On the record

A roundup of this week’s crime at Ferris State University

A wild ride from start to finish

Oct. 27, 9:53 a.m., one of the Physical Plant’s painter vans was stolen, unbeknownst to them, and was found in Newaygo County due to its involvement in multiple retail frauds and the Physical Plant was notified. It is still unclear how the subjects committing the frauds obtained the keys to the van. The report was made on the 27, but Captain Green believes it was missing for around a week before that. The van was picked up on the 28 and detectives interviewed the subject who was driving it at the time. The subject reported that the van was traded for drugs. The investigation is still open.

Work smarter, not harder

Oct. 29, 11:18 a.m., officers discovered that a student had gotten a temporary parking permit and then altered the pass’ dates in order to continue using the parking pass past the dates allowed.

Highest dorm on campus

Oct. 29, 9:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to Cramer Hall when residential advisors reported the smell of marijuana. The residents admitted to smoking underage and the officers seized what was left of the marijuana. The students were cited for being minors in possession of marijuana and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Settle down

Nov. 1, 2:34 p.m., officers were asked to respond to a call to Country Inn and Suites when a disagreement arose in one of the rooms. Two subjects had a room at the hotel and had left during the day. They realized they left a phone in the room and returned to their door propped open. There was someone in the room who began to question why they were there, and it turned into an argument that resulted in the police being called. Officers helped resolved the situation.