Mar16

NEWS TWO $500 REWARDS OFFERED

The University of Michigan is offering rewards for information in two police investigations. Up to $500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the sexual assault that was reported March 12 outside the South Forest Parking Structure. Another reward up to $500 is being offered in connection with reports of pellets shot from passing vehicles earlier this year.

Anyone with information about one or more of these cases is asked to contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.

The Ann Arbor Police continue to investigate the March 12 sexual assault that reportedly occurred in the walkway that runs between the Forest St. Parking Structure and the Galleria Mall, which houses Starbucks and Pinball Pete's. Several males reportedly were in the group that assaulted the student. All are described as white males, 20-24 years old. One male has brown wavy hair. Police indicate that not everyone in the group participated in the assault. Information can be left on the AAPD Tip Line (734)794-6939, or sent via email to tips@a2gov.org. Det. Dave Monroe may be contacted at 734-794-6930, ext 49308.

The University Police are investigating a report from Feb. 27 of two campus visitors being struck by pellets originating from a passing vehicle. The two people told police that as they crossed South State Street from the Michigan Union about 1 a.m. to access a bus, they were struck by the pellets. They did not seek medical attention. Police were notified about an hour later. The passing vehicle was described as a blue four-door vehicle.

Police are uncertain whether this incident was connected with a similar incident Jan. 29. A student told police that he had been struck by a pellet about 11 p.m. as he stood with a group of students at the corner of South State Street and South University Avenue. He did not seek medical attention. The student reported that the pellet originated from a silver minivan. A few minutes later, the Ann Arbor Police received a report of pedestrians being struck by small projectiles near Hill Street and South University Avenue. The students did not seek medical attention, and gave a similar description of a silver minivan.

updated on Mar 16 2011 15:00

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