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Suspicious Circumstance

Date: October 08, 2014

Location: On Campus / Quad Commons


  • Suspect #1 is described as a Black Male, 18-19, 5’10”, 160 lbs, short hair. last seen wearing a red fleece shirt and dark cargo pants.
  • Suspect #2 is described as a Black Male, 18-19, 155-165 lbs., last seen wearing a gray knit skull cap, gray sweater and dark pants.


The University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety Department is investigating a report on two suspicious persons on campus.  A student was studying in Quad Commons when the two perpetrators engaged him in conversation, inquiring about valuables in the residence halls as well as valuables in the nearby fraternity houses. The two perpetrators also asked questions about who lived in the fraternity houses and if they are currently occupied. The two perpetrators then left Quad Commons and the student returned to his dorm room.  A short time later the student saw lights shining in his window at which time he looked out and saw the same two perpetrators running from his window. Later in the day the Public Safety Department received information that a fraternity house in the area had been broken into, however, as of this time that information is unconfirmed.

DPS will continue to provide the community with security and safety information through safety notices and updates on the DPS website. 


    Safety Tips

    • Be aware of others in your surrounding area.     
    • Utilize the campus escort policy or travel with others when possible.
    • Make an attempt to conduct business during hours of daylight.
    • Have your keys in hand so you are ready to open the car and house doors immediately
    • Be aware of your surroundings and others around you at all times.
    • Limit the use of devices that distract you while you are walking (Ex. text message, iPods)
    • On campus emergencies call Public Safety 313-993-1123
    • Off campus emergencies call 9-1-1
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