyfriend. The suspect said she was going to take another student’s gun and shoot her. The student did not want to press charges.


Nov. 12, 4:10 p.m., officers made contact with the suspect who allegedly had a gun from the previous case. They confirmed the suspect had a gun on campus, and it was discovered that the gun was stolen from an agency in metro Detroit. Officers arrested the suspect and confiscated the gun. Ferris Department of Public Safety is working with the agency to determine who stole the gun. The investigation is ongoing.

Ferris Department of Safety issued 296 citations from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, totaling $4,515.